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Southern Track Classic Preview May 9, 2008

Nike Indoor Nationals 400 champ Ja-Vell Bullard of Bethel (VA) and soph Taylor Sykes of Great Bridge (VA) battled it out for the US #1 and US #2 times indoors in the 500 and will resume their rivalry again in an outstanding 400 field in Friday night's Southern Track Classic in RIchmond, VA. (Photo by JOhn Herzog) The ninth edition of the Southern Track Classic will be held under the lights on Friday night for the third consecutive year at Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond, Virginia. The meet will certainly carry a great deal of momentum into the 10th ever STC next May with another slate of stars expected to push each other to the highest levels of excellence. We are actually ten years removed from the first ever Southern Track Classic, which was held at Dinwiddie High School as the meet took a one year hiatus in 2004. Meet director Dan Ward put a great idea into action on that May night in 1998, which has been a crown jewel of a meet for high school track and field in Virginia ever since. Recruiting our state's best athletes to compete in a meet setup to have only one agenda in providing ideal conditions for running faster, jumping higher, and throwing farther. Lets take a look at what to expect from the 2008 Southern Track Classic in a preview article by MileStat.com's Brandon Miles. Read more...

Southern Track Classic Meet Program May 7, 2008

Meet program from the 2008 Southern Track Classic to be held Friday, May 9th at Sports Backers Stadium. Meet preview for the event to come late Wednesday night/Thursday morning.

Emerging elite 400 division and Nike Mobile van coming to 9th annual Southern Track Classic Mar 31, 2008

The ninth annual Southern Track Classic will be held Friday, May 9th at Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond, Virginia. In this past decade, the Southern Track Classic has proven itself to bring in the strongest assembly and representation of the state's best high school track and field athletes among all outdoor invitationals with its unique format of finals only by invitation and under the lights. This year's meet expects to offer the same exciting gathering of elite athletes with also some exciting new developments. An emerging elite 400 meter dash division of 8th and 9th graders will be added to this year's event schedule to accommodate for some of our state's future sprint stars. Take a look at last summer's AAU and USATF track meet results and you'll will definitely see a flood of talent headed toward our high schools. Also, the Nike Mobile Van will be on-site at Sports Backers on May 9th. Entries are now open on Direct Athletics for the 2008 Southern Track Classic and will remain open until April 20th at 5:00 PM.

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