By Carla Zanoni
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Thousands of track and field fans trekked uptown over the weekend to celebrate and honor the sport’s best athletes and welcome the 105th annual Millrose Games to its new home.
The sold-out crowd attended the event at the packed New Balance Armory Track Center on Fort Washington Avenue and West 168th Street in the heart of Washington Heights, making it the largest sporting event to be held north of 125th Street in Manhattan in 55 years.
The games had historically been held at Madison Square Garden beginning in 1914 until last year when they were moved. Throughout the weekend, the Empire State Building was lit blue and white 134 blocks south of the Armory to mark the 105th annual event.