Postcards from NY: Farnsworth, Owers

Note: Dallin Farnsworth from Highland High in Pocatello, Idaho made his second trip to New York for the New Balance Nationals. He agreed to do a "Postcard from NY" for us to tell readers about his trip:

New York City and (NBNI) was a great experience! I enjoyed every minute of the trip. From walking around Times Square, to going do to Ground Zero, to riding the subway, to watching the many races, and to building new friendships with others, this trip was a trip i will never forget.

Of course, my favorite part of the weekend trip was racing, even though I got beat out for the win in the final stages of (the 5,000 meters). I still felt very good about my race. Now I hope to run well in my outdoor season and reach my goals! I would like to give a shout-out to my future teammate, Brad Nye. You ran on beast-mode and I am very proud of your accomplishments! I hope you continue to succeed in your outdoor season and that you make it to the Dream Mile. Thank you New Balance for the time and effort that you put into this meet and I hope to come to the outdoor nationals in June. Also thank you to Dyestat for taking the time you spend to travel across the country and for make us high school student-athletes feel like stars and giving us that extra push into the next level.

Sincerely, Dallin Farnsworth

Note: Torie Owers of the Throw 1 Deep club in Georgia was a dominant figure in the shot put this winter, capped by her victory at the New Balance Nationals Indoor. She is a senior at Athens Academy.

Finally we got to High School Nationals at the Armory in New York City — the meet everyone was waiting for. New York City is an interesting place; we had a guy try to sell us socks on the road on the way to the airport. Where else does that happen?? It was fun to watch the meet, especially the throwing events, but I was most excited to compete myself. I was happy to end the season with a PR and a nice national championship! My buddy Avana Story made Sunday morning fun when she busted out a PR and got a national championship (in the weight throw). All around, it was a good meet for our team, and a great way to end the indoor season.