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Marsh Finally Jumping For National Championship Nolan Jez Mar 6, 2017

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.

5/29 Group AAA Team Rankings Brandon Miles May 29, 2011

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.

Athlete Spotlight: Quintin Fulgham Brandon Miles Jun 4, 2010

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...

MileStat.com All-Decade Team Selection - Dennis Boone Brandon Miles Jul 27, 2009

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...

2008 Pre-Season XC Previews: Central District Brandon Miles Aug 5, 2008

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.

Thomas Dale boys keep on truckin in Central Brandon Miles Oct 24, 2007

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.

Central District Meet Preview Brandon Miles Oct 23, 2007

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.

Bowman runs US#1 800 at Taco Bell Classic - 2:05.41 Brandon Miles Apr 9, 2005

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.

Keino and Tatu are just warming up as winter sets in Brandon Miles Jan 11, 2003

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.

Keino and Western Albemarle girls gap the field Brandon Miles Sep 14, 2002

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)

Tatu Fries the Track and Competition Brandon Miles Mar 7, 2002

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

Tatu, Boone pace dominant Knights Ben Ackerly Feb 14, 2002

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

Return of the state champs: Saunders and Tatu Brandon Miles Dec 8, 2001

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.

Piersol upsets Smith Brandon Miles Nov 4, 2000

Taking advantage of Midlothian senior Austin Smith's knee injury, Thomas Jefferson junior John Piersol upset the defending Central Region champion.