Isaiah Simmons VA #4 all-time 63'3" Shot!
With three throws over 63 feet in the boys' shot put competition, Woodbridge junior Isaiah Simmons rocked the house at Boo Williams as he successfully defended his indoor state title with VA #4 all-time in the event. The performance also currently ranks Simmons #6 in the United States.
The Western Branch girls have started off the 2010 VHSL Group AAA State Championships with two individual champions in the field events as top seeds Keilah Tyson in the high jump and Sydni Cobb in the shot put had to withstand upset bids by McLean's Dominique Graham and Freedom's Tiera Williams and come out at the end with titles. Tyson won the high jump in 5'8" after battling with Graham (2nd, 5'7") at the three heights by themselves, while Cobb took their fifth attempt to assume the lead over pre-finals leader Williams (38'0") with a top throw of 38'8".
The biggest upset of the meet without a doubt was Patrick Henry junior Tony Green going from third in his regional meet with a PR of under 44 feet in the triple jump to winning the triple jump state title against a field of 49 and 48 footers with a 47'2" final jump as the seventh seed in the finals. The Central Region had more than one surprise champion including Montasia Golden of Lee-Davis in the girls triple jump and Eric Zwarycz of Mills Godwin in the boys pole vault.
More to come from Boo Williams throughout the meet!
Gallery of Champions - View all individual champions so far.
"Live Results" - Includes all of Friday's field events except for girls pole vault which has yet to start.
Gallery of Champions
All photos by Ryan Kelly
Girls High Jump Champion
Keilah Tyson (Oscar Smith) 5'8"
Boys Shot Put Champion
Isaiah Simmons (Woodbridge) 63'3"
Girls Shot Put Champion
Sydni Cobb (Western Branch) 38'8.75"
Boys Pole Vault Champion
Eric Zwarycz (Mills Godwin) 14'9
Boys Triple Jump Champion
Tony Green (Patrick Henry) 47'2.50"
Girls Triple Jump Champion
Montasia Golden (Lee-Davis) 40'4.75"