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LYNCHBURG, Va. - Since the November first announcement of St. Jago (Jamaica) attending the VA Showcase, the list of stars entered to compete has grown day by day. Two weeks after that historic announcement meet management also announced that Olympian Sydney McLaughlin would be competing and that she would be joined by the greatest group of athletes in the history of regular season meets.
Over the next couple weeks we will be highlighting the stacked fields and what this meet is all about. Though this meet will be very elite and see national records fall, it is also about the average competitor as well. This meet was created to bring international talent and the best talent in the US together to break records and provide an electric atmosphere for all events and athletes.
This meet is quickly becoming the Penn Relays of indoor track. It is exciting, nationally elite, and welcoming to athletes of all skill levels. Whether you are breaking national records or just chasing a pr, this is a great meet for every athlete and certainly something to remember.
In total it looks like there are a potential eight national records in jeopardy of falling at this meet and many more class records as well.
By the number this meet will host over 20 national champions and welcome holders of 23 national and national class records. It will also feature over 100 all-americans, 14 US #1 returners, 32 US Top 5 returners, and a staggering 60 US Top 10 returners.
All of this is happening this January at LU's brand new 20 million dollar track facility. The new facility will be one of the best in the world and features a top of the line Beynon surface on a 200m, six lane, hydraulically banking track. It also includes 1,500 permanent seats and an impressive eight lane 100m warmup track on the back stretch.
This meet is also going to be streamed live for your viewing enjoyment! WATCH LIVE!