In case you missed them, video interview links from the 2011 VHSL Group AAA State Indoor Championships. A total of 24 interviews in all. Girls Interviews: Cameron Overstreet (Atlee) - Cassandra Jones (Granby) - Fredsal Walker (Osbourn Park) - Keilah Tyson (Western Branch) - Kiara Howell (Grassfield) - Kimberley Ficenec (Mountain View) - Megan Moye (Cosby) - Montasia Golden (Lee-Davis) - Siobhan Ford-Holland (Thomas Dale) - Tiffany Ellick (Western Branch) Boys Interviews: Allen Bordley (First Colonial) - Anaquan Peterson (Lakeland) - Chris Pillow (Atlee) - Cody Snyder (Lee-Davis) - Daniel McFadden (Heritage) - Darius Vaughan (Indian River) - Isaiah Simmons (Woodbridge) - Jeremy Greenwald (Grassfield) - Joey Muzzio (James Robinson) - Majique Key (Woodside) - Marques Atkinson (Atlee) Interview #1 & Interview #2 - Mohamed Labor-Koroma (Chantilly) - Silas Frantz (Douglas Freeman)
Kimberley Ficenec’s principal never gets her name right. In fact, just about everyone she meets has trouble saying it. One time, someone mispronounced her last name “finance.” “It’s hard,” Ficenec, whose parents are from Czech Republic, says of her last name. “I’m not going to lie. If I met someone with a name like that I’d probably get it wrong, too.” Folks will probably start getting it right now that Ficenec (pronounced fitz-uh-nitz) has made everyone take notice by winning a state title. The Mountain View junior won the 1,000-meter run at the Virginia AAA championships Saturday in Hampton, crossing the line at Boo Williams Sportsplex in 2 minutes 54.47 seconds, the fastest time by a Virginia girl this season. Link to Race Video of Ficenec's surprise 1000 meter state victory
Cosby junior Megan Moye won the girls 1600 (4:55) and 3200 (10:37) state titles along with a 2:11 anchor leg 4x800 split.
Western Branch senior Keilah Tyson won the girls high jump and 55 meter dash titles including a 6.92 state meet record clocking in the prelims.
Woodside seniro Majique Key won the boys 55 meter dash state title with a time of 6.30.
Heritage senior Daniel McFadden won the boys 55 meter hurdles with a US #1 time of 7.21.
Western Branch senior Tiffany Ellick won the girls long jump state title with a mark of 18-4.75.
Thomas Dale senior Siobhan Ford-Holland won the girls triple jump state title with a mark of 40-4.
Douglas Freeman senior Silas Frantz won the boys 3200 state title in 9:17 after placing 3rd in the 1600 with a PR time of 4:15.
Lee-Davis senior Montasia Golden won the girls 55 meter hurdles title with a time of 8.16.
Chantilly senior Mohamed Labor-Koroma won the boys 300 state title in 35.18 after a runner-up finish in the 500.
Atlee senior Marques Atkinson following anchoring his 4x800 relay to a US #3 7:53 win.
Mountain View junior Kimberley Ficenec won the girls 1000 meter state title in 2:54.
Grassfield junior Kiara Howell won the girls shot put state title with a mark of 41 feet.
James Robinson senior Joey Muzzio won the boys high jump state title with a clearance at 6-7.
Grassfield senior Jeremy Greenwald finished 2nd in the 1600 (4:13) and 1000 (2:28) as well as split 1:54 in the 4x800.
Woodbridge senior Isaiah Simmons won the boys shot put state title with a state indoor record mark of 68 feet.
Atlee senior Chris Pillow won the boys pole vault state title with a clearance of 16 feet.
Granby senior Cassandra Jones won the girls 500 state title in a time of 1:14.
First Colonial senior Allen Bordley won the boys triple jump title with a mark of 49-5.50.
Atlee senior Cameron Overstreet won the girls pole vault title with a US #2 state record height of 13-1.50.
Isaiah Simmons (Woodbridge) 68-0 - New State Record
A new feature from our MileSplit Network headquarters in Florida is a weekly video highlights show called "Sprint to the Finish" by Todd Grasley. Check out this week's highlights show on the Virginia 3A state indoor championships from this past weekend. Give us feedback and let us know if this is something that you would like to see produced more frequently for Virginia! Sprint to the Finish's Video Recap of the VHSL Group AAA State Indoor Championships
With the 4x800 meter relays being held on Friday, MileStat.com has rushed to release its preview on the only running event finals for day one at the VHSL Group AAA State Indoor Championships. Seven girls' teams come into the state meet with times under 9:40 and several of these teams look to join top seeded West Potomac (9:27.13), who is looking to get over the hump and finally win a state title after contending for several years in a row. The first sub 8 minute 4x800 meter relay of the indoor season in Virginia might be produced at the Group AAA State Indoor Championships. Grassfield boys, anchored by 1000 US #2 performer Jeremy Greenwald with a 1:54 split, nearly broke the barrier at the Eastern Region Championships, but will be chased by a handful of other serious state title hopefuls.
In-depth event by event previews of all the field events for the 2011 VHSL Group AAA State Indoor Championships. Several state meet records are in jeopardy including Dan Krueger's 1978 shot put record by Woodbridge senior Isaiah Simmons as well as Western Branch's Keilah Tyson having already exceeded the long jump meet record at Boo Willliams earlier this season. Atlee's Cameron Overstreet already owns the Virginia high school indoor record in the pole vault at 12'10" and now can eclipse Lizzie Powell's year old state indoor meet record this weekend. Running events preview to be posted late Thursday night.
Peformance list for this weekend's VHSL Group AAA State Indoor Track & Field Championships to be held at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, VA. VHSL Group AAA State Indoor T&F Championships Performance List