Live results, highlights, and photo gallery (to come later this weekend) from the Real Deal Classic, the first of several major invitational meets to be held at Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton.
In her first race of the indoor season, Heritage's Asonya Anderson sent some shockwaves through the Boo Williams Sportsplex facility as she broke 7 seconds in the 55 meter dash and defeated returning Group AAA state 55 meter dash champion Carolyn Brown of Phoebus in the process with a US #4 clocking of 6.97 at the final Peninsula District regular season meet. Her performance ties her for #8 all-time in Virginia high school indoor history.
Group AAA girls virtual meet pre-season preview for the upcoming 2012-2013 indoor track & field season. Virtual meet pre-season preview includes the top 8 returning individual performers from the 2011-2012 indoor season performances (relays are not included). One of the best track rivalries to look forward to in the 2012-2013 indoor track season is between Eastern Region hurdlers Chantel Ray of Hampton and Leah Lott of Landstown. Both are ranked #14 all-time in Virginia high school history with their 7.99 personal bests in the 55 meter hurdles,
Eastern Region virtual meet pre-season preview for the upcoming 2012-2013 indoor track & field season. Virtual meet pre-season preview includes the top 8 returning individual performers from the 2011-2012 indoor season performances (relays are not included). The state's finest region for track & field should stay that way for 2013 with a hoard of talented individuals coming back led by US indoor high school junior class 400 meter record holder Michael Cherry of Oscar Smith.
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.
The Bethel boys and girls swept the team titles at the Peninsula District Championships on Tuesday at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton. With a clean sweep of the relays and racking up points in the hurdles and 500 dash, the Bethel girls were able to continue their dominance of the Peninsula District into the new decade. The Bethel boys had a nice balance of speed and distance en route to their district team championship including a 1600/3200 double victory by sophomore William Brown.
Virtual meet preview for the Peninsula District Indoor T&F Championships based on the performances currently in the MileStat.com database as of February 2nd.
While the CNU Showcase was happening in Newport News this past weekend, just down the road on I-64 East was a competitive meet at the two year old Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton. On the first day of Southeastern Invitational, two US #1's were produced by Joel Coleman of Oscar Smith in the 55 meter dash and Ricky Blake of Nansemond River in the triple jump. The second day followed up with some more impressive performances, especially on the track from two of the Eastern Region's top female sprinters in Shakeela Saunders of Great Bridge and Monica Williams of Green Run.
MileStat.com's Brandon Miles reviews the top freshmen girls this spring in the state of Virginia including top 25 rankings per event. There were plenty of ninth graders making quick impacts on the state scene. Kathleen Lautzenheiser of Midlothian won the AAA 1600 meter state title, while Christina Lee of Potomac Falls has emerged as one of AA's best distance girls with a state runner-up finish in the 1600. Meanwhile, Tynita Butts (pictured left by John Herzog) of T.C. Williams looks to help carry on what was an amazing year in the girls' jumps after leaping to a personal best mark of 19'5.50" in a state runner-up finish to NON champ Shakia Forbes. Jazmen Townsend had a large role in Deep Creek's state team championship as the Eastern Region 200 meter champ anchored home their 4x100 meter relay to a state title, while Ariel Karabinus was a savior for Osbourn Park's previously subpar state team showing in the 3200 meter run and gives them strong team aspirations for next year. Mills Godwin nor Patrick Henry may have to wait long for replacements in the graduation of the state's top two vaulters in Anne Marie Gordon and Anne Powell with Caitlin Walton and Lizzie Powell already matching or exceeding their mentors freshmen year bests in the vault.
Gus Lacy Track Classic Highlights: Light rain and cool temperatures throughout the day did not keep the Gus Lacy Track Classic from being another classic held at Fork Union. The meet featured a US #6 4x800 performance by the Forest Park boys at 7:55.37, thrilling finishes in all three boys distance races, and the Manchester boys showing their strength outside of an injured Anthony Chesson. Complete results
are posted with performances entered. Pictured left by David Fleenor: Manchester senior Reggie Hill picked up the slack in Chesson's absence with wins in the 100 and 200 meter dash and a dramatic come from behind anchor leg on the 4x100 to give the Lancers the win. Gus Lacy Track Classic - Video Clips
- All running events except for 4x400's. Gus Lacy Track Classic - Miles Photo Gallery
- 1228 photos total by Brandon Miles. Gus Lacy Track Classic - Fleenor Photo Gallery
- 151 photos total by David Fleenor.
MileStat.com Athlete of the Week award for the week of April 30th through May 6th goes to Midlothian\'s M.C. Miller and Phoebus\' Corey Vinston.