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Ocean Breeze to host International Invitational for first time during 2022-‘23 season  

NYC Parks announced the 2022-‘23 Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Track & Field schedule for cross country and indoor meets. This year, for the first-time ever, the facility will host the International Invitational and the world’s best track & field athletes. 

In its eighth season, Ocean Breeze boasts five national indoor track & field records set at the facility during the 2021-‘22 season. This season’s schedule showcases a wide variety of marquee youth and elite track meets. 

Collegiate Events 

December 9, 2022 Wagner College Invitational 
January 14, 2023 University of Pennsylvania Ten Team Select 
January 16, 2023 St. John’s University MLK Day Invitational 
January 21, 2023 Villanova University Invitational 
February 3, 2023 Metropolitan Championships 
February 19-20, 2023 Northeast Conference Championships 

High School Events 

December 17 & 18 68th Annual Bishop Loughlin Games 
December 27, 2022 Ocean Breeze Holiday Festival 
January 7, 2023 Ocean Breeze Freedom Games 
February 4 & 5, 2023* February 18, 2023 February 25, 2023** March 4, 2023***  March 5, 2023 Ocean Breeze Invitational CHSAA Intersectional Championships Ocean Breeze Elite Invitational The New York State High School Championships (NYSPHSAA) The New Jersey State High School Championships   

*Since its inception, the Ocean Breeze Invitational has grown into one of the largest indoor meets in the country and is the largest one-day competition for girls in the United States. 

**The 2022 Ocean Breeze Elite Invitational was highlighted by Juliette Whittaker and Carter Cukerstein, who set the high school national record in the 1000m (2:39.41) and the New York State Record in the 60m dash (6.71), respectively. 

***During the 2022 Championships, 11 New York number one times were set along with five meet records. 

Youth Events 

December 29, 2022 Ocean Breeze Youth Holiday Festival 
January 8, 2023 Ocean Breeze Youth Freedom Games 
January 22, 2023 Ocean Breeze Youth Invitational 
February 26, 2023 USATF New York Championships 

As it has done in years past, Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex welcomes the elite runners of the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 6, as they warmup at the athletic complex prior to hitting the streets of the five boroughs. 

In addition to the 2022-‘23 schedule, Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex will host free community programs, including the popular Miles Mania, beginning Thursday, January 5 through March 16—happening every other Thursday. The facility offers something for everyone! 

NYC Parks’ Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex is a 135,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art indoor track & field facility in Staten Island. The first indoor facility in the United States to be recognized as a certified International Association of Athletics Federations facility, Ocean Breeze has hosted 18 major championships, including five National Championships since opening in 2015. The complex also serves as a community resource, offering recreational and athletic amenities to Staten Islanders.