Photos by Scott Reid
The Colonial Relays is one of the longest running and most respected track meets in Virginia. Primarily a collegiate event, the Colonial Relays at William & Mary had offered high school events as well for years in the middle of the meet but several years ago opted to do away with the high school portion. This year marks the return of a limited number of high school events at the Colonial Relays, featuring mainly events offered at the Penn Relays, with athletes and relays hoping to impress the selection committee for Penn to be included. This Friday evening includes a high school mile, which is led in the girls' race by returning New Balance Outdoor Nationals 800 meter champion Kimberley Ficenec of Mountain View and in the boys' race by two-time Foot Locker All-American and sub 4:10 miler Ahmed Bile of Annandale. MileStat.com will hop over to cover this race at Zable Stadium in Williamsburg in the midst of covering the two-day CNU Captain's Classic this weekend in Newport News. Also a great opportunity to check in on some former VA high school athletes competing collegiately.