Manchester High School Midlothian, VA, USA

Manchester High School

12601 Bailey Bridge Road Midlothian, VA, USA

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Group 5A State Preview & Top 50 Leaderboards Nolan Jez Nov 13, 2014

With only mere hours separated us from the penultimate meet, the VHSL State Cross Country Championships, it is time to look and preview each classification. Inside is a breif preview of the classification and the leaderboards for the top 50 individuals in the classification.'s Way Too Early Girls Indoor '15 Season Preview Nolan Jez Mar 4, 2014

With the state indoor season now behind us it is not only time to look forward towards the outdoor season but also to next year's indoor season. This not only includes looking at the top 50 returnees in each event but also who will be fighting for the team titles and who are the major athletes to keep an eye on in next year's season. 

Group AAA Boys Indoor T&F Virtual Meet Pre-Season Preview Brandon Miles Nov 28, 2012

  Group AAA boys 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). Forest Park junior Mustaqeem Williams won two state titles last year as a 10th grader with a swift 6.37 clocking for the Group AAA 55 meter dash state title, while taking the 100 meter dash title in the spring. The 7th fastest returnee in the 55 meter dash nationally, Williams will attempt to lower that 6.37 personal best into VA top 25 all-time territory this winter, which has a current cut-off at 6.33.

Central Region Indoor T&F Virtual Meet Pre-Season Preview Brandon Miles Nov 28, 2012

  Central 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). Megan Moye may have graduated and moved onto NC State, but don't expect the Cosby girls to fade away as the prominent team in the Central Region. Alexandria Moseley figures to assume the star role and biggest individual point contributor for the Cosby girls as the Central Region's top returnee in the 55 (7.39), 500 (1:16.31) and 300 (40.93) meter dashes as well as ranked second best in the long jump (18'2.50"). 

Athlete Spotlight: Nikki Nunn Brandon Miles Jan 25, 2010

  Another breakthrough jump and flirting with a 20 footer on a runway at Virginia Tech's Rector Fieldhouse which has treated high school prep jumpers well in the past would make the intense competitor on the track, yet social and friendly off the track Nunn more than happy this weekend, but that is not her main focus for this season. Nikki Nunn's top priorities are making sure that she is close to 100 perecent health and ready for the state and national championship meets, so she can showcase her full potential and claim her first state title and earn All-American honors individually.

Green Dragon Relays: Oleson clears US #2 11'6 Brandon Miles Dec 23, 2009

  The Green Dragon Relays, rescheduled for Tuesday at the Arthur Ashe Center in Richmond featured several of the state's top athletes in the field events including new state leader and US #2 performer Stephanie Oleson of Henrico with her 11'6" clearance. Also competing in the meet were Highland Springs two field event stars in girls high jumper Sherhae Holloway and boys shot put thrower Sulaiman Fareed as both state leaders won their respective events without much competition. All-Decade Team Selection - Jennifer Marinacci Brandon Miles Jun 30, 2009

Jennifer Marinacci (pictured right by John Herzog) may not have looked like your typical discus state champion nor put up the marks which normally would be needed in order to win the AAA state title, but the Manchester High School thrower came through in the pressure situations when the other contenders would falter. Her high school best mark of 127'10" does not rank her high on the decade list of performers, but Marinacci won state championships in the discus as a sophomore in 2004 in a huge upset at the time, but she would prove herself again as a senior with another state title in a situation where she was not expected to win. Under the guidance of Coach Allen Bayuk, she was able to make up for smaller size compared to her competition with great technique and a competitive fire which would be showcased in the championship meets.   Marinacci competed in her underclassmen years on the track team at James Madison University and set school records in the discus and hammer, but now has shifted her focus to life after college in becoming a nurse with the nursing program at JMU as well as working at St. Francis Hospital in Midlothian during her summers. will be publishing a series of interviews with many of the All-Decade Track & Field Team members in the month of July leading up to the complete list of selections to be published on Wednesday, July 29th. We have attempted to contact all selected All-Decade team members and asked them to respond to our generic questions given out to all selections.

Virginian preps heating up over the summer at Flames Invite in VA Beach Brandon Miles Jul 4, 2007

The Virginia Beach Flames Invitational this past weekend had some of the best high school performances in the summer track season so far this year with numerous noteworthy marks and times in the intermediate boys and girls as well as young men and women divisions.   Booker T. Washington junior DeShana Briggs (pictured left by John Herzog), who has struggled in the past with her consistency in the high jump as well as performing well in state competition, seems to be correcting that now after being a non factor at the AAA State Indoor Meet despite clearing 5'8" two occassions before the season.  Briggs cleared 5'8" in two early season outdoor meets and returned back to her season best height at the AAA State Championships to place third in the event.   Much of the higher expectations which were placed on Briggs this year were due in large part to a clearance of 5'10" last summer at the AAU State Meet. Well she is back in top form again after this weekend with her second clearance ever at 5'10". With the likes of multiple state champion Ashley Gatling and Nike Outdoor Nationals champion April Sinkler graduating, the expectations will once again placed on Briggs to win a state championship after another 5'10" clearance to tie Gatling as a state leader for the year.

Gus Lacy Track Classic Highlights Brandon Miles Apr 17, 2007

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.

Anthony Chesson Video Interview Brandon Miles Feb 14, 2007's Brandon Miles interviews Manchester senior Anthony Chesson at the 2007 Dominion District Indoor Championships as Chesson helped lead the Lancers to a huge win with a team score of 195.50 points. Chesson won three events on the day in the 55 meter dash, 300 meter dash, and long jump as well as ran opening leg on the winning 4x200 meter relay.

East Coast Invitational Preview Brandon Miles Jan 18, 2007

The East Coast Invitational continues to be one of the longest standing high school indoor invitationals in the state of Virginia as well as the country and continues to bring in some of the state\'s best talent. The first East Coast Invitational was held in 1960 and this year\'s meet will be the 48th annual. The meet use to be hosted inside the Richmond Coliseum on a wooden banked track before moving over to the Arthur Ashe Center in 1983. The 2007 edition of the East Coast Invitational will feature Shanneka Claiborne, Aramis Massenburg, Rachel Butler, and Anthony Chesson as some of the state\'s top athletes in the meet with the Manchester boys and Midlothian girls as the top teams attending.

CNU Showcase Day 1 Meet Summary Brandon Miles Jan 13, 2007

The meet was off to a flying start on Friday in the first day of events at the Christopher Newport University High School Showcase in Newport News. There were three US top five performances recorded during the event and several state leading performances also posted.

Wally Gilbert Audio Interview w/ Anthony Chesson Brandon Miles Dec 17, 2006\'s Brandon Miles interviews Manchester senior Anthony Chesson at the Wally Gilbert Invitational held on Saturday, December 16th at Liberty University\'s Tolsma Track Center in Lynchburg, Virginia. Chesson won the 55 meter dash in 6.48 (6.47 in prelims), ran opening leg on a state leading 1:31 4x200 meter relay squad, and anchored the 4x400 meter relay to victory.

True cross country weather and course conditions greet runners at Great Meadows Brandon Miles Oct 7, 2006

A steady downpour of rain that started yesterday and continued throughout today made Saturday\'s Octoberfest Invitational at Great Meadows a mud slop-fest as two over flowing creek crossings and long stretches of mud and puddles made for tough race conditions for the high school runners throughout the day. Not a day for anyone to run a personal best, but some outstanding performances were recorded throughout the day. Northside senior Catherine White took the \"A\" girls race in a time of 19:08.07, but more impressive was James River junior Kristen Wolfe only finishing nine seconds off the Foot Locker All-American in a time of 19:17.81. Meanwhile, Radford junior Nathan Brame pulled away from the field midway to come away with a 17:10 victory in the \"A\" race with Manchester senior Andrew Duty charging hard into a second place run of 17:16. Maryland\'s best in Quince Orchard (142 pts) as well as NTN Southeast #9 ranked squad knocked off SE #7 Thomas Jefferson (161 pts) for the \"A\" boys team title. The Northern Region took three of the top four team places in the \"A\" girls\' race with James Robinson (151 pts) finishing ahead of higher ranked AAA squads Langley (2nd, 178 pts) and Maggie Walker (3rd, 195 pts). Complete meet summary is posted with photos as well as video clips (clips of runners crossing creeks a MUST SEE) and a photo gallery from Octoberfest! More to come from other meets, Virginia teams and individuals participated in this weekend! Octoberfest Invitational Video Clips Octoberfest Invitational Photo Gallery

14 state bests posted at CNU Showcase Brandon Miles Jan 7, 2006

No suprise with the amount of competiton and quality of track found at the Freeman Center\'s Vince Brown Track for the CNU Showcase that many of the state\'s best season times were turned in at the two day event in Newport News. In all, 14 state best peformances were recorded at the meet.

Athlete Spotlight: Anthony Chesson Fred Jeter Jan 6, 2006

If you could set up a booth and sell sprinters\' speed, junior Anthony Chesson would be the richest kid at Manchester High School. Since that\'s impossible, he\'ll settle for being the fastest. Gene Bowen has witnessed a lot of fleet feet come and go in his 20 years of coaching Lancers track, so when he says, \"Anthony\'s the fastest kid we\'ve ever had,\" you take notice. Chesson snapped Manchester\'s 100-meter record with a 10.94 as a freshman. With speed to burn, it\'s no wonder his nickname is \"Smoke.\"

Central Region\'s best gather at Green Dragon Relays Brandon Miles Dec 17, 2005

Many of the Central Region\'s best teams and athletes gathered to compete at the Green Dragon Relays held at the Arthur Ashe Center in Richmond. The meet serves as a final meet for most teams before winter break. One state best and several other solid performances were posted on the spikeless 145.45 meter track surface.

NSIC Day Three: Virginia Highlights Brandon Miles Mar 13, 2005

The Lake Braddock track squad concluded an excellent weekend for the Bruins as they picked up two additional All-American honors on Sunday to finish the meet with a total of five All-American performances. The Lake Braddock girls\' 4x800 meter relay (9:17.83) posted the state\'s fastest time of the season en route to a national runner-up finish in New York.

NSIC Day Two: Virginia Highlights Brandon Miles Mar 12, 2005

On day two at NSIC, Western Albemarle junior Ashley Early earned All-American honors with a national runner-up finish in the pole vault, while Potomac Senior\'s Kharya Brown has set herself up to have two opportunities to earn All-American honors in Sunday\'s finals by advancing out of the final preliminary rounds of the 60 and 200 meter dash.

NSIC Day One: Virginia Highlights Brandon Miles Mar 11, 2005

On the first day of events at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships held at the Armory in New York City, the Lake Braddock High School track squad was able to garner three All-American performances, while several other Virginian relays and individuals had strong performances including a national runner-up performance by the Manchester girls in the 4x55 shuttle hurdle relay.

2004 Outdoor Track Girls Team Brandon Miles Aug 11, 2004

Sharing honors as Co-Athletes of the Year are equally deserving athletes in Fauquier junior Sarah Bowman and Bethel sophomore Francena McCorory. Hampton freshmen Tierra Brown, Western Albemarle sophomore Ashley Early, William Fleming senior Tiera Hubbard, Amherst senior Sheemeca Berkley, and the Bethel girls 4x100 and 4x400 meter relay teams also earned distinguished honors. Never are the the selections for the Team easy, and this year was no exception with a competitive spring of outdoor track and field that saw many athletes jostling with another to become the best in the state in their respective events.

Gar-Field to be one hotly contested meet Brandon Miles May 1, 2002

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

Gus Lacy field set, expect records!!! Winston Brown Apr 15, 2002

The third annual Gus Lacy Track Classic set for this Saturday has a loaded field and spectators can expect an assault on the record book. With Deep Creek and Atlee entered expect a great team battle in the Boys