New Balance Outdoor Nationals Coverage


Top VA Boys Performances:

* Isaiah Simmons followed up his indoor nationals runner-up finish in the shot with another second place showing at nationals, but in the discus this time at 190 feet even.

* Annandale junior Ahmed Bile drops 800 time by two seconds with fourth place effort of 1:50.77

* After winning their slower sections, Broad Run's Jonathan Russell (4th, 52.38) and Atlee's Marques Atkinson (6th, 53.08) earn All-American honors

* Woodrow Wilson junior Kenneth Williams runs state leading 400 time of 47.39 for sixth place

* Western Branch boys hurdlers garner a 3rd place finish in the shuttle hurdles

* Thomas Edison's Louis Colson takes runner-up in freshmen mile (4:22) and wins EE 2 mile (9:22).


Top VA Girls Performances:

* Kimberley Ficenec - National Champion at 800 Meters (2:09.84)!

* Sophie Chase's 10:25.97 2 mile & Megan Moye's 4:48 mile puts them just outside of top 6

* Western Branch girls load up 4x200 (1:38.06) & shuttle hurdles (59.96) for national runner-up finishes

* Cosby runs 9:08 in 4x800 & win EE 4x400 in 3:53

* Erin Edmond clears 5'6.50" for 5th in high jump

* Stephanie Oleson earns All-American honors 2nd year in row in pole vault

* Louisa sophomore Javanique Burruss leaps 18'11.25" to take 3rd in long jump

* Siobhan Ford-Holland is an All-American in triple jump at 39'5.25"

* Good early start helps Tiffany Ellick hold onto top 6 spot in heptathlon

* Matoaca freshmen Brianna Hayes clears 5'7" to win EE high jump


Krista DeCeault 16:53 5K!

Sherando senior Krista DeCeault ran one of the fastest Virginia high school times ever at 5000 meters with her 16:53.47 third place finish at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals on Thursday night in Greensboro, North Carolina. A short list of Virginia girls have ever broken 17 minutes for 5K in cross country led by Aurora Scott at 16:26 from the 2006 Foot Locker South Regional, but DeCeault's time beats Scott for the fastest all-time on the track in Virginia high school history (Scott ran 16:53.55 at the 2008 Nike Indoor Nationals) and ahead of Katherine Walker's 16:57 victory last  year at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals.


Other day 1 highlights from Greensboro: Kendall Wiles of Blacksburg followed up her indoor title in the freshmen 400 with an outdoor title as well against some of the top freshmen quarter milers in the country with a 56.97 clocking. Western Branch had a very successful first day at the New Balance Nationals in winning both boys and girls 800 SMR's as well as seeing Tiffany Ellick and Alston Cobb perform well in day one of the multi-events competition.


Multis, freshmen 400/100, and 5K's will be held today in Greensboro, while the bulk of events and Virginians competing will be found on Friday and Saturday at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals. MileSplit US national team will be providing of the national meet for


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