One thing many people fail to realize is how much pressure is on elite athletes every time they step on the track.
Team Virginia had yet another great trip up to the NYC Armory. In total Virginia has two national records, five national champions, and four state records.
Few parents get the chance to see their child go on to set records.That hasn't been the case with Stan Holloway though.
The quartet of Kori Carter, Tre'Breh Scott-McKoy, Brene' Donaldson, and Asia Crocker may not have won a third 4x200m relay in a row but they did break the state record for a third year in a row.
Freshman superstar, Michaela Rose, used faith to guide her to an All-American 6th place finish in the 800m run this past weekend.
The Handley teammates came to New York for medals and left with two medals and two All-American finishes.
This quartet teamed up to run a Virginia State record of 3:18.94 in the 4x400m relay.
The Warriors team of Tre'Breh Scott-McKoy, Kevin Johnson, Kori Carter, and Daiqwaun Faircloth not only won the 4x400 but managed to set a new national record of 3:32.40.
The Bruins of Western Branch won the Girls Sprint Medley Relay National Title with their winning time of 3:59.16.
The team of Connor Wells, Jacob Hunter, Sam Affolder, and Colton Bogucki combined together to run a new national record of 17:01.82 for the win.
The Tigers of Oscar Smith came and conquered in the boys' shuttle hurdle relay.
Team Virginia made the most of Friday's action up at New Balance Nationals but for the most part it was not enough and many individuals and teams are looking for redemption the final two days.
Your one stop shop for all the results and information on New Balance Nationals for Team VA.
They will attempt to run and win the 4x800, DMR, and 4xMile relays.
Here are the start lists for New Balance Indoor Nationals.
The quartet of Donovan Louis, Jordan Walker, Frank Royal, and Caden Billak are looking for some serious hardware and long jumps at New Balance Nationals.
A pair of Virginia's best 5A athletes will make the trip to this weekend's New Balance Nationals harboring expectations of finding their way to the medal stand.
The Bruins have two really good shots at winning a national title this weekend.
Lost in the shuffle of some magnificent performances among the young men and women within the 5A and 6A classifications was a solid group effort by the boys' sprinters from Potomac High in Dumfries.
That is the best thing going for him now is that he will ideally have six attempts to bring home the national title.
Another squad with an outside shot of taking home the hardware at New Balance Nationals is the L.C. Bird 4x400m relay.
The answer he would give right away is Team War in the 4x200. He isn't wrong either even though his girls are the U20 World Record holders in the event.
This may be our boldest pick but we definitely wouldn't be saying this if we didn't believe it.
Another athlete to keep an eye on up at the Armory this weekend is freshman Michaela Rose.
Last year finished 12th with a throw of 58-4, this year he enters having thrown 64-6.5.
The Tigers of Oscar Smith have some big goals for this weekend. Specifically their shuttle hurdle relay team.
She has already run 7.75 this season and is US #1 for the 55mH distance.
She finished third last year and this year looks to be the favorite for the 400m national title
Another Virginia athlete with a great shot at a national title this week is Osbourn Park's Sydney Banks.