Michigan Takes NY at Nike Nationals- DISTANCE Recap

The 2023 indoor season is winding down as athletes compete in end of the year championship meets.  The Fort Washington Armory in New York city is the host of the Nike Indoor Nationals which is one of three major end of the season championships.  The three story Armory was built in 1911 sits in the heart of Manhattan and has hosted the famous Milrose Games since 2012.  Over 1400 athletes from all over the country came to New York to compete against the best.  There are qualifying standards that need to be achieved to compete in the championship.  Events are broken down into different groupings.  The top seeds are placed in the CHAMPIONSHIP sections.  The next sections are called the EMERGING ELITE sections.  There are also sections for high school FRESHMAN only as well as MIDDLE SCHOOL sections. 

Distance superstar Hunter Jones finished up his high school indoor running career with two wins in New York.  He won the 5,000m and the two mile run at the Nike Indoor Nationals.  


Garmin Boys 5K Run

1st Place Hunter Jones Thompsonville, MI 14:20.54
5th Place Samuel Jackson Saline, MI 14:56.47

Garmin Girls 5K Run

5th Place Chloe Nixon Rochester Hills, MI 17:38.63

6th Place Sophia Rhein Williamsburg, MI 17:59.35

10th Place Allison Kuzma Zeeland, MI 18:18.72


Garmin Boys Championship 3200m Run

1st Place Hunter Jones- Thompsonville, MI 8:51.40 (8:19.16 3k)
6th Place Soloman Kwahowtlz- Bloomfiled Hills, MI 9:09.10 (8:30.60 3k)
28th Place Andre Richmond Whitehall, MI 9:28.66 (8:50.24 3k)

Garmin Girls Championship 3200m Run

21st Place Allison Kuzma ZEELAND-MI 11:33.72 (10:43.16 3k)

Boys Emerging Elite 3200m Run

18th Place Collin Farmer Pewamo, MI 9:44.26 (8:59.62 3K)

Girls Emerging Elite 3200m Run

2nd Place Ezgi Kurt- Alma TC 11:03.04 (10:22.53 3k)

17th Place Larissa McGrath Cedar Springs-MI 11:23.34


Boys Middle School Mile Run

6th Place Ezekiel Baltierra- Alma TC 4:44.21

Boys Freshman Mile Run

5th Place Thomas Larson Alma TC 4:31.45

13th Place Moises Salazar Adrian TC 4:38.16

Girls Freshman Mile Run

12th Place  Berkley Holtz Burr Oak, MI 5:22.17

14th Leah Corby Rochester, MI 5:26.58

16th Oliva Stacy Portage, MI 5:30.35

23rd Jada Prescott Freeland, MI 5:41.78

Boys Emerging Elite Mile Run

1st Place William Winter Parchment, MI 4:18.33

13th Place Pol Molins Thompsonville, MI 4:22.93

Girls Emerging Elite Mile Run

11th Place Caroline Vance Ann Arbor, MI 5:09.45

17th Place Layla Jordan All About Speed TC 5:11.14

21st Kendra Koster Lawton, MI 5:14.42

26th Aiden Harrand Buckley TC 5:14.98

32nd Place Alisa Olteanu Michigan Racers 5:17.50

33nd Place Ava Kurczewski Goodnight TC 5:18.81

Boys Championship Mile Run

15th Place Samuel Roberts  Dearborn TC 4:19.42


Boys Emerging Elite 800m Run

13th Place Adair Artis Blazers TC 1:58.32

19th Place Brandon Thompson Petersburg, MI 1:58.91

Girls Emerging Elite 800m Run

3rd Place Layla Jordan All About Speed TC 2:17.41

10th Place Kendra Koster Lawton, MI 2:10.22

25th Place Ara Kurczewski Goodnight TC 2:22.49

35th Place Alisa Olteanu Michigan Racers 2:23.36

Boys Championship 800m

12th Place Nikolas Shilling 1:55.61 All About Speed TC

Girls Championship 800m Run

12th Place Liliane Aittama Michigan Races TC 2:14.91

27th Place Natalie Kessler LAB TC 2:17.56

28th Place Aiden Harrand Buckley TC 2:18.02

Be on the look out for final indoor end of the year rankings for the state of Michigan coming soon.