It's been 10,847 days since Keith Holley (Bayside) hop, skipped, and jumped his way into the record books.
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Two 40 plus foot throwers are found in this year's field between a pair of juniors in Central Region champion Shania Williams of Patrick Henry (Ashland) and Northwest Region champion Galissia Cause of Battlefield. Cause is coming off the better regional meet performance which she threw for her season best mark of 41'4" last Wednesday. Williams popped her season best very early in the indoor season on December 14th at CNU when she launched her first mark ever over 40 feet at a state leading best of 41'11.50".
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.
Tiffany Evans was one of the true greats in the shot put circle in this past decade when competing against the best in Lindsay Neuberger. The rivalry between the two pushed each other to marks which have not been touched since by the female throwers of Virginia. Evans was a 2003 Group AAA state champion in the shot and discus and undoubtedly would have won many more state titles if she competed in another era when Neuberger was not competing. Evans is only one of two girls to throw over 45 feet more than once this past decade. After a very successful collegiate career at Radford University including numerous conference titles and All-American accolades, the 2003 graduate of Gar-Field High School is now a graduate assistant coach at Murray State University and hopes to have her master's degree by May of 2010.
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.
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.
Along with the George Mason Relays being graced with having the state\'s best male shot putter in Steve Huntzinger of James Robinson, the meet also had the thrower who appears to be the best in the state on the female side in Gar-Field senior Tiffany Evans as she won with an incredible throw of 44-11.00 to earn athlete of the week honors.
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
Gar-Field put together almost equally solid performances on both the boys and girls side to capture the team championship at the Fifth Annual Allen Johnson Invitational held at Lake Braddock this past Saturday.
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.