Dan definitely didn't open this season like he wanted to but that isn't going to deter him. Last XC season he improved 58 seconds on his personal best and if he even dropped half that much this year he would be one of the biggest stars in the state.
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Coverage from the 2013 Suffolk Stars Invitational on January 11th & 12th at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, which included several US #1 performances such as Matoaca junior Brianna Hayes successfully clearing 5'10" in the high jump.
The top two seeds in the boys 3200 meter run at this weekend's Group AAA State Championships are very familar with each other in Centreville's Yazid Zouaimia (pictured above by Ted Plunkett) and Chantilly's Chris Foley. Both Concorde District distance runners had aspirations of state championship glory or a Foot Locker Nationals berth in this past fall's cross country sesaon. Neither was able to claim victory at Great Meadow and both ended up shutting down their seasons before Foot Locker South. Zouaimia like Foley will be seeking a nice consolation prize and justification for not attempting to race at Foot Locker South by winning the AAA indoor 3200 state title. Zouaimia ran a personal best of 9:16 earlier in the season in a solo effort at Liberty University, but the Virginia Tech recruit will have plenty of company in the state meet showdown with Foley and his future UVA teammate Drew Paisley. Read more for interview with Yazid Zouaimia...
Virtual meet preview for the 2010 Concorde District Indoor T&F Championships based on performances currently in the MileStat.com database as of February 2nd.
Blake Theroux on third leg for the Western Branch boys and Liana Epstein on anchor leg (5th) for Lake Braddock girls helped their team secure wins to start the season at the first annual Potomac River Running Relay Kick Off held on Thursday afternoon in Centreville, Va. Theroux, the top ranked runner in Group AAA, took the baton in seventh place (he also accidentally dropped his baton 2K into his leg) and gave his team the lead with time to spare with a 9:45 split. Western Branch lost the lead to Centreville on the fourth leg with Yazid Zouaimia running a strong leg with a 10:02 split, but George Matais ran the second fastest leg of the meet to teammate Theroux with a 9:52 anchor as the Group AAA #1 ranked Bruins won by margin of 1 minute and six seconds with West Potomac moving into second late in the race. Epstein (pictured left by Brandon Miles), a defending Northern Region champion in cross country, was given the baton with a slight lead over Thomas Jefferson girls who were running without 2 of their top runners in Sarah Stites and Lisa Junta. The Lake Braddock girls are look to challenge the returning team champions from TJ this season for the regional title and also get back on the state meet podium after a rare 3 year hiatus from a top 3 state meet finish. Epstein, a senior who started running cross country as a sophomore, has been on the podium as an individual but would like to bring her teammates up on the stage as well at Great Meadow. She was the fastest leg in the girls race by 12 seconds at 11:43 as Lake Braddock finished with a total time of 1:02:55 for the win. Read more and rest of coverage from =PR= Relay Kick Off...
The Jamestown boys did not face much competition at Saturday's Lee-Davis Invitational, but their team performance on a warm day at Pole Green Park would have been tough for any team in Virginia to seriously challenge. The #2 ranked team in Virginia had four of the top 5 finishers and nearly all under 17 minutes. Their top runner Andrew Colley (pictured right by Tom Hoerner), one of the favorites for the Group AA state titles, had a stellar race in his first meet back since suffering a season ending injury in the outdoor track season as he crushed the field with a 15:52 5K victory. Lee-Davis Invitational Results: Large School Boys - Large School Girls - Small School Boys - Small School Girls - JV Boys - JV Girls
Video interview by Brandon Miles with Centreville junior Brittni Finch at the 2007 AAA State Indoor Track & Field Championships as Finch successfully defended her state championship against a tough long jump field, which included three other jumpers with season bests over 19 feet. Finch won with a US #3 mark of 19'7.25".
MileStat.com was on-site with coverage of day two of the Concorde and Liberty District Indoor Track & Field Championships on Thursday evening at the Prince George County Completex in Landover, Maryland. Complete results are up from both meets. Photos and videos from the meet will begin to be posted on Friday and meet summary from Pearl Watts is on the way. Congratulations to Liberty District team champions George Marshall girls and Langley boys as well as Concorde District champions Westfield girls and Centreville boys.
On the same track that Sean Holston ran a US #1 500 meter dash time of 1:03.93 at last weekend\'s F.I.T. Invitational, he did it again with another national leading time in the event he considers his specialty in the 300 meter dash. At the Southern Maryland Mega Meet held at Prince George County\'s Sports and Learning Complex, the Robert E. Lee senior put his name on the national leaderboard once again on an unbanked track with a 33.99 clocking in the event.
At the very competitive Texas Relays this past weekend, AAA state indoor long jump champion Brittni Finch launched a 19\'8.50\" mark in the long jump to win in her former homestate of Texas. Now a Virginian, Finch has the current top mark in the state for the long jump after her performance in Austin. Showing great consistency, the Centreville All-American sophomore had two other jumps over 19 feet at 19\'0.75\" and 19\'1.75\".
LANDOVER, MD - Many of the top Northern Region teams as well as a few from other parts of Virginia are venturing across the Potomac River to compete in this weekend\'s Montgomery Invitational at the Prince George County\'s Sports and Learning Complex against some strong out of state competition.
The second largest field ever, with 29 schools entered, will be in attendance at the Twelfth Annual Mike Scudieri Team Challenge to be held at West Potomac this Saturday.
Lockhart trains through meet in preparation for Winter XC Nationals, Gaeta, Carlstrom, and Huntzinger shine at star-studded first year meet.