Capturing and editing lots and lots of footage from this weekend's AAU Area 3 National Qualifier held at Darling Stadium in Hampton, VA. We did not miss much in the way of running events from Saturday or Sunday as have footage of all races with the exception of the 400 meter dash prelims. We enjoyed covering a meet with the younger athletes in a depart from our usual narrowed high school focus. Congratulations to all athletes who qualified for the AAU Junior Olympic Nationals under very extreme hot and humid weather conditions. Complete Results Race Videos - All of Saturday and Sunday's race videos uploaded. A GRAND TOTAL OF !46 RACE VIDEOS!. Photo Gallery by Ryan Kelly (Sunday only) - Over 2,000 photos posted. Photo Gallery by Brandon Miles (Saturday & Sunday) - Thousands of photos to be added this week.
Many of the state's fastest and elite sprinters, hurdlers, and jumpers will be at Darling Stadium in Hampton on Saturday and Sunday in the AAU qualifier meet for the AAU Junior Olympic Nationals which will be held later this summer just across the Hampton Bay Bridge Tunnel at Norfolk State. MileStat.com will doing a rare on-site coverage of a summer age group track meet providing race videos, photos, and interviews from the event. Also be an opportunity to introduce and cover tomorrow and future stars with the younger age group athletes. Look for results, coverage, and updates to be posted after each day of events with the bulk of race videos and pictures to be posted Monday and Tuesday. Meet Page w/ Information & Coverage Performance List
A look at the top girls returnees for the 2011 outdoor track season. A top 10 list of returnees in each event with links to full list of returnees. Note: If there is no graduation year listed on an athlete profile, the athlete will not show up on the returnees list.
A look at the top boys returnees for the 2011 outdoor track season. A top 10 list of returnees in each event with links to full list of returnees. Note: If there is no graduation year listed on an athlete profile, the athlete will not show up on the returnees list.
All-MileStat.com Girls Outdoor Track & Field Team for the 2010 season. First, second, and third team members are selected for each event with no athlete selected for multiple events. Honors given to Athlete, Coach, Sprinter, Distance Runner, Hurdler, Jumper, Thrower, Vaulter, Most Versatile, Relay, and Freshmen of the Year. Athlete summaries to come.
All-MileStat.com Boys Outdoor Track & Field Team for the 2010 season. First, second, and third team members are selected for each event with no athlete selected for multiple events. Honors given to Athlete, Coach, Sprinter, Distance Runner, Hurdler, Jumper, Thrower, Vaulter, Most Versatile, Relay, and Freshmen of the Year. Girls team to be posted later.
Justin Hunter (pictured by Ryan Kelly) bettered his state record and US leading mark in the long jump by winning the USATF Junionr Nationals title in the long jump with a final attempt and 0.2 wind legal mark of 25'10.75". The recent graduate of Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach started off the competition with a initial mark of 24'9.75", which still would have placed him first ahead of eventual runner-up Carlton Lavong from Pennsylvania (24'7.25"). His top two finish and US #18 all-time performance qualifies Hunter to compete on the World Juniors team, which will be in competition July 19th through July 25th in Moncton, Canada. Hunter is the first high school boys champion from Virginia in the meet since Mike Morrison (pole vault) back in 2005 and joins Keith Holley, who previously was the only USATF Junionr National long jump prep champion from Virginia back in 1988 with a mark of 25'5.25" The University of Tennessee bound football and track star will compete tomorrow afternoon in the triple jump.
Performance list for the Virginia AAU National Qualifier meet this weekend at Darling Stadium in Hampton, Virginia.
Justin Hunter (pictured above by John Herzog) of Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach will be the lone high school athlete from the state of Virginia competing this week at the USATF Junior National Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. The Virginia high school state record holder in the long jump at 25'8.75" will be competing Thursday in the long jump as the top seed and high school US leader then Friday will be in the triple jump as the sixth seed. Hunter has already met the World Junior Championships qualifying standard in the long jump and will need to only finish among the top two to make the World Junior teams, but will need a top two finish and also met the World Juniors qualifying standard of 51'2.25" in the triple jump in order to qualify for World competition in that event which he currently has a PR of 50'8.25" in the triple jump.. The IAAF World Junior Championships will be held in Moncton, Canda from July 19th through July 25th. USATF Meet Page
Updated meet information for this weekend's Virginia AAU State Meet at Darling Stadium in Hampton.
MileStat.com will be on-site covering e covering the AAU National Qualifier meet this weekend at Darling Stadium in Hampton. Great opportunity for Virginians to qualify for the AAU Junior Olympic Nationals in August, which will be held in-state at Norfolk State University. In-state athletes will qualify directly from the AAU State Meet to the AAU Nationals. Registration and meet information links below for the AAU state qualifier meet this weekend. Entries close tonight on CoachO.com. AAU Area 3 Hampton VA National Qualifier Meet Information Online Registration Link - Closes Monday, June 21st at Midnight
All photos by John Herzog It took several years for a Virginia school to qualify to compete for the Nike Cross Nationals in the fall, but it did not take long for the state to send a team to Oregon for the first ever Nike Track Nationals to be held on July 2nd at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.The Western Branch girls will be the lone representative for the Southeast region girls as their composite team scoring based on performances during the 2010 outdoor season ascened them to the top of the region rankings to be selected.With the likes of state champion caliber athletes Keilah Tyson, Desmonae Gray, and Sydni Cobb along with formidable relays, the Group AAA state indoor and outdoor champions will represent the state of Virginia in two weeks at the University of Oregon's facility.
NIKE ANNOUNCES 24 QUALIFYING CLUBS TO COMPETE IN FIRST EVER “NIKE TRACK NATIONALS” COMPETITION
Blacksburg girls set DMR national record! 11:31.26 They came in hoping to win – hoping. The national record seemed possible but not even Joanna Stevens’ best-case scenario worked out this good. The Blacksburg (Va.) senior didn’t anticipate taking the stick all alone on the anchor lap and realizing that with a lap left, she would be racing the clock to become the fastest distance medley relay in nation history (Photo by Victah Sailer). Kathleen Stevens (3:31.56), Sarah Dorrell (58.97), Hannah Brown (2:12.61) and Joanna Stevens (4:48.14) won the DMR at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in 11:31.26 Saturday, breaking Warwick Valley’s 2008 record of 11:31.81. Virginia's All-American/Top 6 Finishers on Saturday Girls DMR - Blacksburg - 1st, 11:31.26 *NEW NATIONAL RECORD* Girls High Jump - Chelsea Utley (Green Run) - 2nd, 5'8.50" Girls 4x100 - Western Branch - 4th, 46.79 Girls Long Jump - Nikki Nunn (Manchester) - 4th, 18'6" Boys High Jump - Philip Morris (Glenvar) - 5th, 6'8.75" Boys Long Jump - Renay Ransaw (Hampton) - 5th, 18'6" Boys Shot Put - Isaiah Simmons (Woodbridge) - 6th, 61'2" Girls Mile Run - Kathleen Lautzenheiser (Midlothian) - 6th, 4:52.44 Emerging Elite Girls 200 - Cassandra Jones (Granby) - 5th, 24.82 Emerging Elite Boys 4x400 - Blacksburg - 6th, 3:23.22
The state of Virginia had some very noteworthy performances on Friday at the New Balance Nationals including a new state record 4x800 performance by the West Springfield girls (pictured right by Dave Watt) slipping into the All-American top 6 with their time of 9:03.35 against arguably one of the deepest 4x800 fields in high school history. Darrell Wesh just missed becoming the first boys champion from Virginia in the meet as he posted one of the fastest performances all-time in state history as a runner-up in the 100 meter dash finals with a 10.42 clocking, while Christal Peterson set a new state record in the 100 meter dash with her 11.55 preliminary performance. Colin Mearns of Jamestown joined an elite group of past Virginians under 9 minutes in the two mile with an All-American fifth place run of 8:57.42, while Katherine Walker appeared to show little signs of fatigue from her 5K victory last night to take sixth place and All-Americans in the two mile at 10:30.54. Also earning All-American honors in the championship seeded events were the Western Branch girls in the shuttle hurdles. Henrico junior Stephanie Oleson competely redeemed himself from two previous poor showings in the pole vault to clear a personal best height of 12'8.50" to place fifth and earn All-American honors. Boys 100 Meter Dash - Darrell Wesh (Landstown) - 2nd, 10.42 Girls Shuttle Hurdles Relay - Western Branch - 2nd, 1:02.58 Boys 2Mile Run - Colin Mearns (Jamestown) - 5th, 8:57.42 Girls Pole Vault - Stephanie Oleson (Henrico) - 5th, 12'8.25" Girls 100 Meter Dash - Christal Peterson (Phoebus) - 6th, 11.67 (11.55 prelims *NEW STATE RECORD*) Girls 4x800 Meter Relay - West Springfield - 6th, 9:03.35 *NEW STATE RECORD* Girls 2Mile Run - Katherine Walker (Brooke Point) - 6th, 10:30.54 Emerging Elite Boys 4x200 Champions - James Robinson 1:30.52 Emerging Elite Boys 400 - Anthony Finney (Varina) - 2nd, 48.63 Emerging Elite Girls 4x800 - Western Albemarle - 2nd, 9:25.75 Emerging Elite Boys 2Mile - Kevin Bennert (Woodberry Forest) - 2nd, 9:23.62 Emerging Elite Girls 100 - Siobhan Ford-Holland (Bethel) - 3rd, 12.25 Emerging Elite Girls 4x800 - Forest Park - 3rd, 9:28.78 Emerging Elite Boys 100 - Roderque Gray (Brooke Point) - 4th, 10.88 Emerging Elite Boys 2Mile - Jack Jasper (Herndon) - 4th, 9:24.94 Emerging Elite Boys Mile - Brian Gorwtz (Grafton) 5th, 4:19.76
Brooke Point senior Katherine Walker completed a late blooming and breakthrough final season of high school in grand fashion on the national stage by winning the girls 5000 meter run at the New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina. Walker entered the race with a personal best of 18:06 5K from cross country, but left the race with a huge PR of 16:57 to pull away from Foot Locker All-American Wesley Frazier (16:59) of North Carolina in the end. Also performing well in the event from Virginia with significant PR drops were Northside junior Erin Wheeler winning the slower section in 18:14, while Western Albemarle junior Mattie Webb just missed a sub 18 minute performance in eight place in the fast section at 18:00.88. Logan Moore, a freshmen at Riverheads High School, won the freshmen 400 title in a time of 50.68 to drop sixth tenths of a second from his previous PR of 51.23. Moore just missed All-State honors at the Group A State Championships with a ninth place finish in the 400 meter dash. Skyline's Thomas Madden placed sixth in the freshmen mile race with a time of 4:27.06. In emerging elite field event action, Fauquier senior John Billings won the boys discus with a mark of 156'8". Only a sophomore at Matoaca High School, Jamarian Bates hit a significant personal best leap of 23'1.25" to take runner-up in the emerging elite boys long jump, while Western Branch's Josh Marriner took fourth with a mark of 22'9.25". Atlee's Chris Pillow finished tied for fourth in the emerging elite pole vault at a height of 15'0.25", while Justin Dutton of Caroline and Nicole Harding of Western Albemarle cleared matching heights of 10'8.50" to tie for fifth in the girls' vault. Day 1 Results MileSplit Meet Page with Coverage & Photos
MileSplit's Meet Page w/ Coverage Official Meet Website w/ Information Flotrack's Site w/ Live Feed & Videos Start Lists Preview: Thursday's events at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina will include two freshmen events and many emerging elite divisions with the only championship event in the 5000 meter run. The top athlete from Virginia in the 5000 meter run and likely only runner from the state with serious All-American aspirations will be Group AAA 3200 meter state champion Katherine Walker (pictured left by John Herzog). The Brooke Point senior ran a personal best of 10:30 for 3200 meters in her state meet victory and while look to make a significant drop on her 18:06 5K PR from the cross country to wrap up her high school career. In the freshmen races, Skyline's Thomas Madden ranks among the top 10 ninth graders in the country with his 1600 meter PR of 4:23.62. Only two of those ranked ahead of him in the US will be racing against him in the freshmen mile in Greensboro with 4:18 1600 meter runners Sam Prakel of Ohio and Trevor Gilley of Texas. Locking up with Prakely and Gilley will be Madden's opportunity to end his first year of high school with a sub 4:20 mile and potential at a national title. Midlothian freshmen Sean Willard won this event at the indoor national meet in Boston, but is not competing while Chantilly's Sean McGorty earned All-American honors with a top 6 finish in that race and will be racing in Greensboro. Notable names competing in Thursday's emerging elite division of the field events including Group AAA state indoor pole vault champion Eric Zwarcyz of Mills Godwin, Group AA state outdoor discus runner-up Jon Billings of Fauquier, Group AA girls pole vault state champion Justine Dutton of Caroline and runner-up Nicole Harding of Western Albemarle. New Balance Outdoor Nationals Performance List: Boys - Girls
Justin Hunter just missed his own state record and US #1 mark of the long jump with a winning leap of 25'8" in the long jump, while final attempts was a toenail length foul of 26'2" at the MileStat.com Gala. Hunter was one of several athletes to set meet records at the 2010 Gala which weathered an hour suspension of events due to a severe weather storm which damaged tents and timing equipment. (Photo by Ryan Kelly) Thanks to all who "weathered the storm" to make for the 2010 meet to be a successful event! Now time to recharge for the 10th year of MileStat.com and covering Virginia high school cross country and track & field. Below are some of the event winners. Complete Results Photo Gallery by Ryan Kelly - 2,372 total photos. Race Videos by Steve Lee of de.milesplit.us - More being added.
Event by event preview for tomorrow's MileStat.com Elite Track Gala.
A list of the top 10 performances all-time in the short four year meet history of the MileStat.com Elite Track Gala, a high caliber post-season meet for high school athletes in the Mid-Atlantic area held every June at Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond, VA. Who will break into the top 10 and who will challenge the current meet records in 2010?
Performance list for Saturday's MileStat.com Elite Track Gala to be held at Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond, Virginia. More detailed meet instructions will be posted later tonight as well as updated time schedule based on this year's entry numbers. Note: Any athletes looking to be added late to the field will require a $5 late processing fee onto of the $15 entry fee per athlete. Email email@example.com or call 804-874-3201 in regards to being added late to the meet.
Organizing all of the pre-meet and post-meet coverage from the three VHSL State Outdoor Track & Field Championships into one central page. Group AA and Group A state meet previews to be posted later. He took only one attempt... and Justin Hunter leaps to... 25'8.75" state meet record & US #22 ALL-TIME! (Watch Video) Group AAA - Meet Page TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ocean Lakes boys (49.50 pts) & Western Branch girls (96 pts) COMPLETE RESULTS DAY 1 RESULTS RACE VIDEOS by Andy Paisley & Brandon Miles - All video interviews (17 total) posted & 39 event videos posted w/ more race/field events to be added on Tuesday. Photo Gallery by John Herzog - 3,747 photos total from Friday and Saturday's events Photo Gallery by Ted Plunkett - 502 photos from Saturday's events. Photo Gallery by Dave Watt - 1,049 photos total from Friday & Saturday's Events. Performance List - List of meet entries. Athlete List - State meet rosters for participating teams. Meet Preview: Field Events - Running Events - In-depth previews of each event separated by running and field events. Team Rankings - Updated Group AAA state team rankings through the regional championships heading into this weekend's state championships. Event Rankings: Top 25 Boys - Top 25 Girls - A list of the top 25 performances in Group AAA this season in each championship meet event along with links to full rankings. State Meet Records - Current meet records for the Group AAA State Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Includes records to extinct events prior to the conversion to metric distances. Group AA - Meet Page TEAM CHAMPIONS: Grafton boys (46.50 pts) & Blacksburg girls (79 pts) COMPLETE RESULTS DAY 1 RESULTS RACE Videos by Tayloe Skelton - 23 videos posted with more being added. PHOTO GALLERY by Ryan Kelly - 2,362 totals posted from Friday & Saturday's events. Time Schedule Meet Preview: Field Events - Friday Running Events - Saturday Running Events - To be posted later on Thursday. Team Rankings - Updated Group AA state team rankings through the regional championships heading into this weekend's state championships. Event Rankings: Top 25 Boys - Top 25 Girls - A list of the top 25 performances in Group AA this season in each championship meet event along with links to full rankings. Coaches Instructions Group A - Meet Page TEAM CHAMPIONS: Clarke County boys (68 pts) & Manassas Park girls (56 pts) COMPLETE RESULTS PHOTO GALLERY by Richard Shumaker - 1,248 total photos. RACE VIDEOS by Brandon Samuel - 32 race videos total. Performance List - List of meet entries. Meet Preview: To be posted later on Thursday. Team Rankings - Updated Group AA state team rankings through the regional championships heading into this weekend's state championships. Event Rankings: Top 25 Boys - Top 25 Girls - A list of the top 25 performances in Group AA this season in each championship meet event along with links to full rankings.
In day one at the VHSL Group AAA State Outdoor T&F Championships, two meet records were set. On his first attempt and only attempt, Justin Hunter of Ocean Lakes leaped to a new meet record mark of 25'8.75". The West Springfield girls won the 4x800 meter relay in 9:08. More to come from day one later including photos and videos! Day 1 Results
Event by event preview of all Saturday's running events at the 2010 VHSL Group AA State Outdoor Track & Field Championships with three exception of 800 meter dash, 200 meter dash, and 4x400. Previews for those events to come late Friday after day one events.
Online entry deadline is extended to Tuesday at 5:00 PM, late fee is waived if paid before day of meet, no entry standard for field events, no All-Star DMR, new coaches race are among the meet announcements for next weekend's MileStat.com Elite Track Gala.
Photo by John Herzog Justin Hunter is without a doubt the favorite in all three jumping events for this weekend's VHSL Group AAA State Championships as he also attempts to help Ocean Lakes for the first state title, but none of the titles will be given to him without a challenge. Hunter should especially see a challenge in the long jump from Thomas Dale senior Quintin Fulgham who appears to be stepping up at the right time in both the jumps and the sprints after winning four individual titles at the Central Region Championships. Read more for interview with Quintin Fulgham...
Madison County junior Clare Moretz is the defending Group A state champion in the 1600 meter run and returns this weekend to Radford University to not only go for a second straight title in the 1600 but also an 800 title as well as the top seed in that event. Moretz has been All-State in cross country all three years of high school including a runner-up finish this past November and will be looking forward to the cross country soon after the track season is over to prepare for a state title run in the fall. Despite doing very little training during the indoor season and competing in few big invitationals against top competition, Moretz has lowered her track times this spring to a recent 5:13 school and regional meet record 1600 meter performance as well as posting a 2:24 800 and 11:23 3200 meter performances during the 2010 outdoor season. Read more for interview with Clare Moretz...
Preview of Friday's only two running event finals at the 2010 Group AA State Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 4x800 meter relays and 3200 meter run. Preview of the remaining running events to be posted by Friday morning.
Preview of the field events for the Group AA State Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Friday's field events start at 5:00 PM at Harrisonburg High School with the girls discus and boys shot put followed at 5:30 with the boys pole vault, girls high jump, girls triple jump, and boys triple jump. Field events resume on Saturday at 9:30 AM with the girls and boys long jump, boys high jump, girls pole vault, boys discus, and girls shot put.
Lee-Davis junior Montasia Golden (pictured left by John Herzog) started out high school with some big shoes and expectations to fill when she took over the role as the top point scorer for the track team and drew quick comparisons at the time to the recently graduated multi-event star Rachel Butler. There is good reason to see why the comparisons appeared as Golden does many of the same events which Butler excelled in such as the jumps and hurdles. During this past year Golden has become not the next Rachel Butler, but instead established herself and her own name with a state title indoors in the triple jump and enters this weekend's Group AAA State Championships in Richmond as one of the top seeds in both hurdle events fresh off two all-time best performances at the regional meet. A stress fracture injury prevented her from competing early in the outdoor season as well as held her out entirely from taking any attempts at the triple jump, but with her focus completely on the hurdles she may get a worthy consolation prize for being unable to go for an outdoor title in the triple jump. Read more for interview with Montasia Golden...
In last year's Group AAA state meet finals of the girls 100 meter dash, there was only one girl competing not from an Eastern Region school. Meadowbrook sophomore Torie Cunningham (pictured above by John Herzog) finished in eighth and last place in the 100 finals in her first state meet in her first full season of high school. It turns out that she was just scratching the surface as she returns this year to state meet as a much stronger and faster runner ready to be much more competitive with the Eastern Region's fastest. Cunningham was named Runner of the Meet at the Central Region Championships last week at Sports Backers Stadium in posting some of the fastest times in meet's history with her personal best clockings of 11.94 in the 100 meter dash and 24.66 in the 200 meter dash. Cunningham also runs second leg on one of the fastest 4x100 meter relays to come out of the region in recent history. Read more for interview with Cunningham...
A list of the top 25 girls performances in Group A this season in each championship meet event along with links to full rankings. Only performances from invitationals or championship meets are included.
A list of the top 25 boys performances in Group A this season in each championship meet event along with links to full rankings. Only performances from invitationals or championship meets are included.
Instructions for coaches for this weekend's VHSL Group AA State Championships.
Preview for the running events at the 2010 VHSL Group AA State Championships. Several races at this year's state meet will be historically some of the best ever in meet's history in terms of depth such as nine girls under 11 minutes in the 3200 meter run, six girls under 12 seconds in the 100 meter dash, and a large pack of boys relays ready to roll under 8 minutes in the 4x800 and 3:20 in the 4x400. It has been seven years since the state meet was last held at Sports Backers Stadium and the ability for athletes to wear quarter inch spikes will not be the only factor to help potentially produce for many performances to rank among the fastest all-time in state meet history. Several athletes are capable of winning a pair of individual titles on the track including Darrell Wesh (pictured above by Ryan Kelly) in the boys 100 and 200 meter dash.
Event by event preview of the field events for the 2010 VHSL Group AAA State Outdoor Track & Field Championships. There are several state meet records in the field events which could be broken with a talented assembly of today's stars including Isaiah Simmons (pictured left by John Herzog) of Woodbridge in the throws, Lizzie Powell of Patrick Henry in the pole vault, and Justin Hunter of Ocean Lakes in the jumps. Read more...
Performance list for the 2010 VHSL Group A State Outdoor T&F Championshps to be held Saturday, June 5th at Radford University in Radford, VA.
Updated Group A state team rankings through the regional championships heading into this weekend's state championships at Radford University. The Appomattox County boys led by Kenny Scott and the James River girls led by Reanna Hamm are the top ranked teams heading into Saturday.