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Glenn D. Loucks Field 
White Plains High School
White Plains, New York 

 Home of the Tigers 

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Welcome to the 48th Annual Glenn D. Loucks Games

Since 1968, the Glenn D. Loucks Memorial Games in White Plains, NY has stood for excellence.  We are regarded by many as offering one of the top high school meets in the United States. In 2014, a record 3,134 competitors registered for our three-day meet.

The 2015 Games (May 7th- 9th) promises to provide excellent competition for all who participate. Annually we receive teams from all across New York State (including New York City), Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Internationally, over the years, competitors have joined us from Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec and Bermuda.

The 2015 Meet promises to uphold the fine tradition that this meet has provided since its inception in 1968.  

If you have any questions, please contact the meet director, Fred Singleton at theloucksgames@gmail.com or jsingleton@wpcsd.k12.ny.us or 914.422.2314. Please note, recently I retired from teaching. The best way to contact me is by email. I will check for phone messages almost every evening, getting back to those who called within a day or two.

Thursday
Mar262015

2015 Honorees - Returning Champions

Each year at the Loucks Games, in what turns out to be an anniversary year for each of them, we invite back to join us, Loucks Games Championships of yesteryear. This year will be no different as we are pleased to invite back the following athletes (confirmed attendees are noted).

 From 2005:

JOHN HICKEY (Tappan Zee) - named outstanding male at the Games for his then meet record Shot Put throw (64’ 11.75”) and victory in the Discus (172’ 1”). STATUS: NOT CONFIRMED

LYNNE LAYNE (New Rochelle) – named outstanding female at the Games with wins in the 100 meters (12.01) and Long Jump (18’ 1”).  This is the anniversary of her first of consecutive Outstanding Athlete Award wins. STATUS: NOT CONFIRMED

WHITE PLAINS 4 X 100 (Whitney Ford, Simone Ford, Renee McDougal, Julia Anderson-Lee). The team is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their back-to-back 4X1 wins, as well as Whitney Ford celebrating back-to-back Triple Jump victories. STATUS: NOT CONFIRMED

 From 1985:

 ROBERT THOMAS (Roosevelt HS, Washington, D.C.) – set still-standing meet record in the 100 Meters (10.60). STATUS: CONFIRMED

 From 1975:

 STEPHEN CASARELLA (White Plains) – set meet record in the now-retired One Mile Walk (7:02.9). Set national record.  Stephen is a member of the Loucks Committee. STATUS: CONFIRMED

BILLY MARTIN (Catholic Memorial HS, MA) – his winning effort in the 880 Yards, 1:51.7 (converted 1:51.19), was, at the second fastest time in meet history – the converted time still ranks as #5 All-Time Loucks) STATUS: CONFIRMED

THE MOUNT VERNON 4 X 440 (Val Garrett, David Washington, Billy Johnson, Walter Kirkland), fresh off their Penn Relays victory this talented foursome ran a then meet record of 3:18.2 (converted 3:17.19) which, after forty years his still the seventh fastest in meet history. STATUS: CONFIRMED – all four.

THE MOUNT VERNON 4 X 440 coach David Rider, who was on the committee which helped form the Loucks Games. Dave was the coach of the first New York State team to win the Loucks Games (the famed 1970 team – winners of the 1969 NYS XC title, the indoor Eastern States and the outdoor NYSPHSAAA title – placing in every running event except one and winners of 5 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals), coached thirteen individual winners at Loucks and three relay teams. He still competes in master’s races and field events. He is a member of the Westchester County Sports Hall of Fame. STATUS: CONFIRMED.

 

Wednesday
Mar042015

New for 2015

New this year at Loucks will be Outstanding Field Event Performer Awards for the top field athlete for boys and girls. There will be Outstanding Runner Awards too. Thus, there will be four athletes honored at the end of the meet. There are a couple of changes in our meet for this year – mostly regarding the schedule. We have made a slight change to the schedule, regarding a couple of the throwing events. The Women’s Javelin and the Men’s Discus will now be held on Saturday morning (9:00 AM), while the Men’s Javelin has been moved to 1:00 and the Women’s Discus to 2:30. To view the entire schedule and the impact that these moves might have upon your athletes, please click here: http://www.theloucksgames.org/2015-schedule/. The other change concerns the steeplechase.

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Friday
Nov282014

2014 Glenn D. Loucks  Highlights

2014 Glenn D. Loucks Highlights Thursday May 8th There were several good races on what has become known as “DMR Day at Loucks”. The year’s first race produced one of the closest finishes, as Danbury (11:04.05) defeated Mamaroneck (11:04.78) in the Men’s Frosh/Soph DMR. Moments later, in the women’s race, Monroe Woodbury (12:40.19) defeated a hard-charging Bay Shore team (12:41.22). The East Coast Challenge races were won by Arlington’s men’s squad (10:11.12) and by the ladies from Staples (CT), the latter defeating the defending champion Mamaroneck Tigers (11:54.15 to 12:05.98). Ridgefield (CT) won the Open DMR by seven seconds (12:23.43), while Pearl River boys won their race by close to three seconds (10:31.59).

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Thursday
Feb132014

The 2014 Games

It's early January and the committee for the Glenn D. Loucks Games has already had two meetings regarding the 2014 Games. With another one scheduled for the 19th of this month, we are putting together what we hope will be a great meet.

Last year we  added two new events and changed another. The change refers to the the Saturday morning 1600 Meters being changed back to its original distance, the One Mile Run.  Our hope is that we can better attract more of the nation's elite runners. Eventually we hope that The Loucks Mile will be mentioned in the same breath as the Millrose and Penn Relays Miles.

As we seek more and more of the talented runners from around the nation, we haven't forgotten those in our local area, Section 1 (Dutuchess, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties in New York). Last year we added a Friday night Section 1 Mile. The runners in this race will be comprised of the top 15 athletes from our area who appear on the Provisional list, guaranteeing them a chance to participate in the meet. The moving of these runners will benefit the runners from other areas, as they will be moved up on the Provisional list.

Our other new event is based upon the sharp increase in participation from the New England area. We are now offering a Saturday afternoon New England 4 X 400, for athletes from the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Schools from these states will be able to enter a single team per gender to compete against others from these six states in a non-scoring, non-trophy event. Of course, a school can enter this event and the Varsity 4 X 400, but must keep in mind that an athlete may not participate in both.

We are always trying to provide the best meet that we can offer.  Enter away!

Thursday
Feb132014

Soooo, You're New to the Loucks Games! Here is a Guide to Help You. 

We at the Glenn D. Loucks Games anticipate one of the largest, most competitive meets in our history. Coach, if this is your first time at Loucks, thank you for accepting our invitation and joining us. Below are some answers to a few frequently asked questions.

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