NBNO Day 2 Recap for Team VA

In day two's action Team VA tallied up another four national titles, 18 All-American finishes, and a national record in the girls shuttle hurdles relay. The biggest winners of the day was Western Branch who set the national record in that race with their 54.67 clocking. 

Also finishing well in the shuttle hurdles was Tallwood, Western Branch's "B" Team, and Oscar Smith who took 3-5-6 respectively in that race. Western Branch's boys squad finished in a national runners-up 57.78.

In the individual hurdles Virginia had a lot of success as well. Kurt Powdar brought home the national title in 13.59 and Daiqwuan Faircloth finished 8th. Right after them was the girls final where Shadajah Ballard finished 3rd (13.45) and Kori Carter finished 4th (13.53). That brought Team VA's tally to 23 individual All-Americans in the hurdle races in just one day.  

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Also bringing home relay gold at the championship level was Nansemond River (Team War) with their 1:36.30 winning 4x200m Relay. Hampton was fourth in that race in 1:40.31.

The final national champion of the day, making the absolute most of her final high school meet, was Titiana Marsh in the triple jump. She hop, skipped, and jumped a very strong 42-7 for the win. That was her first national title.

She has some good athletes to follow in her foot steps considering freshman Jordan Hardy went 40-1.25 to win the freshmen competition. 

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Another very good event for Virginia was the pole vault competition where Gennifer Hirata finished 2nd and Gracie Jauch finished 5th. Hirata went 13-2.25 (VA #2 All-Time) and Jauch went 12-10.25. 

Virginia also did very well in the throws. Jabari Bennett finished 3rd with his 65-10.25 best shot mark, Chelsea Wallace finished 5th with her 148-4 toss in the disc and Ben Clay finished 2nd in the EE shot with a 57-9.5 best. 

The only other All-Americans for day two were three teams in the 1600m SMR (2-2-4-8). South County finished fifth in the girls race (4:01.75), Lake Braddock finished second in the boys race (3:27.80), and Broadway finished sixth in the boys race too. 

Andrew Delvecchio split 1:51.16 and Isaac Alderfer split 1:52.17. Both of these splits were huge in getting their teams All-American finishes. 

Winning in the Emerging Elite division 4x1 was Highland Springs' girls squad. They were joined by Ian Sellors as another champion on Saturday. Sellors won the Freshman Mile in 4:24.79. 

Ryann Helmers finished 9th in the Two Mile in a VA #20 all-time 10:34.41.

4x100m Relay Qualifying

  • Hayfield, Tallwood, and Potomac Senior Qualified for the Boys Final (Potomac is ranked 2nd)
  • Western Branch (45.58) and Team War Qualified for The Girls Final Ranked 1-2.