Freshmen impress at Southeastern Invite
Phoebus freshmen Carolyn Brown won the 300 meter dash with a time that ties her as the state leader at 40.45. A clearly talented athlete, Brown also took first in the 55 meter dash finals on Friday and hit a PR mark of 16'11" in the long jump and finished second in the high jump at the Southeastern Invite. (Photo by Brandon Miles)
Deep Run freshmen Matthew Novak displayed a great kick in the final lap of the 1600 meter run to come from behind for the win with a personal best time of 4:35.94, which is third fastest in the country among 9th graders. (Photo by Brandon Miles)
More to come from the Southeastern Invitational including full meet summary, race videos, and photo gallery by Brandon Miles.
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Race Videos by Brandon Miles
Photo Gallery by Brandon Miles
In a loaded finals field of the 55 meter dash at the Southeastern Invitational featuring current US leader Ayo Raymond of James Robinson and another rising star within his district in Damian Smith of Green Run, First Colonial senior Justin Burke made a defiant statement that he is still considered as arguably Virginia's high school best sprinter with a US #1 clocking of 6.38. Burke is within reach of the Virginia high school all-time top 25 list in the 55 meter dash, which has a current cut-off at 6.33. It was a smoking finals with four athletes under 6.50 in Burke (6.38), Raymond (6.44), Smith (6.45), and Western Branch's Mondryl Glover (6.49).
Next best performance of the evening belonged to Grassfield senior Trey Holloway who continues to distance himself from the next best hurdlers in Virginia after taking his previous state leading season best time of 7.48 down to a US #2 performance of 7.39 in the finals on Friday night at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton. Holloway is also sniffing at joining the Virginia high school all-time top 25 club with Burke as the current cut-off time for joining the historic list of Virginia's greatest in the 55 meter hurdles is 7.36 currently.
MileStat.com is on-site for both days of coverage with video and photo coverage. Live results are being provided by Atlantic Coast Timing.
Performance list for the Southeastern Invitational to be held Friday & Saturday, January 6th & 7th at the Boo Williams Sportsplex. MileStat.com will be on-site with coverage.