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Virginia Tech Coverage Brandon Miles Jan 29, 2006

Thank God for Dan Ward and his crew for stepping up to the plate and hosting the Virginia Tech High School Invitational this weekend as the performances showed that the future of this meet would be in the best interest of the state of Virginia and the U.S. high school track and field world to remain in existence. The biggest news out of the meet was Bethel senior Francena McCorory setting a new national record in the 300 meter dash as she clocked an all out effort performance of 36.59 in the event. The meet also included nine US #1 performances at the Rector Fieldhouse 200 meter banked indoor track including five Virginians in McCorory\'s 300, Catherine White of Northside in the 3200 meter run (10:39.66), Charles Clark of Bayside in the 300 meter dash (34.25), and Ashley Gatling of Deep Creek in the high jump (5\'9\"). Many other national elite and state leaderboard performances were performed by Virginians as well as athletes from Maryland and North Carolina. MileStat.com was on-site with coverage and will be providing an amazing amount of photo and video coverage never seen before on this site or most any other site. Check back frequently for added Virginia Tech Invitational coverage throughout the next few days.

Virginia Tech Coverage Brandon Miles Jan 28, 2006

Thank God for Dan Ward and his crew for stepping up to the plate and hosting the Virginia Tech High School Invitational this weekend as the performances showed that the future of this meet would be in the best interest of the state of Virginia and the U.S. high school track and field world to remain in existence. The biggest news out of the meet was Bethel senior Francena McCorory setting a new national record in the 300 meter dash as she clocked an all out effort performance of 36.59 in the event. The meet also included nine US #1 performances at the Rector Fieldhouse 200 meter banked indoor track including five Virginians in McCorory\'s 300, Catherine White of Northside in the 3200 meter run (10:39.66), Charles Clark of Bayside in the 300 meter dash (34.25), and Ashley Gatling of Deep Creek in the high jump (5\'9\"). Many other national elite and state leaderboard performances were performed by Virginians as well as athletes from Maryland and North Carolina. MileStat.com was on-site with coverage and will be providing an amazing amount of photo and video coverage never seen before on this site or most any other site. Check back frequently for added Virginia Tech Invitational coverage throughout the next few days.

Virginia Tech Invitational Video Clips Brandon Miles Jan 28, 2006

Video clips from the finals and fast heats of the running events from the Virginia Tech Invitational are now posted. Video clips will be posted in the next few days of many of the slower heats from each event as well as field events action.

Virginia Tech Invitational Preview Brandon Miles Jan 27, 2006

Under new meet management this year, the Virginia Tech Invitational looks to be yet another showcase of state\'s top athletes and relays as they get the opportunity to compete on not only the fastest indoor track in the state, but as well as one of the best in the nation. Southern Track Classic meet director Dan Ward takes over the reigns this year as former meet director Howard Nippert moved on to a position at Fork Union from Virginia Tech. The goal was to limit the meet to 90 teams and 1800 athletes, but with a meet of this caliber it is hard to say no to the many desperate teams, coaches, and athletes wishing to gain entry. Outside all of the hoopla and controversy that has surrounded the hosting of this year\'s meet, one can be guaranteed to see the best performances thus far this season the next two days at Rector Fieldhouse\'s 200 meter banked indoor track facility in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Virginia Tech Invitational Performance List Brandon Miles Jan 25, 2006

Please note that quite a few teams entered more than one athlete illegally (did not meet standard for 2 athletes). These excess entries were scratched and due to the number of teams, the teams were not notified, so they should check the performance list carefully. Also there is a limit of 3 events including relays for each individual. Performance list is not final - still working out a few kinks.Updated as of 1/26 3:53 PM

Virginia Tech Invitational Jonathan Grooms Jan 3, 2006

The Virginia Tech invitational will be held at Rector Field House January 27-28, 2006. The meet will be a fully sanctioned NFHS event for the District of Columbia and the states of Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

Virginia Tech Invitational Press Release Virginia Tech Press Release Jan 2, 2006

The Virginia Tech invitational will be held at Rector Field House January 27-28, 2006. There have been some changes in format. The meet will be a fully sanctioned NFHS event for the District of Columbia and the states of Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, and Kentucky. No club or unattached athletes may be entered. In order to comply with directives from the Montgomery County Fire Marshall, the number of entries will be limited. There will be about ninety schools accepted plus some selected individuals athletes from sanctioned schools to insure the competitive integrity of the meet. Each athlete will be limited to three total events (including relays). Each school may enter one athlete and relay team per event. Entries will total around 1800 athletes. Virginia Tech will release entry procedures later this week when they fulfill their Gator Bowl obligations. Virginia Tech will serve as site host and King

Virginia Tech Invitational Virginia Tech Press Release Jan 2, 2006

The Virginia Tech invitational will be held at Rector Field House January 27-28, 2006. There have been some changes in format. The meet will be a fully sanctioned NFHS event for the District of Columbia and the states of Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, and Kentucky.