Photos taken by Ted Plunkett from the 2007 Allen Johnson Invitational held at Lake Braddack High School in Fairfax VA on Saturday, April 21.
Two Olympians were on hand for the Allen Johnson Invitational as the man with the meet named after him in Lake Braddock alum Allen Johnson as well as another former Northern Region great in Alan Webb. Both are pictured above with co-meet directors for the Allen Johnson Invite in retired Lake Braddock coach Bob Digby and current Lake Braddoch coach Mike Mangan. Top performances so far today at Allen Johnson....Mike Spooner of West Springfield just gets under Alan Webb's 9:10 3200 meet record with a 9:09 solo run, while Sean Holston of Robert E. Lee clocks a US #3 PR of 46.55 in the 400. More to come from Lake Braddock...
Video clips from the 2007 Allen Johnson Invitational held at Lake Braddock High School in Burke, Virginia on Saturday, April 21st. All clips are now up!
Photos taken by Brandon Miles from the 2007 Allen Johnson Invitational held at Lake Braddock High School in Burke, Virginia on Saturday, April 21st.
Olympians Allen Johnson and Alan Webb got a glimpse of possible future Olympians at Saturday's Allen Johnson Invitational with the likes of athletes such as Sean Holston and Mike Spooner. Johnson, had a strong high school career at Lake Braddock, but much of his success and improvement came as a professional post-college athlete and was certainly not dominant as the likes of Holston back in his high school days. Holston had a fantastic sprint double at the meet named after the Olympic medalist Johnson as he opened with a US #3 and personal best time of 46.55 in the 400 meter dash and followed that run up with the nation's fastest time for 200 meters at 21.07. However, without a wind gauge at the meet, Holston's team will not stand as the official US #1 as a legal wind reading is needed in order to count as a national leading performance. AJ and Webb also saw the great sportmanship exhibited by Holston as pictured left with Holston walking off after his 400 win with Lake Braddock's Chris Letson and Westfield's Kevin Dillard. (Photo by Brandon Miles). Entire Allen Johnson video clips to be posted on Tuesday. Photo gallery by Brandon Miles to be posted on Wednesday. Photo gallery by Ted Plunkett is already posted. All performances are entered to rankings and athlete profiles.
Fast sections of the 1600 meter run at this Saturday's Allen Johnson Invitational are now posted. The seeded section (of only one section) will run in the afternoon, while all others will run in morning sections of the event. A meet time schedule and performance list will be posted later today.
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