While almost a third of the state was running at one of the fastest and biggest meets of the regular season, the Milestat Invitational, 30 teams headed over to the Albemarle Invitational.
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The quartet of Shinnick, Benjamin, Norman, and Morgan broke the NCAA and World Record in the 4x400 this weekend to win the Tiger Paw Invitational in 3:01.98.
The ultimate stats feature which analyzes the depth at 300 and 500 meters for the teams who have made the all-time list for 4x400.
Coverage and recap from a district double of races at Bull Run Regional Park with the Cardinal District and Cedar Run District held both on Wednesday, October 25th.
With only days until the first ever outdoor championships, there are many questions on everyone's minds. Here are some of the highlighted things to look for at all of the state meets.
The Virginia state record holder in the 100 (10.31) and 200 (20.64) meter dash, Mustaqeem Williams of Forest Park High School (Woodbridge, VA), is also a two sport star in football which his year around involvement in sports has kept him on the straight and successful path. That route guided by athletics has given him a great opportunity at the next level as he plans to run collegiately for Florida State University starting next year and be the first male in his family to attend and receive education at a four year college.
Complete preview of the top relays in the state at all six classifications for both boys and girls.
Want to score the performance list and see what teams are in best position to compete for the state indoor team titles and top 3 finishes at the Group 6A and Group 5A State Indoor Championships? Sean Leyh of MileStat.com has already done that as he tallies up the state meet entries to project the top 10 or 12 teams heading into each state championship meet at Boo Williams this weekend.
With a national leading 55 and wins in the 300, long jump, and triple jump Mustaqeen Williams was the star of this first ever 6A Region Championship. On the girls side of the results it was a exposition on domination by the Bruins of Western Branch.
With all the buildup leading into today's meet the performances definitely did not dissapoint. Highlighting the performances was Milan Parks of Western Branch hurdling an impressive US #3 7.99 55 hurdles.
Mustaqeem Williams did it again at the USATF Junior Olympic National Championships! Not only did Williams win his second USATF Junior Olympic national title of the weekend, but also made history twice in establishing a new Virginia high school state record in the 100 meter dash by beating the old all-time best performance of 10.37 from Tyrone Turpin of Heritage (Lynchburg) set back in 1990.
Forest Park's Mustaqeem Williams is capping off what has been an amazing junior year for him including leading his team to state team titles in both indoor and outdoor track with another gear shift in performances at this week's USATF Junior Olympic National Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Forest Park All-Met Mustaqeem Williams has lofty goals in mind as he pushes through his summer workouts. A recent Washington Post story on the multiple state champion in track as the Forest park rising senior Williams continues his track season into summer track meets and training as well as trying to juggle summer workouts for the football season. (via Washington Post)
Day 2 highlights of performances by Virginians at the 2013 New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Western Branch girls ran a US #2 all-time performance in the shuttle hurdle relay with their 57.74 relay. Their program has produced great depth in the hurdles over recent years which has played a major role in their team's success at the regional and state level as well as shown today at the national level. Their near national record breaking group of hurdlers on Saturday at North Carolina A&T included Milan Parks, Irielle Little, Funlayo Oluwole, and Devin Heath.
Since her freshmen year at Forest Park, Allyson Bodmer was consistently one of the better distance runners in the Cardinal District and Northwest Region. A 19:23 5K best and district runner-up last cross country season, the Virginia Tech recruit Bodmer excelled even more at track especially at the 1600 meter distance which she earned All-State honors as a junior from the slow section of the Group AAA State Outdoor Championships with a 5:03 PR.
Three Virginia high school juniors competed this past weekend in Puerto Rico at the Caribbean Scholastic Invitational and all three came out as winners from their trip to the Greater Antilles with Hampton's Chantel Ray in the 100 meter hurdles, Cave Spring's Katie Fortner in the 1500 meter run, and Forest Park's Ricky Morgan in the 400 meter dash. All three were selected by the National Scholastic Sports Foundation for the all-expenses paid for trip.
Three teams appear to have serious chances at becoming the boys' state team champions between Northwest Region champions and this past indoor's state champions from Forest Park as well as the Eastern Region and Southeastern District's best squads in Western Branch and Grassfield.
A list of the top 50 high school boys' performers in each outdoor track & field event in the state of Virginia as of May 2nd, 2013. No hand-held times are included for events 400 meters or less.
The Woodbridge girls were able to edge out Forest Park by a mere 1/4 of a point to claim the Prince William county title at the Running Store Championship meet held at Patriot High School in Nokesville. Their 4x400 meter relay, which ran the state's second fastest time ever indoors at the indoor nationals last month, saved the day at meet's end with a state leading time of 3:57.89 to win the event.
A final rankings list of the top 25 boys' performances in each event from this past 2012-2013 indoor track season. Links to full rankings are included as well as the state leaders in each event being highlighted. The Thomas Edison boys 4x800 meter relay ran the state's fourth fastest time in indoor history with a 11 second improvement from their state meet performance (a fourth place 7:58 season best race) by finishing third at the New Balance Indoor Nationals with a remarkable 7:47.07 performance.
Western Branch boys have a large team as it can be found and accounted to be great in size at the end of every meet when they gather in a team circle. The numbers may have paid off for them to be the #1 team in MileStat.com's depth team rankings for the 2013-2012 indoor track season.
Day 2 highlights by the Virginians at the 2013 New Balance Indoor Nationals.
Mary Cain just rewrote the history books, running a stunning 9:38.68 for 2 miles to finish 3rd only behind a world record holder (Tirunesh Dibaba) and a Canadian star (Sheila Reid)!! Hard to beleive she is only 16 years old! Much more inside! (Photo by NewtonSports)
More to come on Carolyn Bethel's US top 10 all-time 1000 meter run and the Forest Park boys clocking one of the fastest 4x200 meter relay times indoors in state history.
Michael Cherry, Carolyn Bethel, and the Forest Park boys 4x200 meter relay lead a small group of Virginia preps who will be competing this weekend in the high school portion of the New Balance Collegiate Games at the New York Armory in New York City.
At Tuesday's Cardinal District Indoor Championships, held outdoors with temperatures over 60 degrees on a seasonably warm day, Forest Park junior Mustaqeem Williams warmed the track up even more with his scorching times in the sprints. Williams clocked a jaw-dropping 6.09 fully automatic timed performance in the 55 meter dash, which is only a hundredth of a second off the high school indoor national record (albeit Williams time wouldn't qualify for a national record since it was an outdoor polar bear meet). Williams later came back to win the 300 meter dash in a personal best time of 33.86, which would also be a US #1 time if held indoors. Nonetheless, Williams will likely be the top seed in both events at the state meet with those times at his district meet.
Coverage from the Mid-Area Track Classic held on Saturday, January 19th at Liberty University's Tolsma Track Center in Lynchburg. Mustaqeem Williams and the Forest Park boys were rolling in the sprints at Liberty with Williams throwing down personal best performances of 6.41 in the 55 meter dash and 35.04 in the 300 meter dash. Forest Park went 1-2-3 in the both the 55 and 300 meter dash races.
At the Bulldog Invitational this past Saturday at Liberty University, only fully automatic timing and a finish line camera could be able to determine the winner in the girls 55 meter dash as it was virtually a dead heat between four runners at the finish line between George Washington's De'ana Forbes (7.25), Heritage's Latrice Morris (7.25), Blacksburg's Alyn Carr (7.26), and E.C. Glass' Zakiya Bateman (7.27)
South County’s Felecia Majors records nation’s best mark in the long jump at the PR Holiday Invitational. (via Washington Post)
South County senior Felecia Majors was reported to have leaped a US #1 mark of 19'11" in the long jump today at the =PR= Holiday Invitational in Landover, Maryland. The mark would place Majors at #6 on the Virginia high school all-time indoor list in the long jump. More to come from the meet as soon as we receive official meet results after the conclusion as well as photo gallery from Steven Pham.
Forest Park senior Andrew Gaiser was one of the state's most consistent performers in cross country this fall. He finished no worse than fifth place in any race through the state meet when he placed fifth in the Group AAA state race with his 5K personal best of 15:40. Gaiser finished third at the Chancellor Invite, second at the William & Mary Invite, second at Great American, and second at the Albemarle Invitational before enjoying his first win of the season at the Cardinal District Championships. Gaiser contended with Albemarle's Ryan Thomas for the Northwest Region title before having to settle for regional runner-up honors at Panorama Farms.
Northwest Region virtual meet pre-season preview for the upcoming 2012-2013 indoor track & field season. Virtual meet pre-season preview includes the top 8 returning individual performers from the 2011-2012 indoor season performances (relays are not included). Patrick Henry's David Prince is not only the Northwest Region's top returning jumper, but one of the best back in the entire state of Virginia with bests of 24'0.25" in the long jump and 45'10.75" in the triple jump.
The Chantilly boys got over a big hurdle last fall in just qualifying for the VHSL State Cross Country Championships after the progarm had suffered a long drought without any state meet appearances in cross country. They finished a respectable fifth place in the Group AAA race last November at Great Meadow, but return an entire top 7 with their eyes on the greatest prize in becoming state team champions this fall.
Brianna Krumholz is a graduated senior from Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, VA. Krumholz starred in events from 400 meters to 5000 meters for the Bruins in track and cross country and was a Northwest Region runner-up indoors twice at 500 meters as a junior and senior (Group AAA All-State 4th place as a junior as well). She leaves high school with personal best times of 58.34 for 400, 1:16.99 for 500, and 2:16 for 800 meters as she heads off to run collegiately at Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall.
A list of the top 10 Northwest Region girls performers in each event (links to full rankings included) through January 12th. At last weekend's Bulldog Invitational at Liberty University, Forest Park junior Brianna Krumholz won the girls 500 meter dash with a Northwest Region leading time of 1:20.22 and later ran a key leg on Forest Park 4x400 meter relay, which ran the fastest time in the region this season at 4:10. Krumholz (pictured above by Ryan Kelly) looks to qualify for her third straight state meet in the 500 meter dash later this season and beat her freshmen year best of 1:18.47.
Virtual meet preview for the 2010 Cardinal District Indoor T&F Championships based on performances currently in the MileStat.com database as of February 2nd.
Photo by Ted Plunkett The Cardinal District may be lacking of star power among its top boys returnees, but that is not the case with the top girls coming back this fall in the district with three of the state's best in Lindsi Arrington of Gar-Field, Michelle Britto of Woodbridge, and Debra Baner of Potomac Senior. Britto is the defending district cross country champion, but Gar-Field's Arrington can certainly be considered a worthy challenger after an outstanding track season as an All-State performer for 3200 meters with a 11:08 best. All three could potentially earn All-State honors in November at Great Meadow and the district race should be exciting with all three vying for first place. Forest Park was a sixth runner tie-breaker away from a sweep of the team titles at the 2007 Cardinal District Meet and will have another strong shot this year to win both. The Forest Park boys are led by one of the preseason individual district champion favorites in Patrick Cobb with a 5K best of 17:16 and 3200 best of 10:13 along with Gar-Field's Prince Owusu-Mensah and C.D. Hylton's Brandon Torres expected to contend for the title.
Girls Discus: Lightning delays have cause headaches and affected performances on Friday at Penn Relays pushing back many events to be contested later. However, one event is already competed in the girls discus throw as Park View junior Natalie Baird (pictured left by Don Rich of penntrackxc.com) is now a two-time Penn Relays champion in the discus throw. Baird was third in the event going into the finals, but came through with her best throw of 148'4" in the clutch to win. The meet is currently about 2:10 behind schedule this afternoon due to th earlier delays. Boys 4x800: The poor weather this morning affected the times in the 4x800 meter relay greatly this time as the fastest time was only 7:55. Forest Park boys were eight seconds slower than their 7:55 two weeks ago at Gus Lacy as they finished third in their section with a time of 8:03.81, but the adverse conditions showed in the slower times as Forest Park beat two solid teams in Eleanor Roosevelt MD (8:05.16) and Gonzaga DC (8:07.92) in the process. Eleanor Roosevelt boys were NIN winners in the event. Boys 4x100 Qualifying Heats: I.C. Norcom looks to have just missed the Championships of America finals as now the boys' 4x400 meter relay is the final hope for Virginia to have at least one relay make into top finals race. I.C. Norcom had the fastest 4x100 on the day from Virginia with their small schools heat #20 win of 42.26. A total of 7 Virginia schools were heat winners at Penn Relays with four in the large schools heats of the 4x100 meter relay in Deep Creek (Heat #7, 42.34), Bethel (Heat #1, 42.64), Western Branch (Heat #29, 43.00), and Oakton (Heat #20, 43.50). Meanwhile, Woodside (Heat #29, 43.39) and Booker T. Washington (Heat #28, 43.91) won in the small schools heats along with I.C. Norcom. In Saturday's final will be I.C. Norcom in the small schools finals and Bethel and Deep Creek in the large schools finals. Girls 4x100 Large Schools Finals: With five of the eight teams in the finals of the large schools girls 4x100, the odds were in Virginia's favor to have at the race winner and it was Landstown, who just missed making the Championships of America finals by a thousandth of a second in yesterday's qualifying heats, as the decisive winner here in a state best time of 47.08. Rounding out the Virginia finishers in the finals were Deep Creek (3rd, 47.76), Western Branch (4th, 48.10), Bethel (5th, 48.30), and Osbourn Park (7th, 48.56). Boys Mile Run: Washington-Lee senior Chris Tyson had a great race in the mile run at Penn Relays to finish sixth overall with a big personal time of 4:13.64, which would convert to a state leading 1600 meter time of 4:12.04. Tyson improved by five seconds from his All-American run in the mile at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships in New York this past March. Boys 3K: Mike Spooner of West Springfield ran three seconds faster than he did in 2006 at Penn Relays and 10 seconds faster than he did as a sophomore in his third appearance at Penn Relays. Spooner finished sixth in the race with a time of 8:33.10, which converts roughly to a 9:10 3200 meter time. Fellow Virginians Bradshaw Kenimer of T.C. Williams (14th, 8:41.36) and Paul Norland of Thomas Jefferson (15th, 8:43.70) finished close together, which would be 3200 meter personal best converted times for both at 9:19 and 9:22 respectively.
Gus Lacy Track Classic Highlights: Light rain and cool temperatures throughout the day did not keep the Gus Lacy Track Classic from being another classic held at Fork Union. The meet featured a US #6 4x800 performance by the Forest Park boys at 7:55.37, thrilling finishes in all three boys distance races, and the Manchester boys showing their strength outside of an injured Anthony Chesson. Complete results are posted with performances entered. Pictured left by David Fleenor: Manchester senior Reggie Hill picked up the slack in Chesson's absence with wins in the 100 and 200 meter dash and a dramatic come from behind anchor leg on the 4x100 to give the Lancers the win. Gus Lacy Track Classic - Video Clips - All running events except for 4x400's. Gus Lacy Track Classic - Miles Photo Gallery - 1228 photos total by Brandon Miles. Gus Lacy Track Classic - Fleenor Photo Gallery - 151 photos total by David Fleenor.
Video interview by Brandon Miles with the Foest Park boys 4x800 meter relay that posted a state leading and meet record time of 7:55.37, which also ranks them sixth in the nation currently in the event. The relay team consisted of Alex Feldman, Zack Williams, Ryan Shea, and Daniel Crosson.
Time flies, seriously, the whole preseason of Indoor Track has come and gone and I failed to write a single journal entry. Everyone is so busy these days. We spend at least six hours in a stuffy school, rarely sneaking a peak at the outdoors. (I really think all classrooms should be required to have a window, but hey what do I know) They can
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MileStat.com is beginning to feature on the site online journals from some of the state\'s top runners as site visitors can get a feel for the lifestyles some of them live. Forest Park senior Stefanie Slekis is just one of many more runners who will be contributing to the site with weekly journals.
Forest Park senior Stefanie Slekis has been well known in the state of Virginia since her freshmen year when she burst onto the scene as one of the state\'s top new faces. Since then she has emerged into one of the state\'s elite runners, but has had her share of bumps along the road including a trying junior year. Through it all though, Slekis has risen above the adversity as she is in the middle of an outstanding senior year that may lead her to her first state title.
In the wake of Hurricane Isabel\'s destruction, many weekend invitationals were cancelled or postponed, but several invites in the Southwestern part of the state were able to go off as the area was not hit terribly hard by the storm.
A floodgates opened this past Friday across the state of Virginia as the state was drenched by a storm system that rolled through leaving many of the cross country courses for this past Saturday\'s invitationals in a muddy, sloppy, and slow mess.
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.
The Dragon Relays saw some exciting field event and relay action at the Arthur Ashe Center. Huguenot\'s Ronnie Bussell posted a state best of 22-11 to win the boys\' long jump, while second place finisher Reynold Smith of Forest Park (22-2.50) was a winner in the triple jump at a state best of 45-11.50.
The James Wood boys\' cross country team and Chancellor\'s Beth Mahalak received little fanfare in the pre-season rankings as neither was ranked, but they made some strong opening statements to prove they do belong in there at the Chancellor Invitational