Leading into the state 5A/6A finals on Friday morning, Milestat webmaster Nolan Jez initiated a conversation with former Bethel coach, and now meet official, Eddie Williams about the potential outcome of the 5A boys showdown. Jez was leaning toward Lee-Davis scoring 50 points and having the capability to win, while Williams questioned how they could make it to 50.
On Friday afternoon, I decided to give a short, impromptu quiz to several of the coaches and co-workers at the Boo Williams Sportsplex. It wasn’t a tough test; in fact, it was only one question. To my surprise and amusement, many of the test takers failed.
One of the most electrifying performances from last weekend’s 5A/6A state meet came from Nansemond River senior Syaira Richardson. The Ohio State-bound senior placed first in three of the 5A girls’ individual events, and one relay, setting a new state meet record in each one. Her performance paralleled that of another Ohio State track athlete who once won four gold medals while setting, or tying world records in each one – Jesse Owens in 1935.
Here are the top 100 rankings for every event post-states.
Sophomore Edward Richardson III goes from second-to-last to first
Check out the top 50 girls performances by indoor event in the nation from this past week's meets from February 20th to 26th.
Virginia's talent may be spread out over 6 classifications (5 indoors with 1/2A combined), but that won't stop us from creating a virtual Meet of Champions with the results from this past week's VHSL State Indoor Championships.
Below can find all of our photo coverage from all 5 VHSL indoor state championship indoor meets over the past week from our photographers Jon Fleming, Mary Ann Magnant, and Lisa McArthur.
Watch all race videos from the 2017 VHSL Group 5A State Indoor Championships
Tune-in all weekend for one of the biggest and best championships meets of the entire season.
Your one stop location for all results, updates, and coverage from all four state meets this weekend.
The only relay run on Friday was the 4x800; however, all four of the races provided a great ending for the first day of competition.
How you can watch archived race videos immediately on Flotrack.com from our live stream of day 1 action of the VHSL Group 5A/6A State Indoor Championships. As well as day two action, which is immediately auto archived during the course of Saturday's running events.
Watch more of MileStat.com's interviews with day 1 champions at the VHSL Group 5A/6A State Championships.
Check out photos from day 1 of the VHSL Group 5A State Indoor Championships by Mary Ann Magnant and Lisa McArthur.
What is the best boys state meet to watch this weekend? Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Virginia?
Eight team trophies and 60 state titles are all at stake this weekend at Boo Williams' Sportsplex in Hampton. It is finally that time again where the best athletes in the state will run, jump, vault, and throw for state titles and team trophies in the annual 5A and 6A State meets.
For the first time in our state's history, our state championships will be live streamed on FloTrack! This means you can use your universal subscription to view every single race live from both the 5A and 6A State Championships this weekend in Hampton.
The awesome thing about the post-season is finally getting to see athletes show their true potential. It is common practice today to save athletes until the post-season and to solely focus on training after just one meet where the athlete hits the auto-standard. That combined with coaches hiding their athletes from the spotlight makes for a big coming out party each year at the State Championships.
The VHSL Group 5A/6A State Championships will be live streamed on FloTrack this weekend.
The VHSL has released the automatic qualifying state meet standards for the 2016-2017 indoor season. See the standards for each classification below.