Prep standout Chanelle Price of Easton (Pa.) High School, broke the Colgate Women's Games High School 800m record over the weekend, finishing the race in 2 minutes 9.3 seconds. Her performance bettered the previous Colgate Women's Games record of 2:09.73 set by Shola Lynch in 1986.
Price will look to break her own record at the 34th Annual Colgate Women's Games Finals at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday, February 2.
On January 22, 2008, Price was named USA Track & Field' Athlete of the Week after setting a new women's high school indoor 500m record on January 19 at the 2008 New Balance Games held at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory in New York City. Price won the race in 1 minute 10.30 seconds, which bettered the previous national prep record of 1:11.44 set in 2005 by Devon Williams of Towson Catholic (Md.). Earlier this indoor season Price won the 1,000 meters at the Bishop Loughlin Games at The Armory on December 15 in 2:47.85, which is the sixth-best performance all-time and a Pennsylvania state record.
The Colgate Women's Games, the nation's largest amateur track and field series, attract more than 11,000 participants each year. Every weekend in January, girls and young women from elementary school through college and beyond compete in sprints, hurdles, distance runs, high jump and the shot put. Athletes compete against peers in one of six divisions: Elementary School A, Elementary School B, Middle School, High School, College and 30+.