Another mega meet with large number of entries to produce many sections and flights of events for the 2011 Liberty Flames High School Invitational to be held Friday & Saturday, January 14th & 15th at Liberty University's Tolsma Track Center in Lynchburg, Va. MileStat.com will be on-site with coverage. Performance List Updated Time Schedule (as of January 11th at Noon)
Photos by Andrew Kicinski While they are from different parts of the state and separated by a roughly 4 hour drive, Cody Snyder and George Carter have certainly been competing with another since their freshmen year whether from rare head to head races or more often simply comparing times from different meets as they were the top two fastest freshmen milers in the state three years ago. In their first head to head match-up on the track as seniors, they put on a great show and race for spectators after a long day of competition on Friday at the Liberty Flames High School Invitational. Snyder opened up the first 400 meters leading the field through 65 seconds, but Carter made a move mid way through to surge through a slowing pace as the pair broke away from the field. Snyder ran off his shoulder until making a move into the first turn of the bell lap and Carter attempted to repel a pass from Snyder on the backstretch. However, Snyder proved to have too much finishing speed as he pulled away in the last 150 meters for a personal best and one of the nation's fastest flat track 1600 meter performances at 4:16.92. Snyder finished just off personal best by a few tenths of a second with his runner-up performance at 4:18.61. Christiansburg's Travis Hudson tied with several others for the state leading height in the high jump at 6'6" as the only Virginia athlete to win one of the four field events contested on Friday at Liberty University. The state of North Carolina had winners in the other three field events (girls long jump, boys triple jump, girls pole vault). Stafford sophomore Hannah Lowery separated from Herndon's Carolyn Hennessey and the girls' 1600 meter field for a four second victory with her season best time of 5:09.69. Liberty Flames HS Invitational - Day 1 Results More to come from Liberty after we return to on-site coverage on Saturday for another long day (events to go from 8:30 am to 10:30 pm estimated finish). Plenty of photos and race videos (we shot video of every section of every running event on Friday!) to be uploaded over the weekend from the meet. Photos and videos from both days will be posted overnight Saturday into Sunday.
MileStat.com filmed every section and heat of every running event this past weekend at the mega two day meet known as the Liberty Flames High School Invitational this past weekend. We have finally been able to upload all of our footage. Click here for direct links to all race videos!
Keni Harrison (Clayton NC) 39.95 - Meet Record
Demari Boswell (Ben L. Smith) 35.44
Fastest qualifier - Gabrielle Gray (High Point Central NC) 7.17 - Meet Record
Fastest qualifier - DeVaughn Benion Jr. (George Washington) 6.50
Section winner - Molly Breidenbaugh (Hanover) 5:19.07 - 9th overall
Hannah Lowery (Stafford) 5:09.69
Section winner - Will Sickenberger (South Lakes) 4:31.42 - 9th overall
Section winner - Nicholas Wolfe (Mountain View) 4:30.42
Cody Snyder (Lee-Davis) 4:16.92
Section winner - Kendall Cowne (Chantilly) 5:21.96 - 14th overall
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