More than a half dozen invitationals across the state of Virginia will kick off the 2009 outdoor season this weekend. MileStat.com is looking for photo and video help from all meets this weekend, so if interested in contributing photos or video from the listed meets, contact MileStat.com at firstname.lastname@example.org Raleigh Relays (NC State - Raleigh, NC) - Mountain View duo of Thomas Porter and Kaitlyn Davis run state leading times in the high school invite 3200 meter race with Porter as a 9:14.94 runner-up and Davis in third place at 11:04.31. Battlefield Relays (Battlefield HS - Haymarket, VA) Brian Watkins I-95 Invitational (Potomac Senior HS - Dumfries, VA) - Kevin Dowd (Fairfax) 9:39.09 - Frances Dowd (Fairfax) 2:19.46 - Andre Washington (Woodbridge) 39.47 - Danielle Williams (St. Stephens & St. Agnes) 12.28 G-100 & 25.29 G-200 Conn Madden Relays (Todd Stadium - Newport News, VA) - Woodside 3:31.92 B-SMR - Churchland 4:12.39 G-SMR - Bethel 4:00.97 G-4x400 - First Colonial 1:32.98 B-4x200 - Deep Creek 3:28.15 B-4x400 - Jamestown 10:52.33 B-DMR - Menchville 48.98 G-4x100 Harrisonburg Co-Ed Classic (Harrisonburg HS - Harrisonburg, VA) - Spotswood 8:17.10 B-4x800 Knights Track Classic (Roanoke College - Salem, VA) - Joanna Stevens (Blacksburg) 5:03.24 G-1600 & 2:18.90 G-800 - Natalie Woodford (Patrick Henry) 57.50 G-400 - Kate Collins (Nelson County) 11'6" G-PV - Allison Homer (Blacksburg) 5:08.38 G-1600 & 11:13.18 G-3200 - Phillip Mesadieu (Patrick Henry) 52'3" B-Shot - Brian Hencke (Blacksburg) 1:57.13 B-800 - Andrew Epperson (Brookville) 14'0" B-PV Manchester Relays (Manchester HS - Midlothian, VA) - Austin Hersh (James River) 158'0" B-Discus - Beonca Johnson (Atlee) 38'3.75" G-TJ - St. Christopher's 3:41.81 B-SMR - Maggie Walker 21:53.73 G-4x1600 Also remember that you can send in results from your smaller meets to post as well. If not able to send results from hy-tek, it is recommended to either use our free Racetab results formatting program or fax results to (804) 325-1077. It is preferred to send results electronically though.
Performance list for the 2009 Manchester Relays to be held Saturday, March 28th at Manchester High School in Midlothian, VA.
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All-MileStat.com Indoor Track Team selections for the 2009 season. An athlete can only be selected for one event to insure more athletes are recognized among the first three teams. There were many no brainer picks, while others were much tougher to decide on given the depth and quality of certain events as well as the up and down nature of the season. Congratulations to all selected athletes on their outstanding 2009 indoor track & field seasons.
Performance list for the Knights Track Classic to be held Saturday, March 28th at Roanoke College in Salem, VA.
James Taylor wins 200 national title in US #2 21.34 Nansemond River senior James Taylor was attempting to pull off the feat of winning two national titles at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships with the 400 and 200 meter dashes. In his first finals race on Sunday in the 400 meter dash, Taylor went out aggressively in the first 200 meters at 22.0, but was overtaken by Daundre Barnaby of Connecticut in the final 100 meters. Taylor in a rare defeat this season, still ran a personal best and US #6 time of 47.66 for runner-up. Taylor quickly bounced back from the defeat in the 200 meter dash to light up the field and flash a 21.34 US #2 time on the board at the Armory. (Photo by Mary Dibiase Blaich of WingedFootPhotos.com) Also winning a national title at the Amory this weekend from Virginia was Deep Run senior Matthew Armentrout, who has had his struggles since winning a state title as a sophomore, but easily made up for any missed opportunities at state championships since then by winning the national title in New York with a personal best clearance of 15'9". His clearance is an inch better than the previous state leader and AAA state champion Allen Kelly as well as ranks him among the top 10 in the nation this season. More to come from the Armory as fellow MileSplit US affiliate site ArmoryTrack.com has plenty of coverage posted already and more on the way including videos and pictures.
The Albemarle boys gave their coach Buz Male the perfect 63rd birthday day present. The relay quartet of Garrett Bradley, Zachary Vrhovac, Luke Noble, and Anthony Kostelac had already gave Coach Male an early birthday present on Saturday night by winning the DMR national title at Nike Indoor Nationals in a US #2 time of 10:02. Their goal going into the meet though was to break the 4x800 indoor national record and the relay not accomplished that feat, but blew it out of the water by five seconds with their new meet record time of 7:36.99. More to come from Nike Indoor Nationals on Monday including all of the All-American performances by Virginians.
All-Americans: Lizzie Powell (Patrick Henry) - Girls Pole Vault - 3rd, 12'6" Ocean Lakes - Boys 4xMile Relay - 6th, 18:04.95 Finals Qualifiers: James Taylor (Nansemond River) - Boys 200m Dash - 2nd, 21.63 Tanay Chandler (Nansemond River) - Girls 60m Dash - 3rd, 7.60 James Taylor (Nansemond River) - Boys 400m Dash - 6th, 48.87 Genamarie McCant (James Robinson) - Girls 400m Dash - 8th, 56.50
Boys DMR - Albemarle boys set a state record and US #2 all-time performance in their 10:02.13 meet record victory against two formidable New Jersey squads in West Windsor North Plainsboro and Morris Hills. The squad's splits went as followed: Zachary Vrhovac 3:06.5, Garrett Bradley 51.6, Luke Noble 1:54.5, and Anthony Kostelac 4:09.3. Boys Triple Jump - David Wilson responded well to challenge from a hometown favorite taking the lead away from him at 49'11" with his 51'5.75" leap in the finals. The George Washington senior claimed the NIN title with a meet record and US #10 all-time performance. Saturday's National Champions at NIN Albemarle - Boys DMR - 10:02.13 US #2 All-Time David Wilson (George Washington) - Boys Triple Jump - 51'5.75" Western Branch - Girls Shuttle Hurdles Relay - 34.05 Saturday's All-American at NIN: Bethel - Girls 4x200m Relay - 2nd, 1:40.65 Western Branch - Boys 4xMile Relay - 2nd, 18:00.11 Western Branch - Boys Shuttle Hurdles Relay - 2nd, 30.17 Blacksburg - Girls 4xMile Relay - 2nd, 20:33.16 Nefertiti Smith (Norfolk Collegiate) - Girls Pentathlon - 3rd, Jasia Richardson (J.R. Tucker) - 3rd, 40'4.25" Scott Newton (Collegiate) - Freshmen Mile - 4th, 4:35.84 Western Albemarle - Boys Distance Medley Relay - 4th, 10:12.96 Western Branch - Boys 4x200m Relay - 5th, 1:31.36 Hannah Brown (Blacksburg) - Freshmen Mile - 5th, 5:18.02 Booker T. Washington - Girls Sprint Medley Relay - 6th, 4:09.41 Erika Morgan (Western Branch) - Girls High Jump - 6th, 5'4.25" Lots of more coverage to come from a jam packed Saturday of events and even more busy day on Sunday. MileStat.com is on-site in Boston with coverage.
NSIC Highlights by Virginians: Butts leaps to two US #1s, Lake Braddock girls break DMR state record
Friday was a perfect day for Tynita Butts of T.C. Williams as she not only defended her NSIC title in the high jump from a year ago, but also added a long jump victory with two US #1 performances. Butts had a 5'10.50" clearance in the high jump and 20'1.25" leap in the long jump to break her own state record in the event. Friday event highlights so far by the other Virginians competing at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships held in the New York Armory... Girls DMR - The Lake Braddock girls put together an impressive relay run in the distance medley relay with their national runner-up finish of 12:01.84. The team of Kelly Hagan, Becca Sinickho, Casey Lardner, and Liana Epstein broke the Virginia high school girls indoor state record in the event with their performance. The previous state record was held by the 1998 Thomas Jefferson squad at 12:02.48. Splits to come. Boys 5K - Clarke County junior Chris York ran a considerable PR to earn All-American honors with his 6th place effort of 15:31.54. York, who has earned numerous All-State honors in track and cross country while at Clarke County, had a previous 5K best of 15:57 from cross country. Also running under 16 minutes from Virginia was Lake Braddock senior Alex Clark in 14th place at a time of 15:52.49. Girls 5K - James Robinson's Stephanie Bray continues to excel with some of her best performances yet as a senior. Bray, who earned All-State honors indoor in the 3200 meter run with a season best time of 11:15 at the AAA State Meet, followed that performance up with a personal best 5000 meter run of 18:33.13 (previous best of 18:45 in XC) to place 12th in a field of 26 at the NY Armory. Boys SMR - Out of the slowest and first section of 6, the James Robinson boys won their section with a time of 3:35.39 and the time ended up holding up to place them sixth overall and earn All-American honors in the event. Robinson was anchored on the 800 meter leg by Jared Berman, a 4:18 miler. Girls 60m Prelims - Tanay Chandler will be advancing onto the semis as the Nansemond River senior and AAA 55 meter dash state runner-up won her heat in 7.71, which ranks her fifth fastest among all qualifiers. Boys 60H Prelims - Two Virginians made it onto the next round in the 60 meter hurdles with Northwest Region champ Reynaldo Radlin of North Stafford winning his heat in the sixth fastest clocking overall at 8.17. Radlin has a strong chance to make it onto the finals and a shot at aa top 6 All-American finish. Meanwhile, Group AA state 55 meter hurdles runner-up Dante Davis of Louisa County was one of the final qualifiers on time with a 8.31 clocking (15th overall). Girls Shot Put - AAA state shot put champion Jaleesa Williams of First Colonial was just off the mark from earning All-American honors with her throw of 42'8", which placed her 7th overall in the event. Girls Long Jump - Also placing high in the long jump along with event champion Tynita Butts were Henrico's Elaine Derricott (7th, 18'5") and Grassfield's Karimah Shepherd (8th, 18'1.75"). Both Derricott and Shepherd would have easily earned All-American honors if they had achieved a mark closer to their season bests.
Watch the National Scholastic Indoor Championships this weekend courtesy of MileSplit US and affiliate ArmoryTrack.com at the following link: http://ny.milesplit.us/meets/40908/live Webcast Times: Friday, March 13th - 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM EDT Saturday, March 14th - 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM EDT Sunday, March 15th - 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM EDT
Heat sheets for the 2009 Nike Indoor Nationals to be held this weekend at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.
Top returnees for this upcoming 2009 outdoor season based off of 2008 outdoor track season performances. All-Class Individuals: Boys Returnees - Girls Returnees 3A Individuals: Boys Returnees - Girls Returnees 2A Individuals: Boys Returnees - Girls Returnees 1A Individuals: Boys Returnees - Girls Returnees Private Individuals: Boys Returnees - Girls Returnees
Each year the site is receiving more and more results from the smaller meets not considered invitational or championship meets. This is a good thing as it gets more and more athletes and their performances in the database. With many championship meets considering using our online entry system to verify performances for meets, it makes it even more important and critical for results to be reported to MileStat.com. This spring, we hope to increase the amount of results considerably thanks to the RaceTab program now free for all coaches and meet directors to use for their meets in results formatting as well as MileStat.com having an fax line which coaches can fax of hard copies of results and will be received electronically by us in the form of a PDF file attached to an email. RaceTab has many great features to make the organization and distribution of results easier, especially for smaller meets. If planning of faxing hand written results from your smaller meets, please make sure the handwriting is legible and that first and last names of athletes are included. Options to send results to MileStat.com from smaller meets #1 Option - Download RaceTab #2 Option - Fax Results to 804-325-1077
Albemarle boys track coach Buz Male has been coaching for 36 years and never has been able to work with a more talented bunch than the group he calls the "5 Guys" in Garrett Bradley, Jordan Hill, Anthony Kostelac, Luke Noble, and Zachary Vrhovac. Those 5 guys helped Coach Male or "Buz" as he is more affectionately known by his athletes and friends in the sport celebrate his first state title as a coach. At Langley High School, he had a state runner-up girls cross country and national runner-up in the DMR. At Miller School, a revision in the team scoring switched the private school Division II state cross country title out of his team's hands several years ago. This past fall, the Albemarle boys were a surprising runner-up in the state cross country race. So all of the runner-up finishes and years of coaching has made this year even more sweet for Buz with his indoor track team recently crowned as the AAA state team champions and two relays headed to Nike Indoor Nationals with national title and records as the goals on their mind. MileStat.com's Brandon Miles interviewed Coach Male on the special year he is enjoying as a coach working with a once in a lifetime group of athletes found at Albemarle.
The Tolsma Track heated up Saturday both literally and figuratively as the AA state schools converged on Liberty University for the 2009 Indoor state championships. Despite warm temperatures in the arena, hundreds of parents and fans poured into the facility along with the athletes to get a chance to watch the great competition. A fast, flat 200 meter 4 laned track, the Liberty University track facility proved to be a great fit for the AA sized state meet. While there were concerns about seating, and arrangements at the meet down in Hampton, the Tolsma track facility proved to have plenty of seating while creating a rocking atmosphere for the athletes, while offering great vantage points for the viewers. Great times and marks came from all events as the athletes put a cap on the 2009 Indoor Track and Field season and will now prepare for national meets and the outdoor season.
A total of 1,568 photos are now posted from the 2009 VHSL Group AA State Indoor T&F Championships. Photos taken by Tom Hoerner. Additional meet coverage on the way including interviews and full meet summary from Reid Taylor. VHSL Group AA State Indoor T&F Championships Photo Gallery by Tom Hoerner
After the Bethel girls won their sixth state indoor championship last weekend at the Boo Williams Sportsplex, coach Eddie Williams has plenty of reasons to be smiling. He has about a dozen or so reasons to be smiling with his deepest team ever and most of them coming back as underclassmen to see if they string together consecutive state titles. MileStat.com's Brandon Miles interviewed Coach Williams after the state meet.
See where your performances from this past indoor season rank in the MileStat.com All-Time Era (2001-Present). MileStat.com Era (2001-2009) Girls Indoor All-Time Lists: 55m Dash - 200m Dash - 300m Dash - 400m Dash - 500m Dash - 800m Run - 1000m Run - 1600m Run - 3200m Run - 55m Hurdles - 4x200m Relay - 4x400m Relay - 4x800m Relay - SMR - DMR - Pole Vault - High Jump - Long Jump - Triple Jump - Shot Put MileStat.com Era (2001-2009) Boys Indoor All-Time Lists: 55m Dash - 200m Dash - 300m Dash - 400m Dash - 500m Dash - 800m Run - 1000m Run - 1600m Run - 3200m Run - 55m Hurdles - 4x200m Relay - 4x400m Relay - 4x800m Relay - SMR - DMR - Pole Vault - High Jump - Long Jump - Triple Jump - Shot Put
It was the first time that the state meet has been held at Boo Williams Sportsplex and several historic performances came out of the boys' events with the Albemarle boys shattering the meet record by four seconds in the 4x800 on Friday in a US #5 all-time performance of 7:44.70, Bobby Peavey breaking Alan Webb's 1600 meter record in a time of 4:09, and James Taylor pulling off the historic quadrouple with a long jump title to complement his sweep of the sprints (55, 300, 500). Taylor had two of the best athletes in Virginia high school history to witness his incredible weekend with Olympic gold medalist Lashawn Merritt, who had pulled off the sprint triple like Taylor in 2004, and Doug Dickinson, who is the most accomplished indoor state champion with 11 state titles to his name and set two national records in state competition. The team battle between Albemarle and Western Branch was close as expected. A fall and DNF by Western Branch's 4x200 meter relay certainly had a huge impact on the final outcome, but points could have came elsewhere as only five points separated the two schools in the team scoring at the end. Albemarle won their first state team championship in over three decades with much of the credit going to Jordan Hill's (pictured right by Ted Plunkett) three runner-up finishes in the jumps and Anthony Kostelac's monster triple in the 4x800, 1600, and 1000.
Photo by Ted Plunkett The Bethel girls did not need an individual champion or star athlete to carry them to them to their sixth state indoor title. They just needed Maya Moore to get across that finish line. Moore ran anchor leg on Bethel’s top seeded 4x400 meter relay which was firmly in control after their third leg, 500 state runner-up Emmy Fraenk put them well out in the lead. As Moore approached the finish line to seal the state title for Bethel, her legs gave way and crashed to the track just beyond the finish line. If she did not get across that finish line in time, Bethel was going to lose the state title in a bizarre fashion to defending champions from Landstown. However, she found the strength to get in at least for second place to give Bethel 8 points from the event. The margin of victory in the final team standings ended up being 6 points for Bethel. It was a thrilling close to a meet filled with amazing performances.
My power has been out since Sunday night at 8 PM due to the winter storm and did not return until Tuesday with internet not working until about 4 PM, so it has put me behind on my state meet coverage than I would like to be. Will be playing catchup for the rest of the week.
Entries as of March 2nd for the 2009 Nike Indoor Nationals to be held March 13th through March 15th at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.
2009 VHSL Group AA State Indoor T&F Boys Champions - Louisa County 2009 VHSL Group AA State Indoor T&F Girls Champions - Blacksburg Photos by Tom Hoerner The Blacksburg girls crushed the competition at the Group AA state indoor meet as they amassed a team score of 97 points to double up the amount of points of the second place team from Courtland (42 pts). On the track, the Blacksburg girls had four individual champions ranging from the 500 meter dash to 3200 meter run with Hannah Brown in the 500 (1:17.68), Kathleen Stevens in the 1000 (2:57.56), Joanna Stevens in the 1600 (4:58.28), and Allison Homer in the 3200 (11:20.62). The Blacksburg girls nearly broke the meet record in the 4x800 (9:34.53) and dominated the 1600 meter run with four of the top five finishers. The Louisa County boys really stepped up to defeat slight favorites Jamestown by a decent margin of 26 points. The Region II team champions had one lone individual champion with Corrin Harris taking the long jump title with his mark of 22'0.50", but Louisa had plenty of individuals placing high and scoring throughout the meet as well as their 4x200 meter relay securing 10 points with their 1:32.71 victory. The Blacksburg boys 4x800 broke the only meet record of the day with their 8:00.76 as they were pressed by Western Albemarle who was also under the old meet record in 8:02.71. Western Albemarle swept the individual titles in the boys distance races with Tyler Stutzman pulling off a strong double in the 1600 (4:16.49) and 1000 (2:30.12), while teammate Kyle Satterwhite won his second indoor 3200 title in three years with a time of 9:24.42. There were several individuals who repeated as champions including Sherelle White of York and Kenara Hurt of Liberty in the girls sprints who had to defend their state indoor titles against one another with White winning the 55 meter dash again in a 7.21 clocking, while Hurt was the 300 winner with a time of 40.61. The meet also saw many surprises and upsets. Few called Mandy Kauffman of Harrisonburg in the girls 55 meter hurdles, Sam Johnson of Courtland in the boys shot put, Josh Drablos of Jefferson Forest in the boys pole vault, and D'Angelo Scales of Lafayette in the boys 55 meter hurdles. More to come from the AA State Indoor Championships including photos, some video, and interviews with many of the state champions. Complete Results