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Athlete Spotlight: Jaquan Dickson May 26, 2010

Jaquan Dickson (pictured left by John Herzog) is a story of second chances and redemption. As a sophomore at James Monroe, Dickson was a bright young track star who figured to be contending for Group AA state titles in the sprints for several years. That promising future took a screeching halt and was potentially over when Dickson was arrested on gun and marijuana possession charges then sent to a juvenile detention facility in Fredericksburg. Following a 6 month house arrest and lengthy re-instatement process back into the school system, a very changed and different young man for the better returned to the James Monroe track team as a senior this year. Not only has his new attitude and improved behavior been exemplary but his performances as well as he current owns Group AA's fastest times in the 100 and 200 meter dash while winning four district titles individually last week at the Battlefield District Outdoor T&F Championships. Whatever the outcome at the state meet in two weeks at Harrisonburg High School, Dickson's story already has been a success for the maturity growth and turnaround in his life with the help of the positive influences found through the people and sport of track & field. Read more for interview with Jaquan Dickson...

Group AA State Meet Preview - Field Events Jun 3, 2010

  Preview of the field events for the Group AA State Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Friday's field events start at 5:00 PM at Harrisonburg High School with the girls discus and boys shot put followed at 5:30 with the boys pole vault, girls high jump, girls triple jump, and boys triple jump. Field events resume on Saturday at 9:30 AM with the girls and boys long jump, boys high jump, girls pole vault, boys discus, and girls shot put.

Group AA State Meet Preview - Saturday Running Events Jun 4, 2010

Event by event preview of all Saturday's running events at the 2010 VHSL Group AA State Outdoor Track & Field Championships with three exception of 800 meter dash, 200 meter dash, and 4x400. Previews for those events to come late Friday after day one events.

Group AA Girls Event Rankings May 31, 2010

A list of the top 25 girls performances in Group AA this season in each championship meet event along with links to full rankings. Only performances from invitationals or championship meets are included and only FAT performances are used for events 400 meters or below.

Group AA Boys Event Rankings May 31, 2010

A list of the top 25 boys performances in Group AA this season in each championship meet event along with links to full rankings. Only performances from invitationals or championship meets are included and only FAT performances are used for events 400 meters or below.

Group AA State Team Rankings May 31, 2010

Updated Group AA state team rankings through the regional championships heading into this weekend's state championships in Harrisonburg. Blacksburg boys and girls on paper are favored to sweep the team titles.

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