Men's Track at New York Athletic Club in NYC

Men Track

  • Trevor Barron

    • Trevor Barron is the fastest junior race walker in U.S. history, holding national records at distances from one mile to 20 kilometers.

      Born September 30, 1992, in Pittsburgh, Pa., Barron began race walking at age 9, hoping to find a way to join his sister Tricia, then a skilled hurdler and jumper, at the USATF national Junior Olympics. He placed second nationally in his age group in 2002 and then won gold medals the next four years, breaking the national youth boys (age 13-14) record in 2006.

      Two weeks after that record-breaking race, Barron entered Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for brain surgery to curb epileptic seizures that had plagued him since age 8 and had interrupted his promising career as a competitive swimmer. Children’s Hospital neurologist Deborah Holder was able to identify the dysfunctional portion of his brain that was causing the problems, and Barron has been seizure-free since recovering from the surgery.

      At age 15 Barron won the U.S. junior men’s trial for the 2008 World Race Walking Cup in Cheboksary, Russia. As the youngest entrant there, he placed 42nd among 63 competitors. However, upon returning home he discontinued race walking, citing the unfavorable attention often accorded to this discipline in the U.S.

      In November 2008 Barron resumed race walk training, becoming a homeschooled student so that he could train with coach and two-time Olympian Tim Seaman in San Diego, Calif. His renewed dedication quickly bore fruit as he broke U.S. junior records at distances of 5 and 20 kilometers. In July 2009 Barron finished fourth in the 10km race walk at the World Youth Championships in Bressanone, Italy, in a U.S. record time of 42:22.79. This was the best finish ever by a U.S. junior at a world race walking event.

      In 2010 Barron continued his record-setting pace, breaking the U.S. high-school mark for the one-mile walk with a time of 6:03.48 at the Millrose Games and lowering his own records at 5, 10, and 20 kilometers. Barron finished ninth at the World Race Walking Cup in Chihuahua, Mexico and seventh at the World Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada. In September 2010, he entered his first international 20km race at the Nordic Championships in Tuusula, Finland. There Barron beat Scandinavia’s top walkers with a time of 1:23:49.39, 18 minutes under the previous U.S. junior 20,000-meter track record. For these achievements he was named USA Track and Field’s Youth Athlete of the Year and received the Ron Zinn Award as the nation’s top male walker.

      In 2011, after recovering from a knee injury that prevented him from completing the junior men’s 10k race at the Pan American Race Walking Cup, Barron returned to form with a U.S. junior record time of 1:03:37 at the U.S. Open 15k race in Riverside, Calif. He then won the 20k men’s race at the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, establishing four junior records along the way (21:06 for 5k, 41:35 for 10k, 1:02:16 for 15k, 1:23:25.10 for 20k). His time achieved the IAAF and Olympic “B” standards and qualified him to compete at the 2011 World Track and Field Championships in Daegu, Korea.

      Barron intends to begin college in fall 2011 while training for the 2012 Olympic Trials and (if successful there) the London Olympics.

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  • John Coghlan

    • Career Highlights

      Born in New York while his father, Eamonn, was competing for the NYAC, John grew up from the age of two in Ireland.

      Following in his fathers foot steps in a career in athletics, John became the 5th father/son combo ever to go under the illustrious sub four minutes for the mile in 2012. Winning at all levels going through school John was a part of the Irish U23 team who won the gold medal at the European Cross Country Championships in 2010. He is national 1500m indoor champion for 2013 and 3rd in the outdoor championships.

      John is a graduate of Dublin City University with Honours Degree in the area of Marketing, Innovation and Technology.
  • Justin Gaymon

    • Career Highlights

      Justin has been a constant force on the 400mH circuit over the pat six seasons. In only his junior year of college, Gaymon agonizingly finished fourth at the Olympic Trials in 2008 where he missed the Olympic Team by only four hundredths of a second. Since graduating from UGA as a three-time All-American in 2009, Gaymon has been active on an international level with competitions in Europe and Australia.
      • 2013: 4th at Lausanne; 5th at USA Outdoors; 4th at Roma; 5th at addias Grand prix; 7th at Doha; 1st at Kingston; 4th at Drake Relays; 1st at Melbourne
      • 2012: 5th at U.S. Olympic Trials; 3rd at Oslo; 2nd at Shanghai; 3rd at Kingston International Invite; 1st at Sydney Classic; 1st at Perth Classic
      • 2011: 5th at London; 1st at Bruselles; 3rd at Lausanne; 6th at USA Outdoor; 5th at New York Grand Prix; 6th at Rome
      • 2010: 4th at Bruselles; 4th at London; 3rd at Monaco; 1st at Lignano; 4th at USA Outdoors; 6th at Oslo
      • 2009: 7th at IAAF World Athletics Final; 6th at Rome; 4th at Lausanne; 6th at USA Outdoor; 3rd at NCAA Outdoor; 2nd at SEC Outdoor; 5th at NCAA Indoor 400m; 3rd at SEC Indoor 400m
  • John Honerkamp

    • John Honerkamp grew up on Long Island, where he was a stand-out high school runner for Chaminade High School. He attended St. John's University in Queens, NY, where he was an eight-time all-Big East and six-time All-East (IC4A) runner.

      John was the youngest semifinalist in the 800 meters at the US Olympic Trials in 1996, one of the few college athletes competing at that level.

      After graduation, John ran professionally for the Reebok Enclave Track Club from the fall of 1998 through January of 2001. In February of that year, he began running for the New York Athletic Club. John is an eight-time top-10 finisher at the US Track & Field senior nationals and a member of the American record-holding 4x1500 meter relay team.

      John has been nominated for an age-group NYRR Runner of the Year the last three years in a row (2010-2012).

      He currently works full time for the New York Road Runners and also privately coaches runners of all ages and abilities.

      Personal Bests

      400 meters: 47.7 (relay split)
      800 meters: 1:47.26
      1000 meters: 2:22.0
      1500 meters: 3:41.58
      Mile: 4:01.3

      8 kilometers: 24:10
      10 kilometers: 30:04
  • Timothy Seaman

    • Career Highlights

      Two-time Olympian; 5-time U.S. 20 km champion (’98, ’00, ’02, ’04, ’05, ‘09); 13-time U.S. Indoor champion; Five-time U.S. 20 km runner-up (’96, ’99, ’01, ‘03, '10); 3rd in 20 km at 2006 USA Outdoors; U.S. 20 km & 5,000m indoor record holder.

      Seaman won the Susan Rudin men's 1 mile race walk national title on January 29, 2010 at the Millrose Games in New York in 5:52.43 for his 42nd career national race walk title, equaling the 42 crowns won by National Track & Field Hall of Famer Henry Laskau. Fellow Hall of Famer Ron Laird owns the most U.S. race walk national titles in history with 65. Seaman has now won 12 of the last 13 USA Indoor men's 5,000m race walk championships. Seaman made history with his 11th career victory in the men's 5,000m race walk at the 2009 USA Indoor Championships in Boston, finishing in 19:59.06. With his win, Seaman bettered the 10 national indoor walk titles won by National Track & Field Hall of Famer Henry Laskau between 1948 and '57. Seaman, who won in 2009 won the USA men's 20 km title for the sixth time in his career, also dominated the USA Race Walk Grand Prix. Seaman began the 2008 Olympic year recovering from a hip injury in late 2007. Seaman opened the 2006 season by winning his 27th career national title, taking the indoor mile at the 99th Millrose Games in New York City and winning the USA Indoor title in the American record time of 19:15.88. In 2005 he showed his dominance in the U.S. in the 20 km and indoor race walks by winning his fifth U.S. Outdoor title and eighth U.S. Indoor crown in 2005. Using a conservative race plan that saw him begin the 2004 Olympic 20 km race walk at the back of the pack, Seaman, the 2004 Olympic Trials champion and American record holder, posted the fastest time ever by an American in Olympic 20 km race walk competition. His time of 1:25:17 in warm, sunny conditions put him in 20th place overall, after coming through the first 2 km in 47th. It bettered the previous top American Olympic time of 1:25:42 by Marco Evoniuk’s seventh-place finish at the 1984 Olympics. Seaman bettered his own American 20 km RW record in 2004 with his first place finish in Copenhagen in 1:22:02...He ended his 2003 season with a bang by setting two road records in two days at the Gehen Cup in Hildesheim, Germany. He placed third overall in the 5 km competition on September 13 in the new American record time of 19 minutes, 9 seconds...finished sixth in the 10 km race the next day in the new AR of 39:59...started out as a miler on his high school track team (PR 5:07): ‘The walk is a high school event on Long Island, and we needed extra points, so the coach asked me to do the walk”…the summer after his senior year, he won the junior national title in the walk (10 km in 49:36.14), and was given a scholarship to Wisconsin/Parkside, where he became the first 4-time NAIA race walk champion in the history of the school…earned his degree in political science…continuing in the sport after college, he says, was ‘most definitely a financial sacrifice. I saw myself as having a 1% chance of making the Olympic Team. It’s not a lot, but it’s something.’ He moved to Georgia, switched coaches, and cut more than five minutes off his 20 km time in the next year: ‘I was eating peanut butter and jelly for breakfast, lunch and dinner’…now training at the Olympic Training Center…had surgery in October 1998 to fix a muscle that was pulling away from his pelvic bone: ‘to stabilize the hip without decreasing flexibility’…the surgery did not work and in November 1999 he had surgery again in Milwaukee, where Dr. Richard Cattey discovered five hernias in his lower abdomen. In May of 2010 he was hired as the head cross country coach at Cuyamaca College near San Diego Calif.
      • 2010: USA Outdoor 20 km runner-up (1:33:10)...USA Indoor mile champ (5:52.43)...USA Indoor 3,000m champ (best of 1:33:10
      • 2009: USA Indoor champion (19:59.06)...USA Outdoor 20 km champ (1:26:14U.S. Leader)...USA 10 km champ (42:56)...ranked #3 in U.S. by T& of 1:26:14.
      • 2008: 5th at Olympic Trials in 20,000m RW (1:31:35)…93rd at World Cup (1:38.11)…best of 1:31:35.
      • 2007: 1st at USA Indoors (19:24.38)...USA Outdoor 20 km runner-up (1:28:18)... 31st at World Outdoors (1:33:58)... 1st at USA 1-mile indoor (5:51.18)...13th in 20 km walk at La Coruna (1:23:38)...2nd in 20 km walk at USA Pan Am Race Walk Cup Trials (1:24:21)...ranked #2 in U.S. at 20 of 1:23:38.
      • 2006: 3rd in 20km at USA Outdoors (1:29:56.84)...USA Indoor champion (19:15.88AR)...3rd at Hauppauge (1:27:26)...ranked #3 in U.S. by T& of 1:27:26.
      • 2005: USA Outdoor champion (1:26:41, U.S. Leader)...USA Indoor champion (19:56.41)...31st at World Outdoor Champs (1:29:58)...ranked #1 U.S. at 20 km by T& of 1:26.41.
      • 2004: 1st at Olympic Trials 20km race walk (1:25:40)... 2nd at 50 km Olympic Trials (4:08:06)…20th at Olympic Games (1:25:17)…USA Indoor 5 km champion (19:30.59)…set American 20 km record by placing 1st in Copenhagen (1:22:02)…ranked #1 in U.S. at 20 km, #2 at 50 km by T&FN…bests of 1:22:02AR & 4:08:06.
      • 2003: USA Indoor 5 km champion (19:21.56)…runner-up at USA Outdoors 20 km (1:24:47)…U.S. 5 km champion (20:32)…set new AR 5 km record of 19:09, and 10 km AR of 39:59 in two days’ time in Hildesheim, Germany…4th at Pan American Race Walk Cup 20 km (1:25.24), leading the U.S. to the team title…ranked #2 at 20 km in U.S. by T&FN…bests of 19:09AR, 39:59AR, 1:24:47.
      • 2002: USA Outdoor 20 km champion (1:26:41)…USA Indoor 5 km champion (19:46.40)…2nd at USA 20 km Road Champs (43.27)…3rd at USA 50 km Champs (4:07:43)…13th at World Cup 50 km…ranked #1 at 20 km, #3 at 50 km in U.S. by T&FN…bests of 1:26.41 & 4:07.43.
      • 2001: USA Indoor 5K champ (19:29.96)…3rd at USA 50K champs (4:14:12)…2nd in USA 20K champs (1:26.15)…DQ in 20K at World Championships…ranked #2 at 20K & #3 at 50K in U.S. by T&FN…bests of 1:26.15 & 4:14.12.
      • 2000: Won Olympic Trials 20kW (1:25:41)...placed 40th at Olympics (1:30.32)...set AR in 20k twice; 1:24:25 in Sacramento on Feb. 13, and 1:23:40 on Aug.19 in LaJolla, Calif. Also during his 20k record performance on Aug. 19, Seaman set the AR for 15K at 1:02:30...won USA Indoor 5K (19:32.11)...ranked #3 (20km walk) in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 1:23:40.
      • 1999: 2nd in 20K at USA Outdoors (1:23:42)... 24th at World Champs (1:35:58)... won USA Indoor 6K (19:45.04)...bests of 11:19.20 (3K), 39:43.85 (10K), 1:23:42 (20K).
      • 1998: Won USA Indoor 5000W (19:54.36)...3rd in USA 50K Champs (4:05:35PR)...won USA 20K Champs (1:35.07.70)...did not finish 50K at Poza Rica...ranked #2 U.S. at 20kW and 50kW by T&FN…bests of 1:35.07 & 4:05.35.
      • 1997: 2nd in USA Indoor 5000W (20:12.06)...3rd in USA Outdoors (1:29:59.09)...12th in World University Games (1:34:41)...ranked #3 U.S. by T&FN... best of 1:25:59.
      • 1996: 2nd in Olympic Trials (1:30:27)... 4th in USA Indoor 5000W (20:38.87)...ranked #2 U.S. by T&FN... best of 1:24:14.
      • 1995: 6th in USA Outdoors (1:29:20.7)...15th in World University Games (1:35:37)...ranked #6 U.S. by T&FN... best of 1:29:21.
      • 1994: 7th in USA Outdoors (1:31:18)...ranked #7 U.S. by T& of 1:29:27.
      • 1993: 10th in USA Outdoors (1:34:49)... best of 1:32:50.
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