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Grant W Holloway Wins NCAA 60mH Title! Nolan Jez Mar 11, 2017

In his first NCAA Championship race ever, Florida frosh Grant Holloway showed us once again why his middle initial is "W". He took home the win in a monstrous 7.58 to run away with the title over tough competition. That performance equaled the facility record for the Texas A&M arena.

The Greatest 4x200 Ever, Will The World Record Fall at VA Showcase? Nolan Jez Dec 31, 2016

So we know St. Jago, and really any Jamaican team, will bring the heat but they are not the only team in this race. Also slated to compete in this race and more specifically the top section of this race is current US #1 Western Branch, The Bullis School, and Grassfield. All three of these American teams are 1:37.5 or better teams.

Ghee Destroys Francena's State Record & Hits Olympic 'A' Standard! Nolan Jez Jun 20, 2016

GREENSBORO, Nc. - The queen of VA sprints definitely earned her title this year by becoming likely the first ever girl to complete the double triple sweep at states. She won every single sprint even this year and even was all-state in the high jump. She is an athlete that always doubles and sacrifices a lot for her teammates, which are all returning it should be noted. This weekend had a difference though. Elite Top 50 Boys Outdoor T&F Rankings (6/3) Nolan Jez Jun 3, 2014

With States only hours away it is time to get one good look at the leaderboards and event by event rankings before they are completely rewritten. With six state meets, each and every leaderboard should be essentially rewritten.Over the course of the regional week alone things were largely changed as well. See where you and your teammates stand here. 

Grant Holloway continues his progression of national class records in hurdles Brandon Miles Dec 16, 2013

After setting a national freshmen class record in the 55 meter hurdles last year with his 7.35 best as a 9th grader at the Atlantic Coast Invitational, Grassfield's Grant Holloway has maintained his progression of national greatness in matching the national sophomore class record in the 55 meter hurdles with his season opening performance at the CNU Winter Frolic last Friday. Few and likely no one present at the time of Holloway's hurdles finals performance at the meet on Friday in Newport News were aware including that Holloway had indeed tied the national sophomore record in the event, but Jack Shepard and Mike Kennedy, gatekeepers of high school track & field all-time lists and national records for Track & Field News and the High School Track booklet (which was distributed for many years pre-internet days as the only source and compiling list of yearly national high school track & field rankings), contacted us via email after the weekend

Group AAA State Meet Boys Preview Brandon Miles May 29, 2013

Three teams appear to have serious chances at becoming the boys' state team champions between Northwest Region champions and this past indoor's state champions from Forest Park as well as the Eastern Region and Southeastern District's best squads in Western Branch and Grassfield.

Southeastern District Championships Meet Summary Brandon Miles Feb 7, 2013

Oscar Smith senior Michael Cherry became the fourth fastest ever in US high school history at 500 meters indoors and the new Virginia high school state record holder in the event after running an incredible time of 1:02.61 at the Southeastern District Championships on Tuesday in Hampton at the Boo Williams Sportsplex.  None have ran faster than Cherry before on a flat track as Cherry cruised through 200 meters in 23 seconds and 300 meters in 36 seconds and stayed even pace through 400 meters at 49 seconds after creating some separation from Western Branch's Corey Jones, who ended up running a big PR for second place in 1:05.06. The Florida State University signee Cherry powered home off the final curve keeping the 13 second per 100 meter pace for his historic final time and lowering his previous US #1 time by another second.

Southeastern Invite: Marcus Taylor US #1 6.43 55 Dash Brandon Miles Jan 5, 2013

Speedy sophomore sprint star Marcus Taylor of Highland Springs was able to runaway from a finals field in the 55 meter dash at Friday's Southeastern Invitational which included many of the state's fastest so far this season in Kecoughtan freshmen Jacion Fugate (6.54) and Grassfield junior Isaiah Harper with the nation's fastest time in a 6.43 clocking.

Eastern Region Meet Preview Brandon Miles Oct 31, 2012

The final Eastern Region Cross Country Championships will be held Thursday, November 1st at Bells Mill Park in Chesapeake. It has been tough for any Eastern Region team over recent years to beat any cross country squad produced by coach Mike Nestor at Ocean Lakes. The Ocean Lakes cross country program will attempt to make it a sweep of the team titles for the third consecutive year.

Kiara Howell opens with VA #3 all-time 49-1 mark in shot Brandon Miles Mar 22, 2012

Photo by John Herzog   Grassfield senior Kiara Howell opened her 2012 outdoor season with a VA #3 all-time mark in the shot put at Wednesday's Southeastern District regular season meet at Lakeland High School in Suffolk. The Group AAA indoor and outdoor state champion Howell recorded a personal best throw of 49'1", which ranks her only behind state record holder Tracey Toon of Menchville at 49'9" from 1982 and Lindsay Neuberger of Cox at 49'6.25" from 2002. Howell tied Neuberger for the state indoor record at the Eastern Region Indoor Championships in February with a mark of 48'4.75". Her big throw on Wednesday now ranks her #4 in the United States in the young outdoor season.   Kiara Howell Athlete Profile Southeastern District Girls Regular Season Meet #2 Results

5/29 Group AAA Team Rankings Brandon Miles May 29, 2011

Western Branch girls still remain well out in front as the top ranked team in Group AAA and will be favorites to repeat as state champions this upcoming weekend at Sports Backers Stadium. Trailing Western Branch is two more Eastern Region squads in Phoebus and Grassfield, while teams capable of breaking up an Eastern Region top 3 trophy sweep include Cosby, Thomas Dale, Lake Braddock, Osbourn Park, and South County. Ahmed Bile and John Jenkins along with their 4x400 meter relay have the Annandale boys as the slight favorite over indoor state champions Atlee heading into next weekend, while First Colonial and Colonial Forge could be threats capable of scoring near 40 points.

Athlete Spotlight: Jeremy Greenwald Brian Fries Feb 3, 2011

  Photo by Ryan Kelly   Grassfield senior Jeremy Greenwald had not run the 1000 meters in competition since the 2010 state meet, but he certainly didn’t show any rust at the Suffolk Stars Invitational in mid-January.  Taking the lead before the pack rounded the first turn, Jeremy clicked off metronome-like splits of :29, :59, 1:29, and 1:59 to finish in a US#1 2:29.76. Jeremy (pictured right by Ryan Kelly) was gracious enough to give some of his time this week in between a college visit and a trip to the New Balance Collegiate Invite at the Armory this weekend.  Jeremy will compete in the 1000 meter run on Friday night against an absolutely loaded field featuring 6 runners ranked in the top 9 in the nation at that distance this year. 

Top 50 Fastest 5K Times (9/27 Update) Brandon Miles Sep 27, 2010

Grassfield's Jeremy Greenwald (photo by Ryan Kelly) established himself as the favorite in the Eastern Region and potentially Group AAA state title contender with his VA #3 5K time of 15:46 to win the Chesapeake Invitational this past Saturday at Bells Mill Park. Greenwald defeated Bethel's William Brown who earlier this season posted a 15:43 5K performance at the Newport News Invitational, while Grassfield teammate Seth Taylor also ran one of the fastest times in the state in third place at 15:56 (VA #6).   The top 50 fastest 5K times so far after week three of the 2010 cross country season. Full rankings including filters for classification, region, district, and grade level can be found at the below links.   Fastest Boys 5K Times List Fastest Girls 5K Times List

Atlantic Coast Invite (Day 1): Wesh US #1 6.36 55m, Scarlett US #4 8.09 55H Brandon Miles Feb 5, 2010

Not all of the state has been shut down due to this weekend's storm as more rain than snow has found its way into the Hampton Roads area at least on Friday allowing day one competition of the Atlantic Coast Invitational to occur at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton. Many teams slated to the attend from the west and north were unable to attend, but many local schools were able to participate on Friday.

1/19 VA High School Indoor T&F Team Depth Rankings Brandon Miles Jan 19, 2010

Grassfield girls (4x400 pictured above by Nicoll Knudsen) along with defending Group AAA state indoor champions Bethel figure to be the two teams who are most capable to challenge top state ranked Western Branch. Grassfield has two strong relays in the 4x200 and 4x400 meter relays along with Amanda Smith in the 500 and Jazmen Townsend in the long jump as two of the state's best in their respective individual events. The Virginia high school indoor track & field depth team rankings as of January 19th. We scored 20 deep for individuals and 20 deep for relays. For example, for individuals 1st place received 20 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 20th place.

VHSL State Championships Preview - Group AAA Brandon Miles Nov 11, 2009

This year's VHSL State Championships could be a historic meet for the Northwest Region. The Northwest Region has arguably the greatest assembly of individual state title contenders with a big three in seniors Kaitlyn Davis of Mountain View, Ariel Karabinus of Osbourn Park, and Katherine Walker of Brooke Point. Meanwhile, the Mountain View boys will look to not only get on the state meet podium for the second time in three years, but also claim the school’s first state title. In the first cross country season without Thomas Porter leading the Wildcats, Mountain View is in its best situation since the school opened five years ago to win a state cross country team title.

Eastern Region Meet Summary Brandon Miles Nov 6, 2009

The Grassfield boys regained regional bragging rights in claiming their first Eastern Region cross country team title over rival Western Branch with a top five spread of 56 seconds and all five scorers among the top 20 ranging from times 15:52 to 16:49. Despite losing their top three runners from a year ago, the Ocean Lakes girls repeated easily as champions by a 46 point margin.  Landstown senior Stephanie Frenchik maintained her regional dominance with a personal best 18:22 win, while Drew Paisley made it a Beach District individual sweep as the Ocean Lakes senior scored a mild upset 15:37 victory.

Athlete Spotlight and Video Interview: Amanda Smith Reid Taylor Jan 15, 2009

Photo by John Herzog       Amanda Smith in her first year at Grassfield High school, has accomplished more than most people accomplish in their entire high school year. The freshman from Chesapeake made her mark on the eastern region and the state early in her career, and has come out blazing again this year.       One of the many girls in recent years to win state championships in their freshmen year, Smith will look to carry her success into her sophmore year this year. Off to a good start, the Grassfield sophomore has clocked a 1:17.35 in the 500 meter, and has experimented with the 1000 meter run. With a 3:01.68 performance alone at the Southeastern Invitational Smith has earned herself a spot on the national rankings list, and is currently number two in the state behind Midlothian’s Paige Johnston. Read more... Video Interview: Amanda Smith

Athlete Spotlight: Karimah Shepherd Brandon Miles Jan 10, 2009

Photo by Andy Paisley The Southeastern District is currently the home of the nation's #1 ranked boys triple jumper in Jeffrey Artis of Western Branch as well as national leader on the girls' side with Karimah Shepherd of Grassfield. Artis had already established his name last year as the multi-event athlete helped lead his team to indoor and outdoor track state titles, but Shepherd's name still was not mentioned often enough among the group of top jumpers in the despite being the only Virginian to leap up over 40 feet in the triple jump in 2008. Its safe to say that all in Virginia in know her name now and many across the nation are learning about Shepherd as well as she just leaped to her second 40 foot mark of the season in the triple jump at this past Saturday's Southeastern Invitational in Hampton. Read more...

12/26 Group AAA Girls Indoor Track Team Rankings Brandon Miles Dec 26, 2008

Karimah Shepherd with a US #1 mark in the triple jump, Jazmen Townsend in the sprints and jumps, and defending 800 meter state champion Amanda Smith have Grassfield starting out well early this indoor season and appearing to be one of the state's best teams for the year. The Bethel girls are clearly revived once again with some outstanding young talent and depth as the Eastern Region should once again have more than several schools in the running for a state championship. (Photo by Ted Plunkett) Group AAA girls indoor track team rankings as of December 26th. These rankings were calculated by scoring the performances in our database currently as a meet.  We took the individual rankings and relay rankings and scored them as a normal meet: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.