VA Highlights from New Balance Nationals, West Springfield DMR and Grant Holloway National Champs

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US #1 DMR by West Springfield 11:43.39

Day 1:

 In day one of competition for the New Balance Nationals Virginia athletes did not dissapoint. The biggest performace of the first day of competition was West Springfield's US #1 distance medley relay team winning the national title in a time of 11:43.39. This team was comprised of Katie Kennedy (1200 in 3:37.33), Kiera Bothwell (400 in 63.13), Reagan Bustamante (800 in 2:15.36), and Caroline Alcorta anchoring the team in the second fastest split of the day, 4:47.57. Alcorta recieved the baton and spent no time opening up a sizeable lead on the field. Alcorta grew the lead to roughly 30 meters but that lead was lessened in the final two laps. Alcorta will be competing in the girls 2 Mile as well. 

 Virginians continued to impress in the relays with two schools performing very well in other relays. In the girls emerging elite 4x200 the girls of Nansemond River ran a VA #1 time to finish in second with their 1:42.17 time. Woodberry Forest also performed well and finished in third in the emerging elite boys 4x400 in 3:24.52 .

  On an individual basis two VA athletes found themselves in the top five. Placing fourth in the emerging elite 2 Mile was E.C. Glass fresman Libby Davidson with her state leading 2 mile time of 10:49.64. Grassfield's Grant Holloway started his long meet off on a very good note by winning the boys emerging elite 200 in meet record time of 21.64. 



West SpringField US #1 DMR 11:43.39! 

(splits: Katie Kennedy 3:37.33, Kiera Bothwell 63.13, Reagan Bustamante 2:15.36, Alcorta 4:47.57)

Grassfield's Grant Holloway 21.64 200m Dash to win EE title! New Meet Record

Libby Davidson (E.C. Glass) 10:49.64 2 Mile to place 4th in the emerging elite division

Woodberry Forest 3:24.52 EE 4x400 to place third

Nansemond River EE 4x200 1:42.17 VA #1! 2nd place


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2014 NB Nationals - West Springfield (VA) girls DMR Interview






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