VA Alumni Headed to Colonial Relays & Preview


The Colonial Relays will not only have great high school races but also great college races as well. Here are the Team Virginia alumni who will be racing in the collegiate sections. This list includes the athletes ranked and entered inside the top five in their respective events. 

High School Entries & Performance List 

Of the many entered athletes only four, who are VA alum, enter as the favorites for their event. Alexys Taylor (James Madison) is one of them. The former Osbourn Park sprint triple crown winner is the favorite in the 100m dash. 

Denise O'Rourke continues her dominance in the shot put from her days at JR Tucker but now throws for VCU. She is the top seed in that event as well. 

Rachel McArthur, the many time state champion for Patriot High, will represent Villanova in the 800 where she is favored. She will then be joined by Jaylen Banks formerly of Hermitage and now of Norfolk State who is the 400mH favorite. 

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Also competing in the field events this weekend will be Landstown's Jaelen Leonard (Hampton) ranked 4th in the long jump, Manchester's Sidra Morris (James Madison) ranked 5th in the hammer, West Springfield's John Seals (George Mason) ranked 5th in the pole-vault, and Tabb's Allen Blair (VSU) ranked 3rd in the long jump. 

In the sprints and hurdles they are joined by small school stars Meredith Willis (JMU) and Latrice Morris (VCU) who are ranked 4th and 5th respectively in the 200 and 400m dashes. Seals is also there ranked 5th in the 110mH. 

Last by not least will be CNU's Grayson Reid (formerly Deep Run) in the 5K where he is ranked second and W&M's Christopher Short (formerly Warhill) in the 800 where he is ranked 5th. 


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