Live results, highlights, and photo gallery (to come later this weekend) from the Real Deal Classic, the first of several major invitational meets to be held at Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton.
Not the greatest day to end the cross country seasons for Virginia's two lone representatives at the Nike Cross Nationals with girls team qualifier Blacksburg finishing 21st out of 22 schools and boys individual team qualifier Tommy Mulroy of Midlothian finishing 99th out of 197 runners. This year's national race at Portland Meadows in Portland, Oregon was not as much of a mudfest as in years past, but a chilly frozen tundra of a course for runners to compete on which allowed for course records and much faster times than in previous years.
MileStat.com would like to share its condolences to and keep in their prayers the track families, coaches, and athletes of Western Branch High School and Liberty University as well as the family of Darius Major-Dixon after learning on Saturday that the 2013 graduate of Western Branch and member of this year's Liberty University track & field had passed away this weekend at a young age tragically in a car accident. Major-Dixon had just competed in his first track meet as a collegiate athlete at Liberty University. Last spring, Major-Dixon had qualified individually for the state meet for the first time and achieved a personal best time with his first sub 50 second performance in the open 400 at the VHSL Group AAA State Outdoor Championships (49.78 PR).
Complete results and highlights from the Liberty Christmas High School Invitational held on Saturday, December 7th in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Blacksburg cross country coach James DeMarco will have his third team competing at the Nike Cross Nationals on Saturday after having top 10 finishing squads in Oregon in his previous two trips facing the nation's best programs. Before they qualified for the Nike Cross Nationals via a runner-up finish in the NXN Southeast Regional last weekend in Cary, the Blacksburg girls achieved another important and significant goal, which they made look easily in claiming the VHSL Group 3A state team title. We caught up with Coach DeMarco over the last month as he reflects on the incredible season by the Blacksburg girls, which still is not finished as they will line up one more time on Saturday at the starting line at Portland Meadows in Oregon. With only one senior among their top 7 lineup, the success from this fall and a hopefully strong finish in the 2013 national meet wil build only more to greater success and potentially become one of the state's best cross country squads ever.
Results and highlights from weekday high school indoor & polar bear meets in Virginia from Monday, December 2nd through Friday, December 6th.
Tommy Mulroy will be the lone Virginian in the championship boys race on Saturday in Portland, Oregon for the 2013 Nike Cross Nationals. MileStat.com interviewed the Midlothian senior Mulroy after his breakthrough 15:07 runner-up PR performance at the NXN Southeast Regional and prepares for his first national race this weekend.
Before the Blacksburg girls fly out to Portland, Oregon later this week to compete at the 2013 Nike Cross Nationals, MileStat.com interviewed all 7 members of their varsity squad with a series of Q&A questions to get to know each individually better as well as them share details on their teammates and team's incredible season leading to a national berth.
Performance list for the Liberty Christmas Invitational to be held Saturday, December 7th at Liberty University's Tolsma Track Center in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Performance list for the Real Deal High School Classic to be ehld at Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton on December 6th and 7th.
A list of the top 50 fastest freshmen boys 5K times in Virginia from this past cross country season. Millbrook's Alec Schrank was the top performing freshmen at the VHSL State Championships three weeks ago at Great Meadow with a 6th place finishing time of 16:10 in the Group 4A race to lead his team to a state runner-up finish. Schrank also was the highest finisher from Virginia in the freshmen race at Foot Locker South this past weekend in Charlotte with a third place time of 16:12. His fastest time of the season, which remained the fastest among all freshmen in the state of Virginia was posted at the Third Battle Invitational in Winchester with a 16:05 clocking.
A list of the top 50 fastest freshmen girls 5K times in Virginia from this past cross country season. Battlefield's Saige Cisler ended up finishing as the fastest freshmen in the state at season's end after running an 18:20 PR for All-State honors in the Group 6A race (fastest among all freshmen at Great Meadow in the 6 state championship races).
The top 25 fastest boys cross country teams in Virginia from this past 2013 fall season based on scoring teams using the season best 5K times in the MileStat.com database. The Midlothian boys, 4A state champions this fall, ended up at season's end with being the fastest team in the state including at the state meet with a team average of 16:04 at Great Meadow as well as being the top finishing team from the state at the Nike Cross Southeast Regional.
The top 25 fastest girls cross country teams in Virginia from this past 2013 fall season based on scoring teams using the season best 5K times in the MileStat.com database. We may never know who was the best team in the state of Virginia at season's end between Oakton and Blacksburg with both winning their state championships in convincing fashion, while the Blacksburg girls advanced onto the Nike Cross Nationals this past week which the Oakton team was absent from with individual runners competing at Foot Locker South instead (including two sub 18 minute 5K races from their top 2 runners Allie Klimkiewicz and Hailey Dougherty
A list of the top 50 fastest Virginia high school girls 5K times from this past cross country season. After running 15:11 on the track for 5K at last June's New Balance Outdoor Nationals, George C. Marshall senior Mackenzie Haight rebounded from a 5th place finish in the 5A state race at Great Meadow and ended or more so continued his season on a high note with an amazing run at Foot Locker South and earn a trip to nationals with a personal best time of 14:51 for 5th place.
A list of the top 50 fastest Virginia high school girls 5K times from this past cross country season. Many times on this list were achieved this past weekend at either the Foot Locker South Regional or Nike Cross Southeast Regional as elite competition on a fast course at the end of the season always produces many fast times across the board.
One of the state's fastest hurdlers all-time in the 55 meter hurdles indoors and 100 meter hurdlers outdoors in Hampton senior Chantel Ray has gotten her college decision out of the way before her first track meet this indoor season. In a creative way to announce her decision via video on instagram, the two-time Group AAA state champion in the 100 meter hurdles (13.69 state meet record) and nation's fastest returnee in the 55 meter hurdles (7.88) Ray has made it publicly known that she will be attending Ohio State University next fall.
A total of 6 Virginians qualified for the 2013 Foot Locker Nationals via top 10 finishes in the seeded race at the South Regional on Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina. West Springfield senior Caroline Alcorta led the performances of the half dozen national qualifiers as she led from wire-to-wire in the girls' race to become only the third sub 17 minute 5K runner in the state history with a 16:55 victory at the South Regional.
The Blacksburg girls qualified as a team and Midlothian senior Tommy Mulroy qualified individually for the Nike Cross Nationals in Oregon as both were runners-up at the NXN Southeast Regional in Cary, North Carolina.
MileStat.com's predictions for Virginians at the 2013 Foot Locker South Regional. We are confident in projecting three girls to San Diego in Caroline Alcorta, Hannah Christen, and Allie Klimkiewicz along with one boys qualifier in Louis Colson. The two that we feel are 50/50 up in the air on their chances to make it to nationals via top 10 finishes in the seeded race are Lake Braddock senior Katy Kunc in the girls' race and 6A state champion Jack Stoney of Oakton in the boys' race.
With 32 girls under 18:00 minutes for the season, the 10 qualifying spots will be up for grabs Saturday in the 34th running of the Foot Locker South Regional meet.
A list of the top 25 ranked runners in the state of Virginia following the state championships two weeks ago and prior to this weekend's post-season racing action after Thanksgiving with two meets in North Carolina between the Foot Locker South Regional in Charlotte and the Nike Cross Southeast Regional in Cary. Many of the state's elite individuals will be racing at Foot Locker South.
After last year’s scintillating record run of 14:28 by Sean McGorty(Chantilly, Fairfax, VA), it would seem there would be lull before someone could challenge the record again. But, in recent years the hallowed ground of 14:30s is not so sacred anymore and the talent keeps coming in waves. (Photo by Chris Kane)
As the 2014 indoor season is about to swing into full gear, it's time to run through some of information for coaches that relate to how to maintain their rosters and enter meets among other coaching tools through MileStat.com and MileSplit. While the majority of the burden for reporting results falls on the meet director, not on the coach, there are three major things that all coaches are required to do. MileStat.com has a a tutorial page for coaches (in particular for new coaches) that can help you through the steps for all of these.
A former football coach who never ran cross country in high school and did not start coaching cross country until later in life around the age of 50, Midlothian head coach Stan Morgan has put together a remarkable run of teams since his first podium boys' team in the 1999 season. Over that span, the Midlothian boys have won 5 state titles and been state runners-up four times. The years that they have not been a podium team have been extremely rare. Add in the 6 past state champion squads for girls along with the great potential and possibilities in the coming years in their new 4A classification facing now similar size schools (Midlothian's enrollment has been in the 1400-1600 students range for much of the last 12-15 years), the 70 something year old Coach Morgan and the Midlothian program could be actually entering their prime years of championship glory.
Pre-meet team rankings and preview for the 2013 Nike Cross Southeast Regionals by Brandon Miles of MileStat.com, a MileSplit US affiliate. A list of the top 10 ranked teams going into this meet which are competing at WakeMed Soccer Complex in Cary, North Carolina. Rankings took in consideration several factors to determine order including state meet performances, head-to-head matchups, speed ratings, history of team's post-season performances in past years, and projecting a team score based on their team's runners and displacers from others.
A list of past of Virginia's qualifiers (both team & individuals) for the Nike Cross nationals from the NXN Southeast Regional meets (since 2007).
A list of the top 50 indoor track & field returnees per event among Group 6A boys. Mustaqeem Williams of Forest Park set state records in the 100 (10.31) and 200 (20.64) last summer and returns for his senior year with his sights on accomplishing even more on the track. Williams helped lead Forest Park to Group AAA state team titles as well last year in both indoor and outdoor and ran on one of the best 4x200 relays indoors and 4x100 relays outdoors in the nation. A state champion not only in the sprints, but Williams also has won a state title in the long jump and been in contention for the win in the triple jump as well makes him arguably the state's most gifted high school track & field athlete returning for the 2013-2014 school year.
A list of the top 50 indoor track & field returnees per event among Group 6A girls. The Woodbridge girls return virtually everyone from one of the state's fastest 4x400 meter relays indoor and outdoor ever including two great talents in Farrah Suber and Jewel Christian, who are the fastest returning sprinters in Group 6A in the 300 meter dash (Suber at 40.39) and the 500 meter dash (Christian at 40.39). Will be exciting to see if they can improve upon their 4x400 meter relay times of 3:47 indoors and 3:43 outdoors.
A list of the top 50 indoor track & field returnees per event among Group 5A boys. Kempsville junior Devontay Doyle excels both on the straightaways and the runways as he is the top returning 5A track athlete in the 55 meter dash (6.48 personal best) and long jump (23'3"). Doyle was a Group AAA All-State performer in both events at last year's indoor state meet.
A list of the top 50 indoor track & field returnees per event among Group 5A girls. Last year's Group AAA state indoor high jump champ Brianna Hayes of Matoaca returns with her 5'10" personal best in the event. After having to compete against several 5'8 and 5'10" clearing high jumpers in state competition at the Group AAA level for state titles the past few years, Hayes should feel less pressure from the competition with the next returnees being at 5'4" in Clover Hill's Julia Logan, 5'3" in Atlee's Carly Feyeraband, and 5'2" in Patrick Henry's Crishna Hooker in the new 5A classification.
The 8th annual Battle of the Potomac, border war style post-season race between the states of Virginia and Maryland as well as runners from DC and West Virginia was held on Saturday, November 23rd at Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg, Maryland. It turned out to be the most lopsided days in meet history in Team Maryland's favor with their state certainly able to gather more of their top runners to compete than a smaller turnout of Virginia's elite.
A total of 15 men and 9 women natives of Virginia will be racing Saturday in Terre Haute, Indiana at the 2013 NCAA Division 1 Cross Country National Championship Meet. See the list of Virginians and links to the live video feed as well as coverage from our fellow Flocasts site on Flotrack!
A list of the top 50 indoor track & field returnees per event among Group 4A boys. The Midlothian boys are in great position to compete for the 4A state indoor track team title with a well-balanced squad with distance, sprints, jumps, and relays expected to score significant points for them at the state level. The Hahn brothers were #3 and #4 runners for the Midlothian boys in the cross country season, but could be their top distance talent on the track with sophomore Randy having the fastest returning 4A times in the 1000 and 3200, while older brother in junior Collin having the fastest time at 1600 meters from last indoor season.
A list of the top 50 indoor track & field returnees per event among Group 4A girls. Many of the top returning sprinters from last year's Eastern Region are found not in 6A, not in 5A, but all the way down in the 4A classification with the likes of Heritage's Asonya Anderson, Phoebus' Carolyn Brown, and Nansemond River's Brandee Johnson. The Group 4A State Indoor Championships this year wil be bringing speed not regularly seen before at Liberty University in the old the Group AA State Championship meets with two sub 7 second 55 meter dash sprinters in Anderson and Brown, while Johnson was one of the state's fastest 9th graders last year including a sub 40 second clocking in the 300 meter dash. Add in Tabb's Micah Hanks, E.C. Glass' Zakiya Bateman, and Charlottesville's Taylor Watkins from the former Group AA classification, Group 4A is loaded with outstanding girls' sprint talent this year.
A list of the top 50 indoor track & field returnees per event among Group 3A boys. Lafayette's Derek Holdsworth has some of the greatest range in distances than any runner currently in the state. A sub 17 minute 5K runner this past fall for the Group 3A state champion Lafayette Rams, Holdsworth also can run as fast as 35.59 in the 300, 1:05.06 in the 500, and 2:33.91 in the 1000 as the fastest returning Group 3A times indoors in all three events from last winter's 2012-2013 season.
A list of the top 50 indoor track & field returnees per event among Group 3A girls. Many known that Cave Spring senior Katie Fortner is the fastest returning distance runner in Group 3A for the 1000 (2:53), 1600 (4:52),and 3200 (10:36) but not as many are probably aware that Fortner also has the hops to be the top returning high jumper in the classification as well with a 5'4" best clearance from last winter.
A list of the top 50 indoor track & field returnees per event among Group 1A-2A boys as the two classifications are combined for the indoor season only. Marion senior Anthony Bowling was a two-time Group AA state champion last year both indoor and outdoor in the shot put finishing the spring with a personal best mark over 56 feet in the event (56'10.50 PR).
A list of the top 50 indoor track & field returnees per event among Group 1A-2A girls as the two classifications are combined for the indoor season only. The Maggie Walker girls will be trying to attempt the triple crown this year and win state titles in cross country, indoor, and outdoor. One of their expected top point scorers this winter will be sophomore Emma Call, who has the leading returning times in the 500, 1000, and 1600 meter races and finished 3rd recently in the Group 2A state cross country race last weekend.
A list of the top 50 indoor track & field returnees per event among private school boys. Woodberry Forest senior Eric Ways is setup well to go for the sprint triple and go after VISAA state titles in the 55, 300, and 500 meter dash races as the fastest returning sprinter in all three events with PR's of 6.58 in the 55, 35.47 in the 300, and 1:05.58 in the 500. Ways is one of the fastest returning quarter milers in the state of Virginia including public school athlete athletes after running a PR of 47.73 during this past summer's track season.
A list of the top 50 indoor track & field returnees per event among private school girls. Episcopal's Cristeen Anyanwu was a three-time VISAA state champion in the sprints as a junior in the 55 and 300 meters indoors as well as 100 meter dash outdoors. She returns for her senior year at Episcopal School with the fastest returning times in both the 55 meter dash (7.37) and 300 meter dash (41.84) from last winter.
Maggie Walker coach Jim Holdren has coached high school cross country and track more years at 52 years consecutively than any current active coach in the state of Virginia. His longevity as a coach and consistency in producing great runners and teams annually has made him one of the state's most respected and highly respected coaches in the state of Virginia. However, it was not until last Saturday at Great Meadow that Coach Holdren achieved a coaching achievement first in having state champion teams for both boys and girls in the same state championship meet.
A total of 343 Virginians (as of November 24th) are currently entered to race in the 2013 Foot Locker South Regional at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, Virginia. More information can be found at the official meet website at: http://www.footlockercc.com/south/.
Meet information and updates for Saturday's Battle of the Potomac XC Championships, a border wars style post-season race with runners from Virginia, Maryland, DC, and West Virginia at Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
- non school events
- VHSL Group 4A State Indoor T&F Championships 2014
- Article Comment: Top 25 Fastest Boys XC Teams in VA (FINAL Update)
- Article Comment: Virginia's best hurdler Chantel Ray creatively commits to Ohio State University
- Article Comment: Top 50 Fastest Boys XC Times in Virginia (FINAL Update)
- St. Christopher's Indoor Meet #1 2013
- Article Comment: NXN Southeast Regional Coverage: Blacksburg girls & Tommy Mulroy onto Oregon!
- No indoor track program...what to do for high level competition?
- Great day for Virginia!
- Article Comment: Coaching State Champions: Stan Morgan (Midlothian)
- Peninsula District Regular Season Meet #1
- Conference 1/9 #1
- Woodbridge Polar Bear Meet
- Cedar Run Meet #1
- Douglas Freeman Polar Bear Meet #1
- Eastern District Regular Season Meet #1
- Lee-Davis Polar Bear Meet
- Midlothian Polar Bear Meet
- Wednesday Meet
- Cave Spring, Jefferson Forest, Staunton River, Heritage
- Katie Sperry * to Lipscomb University
- Deborah Allison to Virginia Military Institute
- Chantel Ray to Ohio State University
- Nora Raher to James Madison University
- Emily Walker to Glenville State College
- Logan Ray to USC Upstate
- Jasmine Hill to Duke University
- Molly Novak* to Cornell University
- Hannah Christen to University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
- Caroline Alcorta to University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill