All American Track Classic Coverage Dec 16, 2011

Photo by Ryan Kelly   Western Branch girls showed themselves to still be another gear shift ahead of the rest of the state in 4x200 meter relay after a US #2 clocking of 1:42.91 at the All American Track Classic on Thursday at the Boo Williams Sportsplex.  Last year's relay for the Lady Bruins set the Virginia high school state record in the event with their 1:38.74 performance at the New Balance Indoor Nationals. This year's quartet appears to be capable of running under 1:40 again on a banked track later this season. Other top performances include Lafayette's Heidi Peterson running a solo 3:05 in the 1000 and 1-2 finish in the hurdles for Western Branch's Taranisha Taylor (8.28) and Shamia Lassiter (8.36). Defending Group AA 55 meter dash state champion Coby Branch of Nottoway opened with a 6.62 clocking and win at Boo Williams. Lafayette sophomore Derek Holdsworth now has the top performance in Group AA at 500 meters with his 1:08.96 performance. Carolyn Brown of Phoebus is one of the state's top freshmen talents so far this season as she followed up running a 40.88 in the 300 this season last weekend with a 7.21 clocking in the 55 meter dash.    All American Track Classic Complete Results All American Track Classic Photo Gallery by Ryan Kelly