Salute to Seniors series feature on North Stafford jumper Manasseh Bowles. Bowles had a strong close to his final season of high school track as he grabbed his first All-State honors with a 7th place finish in the Group AAA State Championships at Todd Stadium with his triple jump mark of 45'0.25 after failing to qualify for the indoor state championships.
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Three Virginia schools in James Robinson, North Stafford, and West Potomac traveled up to Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to compete against many of that state's best teams as well as watch some top collegiate action at the Paul Short Run. The Robinson squad enjoyed a lot of success at the meet with their boys' squad, ranked #7 in Virginia, beating some of the top tier teams in Pennsylvania with a runner-up team showing. Meanwhile, Robinson's top girl in Macey Schweikert did not run, but her teammate Lauren Berman shined in her absence to finish runner-up individually with a 5K personal best time of 18:22 for the VA #15 ranked sophomore Berman.
Virtual meet preview for the 2010 Commonwealth District Indoor T&F Championships based on performances currently in the MileStat.com database as of February 2nd.
Reynaldo Radlin (pictured above by John Herzog) graduated from North Stafford High School this past spring without a state title to his name, but despite not coming up with the win at a state championship, the UNC recruit certainly performed at a high level for the past few years to garner respect as one of the top hurdlers in the state in this past decade. His post-state meet performance at the MileStat.com Elite Track Gala in his runner-up finish in the 400 meter hurdles was a stellar run as his US #8 time of 52.70 is the second fastest in the event this past decade only to Centreville great Rickey Harris. Radlin, a two-time winner at the Southern Track Classic in the 300 meter hurdles, ran a time of 38 seconds or faster in the event in a dozen major invitationals or championship meets during his high school career. He unfortunately had to compete in the same region and same time frame as Damien Thigpen, who became the first athlete to win the boys 300 meter hurdles state title in 3 consecutive years at the AAA State Meet. Radlin was a runner-up to Thigpen at this past spring's state championships in the 300 meter hurdles. Read more for interview with Reynaldo Radlin...
Chancellor Invitational to be held at Loriella Park in Fredricksburg. The opening meet will feature over 1,100 athletes representing a total of 32 schools. The Colonial Forge girls are the top ranked team in the field with their #8 state preseason ranking. Individually, Mountain View sophomore Thomas Porter is head of his class this weekend at Loriella as he will attempt to go after Devin Cornwall\'s one year old course record of 16:02, while a slew of girls are in the running to cross the line first at Loriella. AS OF 4:34 PM FRIDAY...CHANCELLOR INVITE IS STILL ON!
Last fall\'s AAA boys team and individual state cross country champions were determined on the final straightaway at Great Meadows. Chantilly\'s Brad Siragusa outkicked West Springfield\'s Mike Spooner for the individual state crown, while the Oakton boys secured the state title despite close challenges from runner-up Thomas Jefferson and third place finisher Midlothian. Spooner and the Thomas Jefferson and Midlothian squads return with hopes to reverse their fortune and come out on top in November. However, another tight finish is to be expected with the caliber of individuals and teams that return to challenge any pre-season favorites.
Christopher Newport University will host its second high school invitational of the season this weekend with the CNU Showcase. The two day meet held Friday and Saturday, January 7th and 8th at the Freeman Center\'s Vince Brown Track will be the start of several competitive meets after winter break with the state\'s best athletes going head to head. This weekend\'s meet will feature three of the state\'s biggest stars in Michael Morrison, Francena McCorory, and Angela Jenkins.
This year\'s second Tuesday night meet at Fork Union\'s Estes Athletic Center turned into the first and a much larger one as the first scheduled Tuesday meet was cancelled due to inclement winter weather last week. With 20 teams on hand for the meet, the Estes Athleti Center was packed for great competition. The Hardy Invitational is named after long-time retired head track coach at Fred Hardy Jr. Later in the week on Friday afternoon, Hardy\'s father, long-time University of Richmond coach Fred Hardy Sr. passed away. Our condolences go out to the Hardy family.
Culpeper senior Devin Cornwall kicked off his season in a big way as he broke the 10 year old Loriella Park 5K course record as he won the Chancellor Invitational in a time of 16:02.70. Cornwall demolished the old record by 20 seconds as he posted the fastest time on a course that is considered by some more than 30 seconds slower than the Great Meadows state course. While Cornwall finished 16th in last fall\'s Group AAA cross country state race, busting out such a tremendous performance at Loriella has to make him a sudden early favorite for the state crown along with other top state meet returnees such as Patterson Wilhelm (E.C. Glass), Brad Siragusa (Chantilly), and Mike Spooner (West Springfield).
Pictures from the boys' and girls' 1600 meter races at the 2002 East Coast Invitational at the Arthur Ashe Center in Richmond.
Returning this year as the fastest returnee in both the 1600 (5:03) and 3200 (10:59), it would be fair to say that North Stafford senior Kristyn Shiring would be feeling a great amount of pressure.
The James Wood boys and North Stafford girls blew away the competiton at the Chancellor Invitational held on the challenging 5K course at Loriella Park in Fredricksburg.