Photos taken by David Fleenor from the 2007 FUMA Invitational held at Fork Union Military Academy's Estes Athletic Center in Fork Union, Virginia on Saturday, January 13th.
Sean Holston did it again at the Prince George County Sports and Learning Complex with his third US#1 performance in his third different event with a personal best 47.90 clocking in the 400 meter dash at Saturday\'s Montgomery Invitational in Landover, Maryland. Holston already owns the US#1 times for 300 (33.99) and 500 (1:03.94) meters as all three nation\'s best times were posted on the same track at Prince George. However, his national leading time was short lived as Chris Ward of Florida (47.42) and Curtis Bilbrew of Alabama (47.68) posted faster times on a much faster and banked track found at the University of Arkansas on Saturday. Axel Mostrag\'s 4:17.76 1600 meter time at the FUMA Invite has to be the best 1600 or mile performance in nation disregarding times based on the fact that Mostrag ran his time on the 160 meter unbanked track at the Estes Athletic Center. His time broke the meet record of 4:19.96 held by a former great high school, collegiate, and post-collegiate miler in Sencca Lassiter. More to come from Montgomery, Fork Union, and CNU.
Several of this past weekend\'s best performances in the state came from the 2007 FUMA Invitational at the Estes Athletic Center. Fork Union\'s Axel Mostrag breaking Seneca Lassiter\'s 1995 meet and facility record of 4:19.96 with one of the country\'s fastest times for 1600 meters at 4:17.76 obviously was the performance of the meet, but there were plenty of noteworthy performances on Saturday at FUMA. The meet featured four state leading performances including Mostrag\'s 4:17 1600.
The rest of the country better not be sleeping on Fork Union senior Axel Mostrag again. Last year at Nike Indoor Nationals, Mostrag showed those on the national scene how talented of a middle distance runner he is by nearly bringing his team\'s distance medley relay far from behind for a national championship and finishing up as a national runner-up for 800 meters. After his performance in the 1600 meter run at the Fork Union Indoor Invitational, anyone would be foolish to make the same mistake again to overlook the Polish national.
It will not be a packed house at the FUMA Invitational this year as some prior years with the track facility filled to max capacity, but it will be a quality house with room to breathe for some of the state\'s best athletes and teams that will be in attendance at the Estes Athletic Center on Saturday.
Performance list for the 2007 FUMA Invitational to be held Saturday, January 13th at Fork Union Military Academy\'s Estes Athletic Center in Fork Union, Virginia.