By Chris Lotsbom
January 23, 2013
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(23-Jan) — On Tuesday, Flotrack and the New Balance Armory Track & Field Center announced a partnership providing live coverage for the upcoming New Balance Games and the Armory Collegiate Invitational, both part of the inaugural 2013 Flotrack Pro Live series. As part of the exclusive rights deal, Flotrack will be broadcasting both meets, which will feature some of the best professional, collegiate, and high school athletes in America.
“The Armory is excited to be partnering with Flocasts and Flotrack this indoor season,” said Armory CEO Dr. Norbert Sander, in a statement. “To be a part of the first ever Flotrack Pro Live series is an honor.”
With a Flotrack Pro subscription, fans and parents will be able to watch both meets live. Subscriptions can be purchased for a month ($20) or year ($150) length at Flotrack.com.
On January 26, the New Balance Games will be aired, showcasing one of the top prep athletes in America: Mary Cain. Cain has a good chance to break the 41 year-old prep indoor mile record, held by Debbie Heald. Her mark of 4:38.5 has stood since 1972.
The Armory Collegiate Invitational will take place a week later on February 1 and 2, with numerous top teams from the NCAA Division I ranks competing. Among those expected to race are Arkansas, BYU, Florida, LSU, Oklahoma, Oregon, Princeton, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M, and Villaonva.
Princeton University volunteer assistant coach Robby Andrews will also toe the line at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, seeking to break the American Record at 1000m (2:17.86) held by David Krummenacker.
“We are excited to have the New Balance Games and Armory Collegiate as part of the Flotrack Pro package,” said Mark Floreani, Flocasts CMO and co-founder. “It is great to partner with Dr. Sander and the Armory staff on these events.”
Editor’s note: For a point of reference individual Diamond League meets could be watched this past year for $1.99 on Universalsports.com, yet it will cost $20 to watch a high school/collegiate meet. Parents thousands of miles away might be willing to pay it but track and field fans generally won’t.