Blacksburg junior Hannah Brown and Bassett senior Michelle Church (pictured above by Ryan Kelly) both posted stellar personal best 3200 meter performances on Friday night at the Raleigh Relays. Region IV distance runners Brown and Church placed third and fourth respectively in a field featuring virtually all of North Carolina's best with times of 10:49.60 and 10:50.06 respectively. Brown was coming off a VA top 5 all-time indoors mile performance of 4:51 at the New Balance Indoor Nationals two weeks ago, while the VMI recruit Church earned Group AA All-State indoors in two races in the 1000 (3rd, 2:59) and 3200 (4th, 11:20). Brown's Blacksburg teammate and New Balance Indoor All-American miler George Carter took sixth place honors in the high school boys' 3200 meter race at North Carolina State University's outdoor track facility in Raleigh with a time of 9:21.68. Raleigh Relays High School 3200 Results
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Bassett's Quentin Parker (pictured above by John Herzog) has emerged as a potential double state champion in Group AA for the 500 and 300 meter dash after winning both events at the Liberty Flames Invitational last weekend. Parker bested the time of Group AA defending 400 meter state champ Chris Williams of Robert E. Lee in the 500 meter dash.
MileStat.com will be attempting to hear from many of this week's district champions as possible in interviewing the individual winners and coaches of the team winners. First installment of many athlete spotlights to come is Bassett junior Baylee Mabe, who won Tuesday's Piedmont District Championships at Dan Daniels Park in Danville.
The first true weekend of racing action for high schoolers kicked off with several in-state invitationals with plenty of top teams and individuals squaring off with one another in early season contests.