Staten Island track complex—site of numerous national records—prepares to kick off ninth season
NYC Parks today announced the 2023-24 Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Track & Field schedule for cross country and indoor meets. The 2023-24 season will see more than 40 high school meets, over 15 college meets, and more than 15 youth meets, as the best track and field athletes from across the nation head to Staten Island to compete.
Among the marquee events of the upcoming season are the Ocean Breeze Elite High School Series, which kicks off on December 27 with the Ocean Breeze Holiday Festival. The Ocean Breeze Freedom Games take place on January 6 and 7, becoming a two-day meet for the first-time. In addition, the Ocean Breeze Invitational—scheduled for February 3 and 4—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. Ocean Breeze’s Elite High School Series will close out on February 24 with the Ocean Breeze Elite Invitational, followed by the New York State High School Championships in March.
In addition to these meets, Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex will host free community programs, including the popular Miles Mania Series, which allows participants to run the 800-meter, one mile, or two-mile events and compete to win gold in their respective age group.
Click here for the full 2023-24 Ocean Breeze Indoor Track & Field Schedule.
Since its inaugural season in 2015, the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex has seen 19 national records and one world record. Two national records were set at Ocean Breeze last season, as Kampton Kam of the University of Pennsylvania set the Singaporean National Indoor Record in the High Jump at 2.06 meters and Nishorn Pierre of Holy Family University set the Grenadian Indoor National Record in the High Jump at 2.18 meters.
NYC Parks’ Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex is a 135,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art indoor track and field facility, the first indoor site 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 amenities and programming to Staten Island residents.