At a meet limited to 3 men’s and 3 women’s events, middle distance athletes took to the track last night in Princeton, New Jersey in an effort to keep their Olympic dreams alive.

Looking at the results, you’ll notice some athletes were triumphant by a mere hundredths of a second while other came heart-achingly closer to either an Olympic Standard or an US Olympic Trials qualifier.

With a few dozen fans in the stands and the usual characters (athletes/coaches) taking one last crack at it, you could not get a sense of us vs the standard. Some races were rabbited but came up just a bit short (1500’s, 800’s) while the Steeple’s were not rabbited and led to two very strong performances (8:32 and 9:29).

 

In addition to images from the meet, I had set up one light to create a few portraits of athletes from each event. Here is a photo of the setup courtesy of Shane Ford (@shaneford14) I’ll be sharing the portraits on my Instagram account (@davidbracetty).

Behind the Scenes Portrait Setup

Courtesy of @shaneford14. Check out his Instagram

 

Here are a few of the images I captured last night with the help of photographer Greg Pammer. If you’d like to see more images, here is a gallery of 96 images from the Princeton Qualifier.

**If you are an athlete or brand and would like to use these images (sans logo) for social media content or marketing collateral, please email me and I can provide you with a link.


Princeton Qualifier Mike Rutt Ray Flynn Kyle Merber NJNYTC Hoka One One Coach Gagliano 7M7A8613 Princeton Qualifier 800 Mike Rutt Princeton Qualifier 800 Princeton Qualifier Síofra Cléirigh Büttner Michael Jordan Steeple Princeton Qualifier Ashley Higginson 9:29 Princeton Qualifier Princeton Qualifier Saucony Sarah Boyle Katie Landwehr Princeton Qualifier 1500 Colby Alexander NjNyTC 3:36 Princeton Qualifier NJNYTC Princeton Qualifier Princeton Qualifier 7M7A9189

 

If you’d like to see more images, here is a gallery of 96 images from the Princeton Qualifier.

**If you are an athlete or brand and would like to use these images (sans logo) for social media content or marketing collateral, please email me and I can provide you with a link.