A huge congratulations to Franklin Ventura who was awarded top honors from the New York Road Runners when they selected him as the Runner of the Year! Franklin was selected based on his outstanding performances in races throughout the year, his continuous improvement since joining the NYRR, and his role as a leader on the team.
As NYRR Runner of the Year Franklin will serve as an ambassador for the running community. He will be honored at NYRR’s exclusive Club Night on March 3!
Great Job Franklin!
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Attention all High School Track Runners:
We have tickets to the Millrose Games in Madison Square Garden for tomorrow Friday January 28th 2011. However, due to the SNOW DAY I was not able to pass out the permission slips.
We will be meeting in front of WHEELS at 5:00pm and return around 10:45pm.
This is an amazing opportunity to watch PROFESSIONAL and amateur runners (including Olympic Runners). Tickets normally cost $20+, but were generously donated to us by New York Road Runners. Check out the meet’s website
Please show this to you parents/ guardians and have them call or email me with any questions or concerns. I will hand out permission slips tomorrow at school and will happily speak with any parents should need arise.
Thanks and see you tomorrow!
On Tuesday December 28th the WHEELS Wolves Track team competed in the first indoor meet of the year. Alvin Valdez, Jonathan Diaz, Olbil Reyes, Jesus Guzman, Johnson Brete, Dionis Jimenez, Christopher Aquino, Estefania Garcia, Steven Menezes, and Franklin Ventura braved the snow left behind by the blizzard to compete against other runners from across the tri-state area.
All of these students had amazing races including many personal bests.
The following students had top finishes.
- In the 55 meter hurdles, Dionis Jimenez came in 1st, and Chris Aquino placed 2nd.
- In shot put, Alvin Valdez placed 2nd, and Steven Menezes placed 3rd. Estefania Garcia came in 1st place in girls’ shot put.
- Jonathan Diaz placed 4th in long jump.
- Olbil Reyes had a great day placing 4th in the 400m, 4th in the 200m, and 1st his age-group for shot put.
- Franklin Ventura did not run due to injury, but came to support his teammates. Be sure to wish him a speedy recovery!
Pictures to follow!
The Armory Youth, Open, Masters Holiday Classic is on for tomorrow Tuesday 12/28! Meet in front of the 168th street New Balance Track and Field Armory at 12!
Congratulations to the WHEELS runners who competed in the NYRR 4 mile road race! Seven runners raced through the interior roads of Prospect Park. All runners finished with respectable times and many finished with personal bests! A big congrats to Franklin who finished 1st in the 15-19 year old category, Alvin who competed in his first 4 mile race, and Jordan C. who ran a personal best! Well done!
WHEELS runners will be waking up bright and early to race the 4 mile course in Brooklyn Saturday December 11th. The bus leaves at 7 am and the race starts a 9am.
REMEMBER TO DRESS IN WARM LAYERS! Stay warm and Good Luck!