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New York City’s Golden Trio of Hastings, Francis and Muhammad Joins 110th NYRR Millrose Games

New York City’s Golden Trio of Hastings, Francis and Muhammad Joins 110th NYRR Millrose Games
Dalilah Muhammad became the first U.S. woman to capture Olympic gold in the 400-meter hurdles.

Dalilah Muhammad became the first U.S. woman to capture Olympic gold in the 400-meter hurdles.

NEW YORK, December 13, 2016  Three New York City women who grew up to become Olympic champions at the 2016 Rio Games will make homecoming appearances on Feb. 11, 2017 at the 110th NYRR Millrose Games at The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center.

Dalilah Muhammad of Queens, who prepped at Benjamin Cardozo High School, became the first U.S. woman to capture Olympic gold in the 400-meter hurdles.

Phyllis Francis, who grew up in Queens and attended Catherine McAuley High School in Brooklyn, won a gold medal with the U.S. 4×400 relay team.

And Natasha Hastings of Brooklyn, who attended A. Philip Randolph Campus in Manhattan, was part of the same gold medal-winning team as Francis. Hastings was a member of the gold-medal winning 4×400 relay in 2008 also.

All three made many appearances at The Armory as teenagers and will return in February as heroes.

Phyllis Francis (l) and Natasha Hastings on the Rio podium accepting their 4x400 Gold Medial (Allyson Felix & Courtney Okolo).

Phyllis Francis (l) and Natasha Hastings on the Rio podium accepting their 4×400 Gold Medial (Allyson Felix & Courtney Okolo).

“Celebrating three Olympic gold medal winners from the New York area at this year’s 110th NYRR  Millrose Games is gratifying to The Armory team who have watched them develop as young runners on this very track,” said Ray Flynn, NYRR Millrose Games Meet Director.

Muhammad and Francis are scheduled to race in an exceptional lineup over 500 meters. Hastings is due to run the 300 meters, along with Bahamian gold medalist Shaunae Miller, who famously dove over the finish line to win the Olympic 400 meters in Rio.

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