There are a lot of superstars in our state, so many in fact that a lot of stars get over looked. States though is always the time for athletes like that to rise to the occasion and show what they are made of. Here are ten athletes who in nearly any other state would be a superstar but in VA you may have not heard of them... yet.
The performance lists are finally out! Here are both the 5A and 6A performance lists for our final state meet of the year.
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The news caught Western Branch coach Claude Toukene off guard. “Gary won the triple jump?” After a 10-second break, he made another inquiry. “Wait a minute; you said Gary won the triple jump?”
Not only will all of VA's eyes be on Todd Stadium this weekend but the entirety of track nation will have at least one eye on the 6A State Championships this weekend. That is only proper considering we will see some of the biggest stars in the entire nation battle it out one last time this season and for some, the last time in their high school careers.
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Greg McElroy is easy to pick out of a crowd. The Henrico high junior is 6-foot-5 and sports a headful of hair that pushes his frame toward the seven-foot mark. Coupled with a slender frame, he stands out among any group of people.
Here are the merged boys results from states this weekend.
Another state record was set this year and this time it was the Bruins of Western Branch in the 4x800.
Many track fans at Boo Williams may not have realized that history was in their midst on Friday afternoon.
Here are all the girls' state performances merged into a single rankings!
Everyone knows about Drew Hunter or Noah Lyles and especially Grant Holloway. But for some reason everyone likes to forget the one athlete who holds the most state records and that of course is Brandee' Johnson. Brandee' is entered this weekend in the long jump, triple jump, the 200, and both hurdles. She opened her season with state records in both hurdles and she is definitely going to be chasing that record in the 200 as well.
Brandee' made history again on the track and broke her own state record.
One of the greatest throwing careers in Virginia history began winding down over this weekend as Robinson’s Maria Muzzio took her final State championship throws.
Almost lost in the parade of dominant performances from last weekend's 5A/6A state track meet was Kathryn Mayo's fine run on Saturday afternoon. The Albemarle junior took the lead in the 5A girls' 800 meters right from the starting gun and ran away with a 2:11.78 win, three seconds ahead of runner-up Ashley Brown from Henrico High.
Sports have had its share of brother-sister pairs. In the early 1970’s, there were Billie Jean King (tennis) and Randy Moffatt (San Francisco Giants pitcher). Speed skaters Eric and Beth Heiden in the 1980 Winter Olympics. Tracksters Carl and Carol Lewis of the mid-80’s.
The Thomas Edison Eagle boys brought their own dose of double trouble to the 5A boys’ state championships last weekend at Todd Stadium.
Meet the teams who are competing for ultimate bragging rights!
As results are posted this list will update with the top 10 results from all the state meets merged into one.
Western Branch girls set a Virginia state record and current US #1 time of 8:51.61 at day one of the VHSL Group 6A State Outdoor Championships at Todd Stadium in Newport News
Watch the 5A boys 4x800 finish between Glen Allen and Mountain View. Talk about drama with a state championship on the line!
Check out day 1 photos from the VHSL Group 5A/6A State Outdoor Championships at Todd Stadium in Newport News, Virginia.
Check these awesome photos taken by John Herzog!
All race videos are now uploaded from the 2016 VHSL Group 5A/6A State Outdoor Track & Field Championships from both days of competition at Todd Stadium.
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