After a huge state meet and some time off, Elby Omohundro is gearing up for a serious shot at the decathlon national title.
Articles with Saint Christopher`s
Two multi-event specialists put on a clinic this Saturday at the VISAA State meet. These two, Elby Omohundro and Will Stupalsky, combined for a staggering 75 points.
These championships will feature more teams and athletes than any other single Virginia state meet this post-season.
It is almost time for MileStates yet again! This one is going to be the most exciting one yet. Check out our team and MVP predictions on the following pages for each and every state meet.
As these teams make their return to the Hardy National XC Course they will be attempting to win one of the four team titles and four individual state titles up for grabs this Friday.
Here is the VISAA State Meet Preview, written as if States were this weekend.
Saint Christopher senior Harrison Rice made the most of his final time competing indoors at his home track.
It was a complete sweep for the home teams this year as both Saint Christopher's and Saint Catherine's walked away with the VISAA State Team Titles this weekend. St. Chris snuck away with the win late by just 10 points over FUMA while St. Catherine's sealed the deal an hour in and never looked back with a 112.5 point margin of victory.
Get ready for the first state championships of the track season taking place this Saturday in Richmond. MileStat will be on-site with photo and video coverage as well as live results! Be sure to follow us on twitter @MileStatDotCom for live updates as well.
Check out our latest athlete spotlight, Joey Cuevas from St. Christopher's.
With under 10 days until the 2015 installment of the VISAA Championships it is time to take a look at the virtual meet rankings by event and for teams for the boys side of the competition and boy do we have a tight competition
Photo by Ryan Kelly At a school that has become known in recent years for the strength of its relay teams, Ben Constable has emerged as both a critical part of St. Christopher’s’ current four-man relay squads, and a formidable force in his own right in the individual mid-distance events. The William and Mary bound senior is coming off an impressive triple this weekend at the VISAA Championships, where he posted a 2:00 split on the winning 4x800 team, a 2:34.17 PR in the 1000 good for second place, and finished off with a 51.1 effort, helping his team to second in the 4X400.
Photos by John Herzog It took a very talented and special group of young men at St. Christopher's to end a 21 year streak of dominance at Saturday's VISAA State Championships. The streak of consecutive private school state outdoor team titles by Fork Union Military Academy has arguably been the most impressive streak in the history of Virginia high school track & field. There was not much surprise in the final outcome as St. Christopher's is a squad loaded with the private school's best including Alex James, Ben Katz, and Kurt Fleming, but Fork Union had made a resurgence this spring after clearly experience a down year for the entire indoor season including being defeated by St. Christopher's for the VISAA and Prep League indoor team titles. It ended up being a resounding victory though for the Saints as they did not have just seven event winners throughout the day, but two meet record breaking performances from their 4x100 meter relay (42.98) and Ben Katz in the high jump (6'8.50"). The Norfolk Academy girls came out on top among three schools in the hunt for VISAA state girls team title between themselves and Richmond schools Collegiate (2nd, 101 pts) and St. Catherine's (3rd, 91.50 pts).Michelle Sutherland, the 300 meter hurdles winner, placed and scored in five events and also ran on Norfolk Academy's first place 4x400 meter relay. Multiple event champions included Nefertiti Smith of Norfolk Collegiate, Danielle Williams of St. Stephens & St. Agnes, and Barbara Strehler of Trinity. Smith was the top performer in the field events by sweeping the jumps, while also claiming another state title in the 100 meter hurdles. Williams was a part of two meet records in the sprints with a swift 25.26 clocking in the 200 meter dash, while also anchoring her 4x100 relay to a meet record 49.49 performance to go along with a state title in the 100 meter dash. Strehler competed in all three distance races and nearly won all three as she outdueled VISAA state cross country champ Anneka Wilson in the 1600 and 3200 meter run while coming up just short to Roanoke Catholic's Brennan Long in the 800 meter run as runner-up at 2:20.04. New Meet Records Boys 4x100 - St. Christopher's 42.98 Boys High Jump - Ben Katz (St. Christopher's) 6'8.50" Girls 200 - Danielle Williams (St. Stephens & St. Agnes) 25.26 Girls 4x100 - St. Stephens & St. Agnes 49.49 VISAA State Championships Complete Results VISAA State Championships Photo Gallery by John Herzog - 1,019 photos total.
Several scratches of the top entrants left Trinity's Barbara Strehler out in front in the girls' mile run at the Eastern States Championships on Tuesday night at the New York Armory to make her pursuit of a sub 5 mile tougher. In her final race of the year since she plays lacrosse in the spring, Strehler had to push the pace on her own and represented the state well to lead wire-to-wire in a 5:01.54 victory, which converts to a sub 5 minute 1600 meter time. Her next competitive race will not be until she is running for the University of Virginia next fall. The St. Christopher's boys also competed in New York as it was their first meet this season outside of their own indoor track facility. The private school state track champions turned in solid times in relays with a 1:31.74 in the 4x200, 3:28.28 in the 4x400, and 8:08.95 in the 4x800. St. Christopher's senior Alex James also had a good mark in the shot put of 54'7" for his third straight meet with a throw over 54 feet.
Private school boys indoor track rankings as of January 22nd with top 25 performances in each event. Roanoke Catholic's Thomas Connell (pictured right by Ted Plunkett) had a successful meet this weekend at the Asics Invitational held in Lynchburg as he posted the fastest private school boys 1000 meter time in Virginia at 2:37.2 as well as the second fastest 1600 meter time at 4:27.18. St. Christopher's has the most state leaders at five with Fork Union in second with a total of four.
First of MileStat.com's VA Coaches Pre-season Cross Country Rankings to be released today (Wednesday, August 29th) with the top 10 teams and top 15 individuals among private school boys, which is voted on by coaches among the private school ranks. Two champions from last year are still ontop as pre-season #1's as the Fork Union boys are looking to make it a third straight Division I state title, while Covenant's Austin Ellis (pictured above leading the 2006 VIS Division II state race with #4 ranked Thomas McConnell and #2 ranked Johns Ross) is looking to make it a perfect sweep of state championships with a 4-peat in the smaller school Division II classification. Read on for the full rankings!
The jury still may be out regarding Chris Barnes\' footwork on the dance floor. On the track, however, his feet are an open-and-shut case. The St. Christopher\'s School senior, the lone male in a \"modern dance\" elective at sister school St. Catherine\'s, ranks with Virginia\'s swiftest anywhere from 55 to 400 meters.
Indoor track returned to Richmond
With the graduation of Fork Union\'s Kippy Keino, a big gap is left as who will be the next star among the private school ranks as Keino provided plenty of press and accolades for the less covered classification of high school running in the state. A handful of runners come into this upcoming cross country season with the potential to emerge as the best.