The second to last stop on the road to the VHSL State Championships is this week with the regional championships being contested across the state. The Northwest Region and Northern Region rolled out some impressive performances on Friday with the Eastern Region Meet as the last AAA region meet to be completed on Saturday at Todd Stadium, the site of the VHSL AAA State Championships. AAA Regional Team Rankings: Central - Eastern - Northern - Northwest AA Regional Team Rankings: Region I - Region II - Region III - Region IV AAA Region Meet Performance Lists: Central - Eastern - Northern - Northwest AA Region Meet Performance Lists: Region I - Region II - Region III - Region IV Tasia Potasinski US #9 2:10.42 800 meet record @ Northern Region Meet The present was on displayed in the girls 800 meter run on Friday evening at the Northern Region Meet with AAA 1600 and 1000 meter state champion Tasia Potasinski (pictured above by Ted Plunkett) running a meet record and US #9 time of 2:10.42. While the Westfield senior has established herself as a favorite to win more state title hardware next week at Todd Stadium, Grassfield freshmen Amanda Smith (pictured below by Andy Paisley) was establishing herself for the present and future in the event at the Eastern Region Meet as she blazed an 800 time of 2:13.25 at Todd Stadium. Artis breaks 14 seconds in 110H! Western Branch senior Jeffrey Artis got out quick in the 110 meter hurdles finals at the Eastern Region and never looked backed as he dusted off a strong field with the state's first sub 14 second clocking in the event at 13.99, which ranks among the top 20 in the country. (Photo by Andy Paisley) The wind tunnel known as Sports Backers Stadium did not deter Midlothian senior Jason Witt from motoring around the track for four laps in fierce winds to throw down a statement making and meet record breaking 4:12.23 in the 1600 meter run. He later came back for a second win in the 800 meter run in 1:57.07 with a narrow win over Robert Reynolds of Lee-Davis. Witt was one of three double boys' winners in the meet though as Douglas Freeman had a pair of two event champions with teammates Ulrick Smith and Michael Quash sharing runner of the meet awards as Smith took the 400 (48.88) and 200 (21.84) meter dashes, while Quash won both hurdle races (14.22 110H, 37.89 300H) and was second to teammate Smith in the 200 (21.94). (Photo by John Herzog) Watch Race Video of Witt's 4:12 1600! AAA Central Region Meet - Complete Results - Photo Gallery by John Herzog - Photos For Sale - 70 MileSplit US National Elites - 430 MileStat.com Elites - 1 Meet Record - Jason Witt (Midlothian) MR 4:12.23 B-1600 & 1:57.09 B-800 - Michael Quash (Douglas Freeman) 14.22 B-110H, 37.89 B-300H, & 21.94 B-200 - Ulrick Smith (Douglas Freeman) 48.88 B-400 & 21.84 B-200 - Ashley Orr (Deep Run) 19-3.25w G-LJ - Antonio Puller (Lee-Davis) 46-2 B-TJ - Ben Dejarnette (Atlee) 4:15.86 B-1600 & 9:32.62 B-3200 - Kristen Wolfe (James River) 5:03.31 G-1600 - Douglas Freeman 7:58.53 B-4x800 - Quran Page (J.R. Tucker) 23-0.25 B-LJ - Michael Williams (Meadowbrook) 165-6 B-Discus - Briana Hudson (Deep Run) 5-5 G-HJ - Briana Stith (Huguenot) 45.19 G-300H - Paige Johnston (Midlothian) 2:17.50 G-800 - Amber Pierson (Prince George) 57.36 - Prince George 3:58.14 G-4x400 - Christianna Moss (Patrick Henry) 120-11 G-Discus - Emma Dejarnette (Atlee) 11-9 G-PV - Matthew Armentrout (Deep Run) 14-6 B-PV - Team Champions: Douglas Freeman boys-93 pts & Deep Run girls-86 pts. Eastern Region Meet - Complete Results - Day 1 Results - 120 MileSplit US National Elites - 491 MileStat.com Elites - Photo Gallery by Andy Paisley (735 total photos) - Jeffrey Artis (Western Branch) VA #1 13.99 B-110H - Dejor Simmons (Green Run) VA #1 10.48 B-100 - Ja-Vell Bullard (Bethel) VA #1 47.07 B-400 - Brandon Burton (Woodside) 1:55.46 B-800 - Frede Spellman (Oscar Smith) 59-0 B-Shot - Justin Hunter (Ocean Lakes) 46-6.50 B-TJ, 23-0 B-LJ & 6-8 B-HJ - Green Run 41.43 B-4x100 - Western Branch 3:21.59 B-4x400 - Allen Kelly (King's Fork) 15-0 B-PV - Cordarol Madison (Booker T. Washington) 37.87 B-300H - Keith Ricks (King's Fork) 21.63p B-200 - Chris Copeland (Lakeland) 6-10 B-HJ - Bobby Peavey (Kellam) 4:18.56 B-1600 & 9:32.70 B-3200 - Blake Theroux (Western Branch) 4:19.94 B-1600 & 9:35.20 B-3200 - Tory Womack (Western Branch) 10.49 B-100 - - Wesley Smith (Oscar Smith) 23-2 B-LJ - Amanda Smith (Grassfield) 2:13.25 G-800 - Tiffany Harris (Churchland) 19-1 G-LJ - Myesha Barr (Grassfield) 56.91 G-400 - Booker T. Washington 3:52.69 G-4x400 - Cierra McGee (Landstown) 24.61p G-200 & 56.92p G-400 - Jessie Gaines (Western Branch) 14.49 G-100H - Ruth Hunt (Heritage) 12.13 G-100 - Anne Reiner (Ocean Lakes) 5:07.45 G-1600 - Octavia Rinehardt (Tallwood) 11:04.90 G-3200 - Olivia Hutchenson (Landstown) 44.07 G-300H - Western Branch 8:07.91 B-4x800 - Team Champions: Western Branch boys-110 pts & Western Branch girls-96 pts. Northern Region Meet - Complete Results - Day 1 Results - Photo Gallery by Ted Plunkett (509 total photos...more to be added) 93 MileSplit US National Elites - 463 MileStat.com Elites - 2 Meet Records - Tynita Butts (T.C. Williams) VA #1 MR 20'4.50" G-LJ & 5-4 G-HJ - Tasia Potasinski (Westfield) VA #1 MR 2:10.42 G-800 - Liana Epstein (Lake Braddock) VA #1 4:57.46 G-1600 - AJ Price (South Lakes) 23-7 B-LJ & 48.87 B-400 - Brittni Finch (Centreville) 19-5 G-LJ & 24.85 G-200 - Lake Braddock 9:26.83 G-4x800 - Thomas Edison 7:57.26 B-4x800 - Frank Afriyie (T.C. Williams) 169-0 B-Discus & 54-6 B-Shot - Hiruni Wijayaratne (Herndon) 4:57.88 G-1600 & 10:51.67 G-3200 - Jaclyn Smith (Yorktown) 38-11.75 G-TJ & 56.62 G-400 - Jasmine Jones (Hayfield) 14.49 G-100H & 44.11 G-300H - Bradshaw Kenimer (T.C. Williams) 4:17.76 B-1600 & 9:26.86 B-3200 - West Potomac 3:21.57 B-4x400 - Leoule Degfae (Thomas Edison) 1:55.42 B-800 - Team Champions: South Lakes boys-93.50 pts & Lake Braddock girls-101 pts. Northwest Region Meet - Complete Results - 75 MileSplit US National Elites - 388 MileStat.com Elites - 3 Meet Records - David Wilson (George Washington) 49-4.75 B-TJ - Damien Thigpen (Stonewall Jackson) 37.21 B-300H & 21.73 B-200 - Thomas Porter (Mountain View) 4:19.60 B-1600 & MR 9:15.24 B-3200 - Rex Parker (Battlefield) 23-4.75 B-LJ & 47-10.75 B-TJ - Anthony Kostelac (Albemarle) 1:54.98 B-800 - Daniel Inge (E.C. Glass) MR 16-0 B-PV - Battlefield 7:56.52 B-4x800 - Albemarle 3:22.42 B-4x400 - Brice Mathews (Potomac Senior) 48.87 B-400 & 21.91 B-200 - Reynaldo Radlin (North Stafford) 14.42 B-110H & 38.29 B-300H - Yvonne Amegashie (Potomac Senior) 55.19 G-400, 24.81 G-200 & 12.41 G-100- Brittany Hyter (Osbourn Park) 18-2 G-LJ, 14.72p G-100H & 44.00 G-300H - Lauren Privette (Loudoun Valley) 38-1.25 G-TJ & 18-0 G-LJ - Brooke Point MR 9:22.74 G-4x800 - Jessie Sheffield (E.C. Glass) 2:16.51 G-800 - Elizabeth Barclay (Albemarle) 5:04.90 G-1600 - Jaleesa Anthony (Franklin County) 123-6 G-Discus - Erin Patterson (Franklin County) 11-0 G-PV - Team Champions: Albemarle boys-73.50 pts & Osbourn Park girls-88 pts. AA Region I Meet - Complete Results - 14 MileSplit US National Elites - 224 MileStat.com Elites - Krystal Parish (Park View-South Hill) 36-3 G-TJ & 18-7.50 G-LJ - Bilnita Armstead (James Monroe) 46.27 G-300H & 18-5 G-LJ - Samantha Mosley (Prince Edward) 122-3 G-Discus & 39-2.25 G-Shot - Will Muhlerin (Tabb) 9:39.20 - Chancellor 8:08.72 B-4x800 - James Monroe 8:09.96 B-4x800 - Christina Phillips (Tabb) 5-4 G-HJ - Team Champions: Brunswick boys-61 pts & James Monroe girls-68 pts. Region II Meet - Complete Results - 27 MileSplit US National Elites - 234 MileStat.com Elites - Natalie Baird (Park View-Sterling) 43-3 G-Shot & 149-2 G-Discus - Jennifer Weatherly (Dominion) 12.08 G-100 & 57.00 G-400 - Christina Lee (Potomac Falls) 5:11.44 G-1600 - Jazlynn Finney (Heritage-Leesburg) 17-8.75 G-LJ - Schavan Hinds (Millbrook) 14.97 G-100H - Danyielle Kent-Robinson (Brentsville) 14.98 G-100H & 5-4 G-HJ - Jeff Carey (Orange County) 14.32 B-110H - Tyler Stutzman (Western Albemarle) 4:19.92 B-1600 - Reuben Shanks (Warren County) 150-0 B-Discus - Andre Wanzer (Brentsville) 21.97 B-200 - Kyle Satterwhite (Western Albemarle) 9:32.02 B-3200 - Team Champions: Louisa County boys-89 pts & Park View girls-75 pts. Region III Meet - Complete Results - 26 MileSplit US National Elites - 240 MileStat.com Elites - Laura Rapp (Heritage) 5:10.32 G-1600, 2:15.48 G-800, 11:19.47 G-3200 - William Byrd 8:01.74 B-4x800 - Corey Galloway (Heritage) 49.09 B-400 - Sarah Witt (Staunton River) MR 45.62 G-300H - Drew Hall (William Byrd) 1:56.09 B-800 - Alex Ott (Turner Ashby) 1:56.14 B-800 - Katie Cummings (Fort Defiance) 120-6 G-Discus - Bryant Clopper (Harrisonburg) 4:21.81 B-1600 - Dan Nafziger (Harrisonburg) 4:23.44 B-1600 & 9:35.13 B-3200 - James Bell (Staunton River) 14-3 B-PV - Daquaa Scott (Staunton River) 39-10.50 G-Shot - Christina Fenske (Stuarts Draft) MR 5-6 G-HJ - Ethan Nixon (Brookville) 14.42p B-110H - Tim Brown (Waynesboro) 46-1.50 B-TJ - Harrisonburg MR 9:55.12 G-4x800 - Brookville MR 49.63 G-4x100 - Team Champions: Brookville boys-97 pts & Heritage girls-81 pts. Region IV Meet A Region A Meet - Top 8 Results Region B Meet - Complete Results - 3 MileSplit US National Elites - 139 MileStat.com Elites - Ben Veilleux (Clarke County) 9:26.76 B-3200 - Susanna Sullivan (George Mason) 5:14.01 G-1600 - Marissa Thompson (Chatham) 17-10.50 G-LJ - Team Champions: Appomattox boys-78 pts & Clarke County girls-82 pts. Region C Meet - Complete Results - 8 MileSplit US National Elites - Megan Marsico (Glenvar) 5:08.59 G-1600 & 11:00.22 G-3200 - Kent Moles (Floyd County) 157-10 B-Discus - Emanuel Alfred (Covington) 51-8.50 B-Shot & 157-0 B-Discus - Desiree Simmons (Radford) 37-0 G-Shot - Team Champions: Radford boys-99.50 pts & Giles girls-92 pts. Region D Meet - Complete Results - 2 MileSplit US National Elites - 30 MileStat.com Elites - Three Meet Records - Kim Johnson (Virginia) MR 38-6 G-Shot - Robert Coleman (Lebanon) MR 40.28 B-300H - Skyler Musick (Lebanon) MR 22.81 B-200 - Ahmad Eccleston (Virginia) 45-6 B-TJ - Team Champions: Virginia High boys-133 pts & Virginia High girls-64 pts.
VA Regional Week Coverage: Butts US #3 20-4.50 LJ! Potasinski US #9 2:10 800! Witt US #14 4:12 1600! May 23, 2008
2008 Northern Region Meet - Plunkett Gallery May 23, 2008
Photos taken by Ted Plunkett from the 2008 Northern Region Meet held at Lake Braddack High School, Burke, VA on Thursday and Friday, May 22 and 23.
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