Natalie Baird - New Discus State Record - 161'7"! Photo by Joe Showker On Friday night at the VHSL Group AA State Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Natalie Baird gave her dad who also happens to be her coach a few more gray hairs. Baird waited until her final and sixth attempt to break Jackie Wallace’s 1981 state record in the girls discus throw of 159’9”. The Park View senior started out with a throw of 139 feet and then launched her next four throws over 150 feet. It looked like it would be another typical state meet for returning three-time discus state champion Baird: consistent and dominating. When she stepped into the discus circle for her final attempt in a high school state meet, all eyes were on the red-headed girl to see if she could pull it off in the clutch. She delivered. One hundred-sixty one feet and seven inches and a new Virginia high school state record. More on Baird... AAA State Meet Coverage Landstown girls win big tying the largest team score (94 pts) in the history of the AAA State Meet and become the first team ever to win all three relay races (4x800, 4x100, and 4x400). Western Branch boys join Landstown girls as indoor and outdoor state team champions in 2008. Plenty of photos, race videos, interviews, and stories to come from action at Todd Stadium. VHSL GROUP AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS MEET PAGE: VHSL Group AAA State Championships - Complete Results VHSL Group AAA State Championships - Day One Results VHSL Group AAA State Championships Race Videos - All race/events videos to be posted by Monday. VHSL Group AAA State Championships Video Interviews - All 22 interviews posted. Include interviews with Damien Thigpen, Marlena Wesh, Jason Witt, Hiruni Wijayaratne, Eric Hoepker, Joe Lorusso, DeShana Briggs, Torry Womack, David Wilson, Kevin Newsome, Amanda Smith, James Taylor, Cierra McGee, Frank Afriye, Tiffany Harris, Wesley Smith, Chris Copeland, Varina boys 4x800, Albemarle boys 4x800, Emma Dejarnette/Rachael Hawks, and Landstown girls 4x800. VHSL Group AAA State Championships Photo Gallery by Ted Plunkett - Photos being added. VHSL Group AAA State Championships Photo Gallery by Andy Paisley - Photos posted from Friday's events. More photos from Saturday on the way. AA State Meet Coverage Western Albemarle boys and Brentsville girls win AA titles! Collins denies Dorrell a second triple crown in close 800 win! Photo by Tom Hoerner VHSL GROUP AA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS MEET PAGE: VHSL Group AA State Championships - Complete Results VHSL Group AA State Championships Photo Gallery by Tom Hoerner - More photos being added VHSL Group AA State Championships Meet Summary & Highlights - More to come. A State Meet Coverage VHSL GROUP A STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS MEET PAGE: VHSL Group A State Championships - Complete Results VHSL Group A State Championships Photo Gallery by Scott Rigler - To be posted soon. Upload Your Videos From The VHSL Group A State Championships VHSL Group A State Championships Meet Summary & Highlights - More to come.
Complete results are now posted from the VHSL Group A State Championships held Saturday at the Radford University. Photos also to be posted soon. VHSL Group A State Championships - Complete Results VHSL Group A State Championships Photo Gallery by Scott Rigler - More photos to be added. Upload Your Videos From The VHSL Group A State Championships Photo by Scott Rigler The Lebanon boys and Clarke County girls were crowned as 2008 Group A team champions. Out of Region D, the Lebanon boys had two individual athletes really excel for them in state competition in the distance runner Jakob Maidens and sprinter Skyler Musick. Maidens took second in a close 1600 meter race with Ben Veilleux (4:27.31) at 4:27.45 and later came back to win the 800 meter state title with a time of 2:00.35. Musick had to settle for second behind Radford's Jon Thompson in both 100 and 200 meter dash races, but his 16 points were very critical in helping Lebanon reach their final point total of 66 points. Maidens and Musick finished the meet on Lebanon's 4x400 meter relay, which placed second in 3:33.59 and helpd further distance themselves from the second place squad Radford (49 pts). While the Clarke County boys were unable to win a third straight outdoor track title, the Clarke County girls kept the streak of at least some first place hardware coming back to Berryville as they ended up 25 points ahead of Bull Run District and Region B rival George Mason (49 pts) with a final team score of 74 1/2 points. Clarke County had many top six finishers throughout the meet to help add to their team score as they only had one individual champion with Sophia Holmes taking the 800 meter title in 2:23.03. Holmes also ran on the victorious 4x400 meter relay team, which ran a solid time for a Group A school in 4:09.39 to win the event comfortably by four seconds. The performances of the meet though belonged to Lancaster's Andrea White in the field events and Glenvar's Megan Marsico in the distance races. White won state titles in all three jumping events including a state meet record clearance of 5'7.75". Her winning marks in the long jump and triple jump were solid as well at 17'7" and 35'4" respectively. White also placed fifth in the 100 meter dash and fourth in the 200 meter dash to score 43 points by herself and allow Lancaster to finish third as a team in the points standings albeit with only one individual scoring. Photo by Scott Rigler White was not the only athlete setting meet records as Glenvar sophomore Megan Marsico became only the third girl in Virginia this outdoor season to break five minutes in the 1600 meter run as she just snuck under the time barrier with 4:59.97 state meet record performance. Marsico dominated the race as she won by over 20 seconds and was just as dominant later on in the 3200 meter run with a 39 second victory in a near sub 11 minute performance at 11:00.76. Photo by Scott Rigler A star was born on Saturday in Manassas Park freshmen Shareese Roberts as she simply ran away from the competition in Group A as she completed the triple crown in the sprinting events by crossing the line first in the 100 (12.28), 400 (57.57), and 200 (25.84) meter dashes. Her times would be competitive at the Group AA and Group AAA levels, yet she is still only a ninth grader with three years to go to see if she can haul in a total of 12 championships. Covington's Emanuel Alfred was the king of the throwing events this Saturday as the returning shot put state champion not only won a straight consecutive state title in the shot with a mark at 52'9", but also made it sweep of victories as he threw for a mark of 166'7" in the discus to better his nearest competitor by ten feet. More to come from the VHSL Group A State Championships...
Complete results are posted and all performances are entered from the 2008 VHSL Group AA State Championships held at Harrisonburg High School on Friday, May 30th and Saturday, May 31st. Photos, videos, and articles will added over the next few days from the meet in our complete coverage of the AA State Meet. VHSL Group AA State Championships - Complete Results VHSL Group AA State Championships Photo Gallery by Tom Hoerner - Photos to be posted soon. Natalie Baird broke not only her own state meet record in the discus, but shatters the 27 year old Virginia high school state record of 159'9" held by Lafayette's Jackie Wallace (1981) in her final attempt in Friday night's discus competition with a US #4 mark of 161'7". Her teammates did pretty well also with Julia Anyaugo as state runner-up at 129'11" and Lauren Tomlinson in fourth at 129'5", which helped give Park View a day one lead in the team scoring. With her win, Baird became a four-time state champion in the discus. She came back in Saturday's shot put competition to win her third title in the shot and seventh overall with a mark of 43'9". Photo by Joe Showker The Park View girls got all they possibly could have out of the two throwing events in their bid to try and defend their Group AA state title with 39 points contributed to their total team score of 42 points by their throwers, but the lack of point scorers in the running events caught up to them at the end as the Brentsville girls were able to move past them in points and take the Group AA state title with 45 points. Danyelle Kent-Robinson was the top individual performer for the Brentsville girls as she won the 100 meter hurdles state title in a 15.12 clocking, while finishing as a state runner-up in the 300 meter hurdles (45.96) and high jump (5'3"). The team also picked up points in the distance races with their 4x800 meter relay placing fourth and Maggie Gentry scoring in both the 3200 and 1600 meter races. The odds were stacked against him last year, but he stil pulled it off. Blacksburg senior Peter Dorrell almost did it once again despite having an even tougher road in his pursuit of the triple crown in the distance races. He did his part in the first two races with a two second win over Western's Tyler Stutzman in the 3200 at 9:19.73 and a much closer race in the 1600 with Turner Ashby's Alex Ott (2nd, 4:18.85) in a 4:18.28 win. Logan Collins of Orange County though was determined not to be Dorrell's third victim or repeat the outcome of the 1000 meter race from the indoor state meet between the two as he finished half a second ahead of Dorrell to win the 800 meter state title in 1:55.55. Outstanding effort by Dorrell though with a 1:55.96 runner-up performance in his third race of the weekend, which saw oppressively hot weather on day two. Photo by Joe Showker Western Albemarle boys (54 pts) added an outdoor state title to their indoor state title in 2008, but not before a challenge from the Brookville boys (45 1/3 pts) and Ethan Nixon. Nixon was a state champion in the triple jump (45'5.00") and 110 meter hurdles (14.78), while finishing in a tie for second in the high jump to keep Brookville within striking distance of the Warriors. Western Albemarle finished the meet in first place, but did not have a single first place finisher throughout the meet. Their 4x800 meter relay at 8:02.38 placed second to William Byrd (8:00.63) on Friday night and their top distance runner Tyler Stuzman was a state runner-up to Peter Dorrell in the 3200 meter run (9:22.38). Stutzman scored in three distance races for Western Albemarle as he came back on Saturday to place third in the 1600 (4:21.25) and sixth in the 800 (1:59.16). Points in the pole vault also gave them a boost with Ben Cherniawski as a state runner-up to Jamestown's Nick Durante and Tyler Lewandowski also placing in the event. More VHSL Group AA State Championships Highlights: Andre Wanzer of Brentsville had a break out meet as the junior won state championships in the 400 (50.00) and 200 (22.88) meter dash as well as anchoring the Brentsville 4x400 meter relay to a state title in 3:23.38. Krystal Parrish, a junior from Park View of South Hill, had a weekend of big marks in the jumps as she leaped to state titles in the long jump (18'10.25" wind-aided) and triple jump (38'2.25" wind-aided). The girls sprints were highly competitive as expected between York's Sherelle White, Grafton's Michelle Speede, and Dominion's Michelle Weatherly. White won the 100 in 12.61 (4.2 headwind), Speede won the 400 in 56.37, and Weatherly won the 200 in 26.00. After being unable to pick up wins in the 3200 on Friday and 1600 on Saturday, Laura Rapp somehow found the energy to win the 800 meter state title in her third race of the meet in 2:17.15. Only a freshmen, Hidden Valley's Annie LeHardy won her first state title in a very close 1600 meter race with Marion senior Maggie Graham with a final time of 5:06.13. The Heritage of Leesburg girls came close to the state meet record in the 4x400 meter relay with their sub 4 minute performance of 3:59.72. More to come from the VHSL Group AA State Championships...
Newspaper coverage across the state of the VHSL State Championships this past weekend: Daily Press: Watch and Learn Daily Press: York's White tops 100 Daily Press: Seventh isn't heaven for Peterson Daily Progress: Western takes state title Richmond Times-Dispatch: Witt beats heat, field Roanoke TImes: Dorrell short of triple Roanoke Times: Hart aids Byrd's relay win The Virginian-Pilot: Landstown girls, Western Branch boys complete indoor-outdoor sweep The Washington Post: Oakton's Lorusso seizes 1st outdoor championship The Washington Post: Afriyie wins discus for T.C. Williams The Washington Post: Amid controversy, Tigers shine
Thigpen repeats as 300H, sets up for three peat in 2009 Stonewall Jackson junior Damien Thigpen won the 300 meter hurdles state championship at the AAA State Meet for the second year in a row and with one of the fastest times ever in the meet's history at 37.04. Thigpen has set himself up to make history next year if he can become a three-time state champion in the event and also go after the the 1984 meet record of 36.50. (Photo by Ted Plunkett) Dramatic finish in finals of girls 300H! Brittany Hyter of Osbourn Park and Taylor Wheaton of Landstown went into the final hurdle almost even, but Wheaton clipped the last hurdle and fell to the track while Hyter was able to get her body across the line first in a stellar time of 42.76. Wheaton was able to recover quick enough to get back up for fourth place. (Photo by Ted Plunkett) Landstown becomes first team ever to win all three relays Their 4x800 meter relay win was a shocker on Friday, their 4x100 meter relay win was dominating earlier on Saturday, and their 4x400 meter relay was history making to close out the meet on Saturday. The Booker T. Washington girls made them work all four legs and down to the wire, but the Landstown girls were able to win with a strong time for a relay which did not even include Marlena Wesh in 3:47.92. Landstown became the first team ever in the history of the meet to win all three relays in the 4x800, 4x100, and 4x400 meter relays (Photo by Ted Plunkett) Full meet summary from the 2008 VHSL Group AAA State Championships to be posted late Sunday night. VHSL GROUP AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS MEET PAGE: VHSL Group AAA State Championships - Complete Results VHSL Group AAA State Championships - Day One Results VHSL Group AAA State Championships Race Videos - All race/events videos to be posted by Monday. VHSL Group AAA State Championships Video Interviews - All 23 interviews posted. Include interviews with Damien Thigpen, Marlena Wesh, Jason Witt, Hiruni Wijayaratne, Eric Hoepker, Joe Lorusso, DeShana Briggs, Torry Womack, David Wilson, Kevin Newsome, Amanda Smith, James Taylor, Cierra McGee, Frank Afriye, Tiffany Harris, Wesley Smith, Chris Copeland, Varina boys 4x800, Albemarle boys 4x800, Emma Dejarnette/Rachael Hawks, and Landstown girls 4x800. VHSL Group AAA State Championships Photo Gallery by Ted Plunkett - All photos posted. 1198 photos total. VHSL Group AAA State Championships Photo Gallery by Andy Paisley - Photos posted from Friday's events. More photos from Saturday on the way.
The 2008 State Meet will mark the 10th time AAA girls compete for a state championship in the pole vault. In 1999 Carrie Bennett of Hayfield was one of the 39 pioneers who came to Norfolk State University to vault at the state meet. She would vault 10’6” to become the first girl’s pole vault state champion. In the first few years of the event champions came from all four regions: Danielle Taylor of Cox High School from the Eastern Region in 2000 Rhian Jenks of Prince George High School from the Central Region in 2003 Nancy Baar of Patrick Henry GS High School from the Northwest Region in 2004 Nicole Kazuba of Chantilly High School from the Northern Region in 2006 But in these last two years the sport seemed to evolve to another level in the Central Region. Central Region girls would win 3 of the last four indoor vault championships and Anne Marie Gordon of Godwin would tie the meet record in the event with her winning vault at last year’s state outdoor championships. This year 29 girls are entered in the pole vault. Eleven of these are from the Central Region. Of these eleven, six are found in the top seven seeds in the event. Two of the reasons for this evolution of the girls pole vault in the Central Region are, Kyle Bishop, the Atlee coach and Val Osipenko the Xtreme Heights Vaulting Club coach.
Congratulations Natalie Baird on setting a new VA state girls discus record at the VHSL Group AA State Championships with a throw of 161'7"! Photo by Tom Hoerner On Friday night at the VHSL Group AA State Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Natalie Baird gave her dad who also happens to be her coach a few more gray hairs. Baird waited until her final and sixth attempt to break Jackie Wallace’s 1981 state record in the girls discus throw of 159’9”. The Park View senior started out with a throw of 139 feet and then launched her next four throws over 150 feet. It looked like it would be another typical state meet for returning three-time discus state champion Baird: consistent and dominating. When she stepped into the discus circle for her final attempt in a high school state meet, all eyes were on the red-headed girl to see if she could pull it off in the clutch. She delivered. One hundred-sixty one feet and seven inches and a new Virginia high school state record.
Despite dealing with a hip injury this spring, Lakeland senior Chris Copeland was able to overcome the adversity as well as his toughest challenger yet in the form Ocean Lakes sophomore Justin Hunter to win his fourth state title (2 outdoor, 2 indoor) in the boys high jump on Friday at the VHSL Group AAA State Championships. (Photo by Andy Paisley) Day 1 Highlights @ VHSL Group AAA State Championships: Emma Dejarnette ties state meet record now shared by three with 12'0" clearance in girls pole vault with teammate Rachael Hawks taking third to give Atlee girls a day one lead with 16 points Landstown girls pull off a shocker in the 4x800 meter relay and set themselves up to become first team to win all three relay races at state meet. Landstown dominates preliminary rounds on Friday with the fastest qualifiers in the 100, 200, 400, and 300 hurdles. Marlena Wesh in the 100 and 200, Cierra McGee in the 400, and Taylor Wheaton in the 300 meter hurdles. Tynita Butts scratches all three jumps and fails to make finals of girls long jump. Without Butts in the finals, Churchland's Tiffany Harris wins the state title on her final jump to take lead away from Brittni Finch. Albemarle boys lead from first exchange to finish in the 4x800 meter relay with a final finishing time of 7:49.55. Anthony Kostelac anchors with a 1:54 split Wesley Smith of Oscar Smith wins his second straight outdoor state title in the long jump with a personaly best mark of 24'7" over a field which had a great day of marks including four over 24 feet and nine over 23 feet. More...
In the 2002 AAA State Meet, the only escape from a 100 degree track temperature day for 3200 champion Matt Keally and the rest of the fields was an official spraying them with a water hose in the first curve. A couple years ago, Group AA voted to change its state meet schedule to move the 3200 meter run on Friday night under the lights from its previous place in the meet schedule, which typically found it being run off during the heat of the day. When I heard the news of the change, I could only think back to my own outdoor state meet experiences in the 3200. All three were poor races, water hoses were involved, and the rays of the sun were my chief competition of the day instead of the other runners. I was not the only athlete who suffered in performances in those three races. Plenty of other kids were running well off their season best performances and disappointed with their results. It is important to run for place instead of time in championship season meets, but it comes to a point when you look around and say "Hey! There has got to be a better time to run this race!" Those involved with the Group AA State Championships realized this and the meet has great benefited from it since the schedule change. The athletic trainers are less overworked having to deal with overheated athletes, the athletes are able to finish the season with personal best performances on the greatest stage, the coaches have less worries on focusing their athlete on just one distance race if they feel the sun will zap up all their energy to double, and now there also is a 30 minute awards ceremony to recognize our All-State athletes in between the block of time that the 3200 meter races would have normally existed in the 3200 meter format. It is time for Group AAA to wake up and focus less on how it might impact team scoring, but instead how it might benefit the kids who compete in the event.
Photo by John Herzog Natalie Baird makes track fans who know nothing about the throwing events, appreciate and draw attention to events often neglected in the sport. Her form and technique is clearly on a whole another level of sophistication than her fellow high school competitors in Virginia. You do not even have to know what is the proper way to throw a discus or explain the technical aspects of the throws, but can simply just point to her and say "that is how you do it right". Baird will be competing in her final VHSL State Championships this weekend at Harrisonburg High School. She will be the most decorated active high school state champion in Virginia this weekend. The William & Mary bound senior will be shooting for her fourth consecutive state title in the discus and third consecutive state title in the shot put. Few past throwers have maintained the consistent level of dominance within the state as Baird has since winning her first title as a freshmen in the discus. While she may have a season best mark of 158'11" which puts her 25 and 30 feet ahead of the next best discus throwers in the state, Baird is driven by the six inches which separated her last June from Jackie Wallace's Virginia high school outdoor state discus record of 159'9" in her 159'4" meet record mark at the 2007 AA State Meet.
Photo by John Herzog He pulled off the impossible last year when he rallied late in the last 100 meters to win the 800 meter run and his third state title of the meet in a too close to call finish for even the finish line camera to decide between himself and Heritage's Nick McLaughlin. Peter Dorrell became the first distance runner ever in state history to win the 3200, 1600, and 800 meter races all in the same state meet. In the same Group AA State Championships, Catherine White won all three races for the second year in a row. The gauntlet that Dorrell will have to go through to match White's feat with a second straight state meet with three victories will be even tougher than last year with the competition that he will be facing. When looking at his race schedule this weekend, Dorrell could be viewed as someone slightly insane. We'll just call him the "Kamikaze Runner". Read more...
It was not as certain after the cross country season if the regional realignments of the Group AA schools prior to the 2007-2008 year had done an adequate enough job of distributing the strength and depth in the classification among its four regions as Region II still held strong as the Group AA's superior region having a high proportion of individual athletes and teams finish among the top percentage at the state meet with also some deserving teams and individuals being left home after failing to advance out of a still fiercely competitive region meet. After reviewing the regional meet results last week, it appears that track is a different story with Region III virtually even with Region II as the best region in Group AA with Region I not too far behind. Read more...
Photo by John Herzog Dominion senior Jennifer Weatherly nearly won state titles in three sprinting events in the 2007 AA State Outdoor Meet as only a third place finishing time of 57.05 in the 400 meter dash spoiled a sweep after picking up a win prior in the 100 meter dash and another win afterwards in the 200 meter dash. She has positioned herself again to make an attempt at the state champion triple in the sprints as the leading entrant in the 100 (12.08), 400 (56.98), and 200 meter dashes (24.98). The UVA recruit has a strong shot at three first place finishes, but there are two good reasons named Sherelle White and Michelle Speede of Grafton why the rare feat will be challenging. She would be the first athlete to complete the triple since 1997 when Broadway's Keena Schuler won all three for the third year in a row. Read more...
June 9th and 10th, 2000 at Sports Backers Stadium the fastest Virginia high school girls 800 Meter Run took place. 27 girls took to the track for the Friday prelims. The winner of each of the four preliminary heats and the next four fastest times would advance to the Saturday finals. Three of these heat leaders had already run under 2:15 during the season. For two of the finalists the 1600 would come before the 800 finals. Nikeya Green of Hayfield and Lauren Goldsmith of Cave Springs would place first and third in the 1600 running 5:03.49 and 5:08.93. Now the stage was set for the fastest girls 800 in VHSL history.
Photo by John Herzog Group AAA State Championships Pre-Meet Stories The Western Branch boys on a mission of redemption Is there any chance of stopping the Landstown girls? Spike limitations and state records (ot the lack thereof) Tynita Butts: A state record award from being called the greatest ever? Discus throwers sent into exile Cuffee's health now anchors Bethel's 4x400, not Bullard The dominance of the Central Region pole vault girls & two reasons or coaches why The drawback of having too many qualifiers in the boys 300H...how to advance them! Depth in girls 800 nearly knocks returning state champ out of fast section and 2007 runner-up to slowest section And more... Group AA State Championship Pre-Meet Stories Why Group AA is enlightened with their meet schedule and Group AAA is not Natalie Baird getting down to her final attempts and inches away from state record Dorrell is on another Kamikaze mission Have the region realignments worked in spreading out the strength in AA? Dominion's Weatherly can storm her way to three sprint victories And more... You have story ideas for the state meet? Email them to us! State meet preview articles are on the way for the VHSL state championships this weekend. Expect previews for Group AA and Group A overnight on Wednesday into Thursday morning, while a preview for the AAA State Meet is likely not to be posted until Thursday afternoon/night. Announcement: We are looking for help in videotaping the races at the Group A State Meet in Radford and Group AA State Meet in Harrisonburg. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. Group A Championships Pre-Meet Articles: Ten Boys Athletes to Watch - Ten Girls Athletes to Watch State Meet Performance Lists: Group AAA - Group AA - Group A Team Rankings: Group AAA Boys - Group AAA Girls - Group AA Boys - Group AA Girls - Group A Boys - Group A Girls Event Rankings: Group AAA Boys - Groups AAA Girls - Group AA Boys - Group AA Girls - Group A Boys - Group A Girls
Performance list for the 2008 VHSL Group AAA State Outdoor T&F Championships to be held Friday, May 30th and Saturday, May 31st at Todd Stadium in Newport News, VA.
The boys' discus throw and shot put will be some of the featured events at the Group A State Outdoor Track & Field Championships as four of the state's top ten ranked discus throwers happen to compete for Group A schools including Sawyer Russell (pictured above by John Herzog) of James River with the state's #3 mark at 168'8". In MileStat.com's list of the Ten Athletes to Watch at the Group A State Meet, the small school of James River has two field events athletes mentioned among the ten with Russell in contention for two state championships in the shot and discus, while teammate DaVon Ross (pictured below by Andy Paisley) will look to win a title in both the high jump (6'6" best) and triple jump (45'10" best) after finishing as a runner-up one year ago in both events.
There will be several female athletes at Saturday's VHSL Group A State Outdoor Track & Field Championships who could simply take over the meet and rack up 20, 30, and even 40 points by themselves. Lancaster's Andrea White (pictured above by Scott Rigler) happens to be one of those individuals as a favorite and top seed in the high jump and triple jump, a close second seed in the long jump, and a likely scorer in the 100 and 200 meter dashes. White happens to also be the state leader in the high jump with a 5'9" season best. She is not the only Group A athlete who has been an emerging name on the state level this spring as Manassas Park freshmen Sharese Roberts will be around for quite a few years and has a realistic shot of pulling off the sprint triple with victories in the 100, 400, and 200 meter dashes after pulling the feat off in her regional meet. Three state champions are back to defend their state titles including Susanna Sullivan, a 2007 champ in the 1600 and 3200. Despite being a returning champ, Sullivan will likely be considered an underdog to Glenvar sophomore Megan Marsico, who has had a sensational spring and is knocking on the door of sub 5 and sub 11. Read more on MileStat.com's Ten Girls Athletes to Watch at the VHSL Group A State Outdoor T&F Championships.
Performance list for the 2008 VHSL Group A State Outdoor T&F Championships to be held Saturday, May 31st at Radford University in Radford, VA>
Photo by Tom Hoerner The Western Albemarle boys will have an opportunity to win both the indoor and outdoor AA state crown this year as they head into this weekend's VHSL Group AA State Outdoor Track and Field Championships as the favorites coming out of Region II. With Tyler Stutzman leading the way for the Warriors as he attempts the distance triple (3200 on Friday, 1600 and 800 on Saturday), Western Albemarle could . The effect of AA switching their state meet schedule to including the 3200 meter run on Friday night several years ago will potentially have a big impact on the team scoring as the top two ranked teams coming in are both relying on their stud distance runner to come through in the three races with Western's Stutzman and Blacksburg sitting in second with the king of the distance triple in Peter Dorrell returning to see if he can pull it off again with victories in all three races. Only a handful of points separate the remaining teams contending for top 10 finishes including Brookville, Brunswick, Charlottesville, Heritage, Louisa County, Orange County, and Turner Ashby. These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We took the individual rankings and relay rankings and scored them as a normal meet: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. Note: Rankings do not include Region IV Meet results because results were never received. View full rankings with 47 teams scoring and see where each team may be getting their points at the state meet this weekend.
Laura Rapp and the Heritage girls will come in as the slight favorites as Rapp is the top seed in both the 3200 and 800 meter races, while a third seed in the 1600. Defending state champions Park View will get virtually all of their points out of the throwing events with Natalie Baird as a likely winner in both the shot put and discus, while teammates Lauren Tomlinson and Julia Anyaugo are likely to score. A sweep in the sprints by Jennifer Weatherly (pictured above by John Herzog) could automatically put the Dominion girls high up in the team standings. A pack of teams including Blacksburg, Brentsville, Brookville, James Monroe, Orange County, and York all could find themselves finishing in the top five or top three at the end of the meet. These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We took the individual rankings and relay rankings and scored them as a normal meet: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. Note: Rankings do not include Region IV Meet results because results were never received. View full rankings with 53 teams scoring and see where each team may be getting their points at the state meet this weekend.
National record holder in the 60 meter hurdles and 2007 World Youth 110 meter hurdles champion Wayne Davis of Southeast Raleigh (NC) will be competing at the 2008 MileStat.com Elite Track held on Saturday, June 7th at Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond, Virginia. The state of Virginia will try to throw its best at him with three of the top four ranked hurdlers already entered in Jeffrey Artis (13.99), Michael Quash (14.03), and VIncent Brown (14.10) as well as Nike Indoor Nationals 60 meter hurdles All-American and 3A 55 meter hurdles state champion Kevin Newsome. Davis has ran well ahead of those times including his World Youth record breaking 13.18 performance last summer in Ostrava, Czech Republic . Davis adds to a growing list of star athletes both from within the state of Virginia and out-of-state. The Eleanor Roosevelt girls dazzled the crowd at last year's Gala by beating a Virginia All-Star DMR team of Paige Johnston, Rachel Butler, Tasia Potasinski, and Catherine White. Arguably the nation's best girls track program in the nation over the past several years will be back for this year's event in preparation for the Nike Outdoor Nationals two weeks later. The school currently holds the nation's fastest times in both the 4x400 (3:37.16) and 4x800 (8:43.12) as their 4x800 time at Penn Relays set a new national record by an incredible seven seconds. The the regular entry deadline is still open through midnight on Thursday, May 27th, while a late entry deadline period begins thereafter with a $10 late fee assessed until Tuesday, June 3rd when entries are closed finally. Meet Website - Online Registration
A handful of teams seem to be positioned better than the rest for this Saturday's VHSL Group A State Championships at Radford University with Lebanon High School out of Region D as the favorite with three individuals who can score double digit points on their own with Jakob Maidens in the distance races, Skyler Musick in the sprints, and Robert Coleman in the hurdles. Clarke County has an opportunity to win their third straight Group A state track championship thanks to a jolt in the return of distance runner Ben Veilleux back to racing action after going MIA for a while. Appomattox County wishes the pole vault was contested in Group A or they would be a serious challenger with the top two pole vaulters in Group A with Jonathan Ford and Dustin Boyce. James River of Buchanan will not be hurting coming out of the field events with DaVon Ross in the jumps and Sawyer Russell in the throws as contenders for individual state titles in two events. Chatham's David Dixon will likely anchor the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays for his school and also try to bring home a state title in the 400 meter dash. View full rankings with 40 teams scoring and see where each team may be getting their points at the state meet this weekend.
It could be a Region B show at the VHSL Group A State Championships with the Clarke County, George Mason, and Chatham girls as the top three ranked teams in Group A currently all coming from the same region. The number of potential individual scorers for Clarke County is nearly double the number of any other school coming into the meet at nine with distance runner Sophia Holmes and hurdler Amanda Reap as their top individuals. George Mason will be relying on a distance runner and hurdler combination with Susanna Sullivan and Karina Robarge. Chatham has one of the top track and field athletes in Group A with Marissa Thompson expected to score in four events and contend for a state title in the long jump as a top seed. Lancaster's Andrea White could put her team into the top three or at least top five by herself as a #1 seed in the high jump and triple jump, #2 seed in the long jump, as well as coming in with some of the faster Group A times in the 100 and 200 meter dashes.Only a freshmen, Sharese Roberts of Manassas Park is a rising star of the small schools after winning all three sprinting events at the Region B Meet and will attempt the same sweep this weekend in Radford. View full rankings with 38 teams scoring and see where each team may be getting their points at the state meet this weekend.
This year, there has been a lot of activity on the girls' hammer throw. Last year's state record (the best hammer mark thrown in a USATF-sanctioned meet by a Virginia high school student) of 133'2" (40.59m) set by Aimee Veatch, Cave Spring HS, Roanoke, was broken by Jessie Echard (Robinson HS, Fairfax, VA) with a throw of 133'9" (40.77) at an open meet at Howard Community College, Columbia, MD on May 11, under rainy conditions. The record was broken again by Natalie Baird (Park View HS, Sterling, VA), with a throw of 144'4" (44.00m) at the Potomac Valley Track Club all-comer's meet this past Sunday, May 25. All three current and former record holders are expected to be at the upcoming DC/MD/VA high school hammer state championships. This is a USATF-sanctioned event to be held at Falls Church high school on Sunday June 8.
Performance list to the 2008 VHSL Group AAA State Outdoor T&F Championships to be held Friday, May 30th and Saturday, May 31st at Harrisonburg High School in Harrisonburg, VA.
Jeffrey Artis will attempt to lead the Western Branch boys to their third team championship in the past four state meets as the #1 ranked athlete in the 110 meter hurdles, #2 in the 300 meter hurdles, and #5 in the triple jump. Currently roughly 20 to25 points separates Western Branch on paper from their challengers in Group AAA. (Photo by Andy Paisley) Updated Group AAA boys team rankings with all regional performances entered and reflected in the new team rankings. These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We took the individual rankings and relay rankings and scored them as a normal meet: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. It is important to note these rankings are not scored by what athletes will actually be competing in at the Group AAA State Championships as many athletes contributing points to the top teams will be forced to make choices on what events they will focus on with a limit of three running events and only one other running event on Saturday if competing in the 3200 meter run. Example: Jason Witt cannot compete in the 1600, 800, and 3200 as well as the 4x800 meter relay for Midlothian. The top 10 teams include in alphabetical order: Battlefield, Bethel, Douglas Freeman, Green Run, Midlothian, Mountain View, Nansemond River, Oscar Smith T.C. Williams, and Western Branch. View full rankings with 56 teams scoring and see where each team may be getting their points at the state meet next weekend.
For many years at the VHSL AAA State Outdoor Championships, the Lake Braddock girls have been a thorn in the side of the Eastern Region's attempt of complete dominance at the state meet as a team always expected to be in the hunt for a state title or at least a top three finish. However, the Lake Braddock girls have gone now three straight outdoor state championships without a top three finish including a very distance 26th place in 2007 with 9 points. The 2008 Lake Braddock girls appear to be ready to make a push to get back in the middle of the Eastern Region's plans for taking all three team trophies of the top three finishing schools thanks to the versatile hurdler and jumper Melanie Akwule as well as their new sub 5 miler in Liana Epstein (pictured above by Ted Plunkett), who clocked a state best time of 4:57.46 at the Northern Region Meet. Nonetheless, it looks like the drama in the girls team scoring may be only for second and third as the Landstown girls could double the total of points of the runner-up school. The defending AAA state indoor champions rested and sat out the majority of their top athletes at the Eastern Region Meet as they did indoors as well en route to a state title. Updated Group AAA girls team rankings with all regional performances entered and reflected in the new team rankings. These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We took the individual rankings and relay rankings and scored them as a normal meet: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. It is important to note these rankings are not scored by what athletes will actually be competing in at the Group AAA State Championships as many athletes contributing points to the top teams will be forced to make choices on what events they will focus on with a limit of three running events and only one other running event on Saturday if competing in the 3200 meter run. The top 10 teams include in alphabetical order: Booker T. Washington, Centreville, Grassfield, Lake Braddock, Landstown, Osbourn Park, Potomac Senior, T.C. Williams, Western Branch, Westfield View full rankings with 55 teams scoring and see where each team may be getting their points at the state meet next weekend.
VA Regional Week Coverage: Butts US #3 20-4.50 LJ! Potasinski US #9 2:10 800! Witt US #14 4:12 1600!
The second to last stop on the road to the VHSL State Championships is this week with the regional championships being contested across the state. The Northwest Region and Northern Region rolled out some impressive performances on Friday with the Eastern Region Meet as the last AAA region meet to be completed on Saturday at Todd Stadium, the site of the VHSL AAA State Championships. AAA Regional Team Rankings: Central - Eastern - Northern - Northwest AA Regional Team Rankings: Region I - Region II - Region III - Region IV AAA Region Meet Performance Lists: Central - Eastern - Northern - Northwest AA Region Meet Performance Lists: Region I - Region II - Region III - Region IV Tasia Potasinski US #9 2:10.42 800 meet record @ Northern Region Meet The present was on displayed in the girls 800 meter run on Friday evening at the Northern Region Meet with AAA 1600 and 1000 meter state champion Tasia Potasinski (pictured above by Ted Plunkett) running a meet record and US #9 time of 2:10.42. While the Westfield senior has established herself as a favorite to win more state title hardware next week at Todd Stadium, Grassfield freshmen Amanda Smith (pictured below by Andy Paisley) was establishing herself for the present and future in the event at the Eastern Region Meet as she blazed an 800 time of 2:13.25 at Todd Stadium. Artis breaks 14 seconds in 110H! Western Branch senior Jeffrey Artis got out quick in the 110 meter hurdles finals at the Eastern Region and never looked backed as he dusted off a strong field with the state's first sub 14 second clocking in the event at 13.99, which ranks among the top 20 in the country. (Photo by Andy Paisley) The wind tunnel known as Sports Backers Stadium did not deter Midlothian senior Jason Witt from motoring around the track for four laps in fierce winds to throw down a statement making and meet record breaking 4:12.23 in the 1600 meter run. He later came back for a second win in the 800 meter run in 1:57.07 with a narrow win over Robert Reynolds of Lee-Davis. Witt was one of three double boys' winners in the meet though as Douglas Freeman had a pair of two event champions with teammates Ulrick Smith and Michael Quash sharing runner of the meet awards as Smith took the 400 (48.88) and 200 (21.84) meter dashes, while Quash won both hurdle races (14.22 110H, 37.89 300H) and was second to teammate Smith in the 200 (21.94). (Photo by John Herzog) Watch Race Video of Witt's 4:12 1600! AAA Central Region Meet - Complete Results - Photo Gallery by John Herzog - Photos For Sale - 70 MileSplit US National Elites - 430 MileStat.com Elites - 1 Meet Record - Jason Witt (Midlothian) MR 4:12.23 B-1600 & 1:57.09 B-800 - Michael Quash (Douglas Freeman) 14.22 B-110H, 37.89 B-300H, & 21.94 B-200 - Ulrick Smith (Douglas Freeman) 48.88 B-400 & 21.84 B-200 - Ashley Orr (Deep Run) 19-3.25w G-LJ - Antonio Puller (Lee-Davis) 46-2 B-TJ - Ben Dejarnette (Atlee) 4:15.86 B-1600 & 9:32.62 B-3200 - Kristen Wolfe (James River) 5:03.31 G-1600 - Douglas Freeman 7:58.53 B-4x800 - Quran Page (J.R. Tucker) 23-0.25 B-LJ - Michael Williams (Meadowbrook) 165-6 B-Discus - Briana Hudson (Deep Run) 5-5 G-HJ - Briana Stith (Huguenot) 45.19 G-300H - Paige Johnston (Midlothian) 2:17.50 G-800 - Amber Pierson (Prince George) 57.36 - Prince George 3:58.14 G-4x400 - Christianna Moss (Patrick Henry) 120-11 G-Discus - Emma Dejarnette (Atlee) 11-9 G-PV - Matthew Armentrout (Deep Run) 14-6 B-PV - Team Champions: Douglas Freeman boys-93 pts & Deep Run girls-86 pts. Eastern Region Meet - Complete Results - Day 1 Results - 120 MileSplit US National Elites - 491 MileStat.com Elites - Photo Gallery by Andy Paisley (735 total photos) - Jeffrey Artis (Western Branch) VA #1 13.99 B-110H - Dejor Simmons (Green Run) VA #1 10.48 B-100 - Ja-Vell Bullard (Bethel) VA #1 47.07 B-400 - Brandon Burton (Woodside) 1:55.46 B-800 - Frede Spellman (Oscar Smith) 59-0 B-Shot - Justin Hunter (Ocean Lakes) 46-6.50 B-TJ, 23-0 B-LJ & 6-8 B-HJ - Green Run 41.43 B-4x100 - Western Branch 3:21.59 B-4x400 - Allen Kelly (King's Fork) 15-0 B-PV - Cordarol Madison (Booker T. Washington) 37.87 B-300H - Keith Ricks (King's Fork) 21.63p B-200 - Chris Copeland (Lakeland) 6-10 B-HJ - Bobby Peavey (Kellam) 4:18.56 B-1600 & 9:32.70 B-3200 - Blake Theroux (Western Branch) 4:19.94 B-1600 & 9:35.20 B-3200 - Tory Womack (Western Branch) 10.49 B-100 - - Wesley Smith (Oscar Smith) 23-2 B-LJ - Amanda Smith (Grassfield) 2:13.25 G-800 - Tiffany Harris (Churchland) 19-1 G-LJ - Myesha Barr (Grassfield) 56.91 G-400 - Booker T. Washington 3:52.69 G-4x400 - Cierra McGee (Landstown) 24.61p G-200 & 56.92p G-400 - Jessie Gaines (Western Branch) 14.49 G-100H - Ruth Hunt (Heritage) 12.13 G-100 - Anne Reiner (Ocean Lakes) 5:07.45 G-1600 - Octavia Rinehardt (Tallwood) 11:04.90 G-3200 - Olivia Hutchenson (Landstown) 44.07 G-300H - Western Branch 8:07.91 B-4x800 - Team Champions: Western Branch boys-110 pts & Western Branch girls-96 pts. Northern Region Meet - Complete Results - Day 1 Results - Photo Gallery by Ted Plunkett (509 total photos...more to be added) 93 MileSplit US National Elites - 463 MileStat.com Elites - 2 Meet Records - Tynita Butts (T.C. Williams) VA #1 MR 20'4.50" G-LJ & 5-4 G-HJ - Tasia Potasinski (Westfield) VA #1 MR 2:10.42 G-800 - Liana Epstein (Lake Braddock) VA #1 4:57.46 G-1600 - AJ Price (South Lakes) 23-7 B-LJ & 48.87 B-400 - Brittni Finch (Centreville) 19-5 G-LJ & 24.85 G-200 - Lake Braddock 9:26.83 G-4x800 - Thomas Edison 7:57.26 B-4x800 - Frank Afriyie (T.C. Williams) 169-0 B-Discus & 54-6 B-Shot - Hiruni Wijayaratne (Herndon) 4:57.88 G-1600 & 10:51.67 G-3200 - Jaclyn Smith (Yorktown) 38-11.75 G-TJ & 56.62 G-400 - Jasmine Jones (Hayfield) 14.49 G-100H & 44.11 G-300H - Bradshaw Kenimer (T.C. Williams) 4:17.76 B-1600 & 9:26.86 B-3200 - West Potomac 3:21.57 B-4x400 - Leoule Degfae (Thomas Edison) 1:55.42 B-800 - Team Champions: South Lakes boys-93.50 pts & Lake Braddock girls-101 pts. Northwest Region Meet - Complete Results - 75 MileSplit US National Elites - 388 MileStat.com Elites - 3 Meet Records - David Wilson (George Washington) 49-4.75 B-TJ - Damien Thigpen (Stonewall Jackson) 37.21 B-300H & 21.73 B-200 - Thomas Porter (Mountain View) 4:19.60 B-1600 & MR 9:15.24 B-3200 - Rex Parker (Battlefield) 23-4.75 B-LJ & 47-10.75 B-TJ - Anthony Kostelac (Albemarle) 1:54.98 B-800 - Daniel Inge (E.C. Glass) MR 16-0 B-PV - Battlefield 7:56.52 B-4x800 - Albemarle 3:22.42 B-4x400 - Brice Mathews (Potomac Senior) 48.87 B-400 & 21.91 B-200 - Reynaldo Radlin (North Stafford) 14.42 B-110H & 38.29 B-300H - Yvonne Amegashie (Potomac Senior) 55.19 G-400, 24.81 G-200 & 12.41 G-100- Brittany Hyter (Osbourn Park) 18-2 G-LJ, 14.72p G-100H & 44.00 G-300H - Lauren Privette (Loudoun Valley) 38-1.25 G-TJ & 18-0 G-LJ - Brooke Point MR 9:22.74 G-4x800 - Jessie Sheffield (E.C. Glass) 2:16.51 G-800 - Elizabeth Barclay (Albemarle) 5:04.90 G-1600 - Jaleesa Anthony (Franklin County) 123-6 G-Discus - Erin Patterson (Franklin County) 11-0 G-PV - Team Champions: Albemarle boys-73.50 pts & Osbourn Park girls-88 pts. AA Region I Meet - Complete Results - 14 MileSplit US National Elites - 224 MileStat.com Elites - Krystal Parish (Park View-South Hill) 36-3 G-TJ & 18-7.50 G-LJ - Bilnita Armstead (James Monroe) 46.27 G-300H & 18-5 G-LJ - Samantha Mosley (Prince Edward) 122-3 G-Discus & 39-2.25 G-Shot - Will Muhlerin (Tabb) 9:39.20 - Chancellor 8:08.72 B-4x800 - James Monroe 8:09.96 B-4x800 - Christina Phillips (Tabb) 5-4 G-HJ - Team Champions: Brunswick boys-61 pts & James Monroe girls-68 pts. Region II Meet - Complete Results - 27 MileSplit US National Elites - 234 MileStat.com Elites - Natalie Baird (Park View-Sterling) 43-3 G-Shot & 149-2 G-Discus - Jennifer Weatherly (Dominion) 12.08 G-100 & 57.00 G-400 - Christina Lee (Potomac Falls) 5:11.44 G-1600 - Jazlynn Finney (Heritage-Leesburg) 17-8.75 G-LJ - Schavan Hinds (Millbrook) 14.97 G-100H - Danyielle Kent-Robinson (Brentsville) 14.98 G-100H & 5-4 G-HJ - Jeff Carey (Orange County) 14.32 B-110H - Tyler Stutzman (Western Albemarle) 4:19.92 B-1600 - Reuben Shanks (Warren County) 150-0 B-Discus - Andre Wanzer (Brentsville) 21.97 B-200 - Kyle Satterwhite (Western Albemarle) 9:32.02 B-3200 - Team Champions: Louisa County boys-89 pts & Park View girls-75 pts. Region III Meet - Complete Results - 26 MileSplit US National Elites - 240 MileStat.com Elites - Laura Rapp (Heritage) 5:10.32 G-1600, 2:15.48 G-800, 11:19.47 G-3200 - William Byrd 8:01.74 B-4x800 - Corey Galloway (Heritage) 49.09 B-400 - Sarah Witt (Staunton River) MR 45.62 G-300H - Drew Hall (William Byrd) 1:56.09 B-800 - Alex Ott (Turner Ashby) 1:56.14 B-800 - Katie Cummings (Fort Defiance) 120-6 G-Discus - Bryant Clopper (Harrisonburg) 4:21.81 B-1600 - Dan Nafziger (Harrisonburg) 4:23.44 B-1600 & 9:35.13 B-3200 - James Bell (Staunton River) 14-3 B-PV - Daquaa Scott (Staunton River) 39-10.50 G-Shot - Christina Fenske (Stuarts Draft) MR 5-6 G-HJ - Ethan Nixon (Brookville) 14.42p B-110H - Tim Brown (Waynesboro) 46-1.50 B-TJ - Harrisonburg MR 9:55.12 G-4x800 - Brookville MR 49.63 G-4x100 - Team Champions: Brookville boys-97 pts & Heritage girls-81 pts. Region IV Meet A Region A Meet - Top 8 Results Region B Meet - Complete Results - 3 MileSplit US National Elites - 139 MileStat.com Elites - Ben Veilleux (Clarke County) 9:26.76 B-3200 - Susanna Sullivan (George Mason) 5:14.01 G-1600 - Marissa Thompson (Chatham) 17-10.50 G-LJ - Team Champions: Appomattox boys-78 pts & Clarke County girls-82 pts. Region C Meet - Complete Results - 8 MileSplit US National Elites - Megan Marsico (Glenvar) 5:08.59 G-1600 & 11:00.22 G-3200 - Kent Moles (Floyd County) 157-10 B-Discus - Emanuel Alfred (Covington) 51-8.50 B-Shot & 157-0 B-Discus - Desiree Simmons (Radford) 37-0 G-Shot - Team Champions: Radford boys-99.50 pts & Giles girls-92 pts. Region D Meet - Complete Results - 2 MileSplit US National Elites - 30 MileStat.com Elites - Three Meet Records - Kim Johnson (Virginia) MR 38-6 G-Shot - Robert Coleman (Lebanon) MR 40.28 B-300H - Skyler Musick (Lebanon) MR 22.81 B-200 - Ahmad Eccleston (Virginia) 45-6 B-TJ - Team Champions: Virginia High boys-133 pts & Virginia High girls-64 pts.
Performance list for the 2008 Eastern Region Meet to be held Friday, May 23rd and Saturday, May 24th at Todd Stadium in Newport News, Virginia.
Photo by John Herzog As the Virginia track teams head into championship season, it is worth noting that one of the most successful stories from our state so far has been the remarkable showings from the Bethel boys 4x400 relay, most notably, their 3:14.71 clocking at the Penn Relays. The time, which was actually run in the preliminaries, launched the Bruins foursome of Austin Cuffee, Earl House, Sherrard Marrow, and indoor 400 national champion Ja-Vell Bullard into the finals where they placed second overall, but first among American teams. The sign in front of the school on Big Bethel Road states it all – Congratulations Cuffee, House, Marrow, Bullard - #2 in World.
Performance list for the 2008 Central Region Meet to be held Wednesday, May 21st and Thursday, May 22nd at Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond.
Bilnita Armstead will lead the defending regional champion James Monroe girls at the Region I Championships at York High School as a top seed and favorite in the long jump and 300 meter hurdles. (Photo by Ted Plunkett) The Bay Rivers District boys teams in Jamestown and Lafayette hold down the top spot in the Region I rankings with Jameston as the #1 ranked team, but Lafayette took the district title away from them last week at York High School. Meanwhile, the Battlefield District looks strongest among girls teams with James Monroe out in front, but Courtland girls are close behind. Last year only one point separated the two teams at the region meet as the James Monroe girls were the champions with 67 points.
There are not many girls throwing over 40 feet in the shot put in Virginia, but Park View High School is fortunate to have two over the mark with Natalie Baird and Lauren Tomlinson (pictured above by John Herzog). The defending AA state outdoor champions should pick up a good portion of their points in the throwing events at the state meet. The Jefferson District boys are looking quite dominant heading into this week's Region II Champions as the top four ranked teams in the region happen to come from the district led by AA state indoor champions Western Albemarle and recent Jefferson District champions over Western in Louisa County. Charlottesville and Orange County are also ranked among the top four teams in the region from the Jefferson District. There is a bit more variety among the top girls teams in Region II with the Northwestern District's Brentsville girls having a slight edge over Dulles District champions Heritage. Returning AA state outdoor team champions Park View should only get stronger as they move up to the next level with their three talented throwers in Natalie Baird, Lauren Tomlinson, and Julia Anyaugo. Jefferson District squads Louisa County and Orange County should push each other well into the top 5.
Alex Ott has become the premier distance runner in Region III and his points of the distance events should help Turner Ashby be a strong contender at the regional meet. (Photo by John Herzog) Brookville made it a sweep of the team titles at the Seminole District Meet and will attempt to do it again with the Brookville boys and girls as the top ranked teams in Region III prior to this week's Region III Championships. The Heritage girls will make it a close contest for the Lady Bees, while Massanutten District squads Turner Ashby and Harrisonburg will attempt to close the gap on the Ethan Nixon-led Brookville boys.
Elitest of the Elite Award Winners Arguably no high school meet in Virginia will have better awards than this year's 2008 MileStat.com Elite Track Gala as over $900 worth in awards will be distributed out to the top six finishers in all 34 individual events and members of the top three finishing relays in the All-Star DMR. Just take a look at just another reason why you should sign up for the Gala today so you can be awarded one of these coveted plaques, trophies, or medals! Event Winners (First Place) Second Place Finishers Third Place Finishers Fourth thru Sixth Place Finishers
Performance list for the 2008 Region II Meet held at Heritage High School in Leesburg, Virginia on Wednesday, May 21st.
Some athletes may think that there season is over if they failed to qualify out of their district or region this week, but not so fast! There is a good probability that you may have ran a qualifying time this season to allow you to compete in the third annual MileStat.com Elite Track Gala on Saturday, June 7th at Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond. Check out the meet qualifying standards and also find instructions on how to enter in the meet.
Performance list to the 2008 Northwest Region Meet to be held at UVA's Lannigan Field in Charlottesville, VA on Friday, November 23rd.
Photo by John Herzog Colonial District team champions Douglas Freeman boys and Deep Run girls are the favorites for Wednesday and Thursday's Central Region Championships. Hurdler Michael Quash, distance runner Lewis McPherson, and quarter miler Ulrick Smith will lead the Rebels against challengers Petersburg, Midlothian, Lee-Davis, Cosby, and others. The Deep Run girls will be chased by Dominion District schools Midlothian and Manchester.
Western Branch's Jeffrey Artis is the Eastern Region leader in both hurdles and has the second best mark in the triple jump. (Photo by John Herzog) The Western Branch boys could double the score of their nearest competition at the Eastern Region Championships if they choose to try to rack up the points. However, the Landstown girls showed in indoors with their decision to skip out of the regional meet that the goal of a state championship can push a team to rest and de-emphasize the regional meet. Landstown girls are also the top ranked team in the Eastern Region with the Western Branch girls as the lone squad in striking distance to them for a regional crown.
Photo by Ted Plunkett Move over Alan Webb. South Lakes has some new track stars making names for themselves. It seems since the likes of Alan Webb and Richard Smith graduated that South Lakes went into a dark age without many star track athletes, but that has definitely changed this year with an outstanding hurdler in Vincent Brown and a trio of swift sprinters in AJ Price, Nicholas Vaughn, and Adrian Vaughn. The Seahawks are the top ranked team in the Northern Region heading into this weekend's regional championships, while it is no surprise to find the Lake Braddock girls as the leading squad in the Northern Region once again. Melanie Akwule will likely be Lake Braddock's biggest point contributor in the hurdles and jumps.
Jordan Hill of Albemarle could potentially score high in five events at the Northwest Region Meet (Photo by Ted Plunkett) The most competitive regional team battle among the four AAA regions appear to be among the Northwest Region boys with defending indoor champions Potomac Senior, defending outdoor champions Mountain View, and Albemarle all having strong enough squads to make a push for the regional crown on Friday at UVA. The Osbourn Park girls have been in a class of their own in the region for the past few years, but will be attempting to bounce back from a surprising defeat at their district meet to the Battlefield girls.
Performance list to the 2008 Region III Meet to be held May 23rd and 24th at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.
Performance list for the 2008 Region I Meet to be held May 22nd at York High School in York, VA.
Wesh runs sub 24 in Beach District 200 prelims The Landstown girls looked like an unstoppable force on the road to outdoor state championships at the Beach District Meet as they finished with 209 points and over 100 points ahead of second place. The defending AAA indoor state champions were led by Marlena Wesh clocking a swift 23.81 performance in her prelims of the 200 meter dash. Wesh also won the 100 meter dash in 11.92, while the Landstown girls made it a clean sweep of the top three places in the 400 meter dash with two under 57 seconds and Wesh's sister Diane in third at 57.66. (Photo by Andy Paisley) Wolfe's 5:02 1600 performance nulled by DQ James River senior Kristen Wolfe ran a sensational race in the girls 1600 meter run at the Dominion District Meet on Wednesday at Midlothian High School as she ran away from defending AAA 1600 meter outdoor state champion Kathleen Lautzenheiser with a 5:02 performance. However, her time ended up being nullified due to a disqualification as she was entered and competed in four running events over the two day meet with the 4x800 meter relay on Monday and then 400 and 800 meter races following her 1600 on Wednesday. Capital & Colonial District Meet Day 1 Photo Gallery by John Herzog - Purchase Photos Online Capital & Colonial District Meet Day 2 Photo Gallery by John Herzog - Purchase Photos Online Beach District Meet Photo Gallery by Andy Paisley Patriot District Meet Photo Gallery by Ted Plunkett Videos from Dominion, Capital, & Colonial District Meets on the way! District week is upon us! Always a hectic week keeping up and digesting all the results and performances. Please be patient as we attempt to enter all performances from the district meets into our site's database. Meet directors please email your results to email@example.com and you can also send in performance lists as well to post. Also check to see if your meet is missing from our outdoor calendar. Results from meets so far... Group AAA - Results missing from Cardinal District! Capital District Meet (Sports Backers Stadium - Richmond, VA - Wed, May 14th & Thurs, May 15th) - Complete Results Posted & Performances Entered - 11 MileSplit US National Elites - Elainte Derricott (Henrico) 19-1 G-LJ - Cecily Young (Armstrong) 45.85 G-300H - Lee-Davis 8:08.27 B-4x800 - Varina 8:08.44 B-4x800 - Adam Taylor (Lee-Davis) 150-1 B-Discus - Antonio Puller (Lee-Davis) 45-2.50 B-TJ - Emma Dejarnette (Atlee) 11-7 G-PV - Team Champions: Lee-Davis boys-174 pts & Lee-Davis girls-164 pts. Central District Meet (Petersburg HS - Petersburg, VA - Wed, May 14th & Thurs, May 15th) - Complete Results & Performances Entered - 13 MileSplit US National Elites - Michael Williams (Meadowbrook) 170-5 B-Discus - Corinna Brown (Prince George) 18-9 G-LJ & 36-5 G-TJ- Amber Pierson (Prince George) 57.84 G-400 - Jamar Parham (Matoaca) 22-9 B-LJ - Wesley Benitez (Matoaca) 45-2.25 B-TJ - Joey Taylor (Prince George) 14-0 B-PV - Team Champions: Matoaca boys-130 pts & Prince George girls-181 pts. Colonial District Meet (Sports Backers Stadium - Richmond, VA - Wed, May 14th & Thurs, May 15th) - Complete Results & Performances Entered - 29 MileSplit US National Elites - Michael Quash (Douglas Freeman) 14.48 B-110H & 38.52 B-300H - Douglas Freeman 8:00.52 B-4x800 - Ashley Orr (Deep Run) 19-1.75 G-LJ - Ulrick Smith (Douglas Freeman) 48.94 B-400 - Brian Welch (Mills Godwin) 4:21.09 B-1600 - Courtney Dobbs (Deep Run) 5:11.76 G-1600 - Lewis McPherson (Douglas Freeman) 4:22.11 B-1600 & 1:57.69 B-800 - Chris Kourlesis (J.R. Tucker) 45-0.75 B-TJ - Lizzie Powell (Patrick Henry) 10-9 G-PV - Team Champions: Douglas Freeman boys-194 pts & Deep Run girls-184 pts. Dominion District Meet (Midlothian HS - Midlothian, VA - Mon, May 12th & Wed, May 14th) - Complete Results Posted & Performances Entered - 8 MileSpilt US National Elites - Jason Witt (Midlothian) 1:55.85 B-800 - Amy Witt (Midlothian) 11:14.23 G-3200 - Paige Johnston (Midlothian) 2:16.60 G-800 - Justin Simmons (Manchester) 53-9.50 B-Shot - Briana Stith (Huguenot) 45.80 G-300H - Kathleen Lautzenheiser (Midlothian) 5:09.62 - Michael Hammond (Midlothian) 4:24.53 B-1600 - Team Champions: Cosby boys-155.50 pts & Manchester girls-195 pts. Beach District Meet (Landstown HS - Virginia Beach, VA - Wed, May 14th & Thurs, May 15th) - Complete Results Posted & Performances Entered - 42 MileSplit US National Elites - Marlena Wesh (Landstown) 11.92 G-100 & VA #1 23.81p G-200 - Charisse Bryant (Green Run) 14.16 G-100H - Taylor Wheaton (Landstown) 43.99p G-300H & 14.61 G-100H - Ocean Lakes 9:24.13 G-4x800 - Landstown 9:27.81 G-4x800 - Octavia Rinehardt (Tallwood) 5:11.91 G-1600 & 11:12.23 G-3200 - Cierra McGee (Landstown) 56.73 G-400 - Kelnesha Hinnant (Landstown) 56.96 G-400 - Natalia Kuhn (Ocean Lakes) 2:17.82 G-800 - Jaleesa Williams (Landstown) 39-0 G-Shot - Justin Hunter (Ocean Lakes) 6-8 BHJ, 22-9 B-LJ, & 45-7.50 B-TJ - Dejor Simmons (Green Run) 10.75p B-100 & 21.87 B-200 - Bobby Peavey (Kellam) 4:20.59 B-1600 & 9:38.90 B-3200 - Ocean Lakes 8:03.16 B-4x800 - Green Run 42.11 B-4x100 - Team Champions: Ocean Lakes boys-138 pts & Landstown girls-209 pts. Eastern District Meet (I.C. Norcom HS - Portsmouth, VA - Wed, May 7th & Fri, May 9th) - Complete Results Posted & Performances Entered - 9 MileSplit US National Elites - Tiffany Harris (Churchland) 57.05 G-400 & 18-0.75 G-LJ - DeShana Briggs (Booker T. Washington) 5-6 G-HJ - Mike Jackson (Lake Taylor) 38.68 -B300H - Dayzote Williams (Granby) 22-7.50 B-LJ - Team Champions: Booker T. Washington boys-142 pts & Booker T. Washington girls-206.5 pts. Peninsula District Meet (Todd Stadium - Newport News, VA - Fri, May 16th & Sat, May 17th) - Complete Results Posted & Performances Entered - 15 MileSplit US National Elites - Lavell Handy (Hampton) 48-5 B-TJ, 23.5.50 B-LJ, 14.48 B-110H - Reggie Williams (Bethel) 23-6 B-LJ - Ruth Hunt (Heritage) 12.25 G-100 - Maia Wise (Menchville) 45.46 G-300H - Niaimani Aduma (Phoebus) 36-5 G-TJ - Ronnie Black (Menchville) 6-6 B-HJ - Team Champions: Bethel boys-132 pts & Bethel girls-117 pts. Southeastern District Meet (Grassfield HS - Chesapeake, VA - Fri, May 16th & Sat, May 17th) - Complete Results Posted & Performances Entered - 43 MileSplit US National Elites - Frede Spellman (Oscar Smith) VA #1 60-5 B-Shot & 150-6 B-Discus - Amanda Smith (Grassfield) VA #1 2:13.47 G-800 - Jeffrey Artis (Western Branch) 37.80p B-300H - Keith Ricks 21.39p B-200 - Nansemond River 41.87 B-4x100 - Western Branch 8:09.50 B-4x800 - Allen Kelly (King's Fork) 15-0 B-PV - James Taylor (Nansemond River) 23-4.50 B-LJ - Curtis Campbell (Grassfield) 48.26 B-400 - Jayna McGehee (Great Bridge) 5:09.58 G-1600 - Myesha Barr (Grassfield) 57.23 G-400 - Venus Whitties (Western Branch) 45.42p G-300H - Karimah Shepherd (Grassfield) 17-11 G-LJ & 37-4.50 G-TJ - Ermesha Fair (Western Branch) 37-8 G-TJ & 5-4 G-HJ - Jasmine Walton (Deep Run) 38-3 G-Shot - Team Champions: Western Branch boys-166 pts & Western Branch girls-206.50 pts. Concorde District Meet (Westfield HS - Chantilly, VA - Thurs, May 15th & Fri, May 16th) - Complete Results Posted & Performances Entered - 11 MileSplit US National Elites - Tasia Potasinski (Westfield) 5:08.24 G-1600 & 2:17.26 G-800 - Hiruni Wijayaratne (Herndon) 11:02.86 G-3200 - Westfield 9:25.77 G-4x800 - Oakton 8:04.94 B-4x800 - Asare Kwarteng (James Robinson) 45-0.50 B-TJ - Team Champions: Westfield boys-133 pts & Westfield girls-190 pts. Liberty District Meet (Thomas Jefferson S&T - Alexandria, VA - Thurs, May 15th & Fri, May 16th) - Complete Results Posted - 12 MileSplit US National Elites - A.J. Price (South Lakes) 23-1 B-LJ & 21.92 B-200 - Brian Landry (Thomas Jefferson S&T) 9:35.04 B-3200 - Lisa Scott (Langley) 37-6.75 G-TJ & 5-4 G-HJ - Stephanie Paradis (Stone Bridge) 5:11.93 G-1600 - Stone Bridge 9:29.37 G-4x800 - W.T. Woodson 8:07.31 B-4x800 - Alex Walker (Langley) 156-3 B-Discus - Team Champions: South Lakes boys-115 pts & Stone Bridge girls-130 pts. Patriot District Meet (South County HS - Lorton, VA - Wed, May 14th & Thurs, May 15th) - Complete Results Posted & Performances Entered - 24 MileSplit US National Elites - Melanie Akwule (Lake Braddock) 14.51 G-100H, 44.66 G-300H, 37-2.50 G-TJ, & 18-1.50 G-LJ - Katherine Lee (West Potomac) 18-3.50 G-LJ - Jasmine Jones (Hayfield) 44.56 G-300H & 14.57 G-100H - Rosemary Barber (West Springfield) 2:16.53 G-800 - Liana Epstein (Lake Braddock) 5:12.90 G-1600 - Elizabeth Heath (West Potomac) 11:16.23 - Frank Afriye (T.C. Williams) 163-0 B-Discus & 53-10 B-Shot - West Potomac 3:22.30 B-4x400 - Annandale 8:07.48 B-4x800 - Thomas Clark (T.C. Williams) 14-1 B-PV - Bradshaw Kenimer (T.C. Williams) 4:21.04 - Michael Santano (Lake Braddock) 14.66 B-110H - Team Champions: West Potomac boys-120 pts & Lake Braddock girls-196 pts. National District Meet (Thomas Edison HS - Alexandria, VA - Tues, May 13th & Wed, May 14th) - Complete Results Posted & Performances Entered - 4 MileSplit US National Elites - Jaclyn Smith (Yorktown) 57.09 G-400 & 37-5 G-TJ - Tihut Degfae (Thomas Edison) 1:56.63 - Team Champions: Thomas Edison boys-208 pts & Thomas Edison girls-186.50 pts. Cedar Run District Meet (Battlefield HS - Haymarket, VA - Tues, May 13th & Wed, May 14th) - Complete Results Posted & Performances Entered - 27 MileSplit US National Elites - Damien Thigpen (Stonewall Jackson) VA #1 37.48 B-300H & 21.98 B-200 - Paul DeVito (Osbourn Park) VA #1 14.02 B-110H - Battlefield 8:02.29 B-4x800 - Eric Hoepker (Battlefield) 1:56.83 - Rex Parker (Battlefield) 46-6 B-TJ - Brittany Hyter (Osbourn Park) 14.92 G-100H, 43.70 G-300H, 18-10 G-LJ - Lauren Privette (Loudoun Valley) 19-0 G-LJ & 36-11 G-TJ - Grace Loba (Fauquier) 5:11.31 G-1600 - Bethany Hyter (Osbourn Park) 57.64 - Team Champions: Battlefield boys-156 pts & Battlefield girls-167 pts. Commonwealth District Meet (Colonial Forge HS - Stafford, VA - Thurs, May 15th) - Complete Results Posted & Performances Entered - 7 MileSplit US National Elites - Kellie Hall (Brooke Point) 5:10.60 G-1600 & 2:19.78 G-800 - Thomas Porter (Mountain View) 4:22.39 B-1600 & 9:31.65 B-3200 - North Stafford 8:06.25 B-4x800 - Team Champions: Mountain View boys-162.50 pts & Brooke Point girls-165 pts. Western Valley District Meet (E.C. Glass HS - Lynchburg, VA - Fri, May 16th) - Complete Results Posted & Performances Entered 7 MileSplit US National Elites - Daniel Inge (E.C. Glass) 15-6 B-PV - Kayla Lewis (William Fleming) 41-2 G-Shot - Marcus Burwell (Franklin County) 151-3 B-Discus - Natalie Woodford (Patrick Henry) 57.21 G-400 - David Wilson (George Washington) 45-10.50 B-TJ - Team Champions: E.C. Glass boys-165 & E.C. Glass girls-149. Group AA - Results missing from Piedmont and Southwest! Battlefield District Meet (Caroline HS - Milford, VA - Wed, May 14th & Thurs, May 15th) - Complete Results Posted & Performances Entered - 2 MileSplit US National Elites - Chancellor 8:09.87 B-4x800 - Bilnita Armstead (James Monroe) 45.97 G-300H - Team Champions: Chancellor boys-121 pts & James Monroe girls-138 pts. Bay Rivers District Meet (York HS - Yorktown, VA - Tues, May 13th) - Complete Results Posted & Performances Entered - 1 MileSplit US National Elite - Sherelle White (Yorktown) 12.15 G-100 - Team Champions: Lafayette boys-132.25 & York girls-83 pts. Southside District Meet (Powhatan HS - Powhatan, VA - Fri, May 16th) - Complete Results Posted & Performances Entered - 4 MileSplit US National Elites - Ronquis Posey (Brunswick) 21.87 B-200 - Samantha Mosley (Prince Edward) 40-7.25 G-Shot - Andreas Nash (Prince Edward) 22-7 G-LJ - Team Champions: Powhatan boys-169.50 pts & Powhatan girls-163 pts. Dulles District Meet (Heritage HS - Leesburg, VA - Wed, May 14th & Thurs, May 15th) - Complete Results Posted & Performances Entered - 5 MileSplit US National Elites - Natalie Biard (Park View) 153-1 G-Discus & 42-6 G-Shot - Jennifer Weatherly (Dominion) 57.29 G-400 - Lauren Tomlinson (Park View) 41-5 G-Shot - Julia Anyaugo (Park View) 122-0 G-Discus - Team Champions: Broad Run boys-150 pts & Heritage girls-124.50 pts. Jefferson District Meet (Louisa County HS - Louisa, VA - Wed, May 14th) - Complete Results Posted & Performances Entered - 8 MileSplit US National Elites - Tyler Stutzman (Western Albemarle) 4:18.64 B-1600 & 1:56.71 B-800 - Kyle Satterwhite (Western Albemarle) 4:21.94 B-1600 & 9:35.33 B-3200 - Jeff Carey (Orange County) 14.57 B-110H - Logan Collins (Orange County) 1:57.08 B-800 - Justin Jackson (Charlottesville) 6-6 B-HJ - Nick Ward (Western Albemarle) 49.43 B-400 - Team Champions: Louisa County boys-146 pts & Louisa County girls-138 pts. Northwestern District Meet (Skyline HS - Front Royal, VA - Wed, May 14th & Thurs, May 15th) - Complete Results Posted & Performances Entered - 8 MileSplit US National Elites - Danyelle Kent-Robinson (Brentsville) 5-7 G-HJ - Maggie Gentry (Brentsville) 5:12.44 G-1600 & 11:11.29 G-3200 - Schavon Hinds (Millbrook) 46.30 G-300H - Millbrook 8:08.77 B-4x800 - Stephen Lassiter (Millbrook) 9:38.86 - Brenton Parham (Millbrook) 39.12 - Team Champions: Millbrook boys-144 pts & Brentsville girls-152 pts. Massanutten District Meet (Spotswood HS - Penns Laird, VA - Thurs, May 15th) - Complete Results Posted & Performances Entered - 4 MileSplit US National Elites - Alex Ott (Turner Ashby) 4:21.15 B-1600 - Brett Olinger (Broadway) 39.46 B-300H - Justin Smith (Turner Ashby) 55-0.75 B-Shot River Ridge District Meet (Salem HS - Salem, VA - Fri, May 16th & Sat, May 17th) - Complete Results & Performances Entered - 3 MileSplit US National Elites - Sabrina Hall (Pulaski County) 11:16.25 G-3200 - Peter Dorrell (Blacksburg) 9:33.90 B-3200 - Tim Smith (Cave Spring) 4:24.50 B-1600 - Team Champions: Blacksburg boys-134 pts & Blacksburg girls-137 pts. Southern Valley District Meet (Waynesboro HS - Waynesboro, VA - Fri, May 16th) - Complete Results Posted & Performances Entered - 6 MileSplit US National Elites - Katie Cummings (Fort Defiance) 124-0 G-Discus & 39-6.25 G-Shot - Christina Fenske (Stuarts Draft) 5-6 G-HJ - Tim Brown (Waynesboro) 45-3 B-TJ - Daquaa Scott (Robert E. Lee) 37-11.25 G-TJ - Team Champions: Robert E. Lee boys-170 pts & Fort Defiance girls-158 pts. Seminole District Meet (Brookville HS - Brookville, VA - Tues, May 13th & Thurs, May 15th) - Complete Results Posted & Performances Entered - 10 MileSplit US National Elites - Laura Rapp (Heritage) 11:02.87 G-3200, 5:11.62 G-1600, 2:17.17 G-800 - Janel Reeves (Brookville) 11:04.27 G-3200 & 5:14.86 G-1600 - Ethan Nixon (Brookville) 14.65 B-110H & 6-6 B-HJ - James Bell (Staunton River) 14-1 B-PV - Shawna Kyle (Amherst County) 17-6.75 G-LJ - Shelley Parker (Brookville) 10-6 G-PV - Team Champions: Brookville boys-211 pts & Brookville girls-147.25 pts. Group A - Results missing from a lot of districts! Northern Neck District Meet (West Point HS - West Point, VA - Thurs, May 15th) - Complete Results Posted Dogwood District Meet (Appomattox County HS - Appomattox, VA - Fri, May 16th) - Complete Results Posted James River District Meet (Goochland HS - Goochland, VA - Fri, May 16th) - Complete Results Posted Three Rivers District Meet (Floyd County HS - Floyd, VA - Fri, May 16th) - Complete Results Posted Clinch Mountain District Meet (Lee HS - Jonesville, VA - Sat, May 10th) - Results & Performances Entered - Team Champions: Virginia boys-173 pts & Virginia girls-136 pts.
Anneka Wilson scores 26 pts in distance triple Photo by John Herzog The Fork Union boys won a 21st consecutive VISAA state outdoor title, while the Liberty Christian Academy girls kept Potomac School from a second straight whilte despite a strong triple by distance runner Anneka Wilson (pictured above by John Herzog). Wilson won the 1600 (5:14.40) and 3200 (11:33.95) and placed third in the 800 in between the two races. Megan Burgraff was Liberty Christian's lone individual winner in the 400 meter dash at 59.47, but her second place finish in the 800 as well as the three second place finishes and 300 meter hurdles (46.08) victory by teammate Christina Mitchell helped LCA build nearly a 30 point lead in the final team standings with 120.50 points. Nefertiti Smith VA #1 39'9.50" TJ Photo by John Herzog The top performance of the meet belonged to freshmen Nefertiti Smith of Norfolk Collegiate as she leaped to a state best mark in the triple jump of 39'9.25". Smith won a total of four state titles in the meet with wins in the high jump (5'4"), long jump (18'0.50"), and 100 meter hurdles (15.50), but she was defeated in the 100 meter dash by Danielle Williams of St. Stephen's and St. Agnes. Williams rolled to first place finishes in the 100 (12.46) and 200 (25.81) meter dash. Photo by John Herzog Fork Union has had many dominating state meets in their 21 year streak of state team championships, but were given an honest challenge this year by the St. Christopher's boys finishing in second with 102 points and 25 1/2 points behind the champions from FUMA (127.50 pts). The field events were very kind to Fork Union with plenty of points to give them a headstart on their competition prior to the bulk of the running events. Austin Ofama in the long jump (22'3") and Kevin Domingue in the high jump (6'4") scored 10 points for Fork Union as event champions, while Ofama nearly won a second event in the triple jump as Trinity's Brandon Patterson matched his best mark of 45'1", but Patterson's next best attempt gave him first over Ofama. Rushing's kick propels him to 1600 win Photo by John Herzog Meanwhile, St. Christopher's had winners in the 800 meter run (Jay Weisbrod - 1:59), pole vault (Sam Hays - 12'6"), and shot put (Alex James - 51'6.50"). One of the more thrilling races of the day was found with the finish in the 1600 meter run with Norfolk Academy's David Rushing blazing his last 200 meters to overtake several runners for a 4:26.23 win. VISAA State Championships Complete Results VISAA State Championships Photo Gallery by John Herzog Purchase Photos Online: Fleenor Gallery - Herzog Gallery
Performance list for the 2008 Peninsula District Meet to be held Friday, May 16th and Saturday, May 17th at Todd Stadium in Newport News, VA.
Coaches can find whether or not their athletes are competing in the morning or afternoon sections of the 1600 and 3200 meter races for Saturday's VISAA State Championships held at Sports Backers Stadium at the below link VISAA State Championships - Morning/Afternoon Sections of the 1600 & 3200 (PDF File)
Private school team rankings prior to tomorrow's VISAA State Championships at Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond. These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We took the individual rankings and relay rankings and scored them as a normal meet: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. Fork Union boys and Liberty Christian Academy girls hold the top spots.
Performance list for the 2008 VISAA State Championships to be held Saturday, May 17th at Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond, VA.
Performance list for the Region D Meet to be held Saturday, May 17th at Lee High School in Jonesville, VA.
Performance list for the Dogwood District Meet to be held Friday, May 16th at Appomattox County High School in Appomattox, VA.
Performance list for the Southside District Meet to be held Friday, May 16th at Powhatan High School in Powhatan, VA.
Performance list to the 2008 Capital District Meet to be held May 14th and 15th at Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond, VA.
Performance list to the 2008 Commonwealth District Meet to be held Thursday, May 15th at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford
Performance list for the 2008 Colonial District Meet to be held May 14th and 15th at Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond, VA.
Performance list to the 2008 Massanutten District Meet held Thursday, May 15th at Spotswood High School in Penn Laird, VA.
Performance list to the 2008 Southern Valley District Meet to be held Friday, May 16th.
Performance list to the 2008 Western Valley District Meet to be held May 16th at E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, VA.
Performance list to the 2008 Blue Ridge District Meet held at Lord Botetourt High School in Daleville, Virginia on May 16th and May 17th.
David Wilson (George Washington) 49-11.25w TJ Jason Witt (Midlothian) 9:10.42 2-mile Photos by John Herzog In recent years, the Virginia boys have often had to take the backseat in big invitational meets such as Southern Track Classic, state championships, and national meets when comparing to performances by the Virginia girls. However, the 2008 Southern Track Classic in Richmond was the polar opposite as the boys came ready to perform to take over the spotlight on Friday night at Sports Backers Stadium. Southern Track Classic Compete Results Southern Track Race Videos by Brandon Miles - All running events posted. Field events videos to be added on Sunday. Southern Track Classic Photo Gallery by John Herzog - Many photos still being added. Southern Track Classic Photo Gallery by Andy Paisley - 213 photos total. Field events and 4x800 only. Southern Track Classic Video Interviews: David Wilson - Olu Olamigoke - Peter Dorrell - Justin Hunter - Albemarle 4x800 The Northwest Region is becoming a hotbed for the boys' jumping events in Virginia as shown at the Southern Track Classic with the winners in the triple jump and long jump. Despite being well behind the board, Nike Indoor Nationals champion David Wilson leaped to a mark of 49'11.25" (wind-aided 3.6) on his final attempt in the triple jump. When marked from where he actually took off would have put him over 51 feet! With his mark, Wilson tied the meet record from 2001 and ranks him #5 in the country. Meanwhile, Olu Olamigoke of Mountain View joined the 24 foot club in the long jump (wind-aided 4.0). Swift times in the short hurdles with both winners pressing for their first sub 14 second clockings as Green Run's Charisse Bryant ran just within a wind legal (1.9) tailwind to drop her time down to a US top 20 performance 14.02. Meanwhile, Douglas Freeman's Michael Quash posted nearly an identical time albeit in the 110 meter 39" inch high hurdles at a US top 20 performance of 14.03 to break the meet record by a hundredth of a second. Three of the four hurdle races saw the existing meet records go down including Damien Thigpen of Stonewall Jackson (37.78) in the boys 300 meter hurdles. The windy conditions slowed the times down, but the hyped loaded boys mile field was still a thriller to watch. Peter Dorrell took charge midway and pulled away in a 4:14.46 win, while a swarm of 10 runners came in from 4:19 to 4:23. By herself, Pearl Bickersteth of Potomac Senior held up the running events from their original 6:40 PM start time since the high jump extends onto the track at Sports Backers Stadium for one day meets. It was worth it though with Bickersteth tying the meet record height of 5'8" as she was pressed up to the height from Lancaster sophomore Andrea White clearing 5'7". It has not taken long for Justin Hunter to make a name for himself in his first year of track. The sophomore all-sport star at Ocean Lakes won the boys' high jump with a clearance of 6'7" and showed some potential in decent attempts at his next height of 6'10". The wind was not necessarily favorable for the throwing events, but that did not stop Meadowbrook's Michael Wililams to put out a throw over 170 feet at 170'11" to take over the #1 ranking in Virginia from previous leader and STC runner-up Sawyer Russell of James River (Buchanan). The depth in the girls' shot put was the best found in any meet this year in indoor or outdoor with four girls throwing over 40 feet and William Fleming's Kayla Lewis as a 41'0" winner. Dejor Simmons was two hundredths of a second off the 1999 meet record in the 100 meter dash with his 10.55 (2.4 wind-aided) clocking. He then later came back to anchor the Green Run boys to a smoking time of 41.42 in the 4x100 meter relay. The boys' 800 meter run turned out to be one of the fastest distance races of the night with Eric Hoepker of Battlefield able to eek past Drew Hall of William Byrd in the final steps as both dipped under 1:54 with Hoepker as the winner at 1:53.76 and Hall in a close second at 1:53.80. Jennifer Weatherly of Dominion had a solid double in the sprints with a second place time of 57.14 in the 400 meter dash, while coming back to take the 200 meter dash in 25.00. Doubles can be even more difficult in the distance races, which Heritage's Laura Rapp seemed to have no problems with second place runs in the mile (5:04.89) and 800 (2:17.44). The mile was won in a wire to wire race by Hiruni WIjayaratne of Herndon (5:03.40), while the finish was three wide between Anne Reiner of Ocean Lakes (1st, 2:17.34), Rapp, and Kacen Delphin of Manchester(3rd, 2:14.46). Midlothian distance runners Jason Witt and Kathleen Lautzenheiser dominated both two mile fields with Witt as a US #15 9:10.42 (9:07.23c 3200) winner and Lautzenheiser by nine seconds with a state leading time of 10:53.99 (10:50.2c 3200) . Thanks to a strong 800 meter leg by Michelle Britto, the Woodbridge girls set a new meet record in the sprint medley relay in 4:14.57. Woodbridge made it a clean sweep of the SMR's with the Woodbridge boys clocked in at a solid time of 3:36.24. Allen Kelly of King's Fork certainly gave state leader Daniel Inge of E.C. Glass a scare in the pole vault by clearing 15'6", but Inge was still able to survive as the winner. Emerging Elite 400 divisions were a great addition to the meet including a 56.87 performance by an 8th grade girl in Genamarie McCant from Fairfax Station, VA.
Western Albemarle boys winners again at Loucks..7:55.29 4x800! The Western Albemarle boys had a very successful weekend at the Loucks Games in White Plains, New York as they followed up their US #2 10:11 DMR on Thursday with another relay win in the 4x800 meter relay on Saturday in 7:55.28. The Warriors ran well under 8 minutes without their top miler Tyler Stutzman, who was bogged down in competing individually in the 1600 (3rd, 4:15) and 3200 (4th, 9:21) meter races this weekend following his 4:15 anchor leg on the DMR. (Photo by Jeff Sitler) The Southern Track Classic was not the only meet going on this past weekend. There were several quality last chance invitationals for teams heading into their district meets, while some of the private schools were holding their conference championships this week. Also some district meets were contested early. Clinch Mountain District Meet (Lee HS - Jonesville, VA) - Results Posted & Performances Entered Eastern District Meet (I.C. Norcom HS - Portsmouth, VA) - Results Posted & Performances Entered - Tiffany Harris (Churchland) 57.05 G-400 & 18-0.75 G-LJ - Mike Jackson (Lake Taylor) 38.65 B-300H - Coradol Madison (Booker T. Washington) 38.72 - B300H - Dayzonte Williams (Granby) 22-7.50 B-LJ - DeShana Briggs (Booker T. Washington) 5-6 G-HJ - Team Champions: Booker T. Washington boys-142 pts & Booker T. Washington girls-206.5 pts. E.C. Glass JV Invitational (E.C. Glass HS - Lynchburg, VA) - Results Posted & Performances Entered ISL Championships (The Potomac School - McLean, VA) - Results Posted Loucks Games (White Plains, NY) - Results Posted & Performances Entered - Western Albemarle 10:11.32 B-DMR & 7:55.49 B-4x800 - Tyler Stutzman (Western Albemarle) 4:15.42 B-1600 & 9:21.98 B-3200 - Kyle Satterwhite (Western Albemarle) 9:23.54 B-3200 Louisa Last Chance Invitational (Louisa County HS - Louisa, VA) - Results Posted & Performances Entered - Natalie Baird (Park View) 158-11 G-Discus & 44-8 G-Shot - Kate Collins (Nelson County) 11-0 G-PV - Dan Nafziger (Harrisonburg) 9:37.24 B-3200 - Ben Cherniawski (Western Albemarle) 14-0 B-PV Meet IX (McLean HS - McLean, VA) - Results Posted Millbrook Invitational (Millbrook HS - Winchester, VA) - Results Posted & Performances Entered Prep League & LIS Championships (St. Christopher's School - Richmond, VA) - Results Posted & Performances Entered TJ Penultimate Experience (Thomas Jefferson S&T - Alexandria, VA) - Results Posted & Performances Entered - AJ Price (South Lakes) 48.17 B-400 & 21.72 B-200 - Allante Keels (Episcopal) 1:57.05 B-800 - Brian Landry (Thomas Jefferson) 9:37.74 B-3200 - Rosemary Barber (West Springfield) 2:18.38 G-800 - Paige Kvartunas (West Springfield) 5:12.45 G-1600. Victor Cahoon Track Classic (Osbourn Park HS - Manassas, VA) - Results Posted & Performances Entered - Natalie Baird (Park View) 149-10 G-Discus & 40-8 G-Shot - Brittany Hyter (Osbourn Park) 14.95 G-100H - Paul DeVito (Osbourn Park) 14.64 B-110H - Kellie Hall (Brooke Point) 4:52.43 -G1500 - Noah Hagos (C.D. Hylton) 4:07.88 B-1500 - Frank Afriyie (T.C. Williams) 153-7 B-Discus - Team Champions: Riverbend boys-50 pts & Osbourn Park girls-72 pts.
Nike Indoor Nationals 400 champ Ja-Vell Bullard of Bethel (VA) and soph Taylor Sykes of Great Bridge (VA) battled it out for the US #1 and US #2 times indoors in the 500 and will resume their rivalry again in an outstanding 400 field in Friday night's Southern Track Classic in RIchmond, VA. (Photo by JOhn Herzog) The ninth edition of the Southern Track Classic will be held under the lights on Friday night for the third consecutive year at Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond, Virginia. The meet will certainly carry a great deal of momentum into the 10th ever STC next May with another slate of stars expected to push each other to the highest levels of excellence. We are actually ten years removed from the first ever Southern Track Classic, which was held at Dinwiddie High School as the meet took a one year hiatus in 2004. Meet director Dan Ward put a great idea into action on that May night in 1998, which has been a crown jewel of a meet for high school track and field in Virginia ever since. Recruiting our state's best athletes to compete in a meet setup to have only one agenda in providing ideal conditions for running faster, jumping higher, and throwing farther. Lets take a look at what to expect from the 2008 Southern Track Classic in a preview article by MileStat.com's Brandon Miles. Read more...
These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We took the individual rankings and relay rankings and scored them as a normal meet: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.
Performance list for the 2008 Clinch Mountain District Meet to be held Saturday, May 10th at Lee High School in Jonesville, Virginia.
Photo by Jeff Sitler Not all of Virginia's best will be at Southern Track Classic on Friday night (hard to believe when looking at the entry list for the boys mile). Western Albemarle coach Lindy Bain has made it an annual trip to take his top distance runners to the Loucks Games in White Plains, New York to compete against some of the top teams in the state of New York. The distance medley relay assembled for Thursday afternoon in three-day meet was simply of epic proportions. Already in the race were the top five finishing teams from DMR at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships. Meanwhile, Western Albemarle had won a national title in the DMR at the "other national meet" at Nike Indoor Nationals. The New York teams finishing in the top five in the DMR race and competing on the faster New York Armory banked track at NSIC all had ran faster than Western Albemarle's winning time at NIN of 10:25.73. When Western Albemarle got a chance to match up with those same NSIC teams for the first time on Thursday at the Loucks Games, they showed full well that they had much faster than a 10:25 in them from their national title in Landover by winning in a US #4 time of 10:11.32. Despite three solid legs with a 3:08.7 1200 split from Kyle Satterwhite, 49.0 400 split from Nick Ward, and 1:59.0 800 from Adrian Sitler, Western's 1600 anchor leg Tyler Stutzman received the baton with two teams ahead of him in Shenendehowa and Colonie of New York. Stutzman did not panic, he just ran fast. With a 4:14.5 split, Stutzman put Western Albemarle in the lead and brought home the big win as well as one of the faster times in state history in the DMR. More on ArmoryTrack.com with story on Western Albemarle boys DMR by Chris Hunt.
Performance list for the 2008 Victor Cahoon Track Classic presented by The Beyond Sports Network to be held Saturday, May 10th at Osbourn Park High School in Manassas, Virginia.
Performance list to the 2008 TJ Penultimate Experience to be held Saturday, May 10th at Thomas Jefferson Science & Tech in Alexandria, VA.
Meet program from the 2008 Southern Track Classic to be held Friday, May 9th at Sports Backers Stadium. Meet preview for the event to come late Wednesday night/Thursday morning.
Performance list for Meet IX @ McLean to be held Friday, May 9th at McLean High School in McLean, Virginia.
With the district championships coming up next week and entry deadlines also nearing for coaches to enter their athletes into the disrict meet, take a look at MileStat.com's team rankings for each district in Group AAA based off performances currently in the site's database. These rankings should help coaches and their athletes get a better idea of where there team stands in their district's pecking order heading into next week. These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We took the individual rankings and relay rankings and scored them as a normal meet: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.
Vincent Brown made a huge drop in his 110 meter hurdle time last year at the end of season MileStat.com Elite Track Gala when he posted a time of 15.03. To think that now he is running almost a full second faster is simply hard to imagine. The South Lakes junior broke 15 seconds for the first time only a few weeks ago at the Allen Johnson Invite, yet all of sudden after this past weekend finds himself knocking on the door of breaking 14 seconds and owning the state's leading performance with his 14.10 clocking at the Draper Invitational. Brown is not the only South Lakes athlete making a name for himself this spring as the boys' team as a whole seems to becoming the school of speed in the Northern Region. His sudden drop in times will only make the AAA State Meet more interesting and competitive in the hurdles this year as Brown is anxious to prove that he belongs right with the best of them. Watch Video of Brown's 14.10 110H
With the district championships coming up next week and entry deadlines also nearing for coaches to enter their athletes into the disrict meet, take a look at MileStat.com's team rankings for each district in Group AA based off performances currently in the site's database. These rankings should help coaches and their athletes get a better idea of where there team stands in their district's pecking order heading into next week. These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We took the individual rankings and relay rankings and scored them as a normal meet: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.
Photo by John Herzog The state of Virginia is in search of its next great half miler. Axel Mostrag, Richard Smith, and Alan Webb have spoiled Virginians with the huge splashes they made on the national scenes in the middle distance event this past decade with Webb running a state record time of 1:47 in 2001, while both Mostrag and Smith won 800 meter national titles. The state's current fastest time at 800 meters sits at 1:54. Episcopal junior Allante Keels may or may not end up as the state's fastest half miler at season's end, but he certainly has the tools to become a great one by the time he is done next year. Keels, a transfer from Maryland to the Alexandria boarding school last year and starting cornerback for Episcopal's football team, has great speed as shown with a 49.00 400 and 22.25 200 double this past weekend at the Draper Invite. However, both Episcopal coach Damian Walsh and Keels know his future lies in the two lap middle distance event as shown with a 1:56 performance indoors. He also has some prized spikes to carry him to some fast times after getting them signed by Olympic 400 meter gold medalist Jeremy Wariner at this past April's Penn Relays. MileStat.com's Brandon Miles was able to catchup with Allante Keels for an interview prior to his first 800 meter race this spring at the TJ Penultimate Experience coming up on Saturday.
E.C. Glass senior Daniel Inge (pictured above by John Herzog) has two indoor state pole vault titles and a seventh place finish at a national meet to his credit as he enters his last month of high school track. The Clemson recruit should be riding high into the upcoming championship season meets after clearing a personal best height of 16'4.75" this past Friday at the Lynchburg Elite Invite. The clearance ranks him among the top five all-time in Virginia high school state history in the event and moves him up on the national list. Inge will be tested on Friday night's Southern Track Classic as he will face off against the state's next best vaulters in juniors Matthew Armentrout and Allen Kelly, who have cleared 15'6" and 15'0" respectively this spring. MileStat.com's Brandon Miles was able to catch up with Daniel Inge fresh off his huge 16'4.75" clearance this past weekend.
4 state bests at Landstown Invite! Charisse Bryant 14.11 G100H Ermesha Fair & Breanna Dennis 39'4" GTJ Tory Womack 10.50 B100 Kelneisha Hinnant 56.43 G400 and a 2:14.83 800 by a freshmen (Amanda Smith - Grassfield HS)! (Photos by Andy Paisley) Dorrell wins outstanding 1600 field at VMI in 4:11! Logan Collins blasts 1:54.13 solo at Fluvanna! Inge clears 16'4.75" in pole vault! The last heavy weekend of invitationals is upon us before a final slate of meets next week prior to the district championships. Teams and athletes will be spread out all over the state with over a dozen invitationals being contested. 5/3 Weekend Invites Meet Pages: Caroline Invitational (Caroline HS - Milford, VA) - Results Posted & Performances Entered - Thomas Porter (Mountain View) 4:21.32 B-1600 & 9:42.41 B-3200 - Olu Olamigoke (Mountain VIew) 22-6.50 B-LJ - Monae Waller (Courtland) 46.30 G-300H - James Monroe 8:15.48 B-4x800 - Mountain View 3:26.91 B-4x400 - Marcus Dorsey (Caroline) 14.88 B-110H - Erin Edmond (Riverbend) 58.88 G-400 - Jaime Lott (Courtland) 25.99 G-200 - Susanna Sullivan (George Mason) 11:26.66 G-3200. Draper Invitational (St. Stephens St. Agnes - Alexandria, VA) - Results Posted & Performances Entered - Vincent Brown (South Lakes) VA #1 14.11 B-110H - Allante Keels (Episcopal) 49.00 B-400 - Danielle Williams (St. Stephens & St. Agnes) 12.15 G-100 & 24.94 G-200 - Megan Fitzpatrick (Bishop O'Connell) 11:11.17 G-3200. Five Forks Track Classic (Dinwiddie HS - Dinwiddie, VA) - Results Posted & Performances Entered - Andre Redd (Cosby) 48.17 B-400 - Nikki Nunn (Manchester) 18-2 G-LJ - Michael Williams (Meadowbrook) 159-9 B-Discus - Matthew Armentrout (Deep Run) 15-0 B-PV - Megan Sinclair (Colonial Heights) 46.39 G-300H - Team Champions: Deep Run boys-105 pts & Deep Run girls-92 pts. Fluvanna Invitational (Fluvanna County HS - Palmyra, VA)* - Results Posted & Performances Entered - Logan Collins (Orange County) VA #1 1:54.13 B-800 - Jerald Fayorsey (North Stafford) 49.46 B-400 - Jeremy Haney (Fork Union) 9:39.88 B-3200 - Jeff Carey (Orange County) 14.63 B-110H - Kate Collins (Nelson County) 11-0 G-PV - Desiree Simmons (Radford) 37-7 G-Shot - Steven Reynolds (Culpeper) 1:57.46 B-800 - Team Champions: Louisa County boys-91 pts & Louisa County girls-70 pts. Gar-Field Invitational (Gar-Field HS - Dale City, VA) - Results Posted & Performances Entered - Potomac Senior 3:20.81 B-4x400 & 42.86 4x100 - Damien Thigpen (Stonewall Jackson) 37.96 B-300H & 22.11 B-200 - Yvonne Amegashie (Potomac Senior) 24.88 G-200 - Naomi Session (Stone Bridge) 18-5 G-LJ - Stephanie Paradis (Stone Bridge) 2:15.75 G-800 - Pearl Bickersteth (Potomac Senior) 5-6 G-HJ - Paul Devito (Osbourn Park) 14.60 B-110H - Eric Gyamfi (Potomac Senior) 49.19 B-400 - Bethany Hyter (Osbourn Park) 56.44 G-400 - Brittany Hyter (Osbourn Park) 44.17 G-300H - Jennifer Weatherly (Dominion) 12.50 G-100, 57.43 G-400 & 24.90 G-200 - Lindsi Arrington (Gar-Field) 5:13.21 G-1600 & 11:29.39 G-3200 - Osbourn Park 3:57.49 G-4x400 - West Potomac 9:40.16 G-4x800 Photo Gallery by John Herzog Landstown Invitational (Landstown HS - Virginia Beach, VA) - Results Posted & Performances Entered - Charisse Bryant (Green Run) VA #1 14.11 G-100H - Ermesha Fair (Western Branch) & Breanna Dennis (Landstown) VA #1 39'4" G-TJ - Amanda Smith (Grassfield) 2:14.83 G-800 - Tory Womack (Western Branch) VA #1 10.50 B-100 - Jeffrey Artis (Western Branch) 14.22 B-110H & 47-8 B-TJ - Kelneisha Hinnant (Landstown) VA #1 56.43 G-400 - Cierra McGee (Landstown) 24.17 G200 - Lavell Handy (Hampton) 37.94 B-300H - Olivia Hutchins (Landstown) 44.55 G-300 - Teiara Denmark (First Colonial) 17-10 G-LJ, 39-3 G-TJ - Denyse Moore (Woodside) 12.17 G-100 - Curtis Campbell (Grassfield) 21.49 B-200 - Bobby Peavey (Kellam) 9:29.08 B-3200 - Octavia Rinehardt (Tallwood) 11:09.37 G-3200 - Green Run 41.68 B-4x100 - Deep Creek 3:22.03 B-4x400 - Aaron Dudley (Deep Creek) 1:56.87 B-800 - Justin Hunter (Ocean Lakes) 6-6 B-HJ - Photo Gallery by Andy Paisley Lynchburg All-Area Meet (Brookville HS - Lynchburg, VA) - Results Posted & Performances Entered - Daniel Inge (E.C. Glass) VA #1 16-4.75 B-PV - Ethan Nixon (Brookville) 14.46 B-400H - Kimberly Jones (Heritage) 39-8 G-Shot - Sarah Witt (Staunton River) 46.27 G-300H - James Bell (Staunton River) 14-6 B-PV - Shelley Parker (Brookville) 10-6 G-PV - Kelsey Shelton (Jefferson Forest) 5-4 G-HJ Nike Spring Invitational (Westfield HS - Chantilly, VA) - Results Posted & Performances Entered - Tasia Potasinski (Westfield) VA #1 2:13.50 G-800 - Jason Witt Midlothian) 4:17.99 B-1600 & 9:34.68 B-3200 - Melanie Akwule (Lake Braddock) 14.32 G-100H & 44.96 G-300H - Tihut Degfae (Thomas Edison) 1:56.52 B-800 - Brittni Finch (Centreville) 12.13 G-100 - Michael Santano (Lake Braddock) 14.54 B-110H - Kerry Hartman (Westfield) 5:11.22 G-1600 - Thomas Clark (TC Williams) 14-0 B-PV Royal State Qualifier (Eastern Mennonite University - Harrisonburg, VA) - Results Posted & Performances Entered - Shallu Darhelle (South County) 14.61 G-100H - Suffolk Invitational (Lakeland HS - Suffolk, VA) - Results Posted & Performances Entered - James Taylor (Nansemond River) 24-0 B-LJ & 10.68 B-100 - Keith Ricks (King's Fork) 48.87 B-400, 21.48 B-200, 23-4 B-LJ - Allen Kelly (King's Fork) 15-0.50 B-PV - Mike Williams (Norview) 6-7 B-HJ - Darius Shelton (Phoebus) 38.86 B-300H, 23-8 B-LJ - Frede Spellman (Oscar Smith) 56-9 B-Shot - Tierra Mitchell (Menchville) 46.18 G-300H - Michelle Speede (Grafton) 24.97 G-200 Times-News Relays (Sullivan North HS - Kingsport, TN) - Griff Graves (Abingdon) 4:14.24 B-1600 & 9:35.94 B-3200 - Maggie Graham (Marion) 5:08.47 G-1600 - Trey Johnson (Patrick Henry-Glade Spring) 39.28 G-300H - Jakob Maidens (Lebanon) 4:22.32 B-1600 & 1:58.45 B-800 - Melanie RIce (Marion) 11:24.69 G-3200 VMI High School Classic (Virginia Military Institute- Lexington, VA) - Results Posted & Performances Entered - Peter Dorrell (Blacksburg) VA #1 4:11.62 B-1600 - Joe Lorusso (Oakton) 4:14.15 B-1600 - Laura Rapp (Heritage-Lynchburg) 5:04.07 G-1600 & 2:17.89 G-800 - Justin Smith (Turner Ashby) 57-7.50 B-Shot - David Wilson (George Washington) 48-2.50 B-TJ - Justin Jackson (Charlottesville) 6-8 B-HJ - Kate Collins (Nelson County) 11-3 G-PV - Drew Hall (William Byrd) 1:56.84 B-800 - Western Albemarle 8:02.16 B-4x800 - Luke Noble (Albemarle) 9:31.40 B-3200 - Katie Cummings (Fort Defiance) 128-8 G-Discus - Sawyer Russell (James River-Buchanan) 156-7 G-Discus - Team Champions: Albemarle boys-79 pts & E.C. Glass girls-61 pts. Meet summaries posted from Draper, Fluvanna, Landstown, Lynchburg, VMI Landstown Invite: Eastern Region reminds rest of state that your fast is not as good as my fast VMI Classic: 1600 setup to roll fast for Dorrell and others Draper Invite: Vincent Brown of South Lakes makes a big drop in 110H time Lynchburg Elite Invite: Lynchburg Elite Invite: Inge soars higher on all-time pole vault list Fluvanna Invite: Collins blasts 1:54.13 800 in solo effort
Performance list to the 2008 Nike Spring Invitational to be held Saturday, May 3rd at at Westfield High School in Chantilly, VA.
Heat sheets for the 2008 VMI High School Classic to be held Saturday, May 3rd in Lexington, VA.
Accepted entries for the 2008 Southern Track Classic to be held Friday, May 9th at Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond, VA.
Performance list to the 2008 VMI High School Classic to be held Saturday, May 3rd at VMI's Read Stadium in Lexington, Virginia
These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We took the individual rankings and relay rankings and scored them as a normal meet: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.
These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We took the individual rankings and relay rankings and scored them as a normal meet: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.
Performance list for the 2008 Five Forks Track Classic to be held Saturday, May 3rd at Prince George High School in Prince George, Virginia.
When I was a freshmen at Jamestown High School, I started to really get excited about the sport during my outdoor season when I ran times of 4:40 for 1600 meters and 10:20 for 3200 meters. After running a 4:48 in my first 1600 meter track race that spring, I knew the time was decent for a ninth grader, but did not know how good it was in relation to other freshmen. Well I wanted to find out and this compulsion to get the answers I was looking for in part helped to lead to the creation of MileStat.com. I started compiling a Virginia freshmen list of top 1600 and 3200 meter times on the message boards of DyeStat.com. The lists helped motivate me to continue to drop my times and become a better runner as well as give me a feeling of achievement for my race performances during that outdoor season. Now as a high school coach, it has come full circle with now for me as steer my freshmen runners in the direction to visit MileStat.com find out where they stand against other freshmen. It has been just as exciting as a coach to see my young athletes get excited about the sport, their running, and their "freshmen rankings" as it was for me then. When researching freshmen times on the site after my first sub 5 freshmen miler, I discovered that there are way more ninth graders in Virginia running under 5 minutes for 1600 minutes than I would have ever imagined eight years ago when I was a freshmen myself. Maybe there were 50 plus freshmen breaking 5 minutes then as I definitely did not have access to many results then in the pre-MileStat.com days. However, I think this website is a great tool in motivating young athletes and may play a part in more kids achieving a higher level of performance than previous years. I do not say that as the webmaster of this site, but as a coach because I have started to appreciate the site more as a coach this year. Read more...
Performance list to the 2008 Landstown Invitational to be held Saturday, May 3rd at Landstown High School in Virginia Beach, VA.
LaShawn Merritt and Charles Clark will say that the Penn Relays is the biggest track event next to the Olympics. On Saturday, both participated at the oldest and largest track and field meet. And come this summer, both hope to be at the Olympics in Beijing too. Merritt, who starred at Portsmouth’s Wilson High School, should be there. Last summer, he became the ninth sprinter ever to break the 44-second barrier in the men’s 400 meters when he ran 43.96 to win a silver medal at the World Championships in Osaka, Japan. He also won a gold medal as a member of the 1,600 relay. And he’s only 21. Read full article by Larry Rubama in The Virginian Pilot