Virtual meet preview for the Beach District Championships predicts the Ocean Lake boys and Green Run girls to win team titles. In a possible trial run to see if he can pull off the feat at the state meet, Justin Burke (pictured above by Ryan Kelly) is entered and set to compete in all sprint events of the 55, 300, and 500 meter dash at the district meet. The 300 meter dash has been Burke's strongest event this season as shown with an impressive US #2 34.70 performance at Boo Williams last Saturday.
Articles with Green Run
With a defending state champion in the 500 meter dash in Genamarie McCant of James Robinson and returning state runner-up in the 300 meter dash in Shakeela Saunders of Great Bridge both back after sensational freshmen seasons, it appeared at the onset of this season that there would be little room for anyone else to step up into the mix as a state title contender in those two events. Green Run junior Monica Williams (pictured right by Ryan Kelly) changed that mindset in early December when she became the first athlete in the country at that point of the season to break 40 seconds on a flat track in the 300. Considered as more of a 500 meter runner last year, Williams has made great strides this year in the shorter event of the 300 to have knocked off 2-3 seconds from where she was consistently at last year. Williams will be attempting the difficult 500 and 300 meter double on Saturday against defending champ McCant and 300 runner-up Saunders, but is certainly riding high after an undefeated season which included a recent Eastern Region 300 title and US #8 39.32 win over Saunders. Read more for interview with Monica Williams...
Virtual meet preview for the 2010 Beach District Indoor T&F Championships based on performances currently in the MileStat.com database as of February 2nd.
Beneath a clear October sky and with cool weather, Steven Walters asserted himself as the preeminent Virginia Distance Runner of the year. Many expected Walters to do well this year, but few expected him to dominate the state\'s competition as he has thus far. He is undefeated so far and has defeated many of the best runners in Virginia, as well as Brian Fuller, one of Pennsylvania
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 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.