USATF Junior Nationals
06/25/2015 3:11:02 AM
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This weekend the USATF Junior Nationals will be held in Eugene, Oregon Usually the best Virginia High School runners opt not to compete in this event but this year these few represent Virginia: Virginia High School athletes at USATF Junior Nationals 2015 Boys: 100 Noah Lyles T.C. Williams 200 Noah Lyles T.C. Williams 800 Derek Holdsworth Lafayette 1500 Andrew Hunter Loudoun Valley 110 Hurdles Grant Holloway Grassfield DaJuan Seward Brunswick Long Jump Grant Holloway Grassfield DaJuan Seward Brunswick Triple Jump DaJuan Seward Brunswick Discus Matthew Zajac E.C. Glass / Tennessee Girls: 1500 Kate Murphy Lake Braddock 5000 Caroline Alcorta West Springfield / UNC 3000 Steeplechase Hannah Christen Lake Braddock Discus Denise O’Rourke Tucker / VCU It may be promising that a Virginian may be added to the list of Junior Champions. The last Virginian boy to win was Justin Hunter of Ocean Lakes who Long Jumped 25’10 ¾” to win in 2010 The last Virginian girls to win were: Shakia Forbes of Bethel / Seaton Hall who Long Jumped 20’10” to win in 2008 and Catherine White of Northside / U.Va. who won the 5000 Meter Run running 16:32.03 in 2008. Here is a list of the Virginians who won Junior Titles: Keith Witherspoon Huntington Triple Jump 51’5 ½” 1972 Ronnie Ray Ferguson 440 Yard Dash 46.3 1972 George Watts Edison 10 K 29:44.6 1976 Eric Brown Bethel 100 Meter Dash 10.29 1979 Ricky Garcia T.C. Williams 3 K Steeplechase 8:54.89 1980 Mike Mansy T.C. Williams 10 K 29:55.57 1980 Rob Muzzio Robinson Decathlon 7097 1982 Eric Metcalf Bishop O’Connell Long Jump 26’9” w 1986 Keith Holley Bayside Long Jump 25’5 ¼” 1988 Andre Cason Green Run 100 Meter Dash 10.08 1988 Lawrence Johnson Great Bridge Pole Vault 18’1” 1993 Tony Wheeler Kecoughtan 200 Meter Dash 20.67 1994 Seneca Lassiter Lafayette 1500 Meter Run 3:48.50 1996 Brian Hunter Great Bridge Pole Vault 17’ ¾” 1998 Rickey Harris Centreville 400 Meter Hurdles 50.28 1999 Rickey Harris Centreville 400 Meter Hurdles 50.17 2000 Richard Smith South Lakes 800 Meter Run 1:48.94 2002 Keith Moffatt Menchville High Jump 7’1 ½” 2003 Lashawn Merritt Wilson 200 Meter Dash 20.72 2004 Lashawn Merritt Wilson 400 Meter Dash 46.80 2004 Michael Morrison Great Bridge Pole Vault 16’8 ¾” 2005 Justin Hunter Ocean Lakes Long Jump 25’10 ¾” 2010 Benita Fitzgerald Gar-Field 100 Meter Hurdles 14.10 1978 Benita Fitzgerald Gar-Field 100 Meter Hurdles 13.68 1979 Arnita Epps Kellam 100 Meter Hurdles 14.10 1982 Erin Keogh Langley 3000 Meter Run 9:30.20 1986 Dana Boone Lake Braddock Triple Jump 40’3 ½” 1986 Lisa Wells Manor 100 Meter Hurdles 13.57 1988 Kim Blair Hampton 400 Meter Hurdles 59.59 1991 Monyetta Haynesworth Potomac Long Jump 19’10 ¼” 1992 Tonya Williams Norview 400 Meter Hurdles 58.71 1992 Tonya Williams Norview 400 Meter Hurdles 57.15 1993 LaTasha Colander Manor 100 Meter Hurdles 13.36 1994 Yolanda Thompson West Potomac Triple Jump 42’4” 1998 Keisha Banks Midlothian 1500 Meter Run 4:32.31 1998 Laura Heiner Centreville 3000 Meter Run 9:46.59 1998 Sheena Johnson Gar-Field 400 Meter Hurdles 59.10 1998 Sheena Johnson Gar-Field 400 Meter Hurdles 56.82 2000 Yolanda Thompson West Potomac Long Jump 21’3 ¼” 2000 Nikeya Green Hayfield 800 Meter Run 2:09.43 2000 Sheena Johnson Gar-Field 400 Meter Hurdles 56.24 2001 Janine Jones Menchville 800 Meter Run 2:07.41 2001 Selina Sekulic Ocean Lakes 3K Steeplechase 10:34.72 2004 Sarah Bowman Fauquier 1500 Meter Run 4:18.48 2005 Stephanie Garcia Broad Run 3K Steeplechase 10:26.41 2007 Queen Harrison Hermitage 400 Meter Hurdles 56.86 2007 Shakia Forbes Bethel Long Jump 20’10” 2008 Catherine White Northside 5000 Meter Run 16:32.03 2008
This weekend the USATF Junior Nationals will be held in Eugene, Oregon

Usually the best Virginia High School runners opt not to compete in this event but this year these few represent Virginia:

Virginia High School athletes at USATF Junior Nationals 2015

Boys:
100
Noah Lyles T.C. Williams
200
Noah Lyles T.C. Williams
800
Derek Holdsworth Lafayette
1500
Andrew Hunter Loudoun Valley
110 Hurdles
Grant Holloway Grassfield
DaJuan Seward Brunswick
Long Jump
Grant Holloway Grassfield
DaJuan Seward Brunswick
Triple Jump
DaJuan Seward Brunswick
Discus
Matthew Zajac E.C. Glass / Tennessee

Girls:
1500
Kate Murphy Lake Braddock
5000
Caroline Alcorta West Springfield / UNC
3000 Steeplechase
Hannah Christen Lake Braddock
Discus
Denise O'Rourke Tucker / VCU

It may be promising that a Virginian may be added to the list of Junior Champions.

The last Virginian boy to win was Justin Hunter of Ocean Lakes who Long Jumped 25'10 ¾" to win in 2010

The last Virginian girls to win were: Shakia Forbes of Bethel / Seaton Hall who Long Jumped 20'10" to win in 2008 and Catherine White of Northside / U.Va. who won the 5000 Meter Run running 16:32.03 in 2008.

Here is a list of the Virginians who won Junior Titles:

Keith Witherspoon Huntington Triple Jump 51'5 ½" 1972
Ronnie Ray Ferguson 440 Yard Dash 46.3 1972
George Watts Edison 10 K 29:44.6 1976
Eric Brown Bethel 100 Meter Dash 10.29 1979
Ricky Garcia T.C. Williams 3 K Steeplechase 8:54.89 1980
Mike Mansy T.C. Williams 10 K 29:55.57 1980
Rob Muzzio Robinson Decathlon 7097 1982
Eric Metcalf Bishop O'Connell Long Jump 26'9" w 1986
Keith Holley Bayside Long Jump 25'5 ¼" 1988
Andre Cason Green Run 100 Meter Dash 10.08 1988
Lawrence Johnson Great Bridge Pole Vault 18'1" 1993
Tony Wheeler Kecoughtan 200 Meter Dash 20.67 1994
Seneca Lassiter Lafayette 1500 Meter Run 3:48.50 1996
Brian Hunter Great Bridge Pole Vault 17' ¾" 1998
Rickey Harris Centreville 400 Meter Hurdles 50.28 1999
Rickey Harris Centreville 400 Meter Hurdles 50.17 2000
Richard Smith South Lakes 800 Meter Run 1:48.94 2002
Keith Moffatt Menchville High Jump 7'1 ½" 2003
Lashawn Merritt Wilson 200 Meter Dash 20.72 2004
Lashawn Merritt Wilson 400 Meter Dash 46.80 2004
Michael Morrison Great Bridge Pole Vault 16'8 ¾" 2005
Justin Hunter Ocean Lakes Long Jump 25'10 ¾" 2010

Benita Fitzgerald Gar-Field 100 Meter Hurdles 14.10 1978
Benita Fitzgerald Gar-Field 100 Meter Hurdles 13.68 1979
Arnita Epps Kellam 100 Meter Hurdles 14.10 1982
Erin Keogh Langley 3000 Meter Run 9:30.20 1986
Dana Boone Lake Braddock Triple Jump 40'3 ½" 1986
Lisa Wells Manor 100 Meter Hurdles 13.57 1988
Kim Blair Hampton 400 Meter Hurdles 59.59 1991
Monyetta Haynesworth Potomac Long Jump 19'10 ¼" 1992
Tonya Williams Norview 400 Meter Hurdles 58.71 1992
Tonya Williams Norview 400 Meter Hurdles 57.15 1993
LaTasha Colander Manor 100 Meter Hurdles 13.36 1994
Yolanda Thompson West Potomac Triple Jump 42'4" 1998
Keisha Banks Midlothian 1500 Meter Run 4:32.31 1998
Laura Heiner Centreville 3000 Meter Run 9:46.59 1998
Sheena Johnson Gar-Field 400 Meter Hurdles 59.10 1998
Sheena Johnson Gar-Field 400 Meter Hurdles 56.82 2000
Yolanda Thompson West Potomac Long Jump 21'3 ¼" 2000
Nikeya Green Hayfield 800 Meter Run 2:09.43 2000
Sheena Johnson Gar-Field 400 Meter Hurdles 56.24 2001
Janine Jones Menchville 800 Meter Run 2:07.41 2001
Selina Sekulic Ocean Lakes 3K Steeplechase 10:34.72 2004
Sarah Bowman Fauquier 1500 Meter Run 4:18.48 2005
Stephanie Garcia Broad Run 3K Steeplechase 10:26.41 2007
Queen Harrison Hermitage 400 Meter Hurdles 56.86 2007
Shakia Forbes Bethel Long Jump 20'10" 2008
Catherine White Northside 5000 Meter Run 16:32.03 2008
06/25/2015 12:17:17 PM
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It looks like Faris Sakallah (Chantilly and now William & Mary) will also be competing in the 10,000.
It looks like Faris Sakallah (Chantilly and now William & Mary) will also be competing in the 10,000.
06/26/2015 9:32:23 PM
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Add this one to your list...what an amazing last 20m. http://www.usatf.tv/gprofile.php?mgroup_id=45365&do=videos&video_id=150171
Add this one to your list...what an amazing last 20m.
http://www.usatf.tv/gprofile.php?mgroup_id=45365&do=videos&video_id=150171
07/02/2015 4:49:48 PM
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Another huge close by a winning Virginia athlete was by Lake Braddock's Kate Murphy. She ran a brilliant 1500m to hunt down the pacesetters for the win - watch that final 200m... [url=http://www.usatf.tv/gprofile.php?mgroup_id=45365&mgroup_event_id=7289&year=2015&do=videos&video_id=150468]USATF JR's 1500m Women's Final[/url]
Another huge close by a winning Virginia athlete was by Lake Braddock's Kate Murphy. She ran a brilliant 1500m to hunt down the pacesetters for the win - watch that final 200m... USATF JR's 1500m Women's Final

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