Photo by Brandon Miles The Battlefield District and James Monroe girls are led by two Rebecca's in Rebecca Clemo and Rebecca Fisher. Clemo is the defending district cross country champion and both runners had high finishes at the state meet last November with Clemo taking 19th and Fisher in 27th in the Group AA race. However, the district team title will still go through the Chancellor girls who return six All-District runners. The returning boys champion is also at James Monroe Daniel Ache took first at the Battlefield District Meet last year only as a sophomore. Ache's district champion James Monroe squad from 2007 lost several All-District team members, which makes the 2007 district runners-up from Chancellor as the pre-season favorites led by Region I 500 meter dash champion Alex Hinton.
Photo by Brandon Miles The Jamestown Eagles have a goal of winning another Bay Rivers District title, but a district win will only be a small stepping one to their bigger goals at season's end in their quest for their first state title since 2001 and become the first team outside of Region II to win the Group AA title since the last Jamestown squad did. Coach Howard Townsend's squad has also a strong shot at vying for a Nike Team Nationals berth this fall. Jamestown won the district title in 2007 in dominant fashion with 24 points and could have a lower team score this year with all of their top seven back and only a few runners such as Warhill's Kyle Ashley as legitimate individuals in the district to break up their top five from a perfect score. The potential sweep of the district team titles is possible for Jamestown, but the Lady Eagles will be a tough fight with the defending champions from Tabb. Jamestown's Rachel Apostoles returns as the defending district champion, but a strong outdoor season this past spring from Becky Dobosy of Lafayette with a sub 12 performance in the 3200 will not allow make a repeat easy for Apostoles.
Photo by John Herzog With Lee-Davis junior Amanda Lineberry not expected to return back to running from injury until mid-season at the earliest point, the Capital District girls' cross country title could be decided this year between two Hanover teammates in junior Lauren Hopper and sophomore Anna Gordon. Gordon broke 11:20 for 3200 meters indoors as a freshmen, while Hopper has been one of the Central Region's best distance runners in her first two years of high school. Only four points separated the Hanover and Lee-Davis girls last year at the district meet and a significant point swing this year could be decided on Lineberry's return as well as whether Hanover sophomore Taylor Clevinger will be playing soccer in the fall. Meanwhile, the Atlee boys will be a formidable group out of the district led by Ben Dejarnette, a contender for the individual state championship this fall. One of the state's top freshmen this past spring on the track, Cody Snyder and his Lee-Davis teammates will try and break up an Atlee pack up front.
Photo by Andy Paisley The Beach District boys' race should look something like this year. Not too different from last year with a Kellam runner running way out in front then followed by a pack of Ocean Lakes harriers. Bobby Peavey of Kellam should easily defend his district title, while also looking ahead to bigger wins at the regional and state meet. He will be more interested at the district meet if his team can give the defending team champions from Ocean Lakes a scare. The Dolphins return a potent top three in Drew Paisley, Conor Doan, and Seth Cunningham, but also had four graduations from their 2007 top seven. Meanwhile, Kellam returns their entire top 6 from a district runner-up squad last year. The Ocean Lakes girls could possibly have a perfect score at the district meet with the top four returnees from last year's race including All-State cross country runner Stacey Nobles. Landstown's Stephanie Frenchik could stop those plans of a top 5 sweep though as she really improved during the track season with a 3200 best of 11:22 as well as running on the state champion 4x800 meter relay.
The past five days have been tough for the University of Virginia cross country and track & field program and its athletes. Last week, director of track and field Randy Bungard resigned from his position on July 24th after a 11 year tenure as the head track coach at Virginia. Then today on July 29th, Stanford University announced that UVA's head cross country and assistant track coach Jason Dunn (pictured left) will become their new head cross country coach. The men's cross country program has definitely been performing well as of late under Dunn with some of the best recruiting classes in school history and strong finishes at the NCAA Nationals. Dunn is the only coach at UVA to have both the men's and women's teams qualify for the NCAA Cross Country Nationals in the same year. It will be interesting to see who ends up succeeding both Bungard and Dunn at UVA as there is still a great deal of talent left at and coming in to Charlottesville. Bungard Resigns From Positions at Virginia (VirginiaSports.com) Stanford Welcomes Jason Dunn To The Farm (GoStanford.com) Other recent VA college coaching job news... George Mason: George Mason Opts Not to Renew Contract of Women's Track and Field Coach Angie Taylor - Andy Gerard Named Director of Men's and Women's Track & Field (GoMason.com) VCU: Rams nab Riley to Head Women's Track and Field Program (VCUAthletics.com)
Photo by Ted Plunkett The Cardinal District may be lacking of star power among its top boys returnees, but that is not the case with the top girls coming back this fall in the district with three of the state's best in Lindsi Arrington of Gar-Field, Michelle Britto of Woodbridge, and Debra Baner of Potomac Senior. Britto is the defending district cross country champion, but Gar-Field's Arrington can certainly be considered a worthy challenger after an outstanding track season as an All-State performer for 3200 meters with a 11:08 best. All three could potentially earn All-State honors in November at Great Meadow and the district race should be exciting with all three vying for first place. Forest Park was a sixth runner tie-breaker away from a sweep of the team titles at the 2007 Cardinal District Meet and will have another strong shot this year to win both. The Forest Park boys are led by one of the preseason individual district champion favorites in Patrick Cobb with a 5K best of 17:16 and 3200 best of 10:13 along with Gar-Field's Prince Owusu-Mensah and C.D. Hylton's Brandon Torres expected to contend for the title.
Chatham rising senior Marissa Thompson (pictured left by Scott Rigler), a Group A state champion as a sophomore in the 100 meter dash, was dealt a tragic event last Tuesday when her home was destroyed in a fire. In the house fire, her mother was injured badly and rushed to the Wake Forest Burn Center. Thankfully, Thompson's mother is recovering well now, but something beloved to the Region B track star was lost in the flames...her VHSL State Championship medal in the 100 meter dash. After Chatham coach Trip Emerson contacted MileStat.com and VHSL about the unfortunate incident and the loss of her medal, the Virginia High School League and VHSL assistant director Tom Dolan were quick to respond as Marissa Thompson will now be sent a new state championship medal from the VHSL. The Chatham area community has rallied behind Thompson's family to help replace their needs, but the Virginia high school track community can help as well. More information forthcoming on how you can help Marissa and her family.
The USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships are being held this week in Omaha, Nebraska. The contingency from Virginia is very small with the meet being held at a significant distance away from the state, while the USATF National JO Cross Country Championships will be held right here in Virginia next fall at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Photo by David Fleenor Liberty Christian Academy's Josh Morris clocked an outstanding time in the 2000 meter steeplechase as the rising junior placed third in the young men's division with a final time of 6:13.14. Morris improved by seven seconds from USATF regional time. His third place finish also helped earn him All-American honors. After running the steeplechase on Tuesday, Morris came back two days in the 5000 meter run and continued to excel as he ran a 16 second personal best with a fourth place effort of 15:39 for his second All-American honor of the week. Morris wrapped his weekend qualifying for the finals of the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:09.93 in his preliminary heat which would convert to his first sub 4:30 performance in the mile, but struggled in the finals as it was his fourth race of the week to finish 11th in the finals at 4:15.51. USATF National Junior Olympic Results: Intermediate Boys Results Intermediate Girls Results Young Men Results Young Women Results
Bethel's Ja-Vell Bullard was named to the USA Today All-USA high school track and field team this week. Bullard, a state champion and Nike Nationals champion at 400 meters, was the only Virginian athlete named to the team. Bullard ran the nation's fourth fastest time for 400 meters at Nike Outdoor Nationals with his 46.54 victory. The George Mason bound quarter miler adds on his second major accolade in the past two weeks after being named MileStat.com's athlete of the year last week. USA Today: 2008 All-USA High School Track & Field Team
Oakton was already the deepest team on paper heading into the 2008 cross country season, but now has become a much more formidable squad with the transfer of Dante Morales (16:07 5K best @ 2007 Foot Locker South) from Fairfax High School. Oakton will be the third high school for Morales, who also attended Poquoson High School as a freshmen and sophomore. (Photo by Brandon Miles) Transfers can have a significant impact on the high school cross country team battles in the fall and sway the balance to favor one team over the other. The majority of transfers are related to family reasons due to job relocations of the athlete's parents. Some are academic related with an athlete transfering into a school to be a part of a magnet or specialty program offered by the school. A very small portion transfers are due to athletic reasons and in most situations, it is the choice of the athlete or parent to switch schools rather than a coach recruiting an athlete to transfer in. As the saying goes, "Great programs recruit themselves". If running is a high priority for an athlete and their parents, they will probably find a way to end up at a established top program versus going to a school with little history of success in cross country and track. The high school coach of those teams do not have to actively recruit. Parents looking to move into a school district with a good program and good coach can simply go onto MileStat.com and look at results from past seasons to find the programs which year after year produce successful cross country teams. Which schools this year will benefit (or be hurt) from incoming transfers? Could these transfers make the difference between a team going up onto the podium at Great Meadow to accept their state championship trophy instead of watching another team making the same walk up the steps on November 8th? We shall find out, but it will help if you can inform MileStat.com of any transfers which might have occcurred over the summer. Email us at email@example.com.
Queen Harrison had an unexpected showing at the Olympic Trials as she earned herself a trip to the Beijing Olympics next month with her second place finish in the women's 400 meter hurdles. Plans of a trip to Beijing certainly were not on the agenda for Harrison's family prior to the Trials, but obviously her miraculous finish have changed things. However, the trip is by no means cheap and the Harrison family is hoping for the help and assistance of track community in Virginia to help send three family members to Beijing to cheer on their favorite daughter and sister. Any donation, large or small, will be greatly appreciated by the family of the Olympian hurdler from Hermitage High School and Virginia Tech. Read on for more information on how to help in an email from Queen's sister.
Several high school athletes competed at the USATF National Club Championships held in Olathe, Kansas this past weekend for the Norfolk Real Deal Track Club. Norfolk Real was the only USATF club from Virginia in the event as the women's team finished 3rd among 14 teams, while the men's team placed 9th among 21 teams. The Norfolk Real Deal's club team was made up of high school, college, and post-collegiate athletes. AAA state outdoor long jump champion Tiffany Harris (pictured left by Ted Plunkett) leaped to a new personal best mark of 19-5.75 to win the long jump at the USATF Club Nationals as well as place in the 200 meter dash (25.18 prelims, 25.25 finals). Read more... USATF National Club Championships Results
A hot weekend down in Durham, North Carolina did not keep many Virginia high school athletes competing for their summer track clubs from putting up impressive marks and times at the Russell Blunt Invitational. Seven athletes from Virginia were event champions in the meet, while Jessie Gaines of Western Branch posted a swift sub 12 clocking in her preliminary heat of the 100 meter dash. Grassfield's Curtis Campbell led a 400 meter dash finals in the young men division which had a strong Virginian representation with four of the top six finishers from the state. Campbell took the win in Durham with a 48.13 performance. Russell Blunt Invite Results: Young Men - Young Women - Intermediate Boys - Intermediate Girls Young Men Division Top Performers: Photo by Don Rich of PennTrackXC.com Curtis Campbell (Grassfield) - 400 Meter Dash - 1st, 48.13 Jeffrey Artis (Western Branch) - Triple Jump - 1st, 47-4.50 Darnell Washington (Petersburg) - 100 Meter Dash - 3rd, 11.07 Nicholas Vaughn (South Lakes) - 200 Meter Dash - 3rd, 22.15 Taylor Sykes (Great Bridge) - 400 Meter Dash - 4th, 48.29 Jeffrey Artis (Western Branch) - 110 Meter Hurdles - 4th, 14.25 Wesley Benitez (Matoaca) - Long Jump - 3rd, 21-10.75 Young Women Division Top Performers: Photo by Brandon Miles Jessie Gaines (Western Branch) - 100H - 1st, 14.63 & 100 - 2nd, 12.07 (11.97 prelims) Ruth Hunt (Heritage) - 200 - 1st, 25.31 Myesha Barr (Grassfield) - 400 - 2nd, 56.86 Brittni Finch (Centreville) - Long Jump - 2nd, 18-3.75 Ermesha Fair (Western Branch) - Triple Jump - 3rd, 38-2 Intermediate Boys Top Performers: Dejor Simmons (Green Run) - 100 - 1st, 10.84 (10.74 prelims) Adrian Vaughn (South Lakes) - 200 - 22.29 (fastest in prelims) Intermediate Girls Top Performers: Siobhan Ford-Holland (Thomas Dale) - Triple Jump - 1st, 38-11 Sarah Fulgham (Thomas Dale) - High Jump - 1st, 5-2 Venus Whitties (Western Branch) - 400H - 2nd, 1:05.11
Attack of the Flying Gorilla! aka 2006 ACC XC rookie of the year Devin Cornwall of Virginia Tech (Culpeper Co. HS '06) MileStat.com's Brandon Miles will be at the High Performance Distance Academy for the second year in a row from July 14th to July 19th. We will be providing updates from the camp held at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg throughout the week including videos, photos, and interviews. The camp's size has grown to a point that there are now two sessions of the camp with over 60 kids last week at Session #1 and over 130 kids this week at Session #2. These camps are a great way for MileStat.com to get better insight and knowledge prior to the start of the cross country season on the teams and individuals to look out for. Last year's camp included several state champions. High Performance Camp Videos - More to be added later on Monday. High Performance Camp Photos - All photos posted. Over 1,600 total.
Photo by Tim Fulton of ArmoryTrack.com It took a late surge by Ja-Vell Bullard at the Nike Outdoor Nationals, but after his big weekend in Greensboro last month, the Bethel sprinter put himself over the top against the other top contenders for MileStat.com's track athlete of the year honors for the 2008 outdoor track season. Bullard, a Nike Nationals champion in the 400 meter dash for both indoor and outdoor, also ran two great anchor legs for the Bethel relays with a near come from behind national title in the 4x100 and then also anchored one of the faster 4x400 meter relay teams in state history to a third place showing at Nike Outdoor. When others were packing it in for the season, Bullard was coming on strong for a stellar close to his high school career which really did not take off till his senior year. Ranked #4 in the nation for 400 meters with his 46.54 clocking at Nike Outdoor, the late blooming Bullard will take his talents next year to George Mason University. Read on for the rest of the All-MileStat.com Track Team selections for boys...
A further breakdown of top returning teams and individuals in cross country by classification (AAA, AA, A, private) and region for this fall. Boys Returning Team Rankings Group AAA: Central Region - Eastern Region - Northern Region - Northwest Region Group AA: Region I - Region II - Region III - Region IV Group A: Region A - Region B - Region C - Region D Private School: Division I - Division II Girls Returning Team Rankings Group AAA: Central Region - Eastern Region - Northern Region - Northwest Region Group AA: Region I - Region II - Region III - Region IV Group A: Region A - Region B - Region C - Region D Private School: Division I - Division II Boys Returning Individual Rankings Group AAA: Central Region - Eastern Region - Northern Region - Northwest Region Group AA: Region I - Region II - Region III - Region IV Group A: Region A - Region B - Region C - Region D Private School: Division I - Division II Girls Returning Individual Rankings Group AAA: Central Region - Eastern Region - Northern Region - Northwest Region Group AA: Region I - Region II - Region III - Region IV Group A: Region A - Region B - Region C - Region D Private School: Division I - Division II
Never has a thrower been selected as MileStat.com's Track Athlete of the Year. However, never has a thrower come along in the MileStat.com era (since 2001) who has made a greater impression and created a greater appreciation on those not typically draw to the throwing circles than Park View's Natalie Baird. The redheaded girl from Sterling with the long ponytail always garnered attention when it was her turn to throw and more times than often, she delivered. She never came through bigger than her final throw at the AA State Meet when she broke a 27 year old state record in the discus throw with her mark of 161'7". A remarkable distance and feat, especially when comparing the winning mark at the AAA State Meet as well as looking at the distances thrown by the boys discus throwers (albeit with a heavier implement). She also was a state leader in the shot put by over three feet with a season best of 46'7" and held the state hammer throw record at one point this spring as well. It make take a while for another thrower to be selected as athlete of the year as Baird certainly has set the bar high of what it might take to win the award. Read on more for the rest of All-MileStat.com Outdoor Track Team for girls...
Liberty Christian's Josh Morris (pictured by John Herzog) had a busy weekend at the USATF Region III Championships as he competed in three distance events and qualified for the USATF Junior Olympic Nationals in all three with runner-up finishes in the 5000 meter run (15:55.75) and 2000 meter steeplechase (6:20.0) as well as a third place showing in the 1500 meter run (4:12.48). The USATF Region III Championships are being held this weekend in Rock Hill, South Carolina as there are quite a few Virginians making the trip south in their attempts to qualify for the USATF Junior Olympic National Championships. USATF Region III Championships Results: Complete Results - Intermediate Boys - Intermediate Girls - Multi-Event Results - Young Men -Young Women VA athletes qualified for USATF Junior Olympic National Championships with top 3 finishes at Region III Championshps: Young Men Division Josh Morris (Liberty Christian Academy) - 1500m Run (3rd, 4:12.48), 5000m Run (2nd, 15:55.75), 2000m Steeplechase (2nd, 6:20.0) Young Women Division Aimee Veatch (Cave Spring) - Hammer Throw (3rd, 133-5.25) Intermediate Boys Division David Gunnerson (Grafton) - 1500m Run (1st, 4:19.69), 800m Run (3rd, 2:00.24) Intermediate Girls Division Siobham Ford-Holland (Thomas Dale) - Triple Jump (1st, 38-4.25) Karissa Jenkins (Robert E. Lee-Staunton) - Triple Jump (2nd, 37-6)
The All-MileStat.com Team for the 2008 outdoor track season will be announced later this week. Awards up for grabs include athlete of the year, coach of the year, sprinter of the year, distance runner of the field, hurdler of the year, jumper of the year, vaulter of the year, thrower of the year, and freshmen of the year. All-MileStat.com First, Second, and Third teams will also be selected as a total of three athletes will be chosen for each event among the three teams. Girls team to be announced on Friday, boys team to be announced on Saturday. Discuss on the message board who you think should be selected!
A four part interview with Sports Backers executive director Jon Lugbill discussing various topics including the purpose of Sports Backers and its impact on the running community in the Richmond area, the changes being made for this year's Maymont Festival, the bidding process for the 2008 USATF Junior Olympic National Cross Country Championships and improvements being made to the Pole Green Course, and raising the profile of running to the general public. Interview with Jon Lugbill of Sports Backers: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 Maymont X-Country Festival Website USATF Junior Olympic National XC Championships Website
The "Tracktown USA" TV commercials were right on about the USA Olympic track and field team being the toughest team to make as many Virginians found out the hard way over the past two weeks in Eugene, Oregon at the Olympic Trials. Only three Virginians will be competing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with Lashawn Merritt in the men's 400 meter dash and both Queen Harrison and Sheena Tosta (formerly Sheena Johnson) in the women's 400 meter hurdles. Merritt has an excellent opportunity at winning Olympic gold after defeating the 2004 Athens Olympics champion Jeremy Wariner at Hayward field, while Harrison and Tosta certainly will go to China believing they can run with the best in the World and challenge for top three medals. Merritt's mild upset over Wariner and Harrison's improbable return from an injury at NCAA Nationals and leaping over a fallen hurdler late in the Trials finals were the top highlights and best stories of the meet among the Virginian natives, but there were also many stories of disappointments, heartbreak, and pleasant surprises as well. Read more... Note: MileStat.com will be attempting to get exclusive interviews with many of the Virginians who competed this past week at the Olympic Trials. Look for several to be posted throughout the week. Watch Olympic Trials Videos on NBCOlympics.com
MileSplit's online meet entry system is ready to roll! Meet Directors / Coaches MileSplit would like to announce the creation of an Online Meet Entry system that will work from our database. As many of the MileSplit webmasters are coaches and will be also using the system, we had input on what we thought the perfect entry system would consist of. It is powerful, easy to use, functional (works in HyTek and RaceTab), and unlike some other online systems, it works, and is the most cost effective system out there! This entry system will be useful especially during the track season as meet directors can select a feature to make sure that coaches only input verified times from the database of performances on MileStat.com. Read on for more information
Photo by Ted Plunkett A list of the projected top 25 returning cross country boys teams in Virginia based off 5K times from the 2007 season. Oakton won a state cross country team title in 2005 and the past two years has been in the hunt for a title, but came up short despite still finishing on the podium as a team. This year's group looks to be the early favorites to win the AAA state title led by the Hendricks twins, Neal and Brian, as Coach Phil Tiller's crew take only one major loss in the graduation of their state champion miler Joe Lorusso. AA school Jamestown could challenge as the #1 ranked squad as Coach Howard Townsend returns virtually everyone from a 2007 state runner-up team with three sub 9:40 2 milers in Andrew Colley (9:09), John Holt (9:31), and Colin Mearns (9:37). Article includes only top 25 returning teams, but full list of returning teams can be found here
The top 100 returning boys times from the 2007 cross country season. A total of 23 runners return who have broken 16 minutes in cross country, while well over 100 returnees have broken 17 minutes for the 5K. Some of the fastest returnees include Ben Dejarnette of Atlee, Thomas Porter of Mountain View, Andrew Colley of Jamestown, Kyle Satterwhite of Western Albemarle, and Alex Ott of Turner Ashby. Article includes top 100 fastest returning 5K times, but full list of returnees going much deeper than 100 athletes can be found here
The top 100 returning girls times from the 2007 cross country season. A total of 42 girls return who have broken 19 minutes for 5K on a cross country course. Some of the fastest returnees include defending AAA state champion and Foot Locker finalist Kathleen Lautzenheiser of Midlothian, Lia Divalentin of Chantilly, pre-season AA state title favorites Christina Lee and Maggie Gentry, and returning private school state champion Barbara Fitzpatrick of Bishop O'Connell. Article includes top 100 fastest returning 5K times, but full list of returnees going much deeper than 100 athletes can be found here
Photo by Ted Plunkett A list of the projected top 25 returning cross country teams in Virginia based off 5K times from the 2007 season. The Midlothian girls look way out in front as they have been in recent years as the leading ranked team in VA. Group AA is well represented with Brentsville, Blacksburg, and Hidden Valley all returning formidable squads as well as the Northern Region with Oakton, Lake Braddock, and Herndon as three schools from the AAA region which should have successful seasons. The Western Branch broke a long curse of Eastern Region schools failing to make it on the state meet podium with their top three finish in 2007 and could field an even better team in 2008. Article includes only top 25 returning teams, but full list of returning teams can be found here
Make sure to follow your past Virginia high school track and field stars compete for spots on the US team in the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games at the 2008 US Olympic Trials being held at University of Oregon's historic Hayward field from June 27th to July 6th in Eugene. The trials will be broadcasted on the USA Network and NBC throughout the week. USATF Start Lists & Results Day Seven Highlights (Saturday, July 5th): Charles Clark (pictured above by Brandon Miles at 2006 Nike Outdoor Nationals) has qualified for the finals of the men's 200 meter dash at the Olympic Trials. M-200 Semifinals: His semifinal heat was dominated up front by a trio of potential Olympic qualifiers in Wallace Spearmon (20.05), Walter Dix (20.09), and Rodney Martin (20.04), but Charles Clark took the fourth and final spot for Sunday's men 200 finals with a 20.48 clocking to hold off the remaining athletes in the race. M-High Jump: Menchville grad Keith Moffatt cleared a height which was good enough to place him among the top finishers at the Olympic Trials, but did not have the "A" standard to allow him to make it on the US team for Beijing. Second through fifth place all cleared 7'5.25" with Moffatt in fifth place at the height, but the final and third spot on the Olympic team went to the sixth place finisher in Dustin Jonas, who had cleared the Olympic "A" standard in an earlier meet. If Moffatt had cleared the "A" standard previously, he would have made the Olympic team before Jonas as the first three finishers with "A" standards automatically qualify for the Olympics. W-100H Quarterfinals: Kellie Wells won her second race of the day and is positioning herself well to make a run for a spot on the Olympic team. Wells won heat 1 of 3 in 12.82 clocking, while fellow Virginians Yvette Lewis and Virginia Johnson competed in the same semifinals race and will all be moving onto the semis as well as Lewis finished third at 12.97 and Johnson took fourth at 13.11. M-110H Prelims: One of the country's greatest hurdlers of all-time may have just competed in his final track meet as Lake Braddock product Allen Johnson was unable to finish his preliminary heat as a recent injury flared it up again today. Johnson had made plans to retire earlier in the year and finish what has been an outstanding professional career including a Olympic gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and seven U.S. national titles after this summer. Johnson's longevity in the sport has been remarkable as he has been ranked among the top 10 hurdlers in the world in the 110 meter hurdles for a 14 consecutive year span from 1993 to 2007. W-100H Prelims: Three Virginians are moving onto the quarterfinals in the women's 100 meter hurdles as James River alum Kellie Wells won her heat in 13.02, while Menchville alum Yvette Lewis finished third in the fastest race of the four prelims with a time of 12.93. Both Lewis and Virginia Johnson just missed making the Olympic team in earlier events in the Trials with fourth place finishes from Lewis in the triple jump and Johnson in the heptathlon. Johnson, formerly known as Virginia "Gigi" Miller of Gar-Field High, advanced onto the quarterfinals with her clocking of 13.09 to place third in her heat. M-200 Quarterfinals: Charles Clark dropped his time a little more from the prelims and finished second once again in his heat to move onto another round as the Florida State sophomore clocked in at 20.55, which is the third fastest overall in the round. Clark's heat was won by Shawn Crawford, a 2004 Olympian, who has ran the fastest times in the first two rounds. Clark competes in his third round in the last 24 hours later today with the men's 200 semifinals and will be racing for a spot among the eight who will advance onto tomorrow's finals. The injury to Tyson Gay in the 200 quarterfinals has opened up the event for others to win as well as another of three spots. A winner of five high school state championships in 2006 at Bayside High School, Clark will need to finish in the top four in a tough semifinal heat which includes the likes of Walter Dix and Wallace Spearmon. More highlights of the Virginians at the US Olympic Trials from previous days Olympic Trials TV Schedule All times are Eastern; subject to change; check local listings Date Times Network June 28 12:00-1:00 a.m. USA June 28 8:00-9:00 p.m. NBC June 29 7:00-8:00 p.m. NBC June 30 11:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. USA July 3 11:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. USA July 4 11:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. USA July 5 5:00-6:00 p.m. NBC July 6 7:00-9:00 p.m. NBC