VA Weekend Recap 1/18-19

Wayne Davis NC 7.16 55H US #10 All-Time!

Photo by Ted Plunkett

It was a snow-less day in Lynchburg for the Asics Invite, but weather elsewhere and paranoia of bad weather prevented some (or at least meet transportation woes) from competing in Lynchburg and meets across the state, but still the meets went on and there is plenty of action and performances to digest from this weekend over the next few days. Results are all posted from the major meets with on-site coverage from Asics to come including photos, videos, and interviews. Performances from this weekend will be entered soon as well into the database.

Asics Invitational Photo Gallery by Ted Plunkett - 1,239 total photos. 

Asics Invitational Photo Gallery by Tom Hoerner - 1,032 total photos.

Asics Invitational Videos - More videos to be added.


Results & Highlights

Asics Invitational - Despite being from North Carolina, Wayne Davis was the story of the meet with US #10 all-time 55 meter hurdle performance of 7.16 in the finals on Saturday. Westfield's Matthew Anderson and Oakton's Joe Lorusso battled to the end for US top 5 times in the 1000 meter run with Anderson as the winner in a US #4 2:32.54, while Lorusso was a close second in a US #5 2:32.67. Olu Olamigoke of Mountain View also made a splash in the national rankings with US #3 leap of 47'8.50" in Friday's long jump. Daniel Inge of E.C. Glass went head-to-head against his chief rival for a pole vault state title in Deep Run's Matthew Armentrout and came out on top at his greatest height in a 15'7" clearance. Westfield now has two girls under 3 minutes in the 1000 after Brittany Sevachko won in a state best and US #9 time of 2:58.93. Sevachko stole the state's fastest time from teammate Tasia Potasinski, who improved upon her 1600 state best in a 5:04.69 win on Friday night. Peter Dorrell cruised to a 1600 (4:19) and 3200 (9:33) double victory. Kayla Lewis of William Fleming became the new state leader in the shot put with a top throw of 39 feet, while Turner Ashby's Justin Smith improved upon his second best state mark with a 57'4" win in the boys' event. Oakton swept the 4x800 meter relay with the girls as 9:46 winner and the boys running the fastest indoor time this season at 8:14.

New Balance Games HS Mile - The Degfae twins of Thomas Edison finished eighth (Leoule, 4:21.42) and ninth (Tihut, 4:23.38) respectively as Leoule's time puts him under 4:20 converted for 1600 meters for the first time, while Tihut just off his personal best time from the Montgomery Invite. Also while in New York, the Thomas Edison boys dropped the state's fastest time in the 4x800 meter relay winning the second section in 8:06.68 to finish eighth overall. Meanwhile, Osbourn Park sophomore Ariel Karabinus seventh in the girls' mile with a time of 5:08.47 (5:06.87 1600 converted). The Osbourn Park girls also took advantage of running on a fast banked track with their sprint relays as they broke four minutes for the second time this season in the 4x400 (3:57.89) with a third place finish at the Armory, while also clocking a season best time of 1:44.88 in the 4x200.

Keydet Invitational - Kellam's Bobby Peavey and Fork Union's Jeremy Haney put up impressive and decisive victories in the boys distance races at "The Pit". Peavey improved upon his 1600 win at CNU last week running faster on a tougher track for a full mile in 4:28.90, while Haney blew out the 3200 field with his 9:45.17 clocking. Hayfield's Jasmine Jones was the lone double event winner in the meet taking the girls' 55 meter hurdles (8.85) and 300 meter dash(42.95). Franklin County's Erin Patterson had the top field events performance clearing 11 feet once again in the pole vault.

East Coast Invitational - Highlights to come.

St. Christopher's Mini Invite #5 - Highlights to come.

Woodberry Forest Mini Invite #2 - Highlights to come.