Douglas Freeman Polar Bear: Atkinson twins 1:05 500's, Grant Pollock sub 2:30 1000! Jan 23, 2010

  With many schools shut out from finding a nearby indoor invitational to compete in this weekend, teams went outside this weekend in polar bears across the state including at Douglas Freeman High School in Richmond with 13 area high schools competing. With a sunny day and temperatures staying into the 40s for the majority of the day, conditions were decent enough for some quality times to be run on the 400 meter outdoor track. Many district and regional qualifiers occurred at the meet as well as several state automatic qualifying and national caliber performances including 1:05 500 meter performances from Atlee's Atkinson twins (both pictured above by Brandon Miles).

1/23 Weekend Preview: Meet directors wishing they hosted a invite this weekend Jan 22, 2010

It should be a very light weekend of meets as no major high school indoor invitationals have been scheduled for Saturday in any of Virginia's top indoor track & field facilities. The closest thing to a major meet this weekend will be Friday with the Mid Area Track Classic in Lynchburg with approximiately 40 schools entered in the one day meet. St. Christopher's School almost weekly hosts a mini invitational each week including around 6 schools and this Saturday's meet will be one of its most competitive among the meet series featuring some of the top schools in the Central Region with Deep Run, Lee-Davis, Manchester, and Midlothian competing. Other teams are filling the void of a lack of indoor meets this meet by taking it outdoors with polar bear meets being held at Douglas Freeman and Osbourn Park on Saturday.