2016 Rio Olympic Shot Put Gold and Silver Medalists Ryan Crouser, Joe Kovacs Confirmed to Compete in Center of The Armory’s Track


NEW YORK, October 2, 2018 – Tickets for the 112th NYRR Millrose Games, the world’s longest-running and most prestigious indoor track & field competition to take place at The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center, go on sale today at 11 a.m.

Tickets can be purchased to the February 9th NYRR Millrose Games by clicking on https://tickets.nyrrmillrosegames.org/Tickets. The NYRR Millrose Games features the world’s most talented male and female stars as well as collegiate, high school, club and youth competitors.

“We want to make the 112th NYRR Millrose Games the best yet and to showcase the greatest track and field athletes at the world's best indoor track & field meet,” said Meet Director Ray Flynn.

One new event, the men’s shot put will return to the center stage at The Armory track and will be held in the middle of the arena.

Current shot put Olympic gold medalist Ryan Crouser and shot put Olympic silver medalist Joe Kovacs have confirmed they will compete in the NYRR Millrose Games.

Crouser, a four-time NCAA shot put champion at the University of Texas, set the Olympic record in Rio in 2016 with a mark of 22.52 meters followed by Kovacs’ 21.78m. Kovacs was the 2010 indoor shot put NCAA runner-up while a member of the Penn State University track & field team.

Crouser and Kovacs pulled off the 1-2 finish in 2016, marking the first time that’s happened for Team USA in the shot put since the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

During last February’s NYRR Millrose Games, the USA 4x800 relay team of Chrishuna Williams, Raevyn Rogers, Charlene Lipsey and Ajeé Wilsonproduced an indoor world record time of 8:05.89 before a sold out crowd of more than 5,000 fans at The Armory.

Bahamian sprinter Shaunae Miller-Uibo set an indoor world record in the women’s 300m with a time of 35.45.

The night’s signature events are the prestigious NYRR Men’s and Women’s Wanamaker Mile.

Entry announcements will continue leading up to the February 9th event and high school and youth qualifiers are determined during the January 9thNYRR Millrose Games Trials at The Armory.

For more information on the 112th NYRR Millrose Games please go to www.nyrrmillrosegames.org.

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About the NYRR Millrose Games

With a storied history that spans more than a century, the NYRR Millrose Games is one of track and field’s most prestigious and enduring annual events. A New York City sports staple, the meet moved to the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory in Washington Heights in 2012 after having called Madison Square Garden home from 1914 to 2011. The Games—established by employees of Wanamaker’s Department Store—feature track and field’s most prolific male and female stars as well as collegiate, high school, club and youth competitors. More than 200 athletes share the distinction of being both Millrose and Olympic champions. In November of 2013, New York Road Runners became the title sponsor of the NYRR Millrose Games, which is owned by The Armory Foundation. The NYRR Millrose Games is a USATF television series event and The Armory Foundation appreciates its support.

About The Armory Foundation 

The Armory is a New York City non-profit institution, with the mission of "Keeping Kids on Track." Each season The Armory — the proud home of the NYRR Millrose Games — hosts more than 100 track & field meets and welcomes more than 180,000 athlete visits. Among its many youth sports and educational programs, including the acclaimed Armory College Prep program, The Armory runs a major collegiate indoor track meet with the Dr. Sander Invitational, and hosts the largest high school indoor track meets with the Hispanic Games, the New Balance Games, and the New Balance Nationals Indoors.  The Armory also runs The Armory NYC Indoor Marathon Presented by New York Road Runners, which is the world’s largest indoor marathon relay. The Armory is also the home to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame and dozens of very large education-focused events. For more: Please visit Armory.NYC and ArmoryTrack.com.