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Former VA preps, now World-Class pros impress at Monaco Diamond League Meet Brandon Miles Jul 19, 2013

  Virginia was well represented today on the world stage in the IAAF Diamond League meet in Monaco with a 1-2-3 finish in the women's 100 meter hurdles from Queen Harrison (Hermitage HS), Yvette Lewis (Denbigh/Menchville HS), & Kellie Wells (James River HS). Meanwhile, Murielle Ahoure (Hayfield HS) set a new 200 PR of 22.24 in her victory and Francena McCorory (Bethel HS) broke 50 seconds in the open 400 for the first time. All-Decade Team Selection - Yvette Lewis Brandon Miles Jul 2, 2009

Yvette Lewis was one of the state's best and most versatile high school track & field athletes this past decade. No female individual scored as many points as Lewis did in her junior and senior year at Denbigh and Menchville high schools in state competition including winning the AAA state indoor crown by herself for Menchville with 48 points individually. In the 2003 AAA State Indoor Championships, Lewis won the 55 meter hurdles and triple jump to add to her runner-up finishes in the long jump, high jump, 55 meter dash and a fourth place finish in the 300. In her high school career, Lewis won a total of 2 national titles and 6 state titles.   Lewis stayed local for college and competed at Hampton University in which she won NCAA national titles in the triple jump in both indoor and outdoor. She has been knocking on the door of representing the US in IAAF World Championships and Olympic Games the past few years with high finishes just off qualifying at the USATF Championships while competing professionally for Nike.

2008 XC Pre-Season Previews: Peninsula District Brandon Miles Aug 23, 2008

Photo by Andy Paisley The 2007 Peninsula District Championships saw an exciting duel between Gloucester's Hannah Varnell and Hampton's Kristina Woodard for the individual title with both runners posting times well into the 18's with Varnell as a two second winner over Woodard at 18:18. Both return in 2008 and another fast race should be expected between the two. Woodard has been a district runner-up twice in cross country and will attempt to knock Varnell off for her first championship. After running her first full year of track this past year as a sophomore and qualifying for state competition indoor and outdoor in the 3200 meter run with a 11:21 best, Woodard may be ready to make that jump. Varnell leads the Gloucester girls as favorites to repeat their district championship as the Lady Dukes have three of the top six returnees from the 2007 district meet in Varnell, Elisabeth Drake, and Danielle Martin. Freshmen Victoria Luera should also make an instant impact for the team as well individually within the district. Meanwhile, another sweep of the district team titles for the Gloucester program will be no easy feat as the Gloucester boys should have their hands full with two solid returning teams in Menchville and Gloucester.

Hampton\'s Woodard emerges as new threat out of Eastern Region Brandon Miles Oct 25, 2007

Photo by John Herzog While Gloucester junior Hannah Varnell won the Peninsula District title as expected in a stellar time of 18:19 at the Newport News Park 5K course, there was a new name to take notice of right behind her in second place at 18:20 with Hampton sophomore Kristina Woodard. Woodard, who actually defeated Varnell last year to finish second at the district meet in 19:10 and qualified for the state meet as a freshmen out of the Eastern Region, still has been very much under the radar compared to the likes of Tallwood's Octavia Rinehardt and Gloucester's Hannah Varnell within the region.

Athlete Spotlight: Kali Watkins Brandon Miles Feb 19, 2007

Athlete spotlight interview with Menchville senior Kali Watkins. The Notre Dame recruit clocked a personal best time of 7.95 to win the 55 meter hurdles at the Eastern Region Meet to defeat rival Tierra Brown of Hampton as well as dip under eight seconds for the first time. Watkins is the defending VHSL AAA state champion in the 55 meter hurdles and earned All-American honors in the 60 meter hurdles at the 2006 Nike Indoor Nationals. (Photo by John Herzog)

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.

F.I.T. Invitational Preview Pearl Watts Dec 26, 2005

The 11th Annual Friends of Indoor Track Invitational appears to have brought together, once again, many of the top athletes from around the area as they continue their hoped for improvement heading into the new year. The meet was held for quite a few years as a relay only meet at George Mason University with very good success; but has now evolved into a regular track and field championship event format at the extremely nice venue at the Prince George\'s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Maryland with the same continued success. Approximately 1,150 athletes representing forty six high schools will partake on the 200 meter unbanked six lane track in the hopes of eliciting some post Christmas cheer as they try to build up some momentum before heading into the brunt of the indoor schedule.

Porter hurdles to state best mark Brandon Miles Dec 27, 2002

Many of the top Richmond Metro area athletes gathered to compete in the Arthur Ashe Center over the winter break at the track invitational and clinic hosted by Maggie Walker. Menchville senior Dwight Porter posted the meet\'s sole state best performance as he won the 55 meter hurdles in a swift time of 7.55. Colonial Heights senior John Bailey yet again took another double victory in the long jump (21-2.75) and triple jump (42-8). Atlee senior Anthony Easter pulled off two impressive wins in the 300 meter (38.08) and 500 meter dashes (1:10.57). Maggie Walker sophomore Ritchie Vaughan had a great run in her 1600 meter win (5:23.66) as she won by over 30 seconds. Fellow Maggie Walker sophomore Emily Wauford also was a race winner in the 1000 meter run with her strong time of 3:20.83. Maggie Walker also had two individual winners in the distance events on the boys\' side as junior Daniel Howard in the 1000 meter run (2:43.23) and senior Jonathan Charlesworth in the 3200 meter run (10:22.04) were victorious. John F. Kennedy had the top two 55 meter dash sprinters on the day as Michael Drake (6.72) won for the boys and Shannon Hill (7.38) won for the girls. Pettes sisters from Armstrong ruled much of the girls\' side of the meet. Malaika Pettes, a senior, was the winner in 55 meter hurdles (8.93), high jump (5-1), and triple jump (35-1), while sister Shoshana, a junior, finished second in the high jump (5-1), long jump (16-3), and triple jump (34-6.25).

Girls Athlete of the Week: Yvette Lewis Brandon Miles Dec 26, 2002

Salem\'s Amy Seward and Menchville\'s Yvette Lewis (formerly of Denbigh) did battle in an exciting showdown of the state\'s two best female jumpers with Lewis getting the better of Seward most of the day, which was a busy one for both. Lewis took home wins in the long jump (18-6.50), triple jump (41-4.50), and 55 meter dash (7.28), and a runner-up in the high jump (5-6) as she earned athlete of the week honors.

Star Studded Field Headed to STC 2002 Bob Weaver Jan 14, 2002

Although the meet is four months away, the 2002 Southern Track Classic has a boatload of early commitments from elite talent. Several current National leaders, All-Americans and numerous State Champs have indicated that The Classic is on their schedule.

Bethel's pack and depth too much to handle Brandon Miles Oct 26, 2000

Both Bethel boys and girls cross country squads collected team titles at the Peninsula District Meet at Newport News Park without the help of a true running star. They rather used a tight pack of runners and great depth to help them win the titles.