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 four years this invitational has seen 10 NATIONAL RECORDS, 4 U20 WORLD RECORDS, and a staggering 71 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 (Which we hope to return to soon).
Now at the brand new Virginia Beach Sports Center this meet will go to new heights! Please read registration guidelines closely to make sure you are entering the meet correctly.
NEW IN 2021:Due to the uncertainty of sanctioning and out of abundance of caution to make sure teams/athletes are not put in a tough spot to choose between eligibility and competing at this meet, we have decided to make the entire meet club sanctioned at this time. Similarly to NSAF's Indoor Nationals, teams can only enter as clubs or unattached. This meet will be USATF sanctioned. Athletes are preferred to have a USATF competition card.
When entering this meet you will need to choose a division. Please choose club if you will be competing unattached or as a part of a club.
PLEASE NOTE: The VHSL/NFHS has not sanctioned this event and will not sanction it, pending no changes, this meet will be entirely club sanctioned for 2021. PressRelease on VHSL not sanctioning any sports for 2020-21.
Registration on MileSplit is only for high school aged competitors. All other age groups can sign-up on CoachO.
If you are interested in attending, want your name included in the verbal committed list or have any questions please contact Nolan Jez at Njez@MileSplit.com
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$20 - Ticket PER SESSION (Pre-Sale Information will be posted in January)
$10 - Coaches' Passes (Pre-Sale Information well be posted in January)
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. The fee is due at the time of registration closing
IMPORTANT: THERE ARE EVENT LIMITS, DUE TO COVID-19 WE WILL BE LIMITING CERTAIN EVENTS, ENTER YOUR ATHLETES ASAP.
Checks should be made out to "VA Showcase"
Checks should be mailed to:
2246 Park Ave
Richmond, VA 23220
2021 VA Showcase Schedule
UPDATED VA SHOWCASE SCHEDULE 2021(Updated 12/20/2020)
January 14-17, 2021
PLEASE NOTE: The time on the time schedule is the time you will enter the building. Your competition will begin 15 minutes later. You must exit immediately after you finish running. No cooling down inside unfortunately. We will post times for invitational events to enter closer to the meet.
INVITATIONAL EVENTS: Roughly Top 10 Entries Entered By Deadline, Will Release Names After Entries Close
Thursday January 14th, 2021 - Local Competition
This competition is open to any team/individuals (Click the local competition division). It is our goal to spread out competition over more days to keep the limits of the building down. All scoring will be done the same.
10:00am: Girls & Boys 55m Hurdles (HS AGED LOCAL DIVISION)
11:00am: Girls 55m Dash (HS AGED LOCAL DIVISION)
11:30am: Boys 55m Dash (HS AGED LOCAL DIVISION)
12:15pm: Girls 1600m Run (HS AGED LOCAL DIVISION)
1:20pm: Boys 1600m Run (HS AGED LOCAL DIVISION)
2:30pm: Girls 300m Dash (HS AGED LOCAL DIVISION)
3:00pm: Boys 300m Dash (HS AGED LOCAL DIVISION)
Friday, January 15th - Age-Group Competition
--Depending on entry numbers, this schedule could condense considerably--
--All events run oldest youngest--
8:00am: Girls 200m Dash (All Age-Groups 14-Under)
9:00am: Boys 200m Dash (All Age-Groups 14-Under)
10:00am: High School Aged Girls & Boys Pole Vault (Unseeded) -------HS AGE--------
11:00am: High School Aged Girls Long Jump (Unseeded - Both Pits) --------HS AGE----------
1:00pm: Boys Shot Put (All Age-Groups 14-Under)
1:00pm: Girls Shot Put (All Age-Groups 14-Under) -- Infield ring, if numbers permit --
3:00pm: Girls 400m Dash (All Age-Groups 14-Under)
4:00pm: High School Aged Boys Long Jump (Unseeded - Both Pits) ---- HS AGE -----
4:00pm: Boys 400m Dash (All Age-Groups 14-Under)
5:00pm: Girls & Boys 1500m Run (All Age-Groups 14-Under)
6:00pm: Girls 55m Dash (All Age-Groups 14-Under)
6:00pm: Girls Long Jump (All Age-Groups 14-Under)
7:30pm: Boys 55m Dash (All Age-Groups 14-Under)
7:30pm: Boys Long Jump (All Age-Groups 14-Under)
9:00pm: Girls & Boys 800m Run (All Age-Groups 14-Under)
9:00pm: High School Aged Boys High Jump (Unseeded-2 Pits) -------HS AGE ---------
9:00pm: High School Aged Boys Shot Put (Unseeded) --------HS AGE ---------
Saturday January 16th - HS AGED CLUB COMPETITION
7:30am: Girls 1600m Run
9:30am: Boys 1600m Run
12:00pm: Girls 55m Hurdle Prelims
1:00pm: Boys 55m Hurdle Prelims
2:00pm: Girls 55m Dash Prelims
3:00pm: Boys 55m Dash Prelims
----Begin Invitational Events ---- Part 1 Can Enter at 4:00pm
4:20pm: Mixed 4x400m Relay Invitational (1 Section)
4:25pm: Girls 4x400m Relay (Top 1 Section)
4:30pm: Boys 4x400m Relay (Top 1 Section)
4:35pm: Girls Invitational 4x1500m Relay (1 Section)
4:55pm: Boys Invitational Distance Medley Relay
==== Part 2 Of Invitational Events ===== Part 2 Can Enter at 5:00pm
5:20pm: Girls Invitational Mile (Top 2 Sections)
5:35pm: Boys Invitational Mile (Top 2 Sections)
5:50pm: Girls Shuttle Hurdle Relay (1 Section)
5:55pm: Mixed One Mile Race Walk
6:20pm: Girls Invitational 800m Run (1 Section)
6:25pm: Boys Invitational 800m Run (1 Section)
6:30pm: Boys Invitational 300m Dash (Top 5 Sections)
6:45pm: Girls Invitational 300m Dash (Top 5 Sections)
7:00pm: Girls 300m Dash (First 5 Sections May Use Blocks)
9:00pm: Boys 300m Dash (First 5 Sections May Use Blocks)
3:30pm: Boys Invitational Shot Put
3:30pm: Girls Invitational High Jump
3:30pm: Boys Invitational High Jump
9:00pm: Boys Invitational Long Jump
9:00pm: Girls Invitational Triple Jump
Sunday January 17th - HIGH SCHOOL AGED CLUB COMPETITION
7:00am: Girls 3200m Run
9:00am: Boys 3200m Run
11:00am: Girls & Boys 4x800m Relay (Seeded Section Last)
Opening Ceremony & Recognition of Honorary Meet Referees & Sponsors
----Begin Invitational Events ---- Part 1 Can Enter at 12:00pm
12:20pm: Girls Invitational Sprint Medley Relay (1 Section Final)
12:25pm: Boys Invitational Sprint Medley Relay (1 Section Final)
12:30pm: Girls 55m Hurdle Final
12:35pm: Boys 55m Hurdle Final
12:40pm: Girls 55m Dash Final
12:45pm: Boys 55m Dash Final
12:50pm: Girls Invitational Two Mile Run (1 Section)
1:05pm: Boys Invitational Two Mile Run (1 Section)
1:20pm: Girls Invitational 4x200m Relay (Top 2 Sections)
======Part 2 of Invitational Events ======Part 2 Can Enter At 1:30pm
1:50pm: Boys Invitational 4x200m Relay (Top 2 Sections)
2:00pm: Girls Invitational 500m Dash (Top 2 Sections)
2:10pm: Boys Invitational 500m Dash (Top 2 Sections)
2:20pm: Girls Invitational 1K (Top 1 Section)
2:25pm: Boys Invitational 1K (Top 1 Section)
2:30pm: Girls Invitational 200m Dash (Top 5 Sections)
2:45pm: Boys Invitational 200m Dash (Top 5 Sections)
-------------------- End of InvitationalRunning Events -------
3:40pm: Girls 4x200m Relay
4:30pm: Boys 4x200m Relay
5:30pm: Girls 1000m Run
6:30pm: Boys 1000m Run
7:30pm: Girls 500m Dash
8:30pm: Boys 500m Dash
9:30pm: Girls 4x400m Relay
10:00pm: Boys 4x400m Relay
7:00am: Girls High Jump (Two Pits)
7:00am: Boys Triple Jump (Both Pits)
7:00am: Girls Shot Put (Unseeded)
2:00pm: Girls Invitational Shot Put
2:00pm: Girls Invitational Long Jump
2:00pm: Boys Invitational Triple Jump
9:00pm: Boys Invitational Pole Vault
9:00pm: Girls Invitational Pole Vault
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.
Event Size Limits FOR HIGH SCHOOL AGE GROUP ONLY!
55m Dash/55m Hurdles - 120 per gender/event
300m Dash - 300/gender
500 - 100
1000 - 100
1600 Boys - 250
1600 Girls - 200
3200 Boys -140
3200 Girls - 120
4x2/4x4 - 29 Relay Teams Per Gender/Event
4x8 - 16 Relay Teams Per Gender
Girls Long Jump - 90
Field Events - MORE TBD
800m Run - Top 6 Seeds ONLY, Girls' race is full
200m Dash - Only top 20 seeds will be accepted, the rest will bedenied
Meet and facility management consider the CDC and State's guidelines to be the bare minimum for our event. Our goal is not only to comply but to be safe and make everyone feel safe and comfortable at our event. For that reason we are requiring masks at all times by all people. The absolute only exception is when the athlete is competing in their event. They need to wear a mask while warming up and cooling down.
The event is currently limited to 25 spectators per session and a limited number of coaches as well. The overall capacity limit is 250 people at a time so you will only be permitted for your event and must exit afterwards.
**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 ONLY CLUB SANCTIONED AT THIS TIME, YOU CANNOT COMPETE IN IT AND REPRESENT A SCHOOL, YOU MUST REPRESENT (INCLUDING UNIFORMS) A CLUB TEAM!
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!
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. We release the invitational entries immediately following the closing of registration.
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 5-4-6-3-2-1.
Once again, if you have any questions please reach out to Nolan Jez via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
VA Showcase Alumni
World Record Holders
Bullis School Girls 4x2, Brian Herron Boys 300, Bullis School Boys 4x4
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, Athing Mu 500.
Honorary Meet Referees
Class of 2020: Jim McGrath, Robert Evans, Jerry Cutright | Class of 2019: Rick Wallin, Brandon Miles,Winston Brown | Class of 2018: Claude Toukene, Justin Byron, Ernest Carter