Eight team trophies and 60 state titles are all at stake this weekend at Boo Williams' Sportsplex in Hampton. It is finally that time again where the best athletes in the state will run, jump, vault, and throw for state titles and team trophies in the annual 5A and 6A State meets.
Entering the weekend Western Branch enters as the 6A team favorites with six boys team in contention for second while Grassfield and Lake Braddock are in contention for second on the girls' side.
In the 5A competition, Nansemond River leads Maury for the girls' title with Lee-Davis, Bethel, and Deep Run all fighting for the boys' title.
Inside of those battles for both the team trophies and individual glory are countless personal stories of triumph, hard work, determination, and even luck. States in track & field is the ultimate level playing field where each and every athlete has to step up if they want to succeed. Unlike nearly any other sport, every athlete here has a chance at walking away a state champion because they earned their spot here.
Though every storyline deserves its spot in the light, here are the 10 story lines that you need to know because they are going to highlight this weekend.