Over the winter, HepsTrack LLC has been splitting time promoting both the Ivy League and events going on at the Armory facility in New York City. The highlight of the Armory indoor season is the Millrose Games, the most historic indoor track and field meet in the world. The Millrose Games is being held at the Armory this Saturday for the first time since the event began in 1908 (Good Day New York did a promotion on Wednesday morning). Events begin at 4pm, with the opening ceremonies occurring at 7:05pm. The event is expected to sell out but there are some tickets still available.
Many professional track and field athletes will compete on Saturday, including Bernard Lagat (5000m), Jesse Williams (high jump), LaShawn Merrit (500m), Matthew Centrowitz (mile), Sanya Richards-Ross (400m), Lauryn Williams (60m), Jenny Simpson (1500m), and Morgan Uceny (800m). There are rumors that records will be rewritten in the 5000m, 500m, and mile due to how high-profile these entries are. The meet will be streaming on the web on Saturday on the Armory’s YouTube channel (YouTube.com/ArmoryTrack).
The Millrose Games has a good Ivy League infusion, and we do not just mean that HepsTrack will be present. Three relay squads, two individual undegraduates, and four alumni will hit the facility to burn it up. Two of them, Kyle Merber and Liam Boylan-Pett, will compete in the prestigious NYRR Wanamaker Mile and will see who is faster: the student (Merber) or the coach (Boylan-Pett).