Team VA's 7 Chances At A Field Event National Title


Virginia enters the national championships this weekend with seven serious shots at winning a national title. These seven are Aidan Clark (HJ), Taylor Beard (HJ), Sydney Banks (HJ), Gennifer Hirata (PV), Jaren Holmes (TJ), Keyonte Midgett (TJ), and Mason Henry (TJ). 

They are joined by another 39 individuals from VA who are entered in the championship field events. All 39 of course have chances at winning too and strong chances at placing in the top six to finish as an All-American. 

VA's biggest favorite is Gennifer Hirata in the pole vault. She will be joined by Gracie Jauch and Abby Tershak in the event. Hirata is currently ranked US No. 3 in the event with her 14-0 best. She has traveled and competed well all year which leads us to believe she is ready for the big one this weekend. Her biggest advantage will be the scorching heat as seeds one and two are from Washington state. 

In the high jumps Virginia has a few chances at the crown. Taylor Beard and Sydney Banks both have the strength to win right around six feet while Aidan Clark can win on the guys' side. He will need a seven foot plus clearance to ensure at worst a podium finish. 

Finally will be the boys' triple jump which will feature Class 6 state champion Jaren Holmes (50-1.5), Class 5 state champion Mason Henry (48-5.5), and last year's EE champion Keyonte Midgett (50-2.5). All three have to jump over 50' for the title and all are very capable of doing just that. 

It should also be noted that every year some VA athlete, sometimes even multiple ones, compete out of their mind in Greensboro. So check out all the entries below listed alphabetically and see all of VA's chances at a national title. 


Team VA's Field Event Entries


  Boys High Jump Championship
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           Name                        Year School                                
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  8   1112 Clark, Aidan                  20 Ashburn, VA                 
  9   5457 Coleman, Limiah               19 Mineral, VA                         
 23   6403 Moody, Prince                 19 Springfield, VA                    
 25   4733 Perrello, Biagio              19 North Chesterfie                        
 36   2019 Thomas, Trevor                20 Stafford, VA                         
 
Event 52  Girls High Jump Championship
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           Name                        Year School                                
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  3   4189 Banks, Sydney                 19 Manassas, VA                
  4   2852 Beard, Taylor                 19 Winchester, VA                         
 26   2018 Shipp, Nayome                 21 Stafford, VA                             
 
Event 53  Boys Pole Vault Championship
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           Name                        Year School                                
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 28   3685 Mosteller, Kyle               19 Amherst, VA                             
 
Event 54  Girls Pole Vault Championship
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           Name                        Year School                                
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  9   6669 Hirata, Gennifer              19 Fredericksbrg, V                 
 13   2806 Jauch, Gracie                 19 Forest, VA                            
 24   5747 Tershak, Abby                 20 Roanoke, VA                      
 
Event 55  Boys Long Jump Championship
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           Name                        Year School                                
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 10   1194 Coates, Jackson               19 Aldie, VA                   
 11   1207 Coles, Caleb                  19 Amherst, VA                 
 12   1208 Colizzi, John                 20 Manakin Sabot, V                     
 23   2592 Holmes, Jaren                 19 Fredericksburg,                        
 32   3320 Mackey, Daryl                 19 Alexandria, VA                           
 36   4583 Pride, Tyler                  19 Leesburg, VA                         
 39   5277 Slayton, Otis                 19 South Boston, VA                       
 41   4734 Townsend, Eric                19 Midlothian, VA                        
 
Event 56  Girls Long Jump Championship
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           Name                        Year School                                
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 19    483 Saunders, Jahnelle            21 Hampton, VA                          
 22   6451 Seetoo, Emma                  21 Chantilly, VA                        
 26   4735 Townsend, Grace               20 Midlothian, VA                       
 
Event 57  Boys Triple Jump Championship
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           Name                        Year School                                
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  1   2524 Abdelrahman, Mohamad          19 Herndon, VA                           
  4    432 Beckford, Taylor              19 Stafford, VA                        
  9   3355 Daye-Schafer, Devin           20 Chesterfield, VA                   
 20   2499 Haywood, Issac                20 Louisa, VA                  
 21   2181 Henry, Mason                  19 Glen Allen, VA                          
 23   2592 Holmes, Jaren                 19 Fredericksburg,                    
 30   3400 Marsh, Marvin                 20 Chester, VA                                
 34   5470 Midgett, Keyonte              19 Richmond, VA                         
 39   5087 Omohundro, Carl               19 Midlothian, VA                         
 
Event 58  Girls Triple Jump Championship
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           Name                        Year School                                
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  6   2852 Beard, Taylor                 19 Winchester, VA                         
 12   3045 Carpenter, Lnya               20 North Chesterfie                   
 21   2448 Hardy, Jordan                 21 Hampton, VA                 
 22   3439 Hawkins, Raquel               19 Norfolk, VA                             
 35   2799 Myrthil, Teresa               20 Burke, VA                   
 36   5741 Otete, Dhiambi                19 Alexandria, VA                     
 38   4965 Roe, Zayin                    20 Richmond, VA                              
 44   6185 Venning, Jordan               20 Stafford, VA                              
 
Event 59  Boys Shot Put Championship
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           Name                        Year School                                
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  2     91 Allen, Isaiah                 19 Stephens City, V                        
 32   2266 Williams, Azad                19 Chesapeake,, VA                       
 
Event 60  Girls Shot Put Championship
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           Name                        Year School                                
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  5   2258 Bowers, Janae                 19 Chesapeake,, VA                      
  8   1836 Estep, Alexis                 20 Midlothian, VA                         
 
Event 61  Boys Discus Throw Championship
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           Name                        Year School                                
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  5    554 Blake, Jabari                 19 Lynchburg, VA                        
 
Event 62  Girls Discus Throw Championship
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           Name                        Year School                                
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 14   2583 Holliday, Gabrielle           19 Henrico, VA                      
 22   3161 Mann, Megan                   20 Mechanicsville,         


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