Dogwood entries now open! Mar 31, 2008

The Dogwood Track Classic Entries officially opened today on Direct Athletics ( Please go the meet website ( and review the entry procedure on the Entry Information tab ( The entry process is the same as past years with respect to the number of entries. I have attached the 2008 Entry Form that you should send in with your check. Please note that your Direct Entries and multiple entries sheet ( should be faxed to Rod Camden by the entry deadline: 8:00 pm on Monday, April 14, 2008.     Please note the updated Standards Page ( If you enter multiple athletes, each athlete must meet the minimum standard.   Otherwise, please review the website for other information and we look forward to the meet.     Dogwood Track Classic Entry Form   Rick Lilly Dogwood Track Classic Meet Director

Weekend Preview: Penn Relays, Florida 1A-2A State Champs. Lead the Competition Apr 25, 2008

While the Penn Relays may grab most of this weekend's headlines, many top level competitions take place from coast to coast this weekend that should provide some excitement. The FHSAA 1A-2A State Championships (Florida) kick off this season's state championships as the regular season slowly comes to a close in many states. See what meets highlight this weekend's schedule and make sure to keep checking back this weekend for the top performances. Weekend Preview Highlights - MileSplit On-Site: 11 meets and counting. - Penn Relays, Drake Relays are huge. - Florida 1A-2A State Champs. first of season. - Midwest meets star distance talent. - Dogwood Track Classic showcases VA athletes.  

4/26 VA Weekend Coverage: Attention shifts from Penn to Dogwood on Saturday Apr 26, 2008

Dogwood & other meets shortened due to storms Bethel boys 3:14.71 4x400 in prelims, 3:16 & 2nd place (46.7 anchor split by Ja-Vell Bullard) in Championships of America finals at Penn as top US team! James Taylor wins long jump (23-10.75) at Penn Photos by Don Rich of The Penn Relays has been a great success for the Virginia girls with a state record in the 4x400 by the Landstown girls, a near state record in the 4x800 by the Westfield girls, Natalie Baird becoming a three-time Penn Relays champion, and another 20+ foot long jump from Tynita Butts. Several more preps will be in action on Saturday at Penn Relays, but the attention will move away from Franklin Field and onto the University of Virginia's Lannigan Field for the Dogwood Track Classic. will be on-site at Dogwood on Saturday with photo coverage from Ted Plunkett and Tom Hoerner and video and interview coverage from Brandon Miles. Check out the Dogwood performance list to see this meet will once again be Virginia's biggest and deepest high school track invitational. Dogwood Track Classic Results Dogwood Photo Galleries: Hoerner Gallery (1514 photos) - Plunkett Gallery (1408 photos) - Miles Gallery Dogwood Race Videos - More videos being added. Penn Relays Coverage: Boys Complete Results / Girls Complete Results / Live Results / MileSplit US Coverage / Natalie Baird Video Interview More 4/26 VA Weekend Coverage... Apple Blossom Invitational (James Wood HS - Winchester, VA) - Natalie Baird (Park View) MR 43'2.50" G-Shot & MR 150'9" G-Discus - John Lewis (Loudoun County) 14.74 B-110H, Broad Run 8:13.04 B-4x800, Shehzaib Usman (Park View) 149'7" B-Discus, Team Champions: Broad Run boys-48 pts & Loudoun Valley girls-68 pts Buffalo Invitational(Floyd County HS - Floyd, VA) - Manny Alfred (Covington) 152'10" B-Discus & 52'5" B-Shot, Desiree Simmons (Radford) 38'2" G-Shot, Kent Moles (Floyd County) 152'11" B-Discus Cassel's XBC Track Experience (Chantilly HS - Chantilly, VA) - Grace Loba (Fauquier) 5:07.65 G-1600, Megan Bumgarner (Lake Braddock) 46.24 G-300H, Stephanie Paradis (Stone Bridge) 2:17.32 G-800, Emma Dejarnette (Atlee) 11'6" G-PV, Tyler Ruhland (Westfield) 153'10" B-Discus, Jessie Echard (James Robinson) 117'6" G-Discus, Joe Lorusso (Oakton) 1:58.93 B-800, Cameron Morse (Liberty) 14.85 B-110H & 39.97 B-300H, Stone Bridge 42.92 B-4x100, Team Champions: Stone Bridge boys-77 pts & Stone Bridge girls-76 pts Cosmopolitan Invitational (Salem HS - Salem, VA) - Kayla Lewis (William Fleming) 41'2" G-Shot, William Byrd 8:08.96 B-4x800, Peter Dorrell (Blacksburg) 1:54.89 B-800, Brian Hencke (Blacksburg) 1:55.09 B-800, Aimee Veatch (Cave Spring) 126'7" G-Discus, Megan Marsico (Glenvar) 5:13.81 G-1600, Sarah Witt (Staunton River) 45.82 G-300H, Jasmine Hariston (Franklin County) 37'2" G-TJ, Peter Dorrell (Blacksburg) 4:18.76 B-1600, Antonio Medley (Salem) 39.74 B-300H, Senior Division Team Champions: Blacksburg boys-71 pts & Franklin County-116 pts Dogwood Track Classic (UVA's Lannigan Field - Charlottesville, VA) Freedom Invitational (Freedom HS - Woodbridge, VA) - Lindsi Arrington (Gar-Field) 5:08.75 G-1600, Monae Waller (Courtland) 46.50, Team Champions: Riverbend boys-114 pts & Colonial Forge girls-132.75 pts King William Invitational (King William HS - King William, VA) - Nick Acree (King William) 150'10" B-Discus Penn Relays (Franklin Field - Philadelphia, PA) Tuesday: More videos and pictures from Dogwood, adding more performances into database from this past weekend's meets as well as last week's small meets, meet summaries from Dogwood and other meets.