In the fifteenth installment of this major meet there are many things to watch and storylines to see but too many to list. Here are fifteen things you must watch under the lights at SportsBackers in Richmond this Friday night.
Articles with Jewel Christian
In a meet where more athletes compete then the modern Olympics, Virginia athletes did a fine job of making sure they were noticed. This included three champions, two state records and some very impressive performances.
Coverage from the 2013 =PR= Holiday Invitaitonal this past Saturday at the Prince George County's Sports & Learning Center in Landover, Maryland includes photo galleries, race videos, and highlights!
A list of the top 50 indoor track & field returnees per event among Group 6A girls. The Woodbridge girls return virtually everyone from one of the state's fastest 4x400 meter relays indoor and outdoor ever including two great talents in Farrah Suber and Jewel Christian, who are the fastest returning sprinters in Group 6A in the 300 meter dash (Suber at 40.39) and the 500 meter dash (Christian at 40.39). Will be exciting to see if they can improve upon their 4x400 meter relay times of 3:47 indoors and 3:43 outdoors.
A list of Virginia girls ranked among the top 500 nationally and anywhere around the top 0.5% best in their respective events in the United States from this past outdoor season. The Woodbridge girls 4x400 meter relay were the highest ranked Virginians nationally in any event this past spring at US #4 in the 400 with their season best time of 3:43.49.
Better late than ever...here is your 2013 All-MileStat.com Girls Indoor Track & Field Team! Boys indoor track team to be announced next followed by the outdoor track teams.
A gallery of all the state champions (teams, relays, and individuals) from the 2013 VHSL Group AAA State Outdoor Track & Field Championships held May 31st and June 1st at the Todd Stadium in Newport News. All photos are by either MileStat.com photographers Jacqueline Justice or Mary Magnant, which both will have full photo galleries uploaded from both days of track & field action before the end of the weekend.
Photo by Tim O'Dowd Penn Relays has a lot of history. For any athlete to break any meet record at the 119th annual event is quite a few considering how many great athletes converge on Franklin Field every April. Chantilly senior Sean McGorty etched himself in the meet record books with a race performance of epicness. Leading wire to wire and closing with a 59.5 last quarter, McGorty ran a new national leading time and broke the high school mile race record at Penn with a 4:04.57 victory against a top caliber field. More to come on McGorty's race as well as other Virginians performances on Friday and Saturday following the completion of hosting the MileStat.com Track Classic this weekend. MileSplit US video interview with Sean McGorty
Oscar Smith's Michael Cherry in the 400 and Westfield's Nathan Kiley in the 800 winning national titles lead as the top performances by Virginians on the final day of the 2013 New Balance Nationals.
Day 2 highlights by the Virginians at the 2013 New Balance Indoor Nationals.
At Tuesday's Cardinal District Indoor Championships, held outdoors with temperatures over 60 degrees on a seasonably warm day, Forest Park junior Mustaqeem Williams warmed the track up even more with his scorching times in the sprints. Williams clocked a jaw-dropping 6.09 fully automatic timed performance in the 55 meter dash, which is only a hundredth of a second off the high school indoor national record (albeit Williams time wouldn't qualify for a national record since it was an outdoor polar bear meet). Williams later came back to win the 300 meter dash in a personal best time of 33.86, which would also be a US #1 time if held indoors. Nonetheless, Williams will likely be the top seed in both events at the state meet with those times at his district meet.