For Albemarle cross-country Coach Coffman and her staff, last Friday's Class 5 girls state championship was the fitting ending for a group of young runners.
Bryce Lentz rolled into the back of the makeshift fence surrounding the finish area and held up an arm to prevent a teammate from attempting to pick him up.
The Class 6 girls' state championship race at The Oatlands saw a breakthrough for a couple of individuals and one team
Potomac's Carr waited until the final attempt to win the triple jump but the wait was well worth it.
Despite a condensed VHSL state championship schedule, a few athletes truly exceled on Monday and Tuesday
Aniya Mosley ran a nearly perfect 1,000m race on Monday inside the Virginia Beach Sports Center track
Battlefield's Austin Gallant stunned his competition Monday.
Nova Track Club's 4x1600 relay almost set a new national record
For West Springfield cross-country coach Chris Pellegrini, Saturday's team results from the "season-opening" Monroe Parker Invitational were simply the first step in what could be a state title year for the Spartans.
One of the more unique occurrences of a track meet is the occasional jump-off - virtually the equivalent of sudden-death overtime in football. It is so rare that only two events entertain the possibility of continuing an event when two performers have reached the same height or distance.
McLean's young star distance runner Xavier Jemison enjoys the view from the front. To watch him race is to witness track's version of cat and mouse.
Teresa Myrthil has a flair for the dramatic. It must come from the artist inside of her.
After all, how many athletes can claim not to have practiced their craft for over half a year in preparation for their event at the state championship.
In a world where many coaches and parents insist on athletic specialization for their kids, it is a welcome breath of fresh air to meet and listen to the philosophies of Taylor Ewert.
The Virginia relay teams gained an early upper hand on their out-of-state rivals as the invitational events of the Virginia Showcase commenced on Friday afternoon.
In the aftermath of his girls' team's surprise victory at the Class 5 state meet, Deep Run Coach Drew Spicer has shifted into post, post-season gear, with several athletes preparing for this Saturday's Nike Cross (Southeast) Regionals.
For the past decade, the Lake Braddock girls' cross-country team has been the epitome of dominance. They took to the Great Meadow course on Saturday looking for a "one for the thumb" win - a fifth state title to finish the decade.
One of the most gratified individuals in attendance at last Saturday's Class 4-6 state cross-country finals was neither an athlete nor a coach. Well, not anymore.
In the anticipatory hours leading up to the Class 4 boys' race on Saturday, one comment continued to emerge verbally throughout members of the Great Meadow spectators. "Who's going to come in second?"
Although twelve teams qualified for each race at the state cross-country meets held in Salem and The Plains, there were also 20 individuals from each Class who earned the right to run for a state championship.
Ocean Lakes, Maury and Princess Anne runners provided the top local highlights at last weekend's Albemarle invitational, held at Panorama Farms in Earlysville.
But on Saturday, one emerged with a new sense of purpose focused on a 3A region boys' title to match the ones the Tiger girls won last fall.
Almost lost among the large September invitationals is a gem of a meet held on site at Bruton High School in northern York County
Recap from this past weekend's VHSL Class 3/4 state championships.
Recap from the VHSL Class 4 State Championships.
The first day of the Class 3/4 State Track championships came to an early end on Friday as lightning brightened the Lynchburg region with the final events taking place at Osborne Stadium, on the campus of Liberty University.
By winning the 55 and 300 at last weekend's Class 4 State Indoor Track Championships, Churchland sophomore Layla Anderson seemingly emerged out of nowhere to become the up and coming star from the Class of 2021
As Loudoun Valley ran away with both state Class 4 titles at the VHSL cross-country championships four weeks ago, it becomes harder to the average distance running follower to remember just how far the program has come in such a short time.
For Grafton senior Sloane Youtsey, her introduction to the 4-by-8 was the equivalent of being tossed into a fire, but escaping successfully.
The indoor track invitational season officially kicked off on Friday with the ninth annual Real Deal High School Classic at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton.