Thomas Dale senior Michael Spragley came this close to stealing the show at Region 6B.
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Thomas Dale graduate and Georgia commit, Titiana Marsh, made the most of her final high school competition in the triple jump.
Thomas Dale senior and Georgia commit, Titiana Marsh, will not be competing in the 2018 VHSL 6A State Championships.
This past weekend she announced where she will be going next.... the University of Georgia to continue her academic and athletic career.
Titiana Marsh one of the best jumpers to come out of the state of Virginia.
At New Balance Outdoor Nationals this year they rose to a new level.
Here are the top seven athletes to watch at the debut of the Queen Track Classic in Richmond, Virginia
This week on inside jumps, we take a look at the effort of Virginia's Titiana Marsh in the triple jump
Her best jump of 43-4 completely shattered the previous Virginia State Record of 42-9.5 set back in 1987!
Thomas Dale junior, Titiana Marsh, made the most of her first trip to a national championships this past weekend with two All-American finishes.
Despite being a junior with an astounding eight state titles to her name already, Titiana Marsh has yet to compete at either New Balance Indoor or Outdoor nationals. This season though is different, she is coming to NYC with one thing on her mind... a national championship.
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A 500 meter state runner-up last year and regional runner-up last weekend to Oscar Smith's Michael Cherry, Western Branch senior Byron Robinson is tired of settling for second and ready to experience his first state championship.
Western Branch girls still remain well out in front as the top ranked team in Group AAA and will be favorites to repeat as state champions this upcoming weekend at Sports Backers Stadium. Trailing Western Branch is two more Eastern Region squads in Phoebus and Grassfield, while teams capable of breaking up an Eastern Region top 3 trophy sweep include Cosby, Thomas Dale, Lake Braddock, Osbourn Park, and South County. Ahmed Bile and John Jenkins along with their 4x400 meter relay have the Annandale boys as the slight favorite over indoor state champions Atlee heading into next weekend, while First Colonial and Colonial Forge could be threats capable of scoring near 40 points.
Photo by John Herzog Justin Hunter is without a doubt the favorite in all three jumping events for this weekend's VHSL Group AAA State Championships as he also attempts to help Ocean Lakes for the first state title, but none of the titles will be given to him without a challenge. Hunter should especially see a challenge in the long jump from Thomas Dale senior Quintin Fulgham who appears to be stepping up at the right time in both the jumps and the sprints after winning four individual titles at the Central Region Championships. Read more for interview with Quintin Fulgham...
Virtual meet preview for the Central District Indoor T&F Championships based on performances currently in the MileStat.com database as of February 2nd.
Dennis Boone was a two-time Nike Nationals champion while at Thomas Dale High School in Chester with two great marks of 24'7.75" at the Nike Indoor Nationals and 24'5" at the Nike Outdoor Nationals in 2005. Boone was a two-time Group AAA state champion indoors in the long jump including the top indoor mark of the decade at 24'9.75" from the 2005 state meet. Boone uncorked a total of 8 marks over 24 feet during his high school career. Boone was also strong in the short sprints as he won the 55 meter state title as a senior and the short sprints has been the event which he shined in college at St. Augustine's College winning NCAA Division II titles in the 100 and 200 meter dash in 2008. Read more for interview with Dennis Boone...
Photo by Ted Plunkett Amanda Tomlin of Prince George is a relative unknown outside of the Central District. However, she started to make a name for herself this past spring with a breakthrough outdoor track season in which she posted personal bests for 800 meters (2:22), 1600 meters (5:19), and 3200 meters (11:37) as well as qualified for her first state meet. She expects to make it to her first cross country state meet out of the Central Region Meet this fall. The Central District some years has a tough time having one individual qualifier much less two individual state qualifiers, but this year is a special year for the district with the likes of Prince George's Tomlin and Colonial Heights sophomore Catherine Pulley. Pulley was not far off Tomlin's track times this past outdoor season as only a sophomore as she clocked in at 11:44 for 3200 meters and 5:29 for 1600 meters. Pulley will be leading the defending district team champions from Colonial Heights, who return four All-District cross country performers (not including Pulley) and will be heavy favorites to repeat.
The Thomas Dale boys kept on truckin' and carrying on a long tradition of dominance in the Central District Cross Country Meet. With the Thomas Dale boys winning their seventh straight district title, while an even more impressive streak was continued by Nathaneal Kistner's last second kick to take the individual crown. With Kistner denying Prince George's Justin Hayne the district title with a one second win at 17:07, Kistner became the 17th straight individual champion by a Thomas Dale runner in the district championship.
Another Central District Cross Country Championships on Wednesday at Pocahontas State Park looks to bring another dominating performance by the Thomas Dale boys as Coach Bob Gulley has another group to continue their long standing streak of district team titles. With the top three individuals in the district, the Knights are expected to win once again while Prince George and Matoaca are their top challengers in the Central District. Thomas Dale teammates Nathaniel Kistner and Eric Williamson are the top two returnees from last year's district race as second and third place finishers in 2006.
Fauquier senior Sarah Bowman continued her dominance from last spring where she ended as a national champion and national leader at 800 meters by popping a national leading time not far off her personal best with a 2:05.41 clocking at the Taco Bell Classic in South Carolina. In a field that included the likes of fellow Virginian Katie Doswell of St. Catherine\'s, Bowman left no doubt that the national title for the 800 meter run still runs through her as she won the 800 with a time two seconds faster than her 2004 win at Taco Bell. Bowman scorched a 61 second first lap to finish up with a 64 second last 400 meters to cross the line first.
Despite a few teams not being able to make it to the Fork Union Invitational due to school closings Friday because of the snow storm, the majority of the teams entered in the meet made the trek to Fork Union to make for one exciting day of track and field.
The third annual CNU Showcase showed just why the indoor track facility at the Freeman Center is one of the fastest in the state with a large number of state best performances as well as countless other performances to make this a very deep and competitive meet. Two of the state's top distance runners, seniors Kippy Keino of Fork Union and Alex Tatu of Thomas Dale made there major invite debuts for the indoor track season and in impressive manner.
The state\'s top harriers gathered in Great Meadows for one exciting state meet in the midst of chilling rain, temperatures in the 40\'s and muddy and slippery course conditions. While the weather broke a few top individuals and teams, there were many others that rose to the occassion and stepped it up on championship Saturday.
Familiar outcome from last year\'s meet as Fork Union\'s Kippy Keino sets a blistering early race pace with a 4:28 first mile as Thomas Dale\'s Alex Tatu tried to give chase, but Keino was too much to pull away with a course record (previous record 15:25)
Two of the state
The tradition of great runners being produced out of Virginia looks to continue with Thomas Dale junior Alex Tatu. Tatu not only is one of the best distance runners in the state, has now staked his claim as one of the nation\'s best in the middle distances
Meet officials experimented briefly with a novel method for scoring the Central District indoor track championships Thursday at the Ashe Center, listing the boys and girls point tallies combined. Though the error was soon corrected, co-ed scoring would h
Picture gallery of Richard Smith and Alex Tatu's epic 1000m battle at Virginia Tech.
Two of Virginia's finest in juniors Alex Tatu of Thomas Dale and Kippy Keino of Fork Union have been selected to run in the elite Millrose Games Mile.
State cross country champions from this fall, Jefferson Forest senior Shannon Saunders and Thomas Dale junior Alex Tatu returned to racing action for the indoor season as both won their opening races at the Wally Gilbert Invitational in Lynchburg.
Tatu finds redemption as he upsets Matt Keally to win the Group AAA State title.
Taking advantage of Midlothian senior Austin Smith's knee injury, Thomas Jefferson junior John Piersol upset the defending Central Region champion.
Thomas Dale sophomore Alex Tatu and Prince George's Sarah Perkinson made it look too easy to win a district title as they finished far ahead of the competition on their way to district titles.
Last year, the Christopher Newport Cross Country Invitational was forced to be cancelled due to torrential rains and flooding the weekend of the meet. The meet bounced back from the setback this year though with outstanding performances.