2016-7 has been a historic year for Virginia indoor track. Despite not seeing a new track constructed in Virginia since Boo Williams Sportsplex opened on March 14th, 2008, this year VA saw the construction of three new 200m tracks and two of which are hydraulically banking.
The VHSL has released the automatic qualifying state meet standards for the 2016-2017 indoor season. See the standards for each classification below.
The awesome thing about the post-season is finally getting to see athletes show their true potential. It is common practice today to save athletes until the post-season and to solely focus on training after just one meet where the athlete hits the auto-standard. That combined with coaches hiding their athletes from the spotlight makes for a big coming out party each year at the State Championships.
In a soon to be jam-packed Roanoke College track, the 3A and 4A State Championships will get under way. A total of sixty state titles and eight team trophies will be up for grabs over the fifteen events and two days of this competition beginning Friday morning.
Your one stop location for all results, updates, and coverage from all four state meets this weekend.
Watch more race video coverage below of this weekend's action from Roanoke College provided by our NC MileSplit webmaster Jason Creasy!
Below can find all of our photo coverage from all 5 VHSL indoor state championship indoor meets over the past week from our photographers Jon Fleming, Mary Ann Magnant, and Lisa McArthur.
Virginia's talent may be spread out over 6 classifications (5 indoors with 1/2A combined), but that won't stop us from creating a virtual Meet of Champions with the results from this past week's VHSL State Indoor Championships.
While everything eventually turned out fine, things did not start good for Blacksburg and junior Cole Beck this past weekend.