83 photos taken by Mr. Lee Dick at the 2005 Dogwood Track Classic held at UVA\'s Lannigan Field in Charlottesville on April 30th.
A collection of photos of Virginian athletes by Don Rich of the fellow MileSplit Network site, penntrackxc.com. Photos include Sarah Bowman, Matt Feiling, Thomas McCutcheon, Amanda Patterson, and Kelsey Snowden.
Virginia\'s Billie Jo Grant and Tomika Ferguson both took home runner-up honors at the prestigious Penn Relays this weekend, held at Frankllin Field at the University of Pennsylvania. Grant finished second in the discus and sixth in the shot put, while Ferguson took home the silver in the triple jump. Erin Crawford won the bronze in the intermediate hurdles, while the women\'s 4x1500m team of Shannon Hawrylo, Emily Harrison, Janine Ricci, and Sara Ensrud finished just outside the medals with a fourth-place finish, coming in at 18:16.63.
Fauquier senior Sarah Bowman defended her title in the mile at the Penn Relays and did with relatively ease in a time of 4:50.62. Bowman took the lead from the start and never looked back and she was never challenged for the lead as she won by nearly a five second margin over Danielle Tauro of New Jersey (4:55.50). The Bethel girls also had strong relay performances at Penn with fourth place finishes in the Championship of America finals in both the 4x100 (46.54) and 4x400 (3:47.50).
Virginia Tech competed well all weekend long against the best track & field teams in the nation at the Penn Relays, which was held at Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mudasar Haidat, a freshman at Virginia Intermont College, won the Country Music Half Marathon in Nashville, Tn. this weekend, qualifying for the NAIA national championships marathon. Haidat, a native of Arlington, Va., bested a field of nearly 12,000 runners with an automatic qualifying mark of 1:10:05. Haidat, who is also qualified in the 10,000-meters, will compete in the marathon for VIC at the NAIA outdoor track national championships in Louisville, Ky. on May 28th.
Despite sophomore Yvette Lewis (Newport News, Va.) being named as the Most Outstanding Female Athlete for winning four events and totaling 55.5 points, the Hampton Women
The Highlanders garnered one victory on the first day of competition at the Penn Relays Thursday afternoon at Franklin Field. Sophomore thrower Tiffany Evans (Dumfries, Va.) claimed first in the Shot Put Collegiate Championships. She marked a distance of 48
William and Mary men
Virginia Intermont College
Liberty University senior Danielle McNaney led from the first event on Tuesday and cruised to victory in the women
Performance list for this Saturday\'s Dogwood Track Classic to be held at Lannigan Field in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Fauquier senior Sarah Bowman ran the nation\'s fastest time at 1600 meters this weekend at the John Handley Invitational in a time of 4:44.09. Bowman now currently has the nation\'s leading time in both the 1600 and 800 meter races. Bowman ran a 2:05.41 on April 8th at the Taco Bell Classic in South Carolina. Bowman will get a chance to improve upon her national leading time in the 1600 this upcoming week at the Penn Relays as she will be back at Franklin Field to defend her title in the mile race which she won a year ago in a time of 4:48.55.
At the Volunteer Track Classic in Knoxville, Tennessee, Great Bridge and Fork Union represented the state of Virginia with some very impressive individual performances. Most notably, the Great Bridge duo of senior Daniel Magness and junior Michael Morrison both cleared 16 feet to finish 1-2 in the pole vault competition. Morrison also ran a state best in the 110 meter hurdles with a 14.49 clocking to place third overall. Fork Union sophomore Axel Mostrag won the 800 meter with the state\'s second fastest time in 1:55.71.
Winning four individual titles William and Mary women
Virginia\'s Billie-Jo Grant won the discus competition as her second throw of the day was the longest of the afternoon, and Kellen Blassingame and David Sullivan smashed their own school records to help the Virginia men take fourth at the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships which were held in Tallahassee today (April 23). UVa first-year Alex Tatu took home the silver in both the 800 and 1500m runs, just nipping teammate McGavock Dunbar by .05 in the 800 as the Cavaliers finished the competition with 81.5 points, their highest finish in four years. Erin Crawford set the school record in the 400 hurdles en route to the bronze.
Lynchburg College won by large margins in both the men
Virginia Intermont College
Virginia Tech\'s men\'s team finished in sixth place with 60 points while the Hokie women took ninth place with 48.5 points at the 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which was held at the Mike Long Track on the campus of Florida State all weekend.
The Virginia Commonwealth men
The Virginia Commonwealth women
Despite a herculean effort by the distance corps, William and Mary men\'s track and field could not hold onto its day one lead and finished fourth at the CAA Championship. With nearly the entire throwing corps redshirting the outdoor season, the Tribe spotted too many points to its opponents and ended the Championship in fourth with 132 points. UNC-Wilmington won the title with 218.50 points, ahead of second-place Virginia Commonwealth (172) and George Mason (140). Three-time All-American Ed Moran (Dayton, NJ) [5,000m], senior Adam Otstot (Richmond, VA) [3,000m steeplechase] and senior Pat Comstock (Portsmouth, VA) [10,000m] all won individual titles on Friday evening as Otstot and Moran earned qualifications to the NCAA Regional meet while Comstock set a CAA meet record with his winning time of 30:44.22.
Virginia\'s Alex Tatu posted the top qualifying time in the 1500 and also was one of the top qualifiers in the 800 as the Cavalier track and field teams continued action on Friday (April 22) at the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Tallahassee. Tatu finished behind teammate and top qualifier McGavock Dunbar in the 800 as the men had three athletes qualify for the final as Virginia was the only school to have more than one student-athlete in the top eight of the preliminaries. Virginia\'s steeplechasers also finished 3-4 as Soeren Lindner took the bronze and Walt Kingsbery took fourth as the Cavaliers were the only school to place two athletes in the top four of the event.
With eight all-conference performances highlighting the day, William and Mary women
By sweeping all three distance events, William and Mary men
Virginia Tech had six athletes score points on the second day of the 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Florida State\'s Mike Long Track. Other highlights included six Tech runners qualifying for Saturday\'s finals and several Hokies posting personal record times in the sprint and distance events. Tech\'s six scores today were Sven Hahn, Brian MacPhee, Jennifer Wade, Erin Mahony, Saskia Triesscheijn and Gunild Kreb. Hahn (Jr., Stutggart, Germany) placed third in the men\'s discus out of the 14 finishers with a throw of 178\' (54.25m). Hahn\'s third place finish earned him All-ACC honors and gave Tech six team points. Hahn is still the second-ranked men\'s discus thrower in the NCAA east region and ranks ninth in the nation.
The Virginia Commonwealth men
After the first day of competition, the Virginia Commonwealth women
Virginia Intermont College freshman Steeve Gabart easily met the national qualifying mark for the 10,000-meters of the U.S. Junior National Track Championships to be held in Carson, Ca, this June. Gabart exceeded the qualifying mark of 32:45.00 by over one minute posting a time of 31:40.02 at the University of Tennessee
Virginia javelin thrower Inge Jorgensen won her fourth ACC title in the javelin tonight (April 21), leading the Cavaliers to the opening-day lead in the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships which are being held in Tallahassee, Fla. Jorgensen and teammate Annie Bobiak went 1-2 in the event, and Cheryl Carr took seventh in the 10K, giving the Cavaliers 20 points, putting them four ahead of UNC. The Virginia men are in sixth with 13 points.
The men and women teams will travel to Tallahassee this weekend to compete in the ACC Outdoor Championships. The Cavaliers feature four men who have qualified for regionals and five women who have also qualified for the meet. Billie Jo Grant is the only Virginia athlete who has qualified in two events (discus and shot put) while of the nine, Kellen Blassingame and David Sullivan have both set school records in their respective events.
William and Mary women
William and Mary men
Virginia Tech\'s track & field athletes Spyridon Jullien and Jacobus Smit won ACC individual titles on the first day of the 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which are being held at the Mike Long Track on the campus of Florida State this weekend. Other Hokies set personal and school records scoring points for Tech. Jullien (Jr., Athens, Greece) won the ACC men\'s hammer throw title with a mark of 233\'7\" (71.21m). His throw broke the ACC\'s four-year meet record by more than 25 feet and set Florida State\'s Mike Long Track record. Jullien, a two-time All-American and two-time BIG EAST champion specifically in the hammer throw, still remains the No. 1 hammer throw athlete in the NCAA to date. Smit (Jr., Pretoria, South Africa), currently the No. 2 men\'s javelin thrower in the nation, became the ACC champion in the event with a mark of 236\'5\" (72.06m), which was 23 feet farther than the second place finisher. Smit, a 2004 all-region selection and a two-time NCAA qualifier in the event, won his first conference championship.
Virginia Commonwealth will be competing for its second Colonial Athletic Association Men
This weekend, the Virginia Commonwealth women
With the entry deadline a week away, early indications are that the newest edition of the Southern Track Classic will be equal to the first five. Over 40 schools have submitted entries while many others have verbally indicated their intentions. On the boys side, out of state relay powers highlight the early entries. DeMatha Catholic of Hyattsville, Maryland brings in their All-American 4X400 quartet from indoors with a very strong 4X100 team to boot. Germantown Academy of the Philadelphia suburbs will tool into Richmond with a Nike Indoor National 4X800 runner-up team. Taco Bell 3200 meter champion Steve Duplinsky of Georgetown Prep. will move down to the mile for The Classic.
All coaches are reminded that the deadline for the STC entries is April 27th. Please follow the procedure that was listed in the entry packet sent to schools. Some schools have submitted electronic entries but have not followed up with paper confirmation and entry fees. Your entries do not go into the meet data base until the entry fee is received! As in the past, the Southern Classic will be the only major meet in the U.S. to refund fees for rejected athletes. Do not wait to enter your athletes and fees. In the past some great athletes have missed the meet due to entry error.
Sophomore Lukasz Matusiewicz (Warsaw, Poland) has earned the Colonial Athletic Association
The 2005 New Balance Big South Conference Men
The Hampton University men
Sven Hahn, a thrower on the Virginia Tech men\'s track & field team, won the shot put event this afternoon at Tennessee\'s Sea Ray Relays held at Tom Black Track. Other Hokie notable performances include the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays recording school season best times and Brian Mondschein moving up into the top-15 in the NCAA in the pole vault.
Norfolk State senior Donald Singleton (Syracuse, N.Y.) continued his strong outdoor season by running a personal-best time in the 400 meters for the second time this spring, winning in a time of 46.99 seconds on Saturday at the Morgan State Legacy Track Meet at Hughes Stadium. Singleton had already qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Regionals in the 400 with his previous personal best of 47.26 seconds at the Aggie Relays on March 26.
The 2005 New Balance Big South Conference Men
The Roanoke College outdoor track & field team had five different athletes win events at the Division I Elon University in Elon, NC on Saturday afternoon, with freshman Casandra Williams highlighting the performances with two school-record break performances. Junior Kristen Lovell also set a new school record in the women
The University of Mary Washington women\'s track & field team won the Capital Athletic Conference championship on Saturday, thanks to two school records, and nine first place finishes. The Eagle men took second place in their competition with one school record and four first place finishes.
Competing in their first scored meet of the 2005 outdoor track and field season, the Virginia Commonwealth
Led by sophomore Davion Lambert
Virginia triple jumper Tomika Ferguson had a banner day at her home meet, setting the school record in the triple jump with a leap of 13.08m (42\' 11\"), and also setting a personal-best time in the 100m dash. Ferguson finished first in the triple, third in the long jump, and sixth in the 100m, and she bettered her qualifying distance in the triple for the NCAA Regional meet. Joining her at the regional meet will be Shannon Hawrylo, who set a personal record with a 2:09.60 in the 800, McGavock Dunbar, who also qualified in the 800 with a 1:50.32; and Isi Azeke, who qualified with his 14.31 in the high hurdles.
Four-time defending CAA Champion William and Mary women
Two-time defending CAA Champion William and Mary men
This weekend, the Cavaliers will host the Lou Onesty/Milton Abramson meet, held at Lannigan Track. The meet starts on Friday, April 15 and continues all day Saturday. About 24 different teams will look to compete in this weekend\'s meet. Full results will be posted on: http://virginiasports.collegesports.com/sports/c-track/va-c-track-body.html.
Virginia Tech\'s Kristen Callan and Spyridon Jullien won Sea Ray Relay titles on Friday, the first day of the meet, at the Tom Black Track on the University of Tennessee campus. Additional Hokie highlights of Friday\'s events include Callan and new NCAA regional qualifier Abbey McGrath breaking their own school records.
Performance list for the 2005 Lee-Davis Invitational to be held this Saturday, April 16th at Lee-Davis High School in Mechanicsville, Virginia.
Performance list for the 2005 Peninsula Relays to be held at Darling Stadium in Hampton, Virginia on Saturday, April 16th.
Fork Union Military Academy is proud to host the sixth Gus Lacy Track Classic Saturday, April 16. The limited yet select field will feature teams from around the state. This year
Performance list for the 2005 Appomattox County Invitational to be held Saturday, April 16th at Appomattox County High School.
Jacobus Smit, a javelin thrower on the Virginia Tech men\'s track & field team was picked by Trackshark to be the featured athlete of the week on the collegiate track & field website. Tom Borish, Trackshark\'s Webmaster and Managing Director, recently sat down with Smit and asked several probing questions about throwing the nation\'s leading mark at his first competition of the season, what his training regiment entails and why he chose to compete for Virginia Tech.
Brian Mondschein, a pole vaulter on the Virginia Tech men\'s track & field team has been picked by Trackshark to write a journal concerning his experiences during the 2005 season on the collegiate track & field website. Mondschein\'s season journal can be viewed on Trackshark\'s website located at http://www.trackshark.com/journals/2005/brian_mondschein.php/.
One of most competitive and largest outdoor track and field meets in the state of Virginia, the 2005 edition of the Dogwood Track Classic in Charlottesville will be held on April 30th at UVA\'s Lannigan Field. The entry deadline for paper entries is Monday, April 18th and hy-tek team manager entries are due on Friday, April 22nd. Rod Camden at E.C. Glass High School is in charge of entries for the Dogwood meet. Please contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. For information or entering entries online, visit http://www.dogwoodtrackclassic.com.
Virginia Tech\'s men\'s track & field team ties for the No. 18 spot in the NCAA Division I according to the second edition of the Men\'s Trackwire 25 outdoor poll that was released by Trackwire.com.
Virginia Tech\'s Spyridon Jullien earned Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track & Field Performer of the Week honors along with Clemson\'s Ron Richards on the men\'s side. The Tigers\' Gisele Oliveira was honored on the women\'s side.
University of Virginia track athlete Billie Jo Grant set a pair of season bests en route for qualifying for the NCAA Regional meet in competition at the Texas Relays this weekend in Austin, Texas. Grant threw 48\' 7.25\" and improved her regional qualifying mark from earlier this year in the shot, while in the discus she threw a 174\' 4\" and now ranks #2 all-time at Virginia, just 3\' 1\" behind the record. Tomika Ferguson also hit the NCAA Regional qualifying mark with a personal-best triple jump, going 40\' 8.25\" and taking sixth at the meet. Inge Jorgensen also finished in the top eight, taking seventh overall with her 165\' 10\".
Fauquier senior Sarah Bowman continued her dominance from last spring where she ended as a national champion and national leader at 800 meters by popping a national leading time not far off her personal best with a 2:05.41 clocking at the Taco Bell Classic in South Carolina. In a field that included the likes of fellow Virginian Katie Doswell of St. Catherine\'s, Bowman left no doubt that the national title for the 800 meter run still runs through her as she won the 800 with a time two seconds faster than her 2004 win at Taco Bell. Bowman scorched a 61 second first lap to finish up with a 64 second last 400 meters to cross the line first.
Tamara Burns, Idikoro Eradiri and Sven Hahn from Virginia Tech\'s track & field teams recorded new NCAA regional qualifying marks at the Clemson Invitational today which was held at the Rock Norman Track and Field Complex.
Virginia Tech\'s distance runners competed at the Duke Invitational held at the Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. this weekend.
Three-time All-American Ed Moran (Dayton, NJ) clocked a meet record to win the 3,000m as two-time defending CAA Champion William and Mary men
Seniors Quentin Matthews (Chesapeake, Va./Deep Creek) and Marc Kellman (Coram, N.Y./Longwood) along with sophomore Ryan McCoy (Roanoke, Va./William Fleming) competed for the George Mason men\'s track and field team on the final day of the Texas Relays held Wednesday through Saturday at the University of Texas.
George Mason junior Ashley Ackerley\'s (Burke, Va.) victory in the discus competition highlighted the George Mason women\'s track and field team\'s eighth-place finish out of 10 teams at the Delaware Invitational, held Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, on the campus of the University of Delaware. Ackerley threw the discus 39.78m - just shy of her season high of 40.38 - to take home the individual crown, out performing her nearest competitor by three meters.
The George Mason men\'s 4x100m relay team ran an NCAA East Regional qualifying time of 40.47 Friday afternoon at the 78th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays held on the campus of the University of Texas. The time highlighted a packed day of competition for the Patriots, whose women\'s team was also in attendance at the meet.
As part of the NAIA\'s Champions of Character program, Virginia Intermont College\'s track team wanted to make a difference in their sport, so they decided to help the Chepkero Athletics Club in Kaptagat, Kenya by sending over thirty pairs of running shoes and track spikes to young runners. \"Most of these children have no shoes at all,\" said David Cheromei, one of Virginia Intermont
Virginia Commonwealth senior Cheri Manning (Richmond, Va./J.R. Tucker) has been honored with the Colonial Athletic Association
The Virginia Tech men\'s track & field team ties for the No. 16 spot in the NCAA Division I according to the first edition of the Men\'s Trackwire 25 poll that was released by Trackwire.com today.
Virginia Tech\'s Spyridon Jullien broke the Atlantic Coast Conference hammer throw overall record at the Charlotte Invitational on Saturday which was held at the Irwin Belk Track & Field facility. Jullien (Jr., Athens, Greece) threw the hammer in an NCAA regional qualifying mark of 228\'9\" (69.73m) to break the four-year conference overall record by more than 20 feet at the Charlotte Invitational this past weekend. The previous hammer throw ACC record of 208\'1\" (63.42m) was set by Isaiah Oglesby (NC State) in 2001.
On January 12, 2005, the Virginia high school and college running community lost a fellow soul in Christopher Newport University freshmen Grace Lovegrove. Lovegrove, a 2004 graduate of Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke, Virginia, went into cardiac arrest while on a run with her fellow teammates at CNU two days earlier. Two scholarships were created to honor her life with one established at Patrick Henry High School as well as one at Christopher Newport University. Teammates of Grace at Christopher Newport University came up with a way to forever honor Grace as well as to help raise funds for her scholarship by selling wrist bands similar to the popular Lance Armstrong \"LiveStrong\" yellow-colored bracelets, but instead in Grace\'s favorite color of blue with the text \"Run With Grace\". The bracelets will cost $3 each. There will be no shipping or handling charges. Every penny will go directly to the scholarship at CNU.
Bethel junior Francena McCorory came away with MVP honors from the national caliber Mobile Meet of Champions held in Alabama this weekend. McCorory topped national class fields in the 100 and 200 meter dashes en route to taking the top honor of the meet. McCorory posted a time of 11.87 to win the 100 meter dash over Krystin Lacy of Texas (11.90). The clocking was just off her personal best time of 11.83. McCorory doubled back to run a personal best time of 23.85 in the 200 meter dash as she defeated one of the nation\'s top sprinters in Bianca Knight of Mississippi (23.89).
Six Virginia Tech track & field athletes recorded NCAA regional marks at the Charlotte Invitational today which was held at the Irwin Belk Track & Field facility. \"We had a good meet considering the weather conditions,\" said fourth-year head coach Dave Cianelli. \"We had six athletes record NCAA regional marks, several first-place finishers and school records were broken.\"
Sophomore Hatley Clifford (Plano, Texas/Carollton Christian) set a school record in the 5,000-meter run, two events were won by the men
Senior Cheri Manning (Richmond, Va./J.R. Tucker) scored a personal record and came just a tenth of a second short of breaking the Virginia Commonwealth record in the 200m with a final-round time of 24.25, Saturday, at the University of South Florida Track and Field Invitational.
Junior Ayanna Jones (Richmond, VA) qualified for the NCAA Regional in the shot this weekend as Tribe track and field competed at Christopher Newport
Junior Bonnie Meekins (Herndon, VA) and sophomore Brenna Blevins (Pulaski, VA) both qualified for ECACs as four-time defending CAA Champion William and Mary women
George Mason\'s women\'s track and field team traveled across the Potomac Saturday to compete in the Terrapin Invitational track and field meet on the campus of the University of Maryland. However, a severe thunderstorm and heavy rain forced the cancellation of the meet after the completion of just five events.
The Bethel girls, coming off a strong indoor track campaign where they claimed the Group AAA team title as well as had state champions among their relays and individuals, will get their first quality meet of the season in at the Mobile Meet of Champions in Mobile, Alabama this weekend. The Mobile meet is traditionally one of the stronger meets in the southeast as it garners not only the best athletes in Alabama, but talented athletes from all over the region.
Performance list for the 2005 Vince Bradford Relays, which will be held this Saturday, April 2nd, at E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Performance list for the 2005 Metro Run & Walk Northern Virginia Invitational, which will be held this Saturday, April 2nd at Oakton High School in Vienna, Virginia. Information for coaches included as well.