Official Site of D.C. Express Track Club
Official Site of D.C. Express Track Club
NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2020 – The National Scholastic Athletic Foundation's Indoor Nationals will have a new home this winter, thanks to an exciting partnership announced today with the state-of-the-art Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, N.Y.
The 2020-21 season's NSAF Indoor Nationals are set for March 11-14, 2021. The meet is expanding to four days for the first time, including a day devoted to Freshman and Middle School events, in addition to the usual Championship and Emerging Elite divisions.
In less than five years, the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex -- led by Park Administrator Lauren Primerano and Director of Special Events Louis Vazquez -- has become one of the premier centers for track & field at all levels. The 135,000 square-foot, $93 million facility -- the first to be World Athletics-certified in the U.S. -- has hosted the 2019 Toyota USATF Championships, four years of the Hershey and USATF National Youth Championships, the New Jersey and New York state championships and several of the nation's largest and most prestigious invitationals, among others.
"We're thrilled to be able to partner with Ocean Breeze to host the 2021 Indoor Nationals," said NSAF Executive Director Jim Spier. "Since 2015, they've made a tremendous contribution to the sport of track & field at all levels with a world-class facility and world-class leadership. It's a privilege to have them joining us for this new beginning."
Ocean Breeze -- which opened in November, 2015 -- was funded by New York City's PlaNYC initiative, with construction managed in coordination with the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC). The elite-level hydraulically-banked competition track can convert from eight to six lanes and incline up to 4.5 feet.
NSAF Indoor Nationals meet information details, such as registration, entry details, guidelines, meet schedule, accommodations and more will be available in the weeks ahead. The dates of the event may be subject to change depending on the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, possible schedule changes for the New York Indoor State Championships and other factors.
Given the continuing impact of COVID-19 on the educational environment, the NCAA Eligibility Center has partnered with the NCAA membership to identify the following changes to the initial-eligibility certification process for students who initially enroll full time in a collegiate institution during the 2021-22 academic year. The Eligibility Center will continue to monitor the environment and make necessary adjustments to prioritize health, safety and fairness for all prospective student-athletes.
The members of the D.C. Express Board of Directors are excited to announce that you are the 2020 recipient of the D.C. Express/Ron Williams Scholarship ($1000.00). This scholarship was established six years ago as a way to honor the Founder and President for dedicating so much of his life to working with youth in DeKalb and the surrounding counties.
As demonstrated in your application, you exemplify all of the attributes that we were looking for in a scholarship recipient. The valedictorian of Stockbridge High School, graduated with a 4.5 GPA and earned a track and field scholarship to Florida A&M University, "the quintessential student-athlete." We applaud you for your commitment to academic excellence.
Congratulations and best wishes as you begin your collegiate career.
Please know that you will always have our support.
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D.C. Express Track Club - 2020 Indoor Season Awards
Athletes Indoor Participation:
Most Improved: Hard work and dedication have improved performance, both in practice and competition.
Jasmine Gryne - 400m
Gabriella Duncan-Smith - 60m
Aryanna Johnson - 400m & Triple Jump
Nyla Armand - 800m
Jada Collier – 60m
Club Record Breakers Award:
Nyla Armand 17-18 Young Women 800m 2:21.48 (Indoor Record)
Jasmine Gryne 17-18 Young Women 400m 55.88 (Indoor Record)
Aryanna Johnson 17-18 Young Women Triple Jump 36' (Indoor Record)
Madison Gordon 17-18 Young Women 1 Mile 6:03.71 (Indoor Record)
Coaches Award: Displaying a great attitude, good attendance, and consistent training habits, exemplifying the essence of sportsmanship and athletic competition.
Athlete of Year Indoor Season - Point system based on overall places 1 - 8 during season.
Best Overall Track & Field Athlete - Competed in Both Track & Field Events
Aryanna Johnson - 400m / Triple Jump
Aryanna exemplified the term track & field athlete, by displaying her talents competing in the field and on the track.
Express Scholar Athlete: Highest Overall GPA
Madison Gordon - 4.5
President's Award: Honoring those individuals, whose dedication and support have been vital to the success of the organization and whose leadership has played so vital role in the fruition of our purposes and programs.
• President's Award is awarded to Thomas Allen Clark (Stockbridge High School) - whose dedication and support have been vital to the success of the organization, and being intricately involved in assisting with facility and community support, his leadership have contributed to the fruition of our purposes and goals.