John Handley senior Taylor Beard used all her attempts and not only finished an All-American 4th place but also cleared 5-11 to move her second all-time in Virginia.
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The Handley teammates came to New York for medals and left with two medals and two All-American finishes.
John Handley, located in Virginia furthest North city (Winchester), is now home to the best high jumpers in the state. You have Taylor Beard and Trey Causey who both lead the state with their 5-9 and 6-11 bests.
There will be no shortage of big PA names at the VA Showcase which is Friday and Saturday in Lynchburg, VA
Recapping another big weekend with meets at William Tennent, DELCOs, Gettysburg, Ridgway and more!
Recapping a remarkable day in Carlisle.
The recent University of Oregon commit Kate Murphy and the nationally ranked Lake Braddock girls rolled in their final tuneup before championship season at the Frank Keyser Invitational.
Our Path to the State Meet series focuses on a random selection of individual qualifiers and their seasons and path leading up to qualifying to compete at this weekend's VHSL State Championships. John Handley senior Ashden Personius qualified for the state meet with a 12th place finish of 20:14 at Loriella Park in the 4A North Regional Meet.
Results and coverage from all of the 8 conference championship cross country meets in the VHSL Group 4A classification.
Top 25 pre-season "Cream of the Crop" all-classification XC team rankings for the upcoming season as we attempt to rank the best 25 high school cross country squads in the state of Virginia.
A virtual meet preview of the Group AA girls state cross country race with all 16 team qualifiers and their runners. Team scores are generated based off the season best 5K times in the MileStat.com database. Individual qualifiers are not included in this virtual meet preview.
A virtual meet preview of the Group AA boys state cross country race with all 16 team qualifiers and their runners. Team scores are generated based off the season best 5K times in the MileStat.com database. Individual qualifiers are not included in this virtual meet preview.
Photo by Don Rich Group AA virtual meet rankings including top 8 in each event and team scores based on performances in the MileStat.com database as of May 10th. The Loudoun County boys and John Handley girls are the current top ranked teams ahead of the class in Group AA. Skyline junior Thomas Madden has had a pretty epic spring of racing. Not only did the 2011 Foot Locker finalist Madden win the prestigous Penn Relays high school 3K in a time which would convert around 9 minutes for 2 miles, but has showcased improved leg turnover with his season best times in the 1600 (4:15) and 800 (1:57).
Photo by Andrew Kicinski One of the five state meet records from the Group AA State Championships broken last weekend at Liberty University was one of the oldest since the re-start of an indoor state championship for the mid-size schools in Virginia at the start of the century. With a US #6 time of 1:15.34, John Handley senior Britani Myers broke a 10 year old meet record with her second consecutive indoor 500 meter state title. Myers had started out in her freshmen year as an All-State cross country and 1000 meter indoor distance runner. But after giving up distance running and cross country after the fall of her sophomore year, Myers shifted her focus to shorter races on the track and developed her speed as a member of a state record breaking 4x400 meter relay at John Handley in the 2010 outdoor season. She went from being trained by a distance coach as a freshmen to a sprints coach as a sophomore and junior then now finds herself working with a middle-distance coach as a senior. A state runner-up in the 400 meter dash last outdoor season, Myers will still be running a few quarter mile races this spring, but as she prepares for a collegiate career at Virginia Tech, the 800 meter run looks to be her primary race with a goal of running a time near 2:10. MileStat.com interviewed the two-time Group AA state 500 meter champion Myers fresh off her US top 10 performance in Lynchburg last Saturday.
Brentsville's move to the Evergreen District has made the Northwestern District more wide open than ever as today's district championships at Kernstown Battlefield will have at least three schools in both races having realistic shots of walking away as team champions. The Millbrook girls have a great 1-2 punch in sohomore Crystal Nelson (pictured by Ted Plunkett) and senior Tammy Cheung. Another sophomore in Britany Myers of John Handley is back to defend her individual district title from a year ago. A young Skyline boys squad behind top runner and freshmen Thomas Madden will attempt to pull out a mild upset and win their school's first district title, but the John Handley boys and individual favorite Thomas Delaney (16:07 5K season best) will be tough to beat.
A total of 43 schools will be in attendance at the 2006 Albemarle Invitational to be held at Panorama Farms 5K course in Charlottesville, Virginia this Saturday. The meet has its share of local Charlottesville area talent entered in the meet as well others including Northwest Region teams looking to get a preview of their regional meet course.
The John Handley boys pulled off a shocker last week in upsetting defending A state champions and Nike Team Nationals Southeast Region #3 ranked team in Clarke County. Handley, a team projected to the qualify for the state meet out of AA\'s toughest region in Region II in the preseason, has projected themselves even further than previously predicted as a team that can run with the state\'s best. At Saturday\'s Judges Classic, the Handley boys will get another chance in front of the home crowd to show last weekend\'s performance was no fluke as they will be a team to be reckoned with this fall.
Predictability is a word that serves Group AA girls well this fall with the Brentsville girls returning a full squad from a team that simply dominated at the state meet last year and two-time individual state champion Catherine White looking fitter than ever heading into this season. Behind Brentsville and White, there are plenty of great teams and individuals filling out what should be a strong fall for Group AA.
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.
Virginia's own, Bobby Lockhart of John Handley, ran a respectable race at the World Cross Country Championships in Dublin, Ireland to finish 39th overall with a time of 25:26 on the eight kilometers course. Lockhart finished third overall for United State
A large group of Virginians competed in the third annual Nike Indoor Classic, held at the Prince George County' Sports and Learnin Center. Out of this group came four national champions and a handful of All-Americans. In particular, Virginia looked very i
Lockhart trains through meet in preparation for Winter XC Nationals, Gaeta, Carlstrom, and Huntzinger shine at star-studded first year meet.
Few people have held a stronger reign of domination over their competition as Bobby Lockhart has over the distance runners of Group AA the last four years.
John Handley junior Bobby Lockhart wanted to break 15 on the state course today at the Northwestern District Meet, but had to settle with a 15:14. One of the fastest times ever ran on the Great Meadow 5K course, Lockhart was still displeased with the time
One can only imagine what kind of time Mr. Bobby Lockhart will post at the state meet next month on that same open field called Great Meadows after running a scorching 14:57 on the state course, except it was run backwards.
Handley's Lockhart and James Wood's Novara have Sep 30, 2000
VA teams, Lockhart, and Novara invade into Maryland for victories.
Sherando boys and Potomac Falls girls look tough to beat Sep 16, 2000
At the 2000 John Handley Invitational, Bobby Lockhart had another lonely race as the John Handley (AA) junior won the boys' race in a time of 15:25 seconds, a minute ahead of the rest of the competition.
Only a few exceptional runners have the kind of talent where they can start off their cross country seasons setting a course record. One of those kind of runners is John Handley junior Bobby Lockhart.
The girls' hurdles is an event which few from Group AA or Group A's best could be competitive in at the Group AAA level especially with speed found out of the Eastern Region, but Ayla Smith posted times in the 300 meter hurdles which certainly could have held up against the best from AAA. The 2006 graduate of John Handley High School in Winchester, Smith as a senior won Group AAA state titles in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles including a Group AA State Meet record breaking performanceof 43.43 in the 300 meter hurdles. Her only defeat as a high school senior in the event came against Queen Harrison, a 2008 Olympian. She has excelled past many of the great hurdlers from Group AAA during her high school days now in college at the University of Virginia as she has set school records in the 60 meter hurdles indoors and 100 meter hurdles outdoors for the Wahoos. Read more for interview with Ayla Smith...