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. Rockbridge County senior Laurel Sheffield qualified for the state meet with a 12th place finish of 19:35 at Panorama Farms in the 3A West Regional Meet.
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Mills Godwin senior Anne Marie Gordon likes drama apparently. Not only is she in theatre at school, but seems to like to wait till the final attempt when clearing personal best heights in the pole vault. At last March\'s National Scholastic Indoor Championships, Gordon cleared 11\'7.25\" on her third attempt at the height. On Saturday at the Keydet Invitational, Gordon cleared a best height of 11\'9\" in similar dramatic fashion on her final attempt at the height.
The annual Draper Mile, held on a fast downhill course in Blacksburg, put out some impressive performances, but not by any high school or college athletes, instead by college and high school coaches! The runners at VMI, Virginia Tech, Christiansburg, Rockbridge, and Washington & Lee better be doing their training over the summer because their coaches sure are!
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.
If Joel Hanlon stays at James Wood instead of going to Millbrook then James Wood is the clear favorite to win the state title of AA State Cross-Country Champion. Even without Hanlon, they may just pull it off.
Very grueling analyzing and researching was put into selecting this year\'s All-MileStat.com boys cross country team as there were so many qualified athletes and coaches that deserved recognition. Well after lots of second guessing, debating, and contemplating, here is your 2002 All-MileStat.com boys cross country team...
John Crews (pictured in blue jersey from Foot Locker 2001) returned to the place that made him breakthrough as one of the state\'s top distance runners two years as he returned to Hokie town to compete in the Virginia Tech Invitational this past Saturday.
Pre-season favorites to win the AA boys crown, Rockbridge, suffered a major letdown at the Eastern Mennonite Invitational as they were narrowly upseted by unranked Fort Defiance 53-64.
e rain showers did not dampen the enthusiasm or the competition in the inaugural South West Track and Field Invitational at Radford University. The William Fleming boys and the Cave Spring girls took the team championships in impressive fashion.
While entries are nowhere near the 1000 cap, there has to date been one major entry. John Crews of Rockbridge County, one of the state
A little known sophomore named John Crews from Rockbridge County surprised a lot of people and the runners in the race as he won the boys race at the Wildcat Invitational which was hosted by Crews' own school.
Rockbridge sophomore John Crews and Jefferson Forest junior Shannon Saunders both won easily at the Region III cross country meet held on Crews' home course at Rockbridge HS as each runners' closest competition was their teammates.
Times are always misleading whenver you check results from a meet held at Rockbridge HS home 5K course. It is a very challenging and hilly, almost moutainous course that produces slower than usual times. Rockbridge sophomore John Crews can attest to that.
Rockbridge boys and girls take home titles Oct 14, 2000
It seemed more like a track race finish rather than a cross country one with the finish that occured in the boys race at the Metro Invitational between Rockbridge County sophomore John Crews and Roanoke Catholic junior Brian Doherty.
Western Albemarle boys beats nationally ranked Robinson Sep 16, 2000
At the 2000 Virginia Tech Invitational, a star was born. That star (or runner) was Rockbridge County HS sophomore John Crews. Crews destroyed the talented field as well the course record (15:44 Nick Magnum) as he powered across the line in a time of 15:27