While the weather may have slowed down the AA Championships it apparently had little effect on the athletes as numerous outsatanding performances were registered. Pete Dorrell ran negative splits in the 3200 to not only win but run an outstanding 9:10 effort. By best estimation Dorrell was 4:38 point at the 1600 and was able to close with a sub 4:32. The only athlete to give chase late in the race was Western Albemarle's Kyle Satterwhite. However, Satterwhite paid in the final laps and was fourth. The early work was done by Abingdon standout Griff Graves.



Photo by David Fleenor


Natalie Baird made quick work of the discus with a 159'4 on her opening throw. Next up for Baird is the shot put tomorrow morning. Harrisonburg is in excellent position to claim the boys title as Tim Bierle got the Streaks in the win column with his victory in the pole vault and the 4x800 took top honors with a sub 8 effort. Catherine White was an easy winner in the girls' 3200 and the Northside senior is 33% up on a possible triple. The Blacksburg girls destroyed the field in the 4x800. In the girls team competition, Charlottesville may be in the driver seat as Rashawnda James won the triple jump. James will be a huge factor in the sprints and long jump. The other contender, Louisa, has a little work to do to get back in the hunt.


VHSL Group AA State Championships Day 1 Results



Gus Lacy Track Classic Preview Winston Brown Apr 14, 2004

This marks the sixth running of the Gus Lacy Track Classic, a meet that is quietly approaching elite status. Consider that three of the four crowned State indoor champions from this past season (Deep Creek, Western Albemarle and Charlottesville) will be competing, along with Prep League Champions Woodberry Forest and defending Outdoor Private School Champions Fork Union and well hence the name classic.

FUMA Invitational Preview Winston Brown Jan 16, 2004

The little town of Fork Union will see a large increase in its population Saturday as the fifteenth FUMA Invitational takes place at the Estes Athletic Center on the campus of Fork Union Military Academy. In what might be the largest Indoor track meet held on a high school campus, ninety-five schools from Virginia and neighboring Maryland and North Carolina are set to battle it out for the coveted team title.

Build it, and they will come Winston Brown Apr 17, 2002

When Fred Hardy and Winston Brown first saw the newly renovated track facility at Fork Union they knew they had to come up with something worthy of it. They also knew that they had to do something unique in order to attract quality teams. Thus, the Gus La

Gus Lacy field set, expect records!!! Winston Brown Apr 15, 2002

The third annual Gus Lacy Track Classic set for this Saturday has a loaded field and spectators can expect an assault on the record book. With Deep Creek and Atlee entered expect a great team battle in the Boys

All Eyes on DeMatha Boys and Bethel Girls Winston Brown Jan 18, 2002

While the thirteenth FUMA Invitational will feature some outstanding individual talent, the heat sheets say the team titles should go to DeMatha and Bethel. DeMatha is loaded in the long sprints and should be strong contenders in both the 4x200 and 4x400