New York remains miles ahead of the competition. Millrose miles, that is.
Senior Chad Noelle of Greene and junior Samantha Nadel of North Shore gave the state a sweep of the scholastic miles Friday, Jan. 28, in the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden.
Nadel captured the girls race of the 104th annual meet in 4 minutes, 50.58 seconds for a personal best to become the first Long Island girl to win there since Babylon's Christine Gentile in 1988.
Glastonbury, Conn., senior Lindsay Crevoiserat set the early tempo ahead of Neptune, N.J., junior Ajee Wilson before Nadel began her push with 2½ laps to go. Crevoiserat was second in 4:51.10.
Noelle clocked 4:16.71 on the tight-turned, big-bounce track to lead a sweep of the top three spots by University of Oregon recruits. Matt Jablonski of Townsend, Md., Loyola Blakefield was second in 4:16.88 and Jeramy Elkaim of Livingston, N.J., was third in 4:19.6.
It continued a great string of performances for Noelle. He doubled in the Division II 1,600 and 3,200 meters last spring in the state outdoor meet and ran to a 10th-place finish in the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships last month in San Diego.
Earlier this month, he obliterated the 1983 Section IV record of Elmira's Merrick Jones by finishing two miles at Cornell in 9:20.48.
* Two Section IV girls indoor records tumbled minutes apart at Cornell University's Barton Hall in the Hurley-Quinney Invitational.
Binghamton junior Alexis Bartholomew cleared 11 feet, 9 inches to win the pole vault and break the 11-6 mark held by Camille Ginyard of Vestal. Bartholomew's previous indoor best was 11-0. Oxford senior Katie Woodford ran a section-record 40.74 seconds to win the 300 meters. The previous mark of 41.34 was set Jan. 8 by Lindsey Seymour of Elmira.
* Buffalo St. Joseph's Austin Price broke the second-oldest indoor record in Western New York history by launching a 47-1 triple jump at the Tiger Invitational at Rochester Institute of Technology. Price broke the 1984 mark of 46-8½ by Ricardo Cook of Williamsville North.