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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 or 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.


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 But after this year's meet, many of the most prestigious listings have been replaced by efforts from this year's fine collection of athletes.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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Entries Now Available on

Soon 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: 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 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.


The 45th Glenn D. Loucks Games Will Be Here Soon!

Track fans, parents, coaches and athletes,

It's time! One of the best track meets in the United States is about to begin. The first race of the 2012 Glenn D. Loucks Games is set to begin at 5:00 on Thursday May 10th.

Much speculation has been made concerning our new policy of limiting the number of athletes in 3 races: the 800 Meters (60 athletes), the 1600 Meters (45 athletes) and the 3200 Meters (30 athletes). We felt that we needed to make this chance to better serve those in attendance, making us a better meet. 

Coaches we are sure that there is concern about the status of athletes in those races.

We will issue a list of accepted athletes and a ranking of those on the Provisional List.

To view the list of accepted athletes click here.


To view the seeds in all other races click here.

Note: these links will be activated sometime after noon on Tuesday May 10th.


2000th Trophy Awarded at 2010 Loucks Games

                                                                                At the beginning of the 2010 Glenn D. Loucks Meet, sThe 2009 High School Torch-Bearersince 1968 at the Glenn D. Loucks Games, there had been 1,995 Loucks Games trophies  awarded. These tropies  (actually known as The Olympian) were the creation of the late, world-famous sculptor, Lumen Martin Winter.

The total number of trophies does not reflect the trophies that were awarded in the 5K Road Race, the Master's Mile or the Wheelchair races, but does take into account four trophies for each of the various winning relays in the meet's 43 year history.

According to Meet Historian, Fred Singleton, who carefully studied the results from each meet, "We are at 1,995 and counting. On Thursday, after the Men's East Coast DMR Challenge Cup, we will have awarded 1,999 trophies. Thus, the leadoff leg (the 1,200 Meter leg) of the victorious team of the Women's East Coast DMR Challenge Cup will have the distinction of being handed the 2,000th trophy in meet history. That trophy will have a special engravement plate on it, symbolic of the magintude of the event. I wonder which person from which team will recieve it."

In the only event that the school entered, the Saratoga Springs girls won the race with a time of 11:54.54 (4th fastest in meet history). The winning quartet was Amanda Borroughs, Margaret MacDonald, Brianne Bellon, Keelin Hollowood. As we move forward towards the 2011 meet, we are counting down to trophy number 3,000!




2011 Loucks Games

With the continued growth of our meet, the Executive Loucks Games Committee has given meet director Fred Singleton permission to place a limit on some of the events. Thus, starting in 2010 the 800 Meters, 1600 Meters and 3200 Meters will have limits placed on the number of participants. The limits will be: 800 Meters - 60 athletes (roughly 5 heats of 12) 1600 Meters - 45 athletes (roughly 3 heats of 15) 3200 Meters - 30 athletes (roughly 2 heats of 15). Enter athletes on Directathletics (remember - no estimated performances in the 800, 1600 or 3200 meters - actual times only). Remember to list the meet at which the performance was reached.

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