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Price and Clark Break Series Records

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02/04/2008 - 09:02

February 4, 2008 From press release.
PriceNewBalanceGames08.jpg New York, NY (February 2) -Two records fell at today's 34th Annual Colgate Women's Games Finals at Madison Square Garden. Easton High School (PA) student Chanelle Price broke her own Colgate Women's Games High School 800 Meters record, finishing first in 2:09.35. She had set the previous record just last Saturday at the series Semi-Finals, when she crossed line in 2:09.65. Pleasantville, NJ's 9-year-old Rebekah Clark broke the Games 22-year-old Elementary A 200 Meters record, finishing in first place in a fast 28.78 seconds. The previous record was set by Narcisse Hill, who ran 29.05 in 1986. Clark had also broken the Games Elementary A 400 Meters record in week 3 of series preliminaries. First place athletes received trophies and educational grants-in-aid from Colgate-Palmolive Company. The Bronx's Whitney Fountain completed an undefeated season, coming in first in the High School 55 Meters today in 7.08 seconds. Sisters Phyllis and Claudia Francis won the High School High Jump and 1500 Meters events, respectively, with Phyllis clearing 5'6" and Claudia crossing the line in 5:18.19. For complete Colgate Women's Games Finals results, please visit http://www.colgategames.com/MeetResults.htm. The Colgate Women's Games, the nation's largest amateur track and field series, attract more than 11,000 participants each year. Every weekend in January, girls and young women from elementary school through college and beyond compete in preliminary meets at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute in events like sprints, hurdles, distance runs, high jump and the shot put. Athletes compete against peers in one of six divisions: Elementary School A, Elementary School B, Middle School, High School, College and 30+.

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Price Breaks High School 800m Record at Colgate Games Series Semi-Finals
January 28, 2008

Olympic Hopeful Heads To Madison Square Garden Finals With Scores of Track Stars of All Ages

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (January 26) - Easton High School (PA) student Chanelle Price (file photo) broke the Colgate Women's Games High School 800 Meters record yesterday, crossing the line in an incredibly fast 2:09.3. Price, an Olympic hopeful who has been on a streak of breaking women's track field records this past year, will try to break her own record at the 34th Annual Colgate Women's Games Finals at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, February 2. The previous Games 800 Meters record was 2:09.73, set by Shola Lynch in 1986.

"Chanelle is making incredible times, especially when you consider that the old record was set at the Garden, which is a faster track, with the runner wearing spikes. What Chanelle did here today, under these circumstances, shouldn't even be called running. She's flying," enthused Meet Director Fred Thompson. Among the 240 athletes who advance to the Games Finals are Queens, NY's Phyllis Francis, who cleared 5'2" in the high jump on Saturday; Willingboro's NJ Jade Barrett who threw 10.5 Meters in the shot put; and Bronx, NY's Whitney Fountain who finished the 55 Meters in 6.9 seconds.

The Colgate Women's Games, the nation's largest amateur track and field series, attract more than 11,000 participants each year. Every weekend in January, girls and young women from elementary school through college and beyond compete in sprints, hurdles, distance runs, high jump and the shot put. Athletes compete against peers in one of six divisions: Elementary School A, Elementary School B, Middle School, High School, College and 30+.

The semi-finals determined who will compete in the Colgate Women's Games Finals at the world's most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, on Saturday, February 2, for trophies and educational grants-in-aid from Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Free tickets to the Madison Square Garden finals are available to the general public by emailing colgategames@aol.com. Ticket requests should include the number of tickets needed and a complete address where tickets should be mailed.

Follow scores of all top competitors at www.colgategames.com

 

 

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