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Entries can be found at www.Directathletics.com.

By April 19, 2014: All teams that want to participate in the Glenn D. Loucks Games must send an email to the meet director at either theloucksgames@gmail.com or jsingleton@wpcsd.k12.ny.us declaring the team’s intention to participate.

 

Online entries  (DirectAthletics) open at noon on March 1, 2014 and close at noon on April 28th, which is the Monday after Penn Relays. WE SUGGEST THAT YOU GET ALL OF YOUR PAPERWORK DONE PREVIOUS TO PENN. YOU WILL HAVE TIME TO UPDATE ENTRIES LATER. 

 Please make sure you have your entries in by the deadline. Once the Directathletics site is closed, entries can no longer be accepted.

 

Please mail the cover page and proof of payment so that they are received by the meet director by Thursday, May 1, 2014.

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

 Home of the Tigers 

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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 2013, 2,987 competitors participated in our three-day meet.

The 2014 Games (May 8th - 10th) 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, Vermont, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. Internationally, over the years, competitors have joined us from Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec and Bermuda.

The 2014 Meet has much to live up to, as last year's meet was one of the most exciting in our history. We are confident that we will have several of the area's top athletes participate, assuring us another great year of Loucks. 

 

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
Mar212013

Craig Masback Returns to White Plains High School 

Craig Masback, the well-renowned track and field television personality and a 1973 graduate of White Plains, has agreed to return to the Glenn D. Loucks Games. He will be honored at the opening ceremonies on Saturday, May 11th, at noon.

Craig, who still holds the WPHS record for 800 meters (1:51.1c) is known to many for his coverage of many of the top track and field events in the world (including the Barcelona, Atlanta, Beijing, and London Olympic Games).

However, many of us remember Craig as one of the top distance runners ever produced by this nation.  For the mile,  he has broken the four-minute barrier thirty times (with a personal best in 1979 of 3:52.02). In 1982 Craig set the American record for 2000 meters.

Presently Craig is a Vice President of Sports Marketing for Nike, with responsibility for China, Japan, and Global Business Affairs.

It was in 1973, on a sloppy, rain-soaked cinder track, that Craig won the Loucks Games 880 Yard Run with an unheralded time (for him) of 1:57.8, a time, although slower than his usual efforts, was indicative of what that day’s conditions would allow.  So, in addition to all of the other honors he has received, we are recognizing the fortieth anniversary of Craig’s victory at Loucks. Craig, welcome home.

 

Photo courtesy of: www.sportsbusinessdaily.com

Thursday
Feb212013

Entries Open on March 1st

Coaches,

Thank you for your anticipated participation in the 47th Annual Glenn D. Loucks Games. DirectAthletics will accept your entries starting at midnight on March 1st.

We are anticipating another great meet!

Please don't forget to send your copy of the cover page (http://www.theloucksgames.org/cover-page/), as your entry will not be complete without it.

 

If there are any questions (especially from first-time coaches), please contact the meet director, Fred Singleton by email at theloucksgames@gmail.com or by calling (914) 422-2314.

Wednesday
Jul062011

Remembering 1982

This year the Glenn D. loucks Games is honoring six individuals who won distance races at the 1982, as it was among the top distance groups we have ever had.Here's how it went down - 30, wow, 30 years ago.

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Sunday
May152011

2011 Loucks Games -One for the Books

The 2011 Glenn D. Loucks Games are now in the books - the record books, that is. There was an assult on the record books during the three days of the meet (May 12-14). The Top Ten list of performances for the 44-year-old meet, features some of the finest performances this area has ever seen. But after this year's meet, many of the most prestigious listings have been replaced by efforts from this year's fine collection of athletes.

Many of the records for the distance races at Loucks took a direct hit, legendary names being pushed aside by this year's fine crop of athletes. On Friday night, the first to fall was Alberto Salazar's 1975 effort for two miles. His 9:02.0 time converts to 8:58.99 and it was moved to second place all time at Loucks by the meet's defending champion, Chad Noelle of New York's Greene High School, who ran 8:56.02.

A few minutes later, the name Aisling Cuffe was removed by, well, Aisling Cuffe, herself. She smashed her 10:08.19 effort from 2010 with a blistering 9:56.16, a New York State record!

Even the oldest record on the books was in jeopardy. Zavon Watkins of Liverpool had previously tasted the Loucks record books two times, by being a member of the Liverpool 4 X 800 that had twice set meet records (2009 and 2010). He came close to Mark Belger's 1974 time of 1:50.8 880 yard time (converted  to 1:50.29) with his excellent 1:50.61.

Saturday morning, the meet was still abuzz about Friday's efforts and Watkins wasn't finished. His 4:11.13 at first seemed to threaten the meet record of White Plains' own Greg Herzog (1979- 4:10.5y - 4:09.19 (c)), but he had to settle for 8th place on the top ten liist instead. If Liverpool returns in 2012, let the records beware.

A few minutes later, Cuffe was at it again. Her 4:40.56 became the new standard for the meet, replacing Suffern's Shelby Greany 2009 time of 4:48.25. By the way, it was another New York State record.

In 2010 Edward Owens of Packer won the 3000 Steeplechase in a  respectable time of 9:33.34. This year, his time of 9.12.40 replaced the 1978 effort of John Tuttle (Alfred-Almond) of 9:14.5.

A few minutes later, it was proven again that no distance race was immune from the the assult. West Gennesee's freshman standout Laura Leff completed the steeplechase record renovations, with an outstanding time of 6:52.74, taking over the top spot in meet history from Suffern's Kara McKenna (6:54.36 from 2004). All of that and we must add Nick Vena of Morristown, NJ. He threw the shot put 70' 11.5", replacing his 2010 effort of 70' 8". All in all, the 2011 games will be remembered as one of the best in the meet's history. Who knows what awaits us for 2012!

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Wednesday
Mar232011

Entries Now Available on Directathletics.com

Soon Directathlectics.com will  post our meet on its website, allowing coaches to post their entries for our meet. Remember, this is only one aspect for entering our meet. You must fill out and mail the official "cover sheet" (found at this link: http://www.theloucksgames.org/entry-procedure/) to fulfill the necessary steps for entry into the 2012 Loucks Games.

Did you declare your team's intention to participate? You have until April 21st to do so. All you have to do is send an email to jsingleton@wpcsd.k12.ny.us declaring your team's intention. It is non-binding.

Your entry (a) the cover sheet and (b) your entry upon www.directathletics is due on April 26th.

We'll see you in May.