Justin Braun helped open the doors of the beautiful new Virginia Beach Sports Center by putting together big performances in the 60, 200 and 400 events.
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Check out the all-state athletes right here. This includes the all-state first, second, and third teams.
After all, how many athletes can claim not to have practiced their craft for over half a year in preparation for their event at the state championship.
Here are the teams with the most state meet entries this weekend (and Monday/Tuesday) ranked!
Entries have been released for this weekend's VTCA Winter Classic in Lexington, which will be LIVE streamed exclusively here on MileSplit.com!
Athletes. That is what this weekend is about, athletes and state titles.
Check out on the following pages all of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd All-State athletes.
The Warriors of Nansemond River held on Saturday to make it a sweep of titles for defending champions.
Friday's events at Class 5/6 did not disappoint. They were so good in fact that over the course of the four 4x8 finals, it took only 4.6 seconds to decide all three races with one coming down to a photo finish. You can check out the races below.
Nothing, outside of maybe winning an olympic gold medal, can truly compare to winning that first state title.
Stafford senior Gennifer Hirata once again showed the nation she is the girl to beat in the pole vault when it comes to big meets.
Here are the first team, second team, and third team all-state athletes. Each athlete or team can only appear once on these lists and they are ranked based on their best overall event. Performances from states, nationals, and large meets are weighed heavily alongside consistency and rankings.
It is almost time for MileStates yet again! This one is going to be the most exciting one yet. Check out our team and MVP predictions on the following pages for each and every state meet.
Ahead of the biggest meet in the state it is a great time to think of big matchups and big rivalries in our state. Of course some come mind immediately but others are more subtle but just as intense. Here we analyze the biggest ones in our mind.
L.C. Bird is a championship team and one that has put together some monster performances these past two years. The addition of freshman Jayson Ward though may push them over the edge and into the hunt for multiple national titles.
Indoor track is finally upon us, that means it is time to look at the big matchups we need to see this season. On the following pages are the current matchups and which events we need to see sometime this season.
The VHSL State Cross Country Championships will be the center of attention this weekend for the entire Virginia running community. The meet features over 1,248 athletes from 215 teams all running on the historic Great Meadow state meet course.
To preview this weekend here are previews for all four of these invitationals and some of the other meets being run as well. Expect photo and video coverage all over the state as well for this huge weekend.
State meet preview written as if states were this weekend.
Check out the second and third teams right here.
Though Virginia will have chances here and there for national titles, the biggest chance we have is in the relays.
See the combined results and the combined races right here.
In a meet that was supposed to be close, the L.C. Bird Skyhawks made sure it was anything but close.
Watch this race and all of day one's competition right here.
Winning here cements your name in history and that state title is something you never forget.
Vote here for who you think will win these big state championship battles.
Check out this very fast race and more from the James River Invitational.
Check out this awesome race and all others from the Manchester Relays.
Meet all the athletes and relays being honored for their performances during the 2018 indoor season.
Another squad with an outside shot of taking home the hardware at New Balance Nationals is the L.C. Bird 4x400m relay.
Winning a state team title takes a mixture of skill, execution, good fortune, and athletes stepping up big. That was the case with L.C. Bird winning the state team title this weekend, the first in program history.
Your mega preview for the 5A and 6A State Championships this weekend.
Fifteen events over five classifications will decide the biggest winners in our sport this season.
Who is Nichelle Scott? A bunch of people may be asking that question seeing the results from the intermediate girls' 800 meter run finals at the AAU Junior Olympic Games, which has a 2:14 national age group runner-up from Chesterfield, Virginia. We actually caught a small glimpse of Scott's talents in the fall running cross country as a freshmen for L.C. Bird High School when she placed 9th in an always competitive girls' race at the Dominion District Championships (pictured above by John Herzog leading the entire field early). Read more highlights from day 5 at AAU JO's (more to come as well)...
Recent L.C. Bird graduate Andre McLean (pictured left by John Herzog) was named for the second straight year as the USA Deaf Track & Field's Runner of the Year. McLean, a distance star for the past four years for the Skyhawks, who will be running at the collegiate level at Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall, concluded his high school career running a 3200 meter personal best of 9:38 to place 10th at the Group AAA State Outdoor Championships. McLean won the award in a composite scoring based off his season best performance ranking against other deaf track & field athletes in the country. A three-time state qualifier and two-time district runner-up, McLean ran the nation's fastest times for a deaf athlete in the 1600 meter run (4:25.25) and 3200 meter run (9:38.86) with the second fastest time in the country in the 800 meter run (2:02). The margin of time between McLean and the next fastest deaf runners in the US is remarkable as McLean is 21 seconds faster than the next fastest in the 1600 and 50 seconds ahead of the second best in the 3200. Congratulations to Andre McLean on the second consecutive honor and more importantly being an inspiration to so many athletes, coaches, and fans of Virginia high school cross country and track & field for the past four years! 2010 USA Deaf Track & Field Results (compiled from meet results throughout the season)
Take a second and picture your normal cross country race. Imagine the sound of the gun echoing in your ears as you take those first strides. Your family and friends stand on the sidelines cheering as hundreds of footsteps rumble around you. The crisp, fall air rushes against your face and cools your quickly inhaling lungs. Coaches and parents scream splits at you and the other runners around you as you pass each mile marker and teammates continue to cheer you on. As you reach the spectator-free areas of the course, you start to focus more on how tired your body feels, the soft breathing of the runners around you, their feet crunching the colorful leaves that have recently fallen on the trails you now tread on. Now take away the gun. Take away the cheering, the rumbling, the screaming, the breathing, and the crunching. What do you have left? The average cross country race of L.C. Bird junior, Andre McLean (pictured right by Linda D'Amato). Read more...
Hanover's Lauren Hopper winning the 2007 Lee-Davis Subvarsity Invite in 18:59.While small in size, the Lee-Davis Subvarsity Invitational will have some great quality in a meet which emphasizes the freshmen and sub-varsity divisions with medals going 25 individuals deep in those races versus 10 deep in the varsity races. In particular, several girls could be pushing to go under 19 minutes on the Pole Green Park 5K course in Mechanicsville as cooler temperatures and dry course should cater to fast times. Tallwood's Octavia Rinehardt as the #4 ranked runner in Virginia and coming off a 18:23 5K personal best run on Wednesday leads a handful of fast individuals racing this weekend at Pole Green including Disney Classic winner Lauren Hopper of Hanover, Hagan Stone Park Classic winner Amanda Lineberry of Lee-davis, and one of the state's fastest freshmen in Abby Badura of Clover Hill. The Jamestown boys headline the varsity boys field as the Eagles look to have a better showing in Richmond than they did two weeks ago at the Maymont Festival.
The Western Albemarle and Louisa County cross country teams made the trip together down to Cary, North Carolina this past weekend for the adidas Wolfpack Invitational. The Western Albemarle boys, recently ranked #3 in the latest Southeast region rankings, did not have the showing they hoped for with a third place finish behind two unranked North Carolina squads Broughton (1st, 64 pts) and Enloe (2nd, 77 pts). Despite having two of the top four finishers with Tyler Stutzman (3rd, 16:07) and Kyle Satterwhite (4th, 16:09), the two North Carolina teams were able to pull ahead of the Warriors (3rd, 79 pts) in the remaining top five positions as Broughton gained a 10 point advantage alone in the fifth man position. Louisa County had a solid showing in fifth place behind last year's NTN squad Chapel Hill (4th, 134 pts) with two top 8 finishers in Thomas Baker (6th, 16:31) and Lawrence Minor (8th, 16:42). L.C. Bird also represented the Commonwealth well with a sixth place finish in the invitaitonal division as they were paced by race runner-up Justin Kendall in a time of 17:09. Hannah Best's third place run of 20:27 led the Louisa girls to a fourth place showing in the invitational division, while the Western Albemarle girls finished sixth in the championship race. Aurora Scott also competed at the Wolfpack Invite as she won the championship division race easily with a 18:27 5K at SAS Park. Scott had competed two years ago at the same venue for the Great American Festival as she raced unattached in the college race in 2005 with a time of 17:35.
The 2002 Gar-Field Invitational is shaping up to be a hotly contested meet with some top athletes in the state expected to come, especially in the field events and sprints. The meet has gathered teams from within the host school's district and region as w
He hasn't made his mark with high-flying dunks, but L.C. Bird senior Jim Tiller has sent many a shot put and discus into orbit. Just call him "Air Tiller"
Six straight district championships and a 50-point lead toward No. 7 should have ended the drama Wednesday at the Arthur Ashe Center. Only someone forgot to tell the girls from James River. The Midlothian boys, similarly deep in the longer races, had muc