I also received an email from a lady who said at 3:45pm she saw what looked to be an athlete leaving the Armory on a stretcher into an ambulance, receiving what she presumed to be oxygen (this is when she arrived to watch the meet). This was roughly 1 hour and 10 minutes before Kemoy's incident.
Another email referenced a hs athlete having an asthma attack that required oxygen. Not sure if those are the same incidents.
While Kemoy's situation was much more dire, two different spectators/emailers mentioned this to me and I think it shows there can be medical stuff going on spectators are not aware of. I don't know if this incident(s) impacted how Kemoy was treated or not, but one emailer thought it impacted how quickly Kemoy would get oxygen. (I have no idea medically when in this process you would give him oxygen. Docs what do you say?)
Millrose may seem pretty nuts as the Armory is very chaotic and loud but the the high school meets at the Armory have way, way more going on in terms of participants, etc. They'll run 2 heats of the 200 at the same time. 2 400s will be running at the same time. I coudln't believe it when I first saw it.
Even though I haven't been there to run, the Armory is essentially my local NY track since I live 50 blocks away so I've been there a few times this winter. Jonathan Schindel, the President showed me around at one of their high school meets, and I was utterly amazed at how many athletes they could run through there. The timing people and a lot of meet people definitely have ear pieces on to communicate with one another. Not sure how widespread that is.
Doesn't mean things always go to plan or for how things are prepared but I can bet with a lot of certainty the Armory has medical emergency plans in place. No way your run tends of thousands of kids through a place like that without them.
Also, Jonathan told me earlier this year, the meet official the Armory uses are all paid. The people are not just volunteers. Doesn't mean things can't go wrong or need improvement, but a little perspective for those saying there isn't a plan. Millrose however is going to be different as you have NBC TV and a different push there. Pretty much everyone I've heard from thinks trying to continue with the meet was a mistake while Kemoy was down so I think there was a breakdown in the severity of his condition between the medical people and the TV people or whoever makes that decision.