MANHATTAN—Corrin Sacilowski was the lone Springville-Griffith Institute indoor track member to compete at the final indoor event of the year – the New Balance Nationals Indoor – held March 9-11 at the Armory Track and Field Center in Manhattan.
Sacilowski finished 10th in the 1,600 meter racewalk with an 8:05.73 time. Unlike almost every other racewalk competition she has been in, Sacilowski walked an extra 100 meters due to the structure of the track at the Armory Track and Field Center.
There was only one walker to finish under seven minutes at the national event – Taylor Ewert of Beavercreek, Ohio. Ewert won the racewalk with a 6:49.20 time, with Sacilowski being about 45 seconds off a second-place finish.
The previous week Sacilowski finished fourth at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Indoor Track and Field Championships at Staten Island at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex, where she was just 68 hundredths away from a bronze-medal finish. Margaret Atwood took first place at the NYSPHSAA racewalk and finished second at the national competition.
The Armory Track and Field Center features a six-lane, 200 meter Mondo track. Mondo is a corporation that produces sport surfaces and sport equipment for athletic tracks, both for training and high competition venues that has included Olympic sites in London and Beijing. Mondo engineers and manufactures hydraulic banked tracks and fixed banking portable tracks comprised of a prefabricated synthetic rubber track surface, composed of two different layers vulcanized together.
The New Balance Nationals Indoor was hosted by the Armory Foundation, a nonprofit organization and the home of what is arguably the fastest indoor track in the world. The Foundation’s primary emphasis is reaching and motivating the youth of all five boroughs by offering them competitive track and field activities and broadening their horizons through educational activities.
The Armory Foundation promotes excellence, fitness and community by hosting more than 100 track and field events each year, maintaining the National Track and Field Hall of Fame, operating the largest after-school activity center in New York and offering a variety of community support programs in its world-class facility.