On the guys side it is Daniel O'Brien returning and ranking 31st all-time while on the girls side it is Allison Fick returning with her 2nd all-time ranking by time.
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How long any of them will stand is anybody's guess!
Virginia has had some great throwers and still does, few have been as consistently great as Alexis Clark has been. On the guys' side her closest counterpart would definitely be discus specialist Matthew Zajac who was the 2014 MileStat Athlete of The Year.
This James Madison thrower will certainly go down as one of the best throwers in the state's history.
Right now as we speak Alexis Clark, an 9th grader from James Monroe high school, sits at 7th in the state and US #100 as only a freshman.
Jaquan Dickson (pictured left by John Herzog) is a story of second chances and redemption. As a sophomore at James Monroe, Dickson was a bright young track star who figured to be contending for Group AA state titles in the sprints for several years. That promising future took a screeching halt and was potentially over when Dickson was arrested on gun and marijuana possession charges then sent to a juvenile detention facility in Fredericksburg. Following a 6 month house arrest and lengthy re-instatement process back into the school system, a very changed and different young man for the better returned to the James Monroe track team as a senior this year. Not only has his new attitude and improved behavior been exemplary but his performances as well as he current owns Group AA's fastest times in the 100 and 200 meter dash while winning four district titles individually last week at the Battlefield District Outdoor T&F Championships. Whatever the outcome at the state meet in two weeks at Harrisonburg High School, Dickson's story already has been a success for the maturity growth and turnaround in his life with the help of the positive influences found through the people and sport of track & field. Read more for interview with Jaquan Dickson...
Photo by Brandon Miles The Battlefield District and James Monroe girls are led by two Rebecca's in Rebecca Clemo and Rebecca Fisher. Clemo is the defending district cross country champion and both runners had high finishes at the state meet last November with Clemo taking 19th and Fisher in 27th in the Group AA race. However, the district team title will still go through the Chancellor girls who return six All-District runners. The returning boys champion is also at James Monroe Daniel Ache took first at the Battlefield District Meet last year only as a sophomore. Ache's district champion James Monroe squad from 2007 lost several All-District team members, which makes the 2007 district runners-up from Chancellor as the pre-season favorites led by Region I 500 meter dash champion Alex Hinton.
Will Jacobs won the National Wendy
The VHSL Group A State Meet, which will be held this Saturday at Radford University, should be a good one with plenty of great teams and individuals vying for state titles. The team title on the girls\' side could be determined by the performances of some of their star athletes. It appears to be a two way team battle between last year\'s state champs and state runners-up in Buffalo Gap and James Monroe. Defending Group A champions Buffalo Gap returns with star jumper Angela Jenkins who nearly won four state titles last year. The James Monroe girls finished in a distant second at last year\'s meet to Buffalo Gap by over 50 points. The gap should be a lot closer this year thanks to an improved squad with the addition of Courtland transfer Marie Fields.
The Bethel girls, coming off a strong indoor track campaign where they claimed the Group AAA team title as well as had state champions among their relays and individuals, will get their first quality meet of the season in at the Mobile Meet of Champions in Mobile, Alabama this weekend. The Mobile meet is traditionally one of the stronger meets in the southeast as it garners not only the best athletes in Alabama, but talented athletes from all over the region.
With key runners and teams gone, the girls' race will be just as competitive as the boys' race. With last year champion Anne Carpenter from Giles gone, this year's race will be the battle of the underclassmen. Out of the top thirty from last year's state meet, twenty-two were underclassmen (only four will return as seniors). Just picture the state meet in another three years. Key returners are rising sophomores Lori Crofts (Craig County), Nina Pfeiffer (Strasburg), and rising juniors Hanna Traynham (Floyd County) and Shylan Brumbrey (James Monroe).
Athletes of the week for the week ending on May 4, 2002, are Sherrod Lewis of Patrick Henry and Shylan Bumbrey of James Monroe. Lewis had an amazing triple win at the Caroline Invitational, while Bumbrey ran only one race at the T.C. Williams Invitational