Crichlow, Pasquale, Lindo, Parker Named January Athletes of the Month

2/7/2016
 
OPEN
Adrian Crichlow, 32, of Brooklyn, N.Y. has been selected as the USATF New York Open Athlete of the Month for January 2016. Crichlow (Central Park Track Club New Balance) had a busy month in January competing in four meets and a total of six events.  On January 8 at the Villanova Open, held at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex, he ran 7.16 (60m) and 22.35 (200m).  The following week, again at Ocean Breeze, at the Great Dane Classic he finished 17th in the 200m running 22.20.  On January 24, at the New Balance Games at the New Balance Armory  he finished sixth in the 300m stopping the clock at 35.52.  Chrichlow finished the month  off competing at the Boston University John Thomas Terrier Classic where he ran 7.22 (60m) and an personal season best 22.22 (200m) .

 
MASTERS
Elizabeth Pasquale, 63, of Ossining, N.Y. has been selected as the USATF New York Masters Athlete of the Month for January 2016. At the USATF Connecticut Indoor Championships on the last day of the month, Pasquale (Park Racewalkers, USA) won the W60 1 mile race walk in 9:25.73; just missing her own W60 American record, set in 2014, by just .53 seconds. (Note: in February she went on to break the record twice eventually lowering it to 9:05.94 at the USATF New York Championships on February 14).
 




YOUTH
Dontae Lindo, 10, of Bronx, N.Y. has been selected as the USATF New York Youth Athlete of the Month for January 2016. Lindo (Velocity Track Club NY), who recently advanced into the 11-12 division, competed in the three YMCA Youth Series meets held at the Brooklyn Armory during the month.  On January 3 at Meet #1 he won the 3000m running 10:55.02 and placed second in the 800m with a time of 2:34.42.  At meet #2 on January 17 he won the 1500m running 5:15.51.  At the final meet on January 31 he won the 3000m in a time of 11:11.40.

 


HIGH SCHOOL
Egypt Parker, 17, of Bronx, N.Y. has been selected as the USATF New York High School Athlete of the Month for January 2016.   Parker a senior at St. Catherine's Academy and a member of Eclipse Track & Field, was the winner of the high school shot put at the Colgate Games meets #2 and #3 (held January 2 and 9) and also at the January 30 semi-finals. Her best performance came at the January 2nd meet where she threw 14.66m (48' 1¼”). The mark established a new Colgate Games record in the high school division, a new USATF New York association 17-18 record, and at the time was the #1 high school throw in New York state (now #2).