7 Races You Cannot Miss At States!

This weekend will be jam-packed with great races at all three locations in all six classifications. Here are seven of those races though that you cannot miss this weekend. 

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7. Class 2 Girls 4x4

This race will feature multiple teams vying for the win but most importantly, it will square off everyone against Carly Wilkes and Glenvar in their bid to win another state team title. They pulled it off indoors and will try and repeat that success this weekend. 

6. Class 4 Boys 3200

This race is stacked but upfront it will certainly a battle of teammates with Patrick Henry's Luke Taylor and Trevor Mason. This race will also decide some all-important team points that could be crucial towards one of them winning the team title. 

5. Class 3 Girls 100

This race will be close but interestingly enough it is not the favorite we are watching here, it is the athlete going for a state record amount of state championships. That of course is Heritage's Alaysia Oakes. This looks to be her toughest test this weekend. 

4. Class 5 Boys 4x100

Out of all the races in track, none are quite as technical and prone to mistakes as the 4x1 relay. This race is a game of "just enough" or "perfect". The difference between those is what decides this race annually and this year there is the added pressure that if Glen Allen can pull it off that they may grab the team title as well. 

3. Class 6 Girls 1600

Three, that is the number of sub 4:52 athletes in this race this year. It is going to be insanely fast and potentially record-breaking as well. Leading the way is Gillian Bushee and she is joined by Thais Rolly and Caroline Jones. 4:48 is the meet record, it goes without saying that this record is in jeopardy of falling. 

2. Class 6 Boys 100

If the 4x1 is all about the handoffs, this is all about the start. Here we are going to see a show with Xavier Carmichael poised to chase down Noah Lyles' meet record of 10.47. If he were to run that and better his season best of 10.36, he could move up to VA #2 all-time if he runs 10.30 or faster. 

1. Class 5 Girls 100

If the boys 100 is about moving up to VA #2 all-time, this one is about more and that is what we are expecting from Indian River's Brianna Selby. She already has broken the state record (11.29) this season and is hoping to go even faster. Oh, in case we forgot... she is only a sophomore!