The VA Showcase Presented By The US Air Force 2020

Lynchburg, VA

Meet Information



The VA Showcase is simply the best meet in the entire nation and emblematic of what track & field is. It is a meet both for the ELITE and EVERY athlete by having both "Invitational" and regular events.

In just three years this invitational has seen 8 NATIONAL RECORDS, 3 U20 WORLD RECORDS, and a staggering 51 US #1 performances. The most important statistic though is how many athletes PR at this event. National Records are great but what makes this meet the best is seeing all athletes set a personal best in front of a loud and cheering crowd.

2017 -Press Release on top entered athletes

2018 - Press Release on top entered athletes/teams

2019 - Press Release on top entered athletes/teams

2020- Press Release on top entered athletes/teams

If you are interested in attending, want your name included in the verbal committed list or have any questions please contact Nolan Jez at

Meet sanctioning questions should be addressed to the meet director, Vincent Pugh ( )

Email Nolan Jez for W9

VHSL Sanction List

AAU Event License


The Lynchburg Grand Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn Downtown) and Fairfield Inn are our host hotels.

Address (or at least the closest one to the facility): 1501 Liberty Mountain Drive

Lynchburg, VA 24502

Admission Fee:

$10- per person

$30- VIP 2 Day pass (finish line seats)


Fees are $15 per individual ENTRY and $40 per relay ENTRY. There are no limits in entries, we will be verifying all times to ensure seeding is properly done. We would prefer to have no "NT" seeds so that we can seed this entire meet and give legitimate estimated time schedules.

A reminder to coaches: This is an ENTRY fee and not a competition fee.

Checks should be made out to "VA Showcase"

Checks should be mailed to:

VA Showcase

3312 Pond Chase Ct.

Midlothian, VA 23113

2020 VA Showcase Schedule

Invitational events WILL BE RUN ON TIME, we will not move ahead for Invitational Events. All Invitational Events will be run slow to fast, all non-invitational events will be run fast-slow unless otherwise noted.

Friday, January 17th

Running Events

9:00am: Facility Opens/Track Opens

11:30am: Coaches Meeting Day 1

12:30pm: Boys & Girls NB 200m Qualifier (No #1 athletes allowed)

1:05pm: Girls 1600m Run

2:30pm: Boys 1600m Run

1:00pm: Girls 55m Hurdles Prelims (Blocks for 1st 50 ranked athletes)

1:45pm: Boys 55m Hurdles Prelims (Blocks for 1st 50 ranked athletes)

2:30pm: Girls 55m Dash Prelims (Blocks for 1st 50 ranked athletes)

3:30pm: Boys 55m Dash Prelims (Blocks for 1st 50 ranked athletes)

Begin Invitational Events

4:30pm: Championship Girls 4x400 Top Section

4:40pm: Championship Boys 4x400 Top Section

4:50pm Boys Invitational Distance Medley Relay *One Section

5:05pm: Girls Invitational Distance Medley Relay *One Section

5:25pm: Girls Invitational Mile - Top 3 Sections- (F.A.T. 1600 & Mile)

5:40pm - 6:15pm: Boys then Girls 4x55 SHR

5:55pm: Boys Invitational Mile - Top 3 Sections- (F.A.T. 1600 & Mile)

6:15pm: Girls Invitational 300m Dash (Top 5 Sections)

6:25pm: Boys Invitational 300m Dash (Top 5 Sections)

6:35pm: Boys 1 Mile Race Walk

6:45pm: Girls 3K Race Walk

7:00pm AAU Boys Invitational 300m Dash (1 Section Final)

7:06pm: AAU Girls Invitational 500m Dash (1 Section Final)

7:10pm: AAU Girls 60m Dash Finals (1 Sections)


Begin Rolling Schedule

7:12pm: Girls 300m Dash (First 5 Sections w/ blocks)

8:00pm: Boys 300m Dash (First 5 Sections w/ blocks)

Field Events

1:00pm: Girls Triple Jump (Both pits), Boys Shot Put, Girls Unseeded High Jump

3:30pm: Girls Unseeded Pole Vault

4:30pm: Girls Invitational Triple Jump, Boys Invitational Long Jump

7:00pm: Girls Invitational High Jump, Girls Invitational Pole Vault, Boys

Invitational Shot Put

6:00pm: Boys Long Jump (Both pits)

Track/Facility Closes at 10:00pm

Saturday, January 18th

Running Events

7:00am: Facility Opens

7:00am: Track Opens

8:10am: Coaches Meeting --Day 2--(Coaches need to attend each day's meeting if

an athlete is competing that day)

7:40am-12:00pmRolling Schedule

7:40am: Girls Unseeded 3200m Run (fastest section first)

8:40am: Boys Unseeded 3200m Run (fastest section first)

10:00am: Girls 4x800m Relay Sections (fastest section last)

11:00am: Boys 4x800m Relay Sections (fastest section last)

Completion of 4x8s until 11:55pm Track Oval Open for 4x200 exchange practice only

Opening Ceremony & National Anthem

AAU Meet Begins

12:00pm: AAU Girls Invitational 300m Dash (Separate Meet)

12:05pm: AAU Boys Invitational 500m Dash (Separate Meet)

AAU Meet End

Invitational Events - NFHS Sanctioned Meet Begins

12:10pm Girls Invitational Sprint Medley Relay *Two Sections (12)

12:20pm Boys Invitational Sprint Medley Relay *Two Sections (12)

12:20pm: Girls 55m Hurdles Final (8)

12:25pm: Boys 55m Hurdles Final (8)

12:30pm: Girls 55m Dash Final (8)

12:35pm: Boys 55m Dash Final (8)

12:45pm: Girls Invitational Two Mile *One Section

1:00pm: Boys Invitational Two Mile *One Section

1:15pm: Girls Invitational 4x200m Relay *Top 4 Sections

1:30pm: Boys Invitational 4x200m Relay *Top 4 Sections

1:45pm: Girls Invitational 1000m Run *One Section***

1:50pm: Boys Invitational 1000m Run *One Section***

2:20pm: Girls Invitational 500m Dash *Top 5 Sections

2:35pm: Boys Invitational 500m Dash *Top 5 Sections

2:50pm Championship Mixed 4x400m Relay *One Section

Begin Rolling Schedule

2:55pm: Girls 4x200m Relay

3:30pm: Boys 4x200m Relay

4:05pm: Girls 1000m Run

5:05pm: Boys 1000m Run

6:05pm: Girls 500m Dash

7:00pm: Boys 500m Dash

7:50pm: Girls 4x400m Relay (all but top section)

8:30pm: Boys 4x400m Relay (all but top section)

9:20pm: Mixed 4x400m Relay (all but top section)

9:25pm: Remaining Sections of Boys Sprint Medley Relay

Field Events

8:30am: Girls Shot Put, Boys Pole Vault

9:00am: Boys Triple Jump (Both Pits), Boys High Jump

12:00pm: AAU Girls Invitation Long Jump (Bleachers Side- Separate Meet)

2:30pm: Boys Invitational Triple Jump, Girls Invitational Long Jump, Girls Invitational Shot Put

4:10pm: Girls Long Jump (Both Pits)

5:00pm: Boys Invitational Pole Vault, Boys Invitational High Jump

Sunday January 19th, 2020 (AAU ONLY)

Rolling Schedule all day

8:00am - Doors Open

9:30am - 1500m Run (Young to Old)

9:45am - 55m Hurdles (During 1500s) (Young to Old)*

10:30am - 4x800m Relay (Young to Old)***

10:45am - 55m Dash (During 1500s) (Young to Old)*

11:45pm - 3000m Run (Young to Old)**

12:45pm - 4x200m Relay (Young to Old)***

1:30pm - 400m Dash (Young to Old) $

3:30pm - 800m Run (Young to Old)

5:00pm - 200m Dash (Young to Old) $$

6:30pm - 4x400m Relay (Young to Old)***

Meet Finished: 8:00pm

Field Events begin at 10am

Boys Long Jump & Girls Long Jump Followed by Triple Jumps

Girls Shot Put Followed by Boys Shot Put

Girls High Jump Followed by Boys High Jump

Girls Pole Vault Followed by Boys Pole Vault

Race notes


= Races Run on ineld during oval races


* = Two races per gender, divided by time, scored by age-group

* **= Relay Batons provided at start line $= Event will be run in two alleys (Not lanes)

$$ = Event will be run in lanes 3-6 only

There will be no guaranteed refunds due to cancellation. If weather and cancellation becomes a likely outcome we will email all coaches and make them aware of the situation and what will be done.


Meet management is excited to announce
The Lynchburg Grand Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn Downtown) & Fairfield Inn & Suites as our host hotels! These hotel will feature many added amenities.

Special Notes:

**We will have F.A.T. cameras at the 1500/1600/3000/3200 marks and Mile/2 Mile finish for the invitational sections of the Mile/Two Mile. For certain invitational events we will have en route F.A.T. splits as well.


This meet is sanctioned by the NFHS for international competition. VA, MD, NC, PA, DC, OH, CT, MA, NY, NJ, TN, RI, AL, , and GA. We have submitted for additional sanctions from DE, KY, and a few others. If you would like yourstate sanctioned please reach out to Meet Director Vincent Pugh. His email is listed above. We will update this sanctioning list as soon as states respond.

Meet management is also excited to announce this meet being a NSAF Select Meet. For more information about the NSAF and entry into the National Championship, see their website here!

More In-depth Track Information

This new facility is the best in Virginia and one of the best in the entire nation. It features a 200m hydraulically banking track. This means it will move up and down in terms of its incline based on the event happening. The Two Mile runs will be nearer a flat track while the 300m dash will have the bank all the way up.

The facility has double horizontal straights, area for two high jump competitions, two pole vault competitions, eight sprint/hurdle lanes on the infield of the oval and a 50ft by 100m team area on the second floor. That area will be an overlook stretching nearly the entire length of the facility.

On the other side of that overlook is a 100m long rubberized warmup track.

Invitational Events

These events include everything except the 4x800 which will be run right before the start of Saturday's Invitational events. Normal timed finals that are run fast to slow.

Invitational events will be the top 10-15 or top flight of athletes entered into each event. These events will be run off at the exact time listed on the time schedule. In events where there are multiple sections the event will run slow to fast and in distance races have the top seed on the far outside.

In the 4x200 and 300 we will be running lanes 3-6. Seeding for lanes will be done by meet management and based on a combination of current season bests and realistic predictions of what someone could run if they do not have a time. Preference of lanes for lane races on the oval are 4-5-6-3-2-1.

Once again, if you have any questions please reach out to Nolan Jez via email:

Meet Management
Meet Director: Vincent Pugh
Director of Operations (Co-Meet Director): Tom Cuffe
Director of Security: Jake Killebrew
Head Clerk: Nikole John
Meet Referee: Nickie Wills 
Head Finish Line Official: Yolanda Wallace
Volunteer Coordinator: Halle Paauw (LCA)
Meet Founder: Nolan Jez
2020 Honorary Meet Referee(s): Jim McGrath, Robert Evans, and Jerry Cutright

VA Showcase Alumni

World Record Holders

Bullis School Girls 4x2, Brian Herron Boys 300, Bullis School Boys 4x4

NCAA Champions

Lynna Irby, Sammy Watson

National Record Holders

Lake Braddock Girls DMR, Bullis School Girls 4x2, Katelyn Tuohy Girls 5K, Tyrese Cooper Boys 300, Brian Herron Boys 300, Bullis School Boys 4x2, Bullis School Boys 4x4, Taylor Ewert 3K Racewalk.