Grassfield's Grant Holloway does not look like a freshmen nor does he compete like one. Holloway dominated the hurdles races at CNU with a 14.83 clocking in the 110 meter hurdles to begin his day, which he later followed up with a second victory in the 300 meter hurdles with a 39.92 performance. Holloway also placed second in the high jump and anchored the Grassfield boys 4x100 meter relay to swift time of 43.36 to run away with the event. (Photo by Ryan Kelly)
L.C. Bird junior Nichelle Scott had an impressive double in Newport News on Saturday at the CNU Captain's Classic. With only the 300 meter hurdles as her rest in between, Scott won both the 400 and 800 meter races with the fastest times of the day in times of 57.98 and 2:21.97 respectively. Later in the season with fresher legs, better weather, and more competition, Scott can certainly roll to even faster times as shown last summer at the AAU Junior Olympic National Championships when she was an All-American in both the 400 and 800 with PR races of 56.38 (prelim performance) and 2:14.62. (Photo by Ryan Kelly)
Veritas School 8th grader Morgan Lewis (pictured by Ryan Kelly) was rolling for 8 laps at Christopher Newport University on Saturday to win the silver division girls 3200 in a new meet record time of 11:15, which actually bested the winning time from the large school blue division race which followed. The Virginia Independent Schools division 2 state cross country champion from the fall, Lewis has continued her development into the spring and the future looks bright for the class of 2017 distance runner.
After his twin brother Josephus Lyles was able to surprise in winning the blue division boys 400 from a slow section in 51.04 earlier, Noah Lyles of T.C. Williams followed his brother in the element of surprise in coming out strong on the turn from lane 1 to stun the higher seeded favorites in the center lanes and run away with the 200 meter dash victory in a 21.62 personal best clocking. The Lyles brothers are remarkably only freshmen, so the T.C. Williams squad will benefit from their speed and talent for years to come. (Photo by Ryan Kelly)