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Michael Cherry US #4 all-time & VA state record 500m race (1:02. Feb 5, 2013

Race video of Oscar Smith senior Michael Cherry breaking the Virginia state high school indoor record in the 500 meter dash with a US #4 all-time performance of 1:02.61 on a flat 200 meter track at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton for the 2013 Southeastern District Championships.

Southeastern District Championships Meet Summary Feb 7, 2013

Oscar Smith senior Michael Cherry became the fourth fastest ever in US high school history at 500 meters indoors and the new Virginia high school state record holder in the event after running an incredible time of 1:02.61 at the Southeastern District Championships on Tuesday in Hampton at the Boo Williams Sportsplex.  None have ran faster than Cherry before on a flat track as Cherry cruised through 200 meters in 23 seconds and 300 meters in 36 seconds and stayed even pace through 400 meters at 49 seconds after creating some separation from Western Branch's Corey Jones, who ended up running a big PR for second place in 1:05.06. The Florida State University signee Cherry powered home off the final curve keeping the 13 second per 100 meter pace for his historic final time and lowering his previous US #1 time by another second.

Michael Cherry Interview (after US #4 1:02.61 500m) Feb 5, 2013

Oscar Smith senior Michael Cherry broke a 25 year old state record and ran a US #4 all-time performance of 1:02.61 in the 500 meter dash at the Southeastern District Championships in Hampton, VA on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013.

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