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VA State Outdoor Championships Coverage Jun 2, 2007

The VHSL State Championships are upon this weekend with all three classifications contesting their championship meets in different corners of the state with the AAA State Championships at Todd Stadium in Newport News, AA State Championships at Harrisonburg High School in Harrisonburg, and the A State Championships at Radford University in Radford. MileStat.com will have in-depth coverage of all three championships with photos and videos from the AAA and AA State championships and photos from the A State Championships.  Pre-meet coverage will include meet previews, athlete spotlights, rankings, and other features. Click for more...    Pictured above by John Herzog: Hampton senior Tierra Brown cooked her preliminary race in the 300 meter hurdles at Todd Stadium on Friday evening with a then US #1 time of 41.62! Brown moved ahead of Tennessee's Jackie Coward, who held the nation's fastest time of 41.66 since the Arcadia Invitational (California) in April. After getting the US #1 time under her belt in her final state meet, she had her eyes on meet records for Saturday including the 100 meter hurdles meet record of 13.81, which was set in 1988 by Lisa Wells of Manor. Brown clocked in at 13.73 in Saturday's finals to win her second state title in the event and then came back later to win her third title in four years in the 300 meter hurdles. The usually all-business on the track Brown showed her smiling face on several occasions including above with her new 100 meter hurdle meet record as well as for a MileStat.com post-300 hurdles finals audio interview..  Saturday Highlights: Deep Creek program becomes the first since 1983 in AAA to win both the boys (57 pts) and girls (46 pts) outdoor team titles. They were both pushed to the state titles to the final event as second place finishers Landstown girls (43 pts) and Western Branch boys (55 pts) kept it close by claiming the 4x400 meter relay titles to make things interesting at the end. The story of the meet was the youth with large group of underclassmen playing a large role in their team's success as well as more than a handful of individual champions. Sophomore boys champions include Matthew Armentrout of Deep Run in the pole vault (15'0"), Damien Thigpen of Stonewall Jackson in the 300 meter hurdles (37.50), and Matthew Anderson of Westfield (1:53.98) among top finishers in many other events Much more highlights and stories to come!  AAA State Meet Complete Results Parents: You will be happy to know that we will be selling photos from the AAA (John Herzog) and AA (David Fleenor) State Meets!Bulk of photos will be uploaded late Saturday night and into Saturday. AAA Photos: To Buy Prints - To View/Download AA Photos: To Buy Prints - To View/Download

VHSL Group A State Meet Information & Time Schedule May 31, 2007

Meet information for Saturday's VHSL Group A State Championships to be held at Radford University in Radford, Virginia. Includes time schedule, meet rules, admission costs, and other pertinent information.

Group A Girls Top 25 Performance Rankings May 29, 2007

Top 25 performance rankings for Group A girls by events contested at this Saturday's VHSL Group A State Championships. Find out where athletes and relays achieved their times and marks from the state meet performance list. Click here to see deeper rankings past 25 athletes/relays.

Buffalo Gap girls looking to 4 peat at Group A State Championships Jun 1, 2007

 Four seniors from the Buffalo Gap girls are looking to claim their fourth state Group A state team title on Saturday at Radford University. Alisha Jenkins (pictured left by John Herzog),  Mariah Hagadone, Amanda Caporelli, and Brittany Booth all have played key roles in their dynasty of Virginia's small schools, which will conclude for this quartet with another first place trophy. The News Leader article: Four Bison seniors stand ready to win fourth title

VHSL Group A State Meet Coverage Jun 3, 2007

 Pictured above by Scott Rigler: One of the great finishes at the VHSL Group A State Outdoor Championships was found in the boys 1600 meter run with defending state champion Nathan Brame of Radford (4:22.09) able to hold off Clarke County's Daniel Callan (4:22.23). However, Callan and teammate and third place finisher Simon Biddle-Snead (4:24.30) later came back with wins to help Clarke County to a second consecutive Group A team title as Callan took the 800 meter state title in 1:56.88 and Biddle-Snead defeated Brame in the 3200 meter run for a 9:34.16 victory. It was a special win for Biddle-Snead as he completed an amazing four years in Group A with his fourth state title in the 3200 meter run in as many tries with his first title as a freshmen. Clarke County tallied 82 points on Saturday as a decisive champion over Region A's Essex in second with 56 points.There was another four peat at Radford University by the Buffalo Gap girls as four seniors on the squad can now say they were state champions all four years of high school. Amanda Caporelli was a key performer in the three previous state titles and certainly was in her senior state team title with a state championship in the long jump (18'1.50"), state runner-up in the high jump (5'6"), state runner-up in the 100 meter dash (12.77), and third place in the triple jump (36'7.50") as well as anchor their 4x100 meter relay to a second place finish. Buffalo Gap finished well ahead as the state team champions with 73 points. VHSL Group A State Outdoor Champions Top 8 Results - Complete results will hopefully be sent to us soon. Performances are entered from top 8 results.VHSL Group A State Outdoor Championships Photo Gallery by Scott Rigler - Photos still being added.

5/29 Group A Boys Top 25 Performance Rankings May 29, 2007

Top 25 performance rankings for Group A boys by events contested at this Saturday's VHSL Group A State Championships. Find out where athletes and relays achieved their times and marks from the state meet performance list. Click here to see deeper rankings past 25 athletes/relays.

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