VISAA State Meet: Czernek wins 2 distance thrillers, Knowles VA #1 34.83 300, Fraenk sweeps sprints Feb 13, 2010

Fork Union's Wojciech Czernek was part of arguably two of the most exciting finishes in any distance races this season at Saturday's VISAA State Championships in Richmond. First race in the 1600 meter run, Czernek was part of a five way photo finish between five competitors who all smoked their last 400 meters in 59 to 60 seconds with the Polish national as the winner at 4:23. Czernek later came back for another great race with Episcopal's Reid Nickle and squeaked out another win in the final stride by a two hundredth of a second in 2:34.96. Fork Union reclaimed the VISAA state title after a rare year of being shut out by from a championship by St. Christopher's in 2009. Demitri Knowles of Liberty Christian Academy made Deshawn Wilson of Booker T. Washington's state leading and first sub 35 second performance of the season in the 300 meter dash short lived with his 34.83 clocking to add a second meet record to his 6.47 clocking in the 55 meter as well. The Collegiate girls came out ontop at the end in a spirited battle with in-town rivals St. Catherine's for the VISAA state crown.  Full meet summary and 28 total race videos from the meet while photo gallery to be added by Tuesday.