Anyone who attended these meets would no doubt say they were very entertaining and exciting all the way through. Despite this new “watered-down” format it seemed that the competition was better and that the team titles were much better competitions.
Featured stories by Cory Mull from the VHSL Group 3A State Championships and VHSL Group 4A State Championships.
Photo Gallery by Jon Fleming from our VHSL Group 3A State Indoor T&F Championships coverage.
Race videos by Nolan Jez from the 2014 VHSL Group 3A State Indoor Championships. More videos to be added on Monday morning.
Coverage central for all 5 VHSL State Indoor Track & Field Championship meets to be contested over the week. MileStat.com will have on-site coverage at all of the state meets contested at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton and Liberty University's Tolsma Track Center in Lynchburg.
Liberty’s Tolsma Track is hosting an impressive four classifications’ state championships this week and many of them are projected to be extremely close team battles but the 3A Girls Championship does not adhere to that storyline. The 3A meet will be all Blacksburg’s to win or lose with them not only having some of the best runners in the entire state but having some of the best quality depth of any team at any level.
Taking the performance list and scoring it as a meet, MileStat.com can generate a fairly accurate team score projection for the teams slated to compete at the Group 3A State Indoor Championships on Friday and Saturday at Liberty University's Tolsma Track Center in Lynchburg.
The team title race likely will be a three team battle between Lafayette, Christiansburg, and Blacksburg. These three teams are very familiar with each other and were all in the top four last season in the old AA classification.
Performance list for the 2014 VHSL Group 3A State Indoor Championships to be held Friday & Saturday, February 28th and March 1st at Liberty University's Tolsma Track Center in Lynchburg, Virginia.
All five of the 2014 VHSL State Indoor Track & Field Championship meets will be using the MileStat.com online registration system for coaches to submit their final state meet entries.
Virtual meet indoor track & field rankings for each of the two regions for the VHSL Group 3A classification. Breonta Crump of Hidden Valley is due for not only her first state title in the shot put but her first mark over 40 feet in the shot put as her current best sits at 39'11.25, only 3 quarters of an inch away from the mark. The Hidden Valley girls have been led by great distance runners over the years during track season, but their top track & field for 2014 may be found in their junior thrower Crump.
A list of Group 3A state indoor automatic qualifiers as of December 31st. The Blacksburg girls essentially set the state standards for the distance races in Group 3A with so much depth over the years to have nearly half dozen of the fastest distance runners in their classification. Jenn Fleming is one of them as the Blacksburg junior is the lone state qualifier currently in Group 3A in both the 1000 (3:08) and 1600 (5:12) meter races.
A list of Group 3A state indoor automatic qualifiers as of December 18th. William Byrd's Marcellus Fletcher punched his ticket early for the state indoor meet with a season opening mark of 46'0.75" at the Liberty Christmas Invitational on December 7th.
The championship season meet auto standards for upcoming 2013-2014 indoor track & field season have been released on November 20th by the VHSL and are based on the average of the 8th best season performance over the last 6 years from the schools assigned to each Conference, Region, and State classification. This is how the State Meet standards were determined when we first began using qualifying standards. The data was obtained from the MileStat.com database.