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The 2024 USATF Indoor Championships are being held at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico on
Friday, February 16, and Saturday, February 17.

The two day, very tight schedule goes from 3 PM Mountain Time to 8:30 PM Mountain Time on Friday and from 1 PM to 3:32 PM Mountain Time on Saturday.

The indoor takes on extra significance, due to the World Indoor Champs, March 1-3, 2024 in Glasgow, Scotland, and the Paris Olympics, July 26-August 11.

Events to watch on Friday:

Women’s 800 meters: We have tremendous talent in the women’s 800 meters, watch Nia Akins, US Champ, indoor and out in 2023, and sixth place in World Champs in 2024 at 1:57.73 PB.

Men’s 800 meters: Bryce Hoppel, World indoor bronze medalist, Shane Streich, 1000m AR holder, Isaiah Harris and Brandon Kidder, (both Brooks Beasts TC).

Men’s Pole vault: Sam Kendricks, Olympic bronze medalist, 2 time World Champion, Chris Nilson, Olympic silver medalist, KC Lightfoot, AR holder, will all be there, a truly tough event.

Women’s 60m Hurdles: Tia Jones, Alaysha Johnson, Masai Russell are all here, and Tia Jones is second fastest in the world at 7.72!

Men’s 60m hurdles: One of the best events of entire Indoor, with Grant Holloway (WR holder 60m hurdles, defending champ, 3 time World Outdoor 110m hurdles), Trey Cunningham, Eugene silver medalist, Daniel Roberts, Budapest bronze medalist. This is event is fast and furious, watch for drama!

Women’s 3000 meters: Elle St. Pierre just ran 8:25.25 in a titanic battle at NB Indoor GP. I’m looking at Elly Henes and Elle Donahue. Altitude affects the 3000 meters.

Men’s 3000 meters: This is an interesting race. Yared Nuguse is best on paper, but remember, this is at altitude, the first 2k will probably be jogging then the last five laps will be crazy. Watch out for Olin Hacker, and Dillon Maggard.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Women’s 60m-watch for Aleia Hobbs, AR holder, she has a lot to prove, watch Mikiah Brisco and Celara Barnes.

Men’s 60 meters: The event of the meet. Noah Lyles versus Fred Kerley,and Christian Coleman,  lots at stake here. Lyles has run 6.44 this year, Kerley at 6.54, this will be a fast race.Coleman set WR here, and he is on fire. I think that it will take 6.34 to win. Could be a world record.

Men’s shot put: Ryan Crouser has kept it mellow this year. Ryan has set World records both indoor and outdoors. He is a Beastmaster. This could be crazy far, also watch Roger Steen, after those two, pretty development level.

Women’s Pole Vault: Katie Moon, Olympic and WC, Sandi Moon, WC silver medalist, both there, deep, deep event. How far will Katie Moon go, will Sandi challenge her?

Women’s 1,500 meters: Nikki Hiltz, Elle St. Pierre, Elly Henes, Emily Mackay all look really GOOOD! This will be tactical.

Men’s 1,500 meters: Watch Hobbs Kessler, the 20 year old is running well, 3.33.66 (an a 3:48 mile). Cole Hocker, who just ran an 8:05 mile, Sam Prakel, World Road mile champ, Henry Wynne, and Craig Engels, one of the most experienced and savvy racers, in this race just short of 8 laps on a 200 meter track.

USATF.TV will host broadcast on Friday and Saturday LIVE (there is a paywall) from 5-10 PM Eastern time. On Saturday, NBC will show 4-6 PM Eastern, as well as Peacock. USATF.TV will show LIVE on Saturday.

Live results here: https://results.usatf.org/2024Indoors/

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