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Amsterdam's Brown to compete in NYC

Saturday, December 21, 2013 - Updated: 4:09 AM

By MICHAEL KELLY

michael.kelly@recordernews.com

TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- While the rest of the members of the Amsterdam High School indoor track and field program will be competing today at Schenectady's Union College, junior standout Izaiah Brown will be competing in New York City at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory in the Bishop Loughlin Games.

"Everything just kind of came together at the right time to get him down there," AHS head coach Kevin Wilary said Friday.

The NYC track is considered one of the fastest in the state. While the rest of the Rams and Lady Rams are planning to compete at the facility later in the season, AHS wanted to get Brown to the venue early on in the season so that he could establish a solid seed time for a potential berth in the state championships in the 300-meter dash.

Brown never ran on an elite track during the indoor campaign last year and entered the state finals as the No. 16 seed. Brown then won the state championship in the 300-meter dash with a time of 34.38 seconds, setting the state's sophomore record.

The NYC track has better footing and more natural curves, allowing runners a better chance at hitting their best possible times.

"I'm going to try to push myself to get right back there (to my state finals time) at the beginning of the season," said Brown. "If I get it, I know I'm back to where I was last year and I know it's only going to be improvement from there."

Brown's time this past weekend in the event at Union College was 37.34 seconds; he said his goal today is to post a time quicker than 34.00 seconds.

Currently, the top time in the state in the event this season is 35.21 seconds, achieved by Boys and Girls' Richard Rose. Brown raced Rose in the outdoor season this past spring, topping Rose in the 400-meter dash at the state championships.

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