Plenty of 5/5 weekend results to digest May 6, 2007

4:21 is only good enough for 7th at Nike Spring Invite 1600 Mike Spooner of West Springfield and Chris Tyson of West Springfield worked out a pre-race plan to take the first 800 meters out together in 2:04 and then Tyson would push the third lap in hopes of both attaining personal best times and possibly a run at a sub 4:10. Neither was able to come close to breaking 4:10, but Spooner earned a PR in a 4:13.31 win and their bold racing strategy made the rest of the field come along for the ride with 7 runners at 4:21 or faster for one of the deepest races one will find in Virginia in the distance event. Check out the race video!  (Photo by Brandon Miles)  One of the biggest weekends so far with the number of invitationals being held across the state this weekend, so please be patient as we try to digest it all!'s Brandon Miles tried his best to be everywhere by attending three meets in two days with the Fluvanna Invitational on Friday night, Gar-Field Invitational on Saturday, and Nike Spring Invitational on Saturday Night. Photos and video are forthcoming from all three meets by Brandon Miles as well as photos from other selected meets by contributors. Meet directors please email us your meet results. Results posted so far from Caroline Inv, Draper Invitational, EMU HS Qualifier, Five Forks Track Classic, Fluvanna Invite, Gar-Field Invite, Landstown Invite, Lee-Davis Subvarsity Invite, Lynchburg All-Area Meet, Nike Spring Invite, Suffolk Invite, Times-News Relays, T.C. Williams Invite, and VMI High School Classic. Check back Sunday for more results and throughout the week for more coverage from this past weekend with performances, meet summaries, photos, and videos to be added.  Tuesday's focus of site work will be on capturing, editing, and uploading of video and pics from Fluvanna, Gar-Field, and Nike Spring.

Gar-Field Invitational Video Clips May 8, 2007

Video clips by Brandon Miles from the 2007 Gar-Field Invitational held Saturday, May 5th at Gar-Field High School in Dale City, Virginia.

Gar-Field Invitational Video: Courtlin LaReau\'s Sub 5 1600 May 9, 2007

Video by Brandon Miles from the 2007 Gar-Field Invitational of the seeded section of the girls 1600 meter run in which Deep Run senior Courtlin LaReau broke the meet record by less than a second in the 1600 meter run with her first sub 5 minute 1600 meter time of 4:59.66. LaReau is the first girl under five minutes this spring in Virginia and is the current state leader.