What an amazing day it must have been at Winder Barrow stadium. Three athletes over 15\' in the vault and two over 16\'. Unfortunately, unless you made the trip to Winder, you won\'t see a rematch of this classic match up at state. When number one all time, number 3 all time and number 5 all time, you expect a classic match up and these young men delivered. Region 8-AAA will be well represented in the vault at state.
83 photos taken by Mr. Lee Dick at the 2005 Dogwood Track Classic held at UVA\'s Lannigan Field in Charlottesville on April 30th.
A collection of photos of Virginian athletes by Don Rich of the fellow MileSplit Network site, penntrackxc.com. Photos include Sarah Bowman, Matt Feiling, Thomas McCutcheon, Amanda Patterson, and Kelsey Snowden.
Virginia\'s Billie Jo Grant and Tomika Ferguson both took home runner-up honors at the prestigious Penn Relays this weekend, held at Frankllin Field at the University of Pennsylvania. Grant finished second in the discus and sixth in the shot put, while Ferguson took home the silver in the triple jump. Erin Crawford won the bronze in the intermediate hurdles, while the women\'s 4x1500m team of Shannon Hawrylo, Emily Harrison, Janine Ricci, and Sara Ensrud finished just outside the medals with a fourth-place finish, coming in at 18:16.63.
Fauquier senior Sarah Bowman defended her title in the mile at the Penn Relays and did with relatively ease in a time of 4:50.62. Bowman took the lead from the start and never looked back and she was never challenged for the lead as she won by nearly a five second margin over Danielle Tauro of New Jersey (4:55.50). The Bethel girls also had strong relay performances at Penn with fourth place finishes in the Championship of America finals in both the 4x100 (46.54) and 4x400 (3:47.50).
Virginia Tech competed well all weekend long against the best track & field teams in the nation at the Penn Relays, which was held at Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.
Despite sophomore Yvette Lewis (Newport News, Va.) being named as the Most Outstanding Female Athlete for winning four events and totaling 55.5 points, the Hampton Women
Ryan Fritz didn\'t miss until his final three attempts at 7-01.50, but he cleared the big one, 7-00.50 for a new PR and the Penn Relays Championship. (He not only won the coveted Penn Relays watch, but an admiring fan). Simon Gratz had a rough start in the Philly Public League 4x400, and missed qualifying for the Championship of America in the event. Hours laters, they were DQed from the Philly area 4x400 Championship. In the 4x100 Championship of America, they placed 7th in 41.91. In the Philly Area Girls\' championship, Engineering & Science ran 3:55.41 to place 3rd. Brandon Lane was the top PA finisher in the 400 Hurdles. Conestoga Valley was the top PA finisher in the 4x800 Championship of America. Hickory\'s Eric Sparks finished 3rd in the Pole Vault. Ryan Whiting was a scratch.
Lindsey Barker is a senior at Easley High School. Barker will attend Furman University next Fall.
The Pennsylvania distance crew surprised a few people with great showing in Distance Medley Relay, Mile and 3000... and West Catholic\'s girls suffered some bad luck to finish 3rd in the 4x400 Championship of America. Plus the Simon Gratz boys qualified for the 4x100 Championship of America.
The Highlanders garnered one victory on the first day of competition at the Penn Relays Thursday afternoon at Franklin Field. Sophomore thrower Tiffany Evans (Dumfries, Va.) claimed first in the Shot Put Collegiate Championships. She marked a distance of 48
Running in the hottest heat, North Penn pushed the race and nearly beat Syosset NY, which had the fastest qualifier of 7:48.80. North Penn was in at 7:49.09 - both quick times for a quafifying race. But they won\'t be the only PA team in the Championship of America, and another team missed by just .03.
Nicole Leach set a meet record (breaking her own mark) in the 400 Hurdles, going 57.44. Rachel Gehret, Altoona, won the High Jump, clearing 5-08.50, and Eisenhower\'s Elisha Jones took the Javelin on the final throw of the finals over Northern\'s Amy Backel, 143-10 to 140-07. West Catholic qualifies for the Championship of America in the 4x400 with a time of 3:46.28. Five girls teams qualify for the 4x800 Championship of America, wtih Gwynedd Mercy posting the fastest time of the day in 9:08.76. (PA RESULTS AND QUOTES INCLUDED IN ARTICLE).
William and Mary men
Virginia Intermont College
Amy Backel, the Northern York multi-event star who has been setting PRs all season, will take her talents to the University of Oklahoma, where she will compete in...
11 photographs are now online from the Region 3-4A Championships.
Performance list for this Saturday\'s Dogwood Track Classic to be held at Lannigan Field in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Stress fractures were first described in 1855 by a Prussian military physician who observed foot pain and swelling in young military recruits. He called the condition
Unbelievable! Amy Backel has not only joined the 40-foot club in the Shot Put, she has destroyed it. And she didn\'t stop there. Plus, fellow multi stud Rachel Gehret was taking all her events.
Cara Browning is a sophomore at Stratford High School. Browning started to run in the fifth grade. Browning\'s twin sister Darla is also a member of the Knights\' team.
Photos from the boys 100m, 110H, 1600, and 4x800 races at the Urbana Invitational this weekend.
How much of a difference can three seconds make? Well, if you
Northwestern\'s Kyle Wunz is making his mark his senior year. And Natalie Clickett and Jessica Pissini traded 1st\'s and 2nd\'s in the throws.
Girls team rankings for the week of 4/24/2005. Redan and McEachern hold top spots.
Boys Team Rankings for the week of 4/24//2005. Things tighten up at the top!
It was just another day at the office for the West Catholic girls. And taking care of business was also the order of the day for the Simon Gratz boys. Known for great competition, the Father Judge Relays serve as the final tune-up for teams looking to make a great showing in the following week\'s Penn Relays.
Fauquier senior Sarah Bowman ran the nation\'s fastest time at 1600 meters this weekend at the John Handley Invitational in a time of 4:44.09. Bowman now currently has the nation\'s leading time in both the 1600 and 800 meter races. Bowman ran a 2:05.41 on April 8th at the Taco Bell Classic in South Carolina. Bowman will get a chance to improve upon her national leading time in the 1600 this upcoming week at the Penn Relays as she will be back at Franklin Field to defend her title in the mile race which she won a year ago in a time of 4:48.55.
At the Volunteer Track Classic in Knoxville, Tennessee, Great Bridge and Fork Union represented the state of Virginia with some very impressive individual performances. Most notably, the Great Bridge duo of senior Daniel Magness and junior Michael Morrison both cleared 16 feet to finish 1-2 in the pole vault competition. Morrison also ran a state best in the 110 meter hurdles with a 14.49 clocking to place third overall. Fork Union sophomore Axel Mostrag won the 800 meter with the state\'s second fastest time in 1:55.71.
It was cold and damp. Not a night for fast times, long throws or high jumps. Well, someone forgot to tell the guys.
Winning four individual titles William and Mary women
Lynchburg College won by large margins in both the men
Virginia Intermont College
Virginia Tech\'s men\'s team finished in sixth place with 60 points while the Hokie women took ninth place with 48.5 points at the 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which was held at the Mike Long Track on the campus of Florida State all weekend.
The Virginia Commonwealth men
The Virginia Commonwealth women
Despite a herculean effort by the distance corps, William and Mary men\'s track and field could not hold onto its day one lead and finished fourth at the CAA Championship. With nearly the entire throwing corps redshirting the outdoor season, the Tribe spotted too many points to its opponents and ended the Championship in fourth with 132 points. UNC-Wilmington won the title with 218.50 points, ahead of second-place Virginia Commonwealth (172) and George Mason (140). Three-time All-American Ed Moran (Dayton, NJ) [5,000m], senior Adam Otstot (Richmond, VA) [3,000m steeplechase] and senior Pat Comstock (Portsmouth, VA) [10,000m] all won individual titles on Friday evening as Otstot and Moran earned qualifications to the NCAA Regional meet while Comstock set a CAA meet record with his winning time of 30:44.22.
Caitlin Hewitt did all she could to help her team win the Westmoreland County Coaches meet, but she was facing Valley\'s Mycaiah Clemons in two events that aren\'t her usual fare. And The hometown boys from Latrobe stopped Kiski\'s two-year run of team titles.
After 8 years at the helm of the Bishop Kenny boys distance squad, Coach Brian Devine announced recently he
13 photographs are now online from the Region 7-4A Championships.
13 photographs are now online from the Region 3-3A Championships.
Virginia\'s Alex Tatu posted the top qualifying time in the 1500 and also was one of the top qualifiers in the 800 as the Cavalier track and field teams continued action on Friday (April 22) at the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Tallahassee. Tatu finished behind teammate and top qualifier McGavock Dunbar in the 800 as the men had three athletes qualify for the final as Virginia was the only school to have more than one student-athlete in the top eight of the preliminaries. Virginia\'s steeplechasers also finished 3-4 as Soeren Lindner took the bronze and Walt Kingsbery took fourth as the Cavaliers were the only school to place two athletes in the top four of the event.
With eight all-conference performances highlighting the day, William and Mary women
By sweeping all three distance events, William and Mary men
Virginia Tech had six athletes score points on the second day of the 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Florida State\'s Mike Long Track. Other highlights included six Tech runners qualifying for Saturday\'s finals and several Hokies posting personal record times in the sprint and distance events. Tech\'s six scores today were Sven Hahn, Brian MacPhee, Jennifer Wade, Erin Mahony, Saskia Triesscheijn and Gunild Kreb. Hahn (Jr., Stutggart, Germany) placed third in the men\'s discus out of the 14 finishers with a throw of 178\' (54.25m). Hahn\'s third place finish earned him All-ACC honors and gave Tech six team points. Hahn is still the second-ranked men\'s discus thrower in the NCAA east region and ranks ninth in the nation.
The Virginia Commonwealth men
After the first day of competition, the Virginia Commonwealth women
2004 PIAA AA State Cross Country champion, and Foot Locker Finalist Jeff Weiss of McGuffey High School, has signed his Letter of Intent to compete and study at Slippery Rock University, a Division II school in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.
Virginia Intermont College freshman Steeve Gabart easily met the national qualifying mark for the 10,000-meters of the U.S. Junior National Track Championships to be held in Carson, Ca, this June. Gabart exceeded the qualifying mark of 32:45.00 by over one minute posting a time of 31:40.02 at the University of Tennessee
Virginia javelin thrower Inge Jorgensen won her fourth ACC title in the javelin tonight (April 21), leading the Cavaliers to the opening-day lead in the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships which are being held in Tallahassee, Fla. Jorgensen and teammate Annie Bobiak went 1-2 in the event, and Cheryl Carr took seventh in the 10K, giving the Cavaliers 20 points, putting them four ahead of UNC. The Virginia men are in sixth with 13 points.
The men and women teams will travel to Tallahassee this weekend to compete in the ACC Outdoor Championships. The Cavaliers feature four men who have qualified for regionals and five women who have also qualified for the meet. Billie Jo Grant is the only Virginia athlete who has qualified in two events (discus and shot put) while of the nine, Kellen Blassingame and David Sullivan have both set school records in their respective events.
William and Mary women
William and Mary men
Virginia Tech\'s track & field athletes Spyridon Jullien and Jacobus Smit won ACC individual titles on the first day of the 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which are being held at the Mike Long Track on the campus of Florida State this weekend. Other Hokies set personal and school records scoring points for Tech. Jullien (Jr., Athens, Greece) won the ACC men\'s hammer throw title with a mark of 233\'7\" (71.21m). His throw broke the ACC\'s four-year meet record by more than 25 feet and set Florida State\'s Mike Long Track record. Jullien, a two-time All-American and two-time BIG EAST champion specifically in the hammer throw, still remains the No. 1 hammer throw athlete in the NCAA to date. Smit (Jr., Pretoria, South Africa), currently the No. 2 men\'s javelin thrower in the nation, became the ACC champion in the event with a mark of 236\'5\" (72.06m), which was 23 feet farther than the second place finisher. Smit, a 2004 all-region selection and a two-time NCAA qualifier in the event, won his first conference championship.
Virginia Commonwealth will be competing for its second Colonial Athletic Association Men
This weekend, the Virginia Commonwealth women
With the entry deadline a week away, early indications are that the newest edition of the Southern Track Classic will be equal to the first five. Over 40 schools have submitted entries while many others have verbally indicated their intentions. On the boys side, out of state relay powers highlight the early entries. DeMatha Catholic of Hyattsville, Maryland brings in their All-American 4X400 quartet from indoors with a very strong 4X100 team to boot. Germantown Academy of the Philadelphia suburbs will tool into Richmond with a Nike Indoor National 4X800 runner-up team. Taco Bell 3200 meter champion Steve Duplinsky of Georgetown Prep. will move down to the mile for The Classic.
All coaches are reminded that the deadline for the STC entries is April 27th. Please follow the procedure that was listed in the entry packet sent to schools. Some schools have submitted electronic entries but have not followed up with paper confirmation and entry fees. Your entries do not go into the meet data base until the entry fee is received! As in the past, the Southern Classic will be the only major meet in the U.S. to refund fees for rejected athletes. Do not wait to enter your athletes and fees. In the past some great athletes have missed the meet due to entry error.
The stories, subtle jokes and seemingly endless stream of track & field knowledge that graced the western Pennsylvania high school T&F/XC scene for decades took a hit Wednesday with the death of WPIAL icon Chuck Hemphill.
17 photographs are now online for viewing from day two of the Region 2-3A Championships.
Casey Gale is a senior at Pickens High School. Gale will attend Charleston Southern in the Fall.
The hypothetical situation has often been brought up in the past. Could you justify the system for qualifying for state if the three best competitors in their event all resided in the same region. Take that argument one step further. What if 3 of the top 10 all time in their event resided in the same region. The time for hypothetically thinking is over..it\'s happening and could have a big impact on what happens at state.
2005 Nike Indoor National Mile Champ, and 1000-meter National recorded holder. Sarah Bowman; Fauquier, VA. Bowman's elite profile list reads about a mile long.
Nicole Smith is chasing more than state championships in her events. She is chasing a grad of her own school - and starting to catch her.
Big guns in the throws don\'t hold back... but the distance athletes have their eyes on May\'s big prize. It was forecast to be sunny and calm. But the wind kicked in early and didn\'t stop the entire day, affecting performances and keeping it cooler than perfect conditions. But that didn\'t hold back many of the performances as much as the fact that most athletes were training through the meet - aiming for bigger days in five and six weeks at season\'s end.
Marist\'s boys posted a narrow win over St. Pius at the Marist Invitational. On the girls side, St. PIus scores 116.5 to outpace runner up Sandy Creek.
Marietta posts two big wins at the Warrior Invitational. Boys post 130 point win over 2nd place Dalton while the girls post a 61 point win over 2nd place NW Whitfield.
A second photo gallery of 20 photographs are now online from the Taco Bell Classic.
Fans were surprised at the 2005 Taco Bell Classic as Northwestern
Northwestern HS, Ridge View HS and Sumter HS traveled to the Queen City Relays Saturday. 20 photographs are now online from the meet.
Boys Team Rankings for the week of 4/17/2005. These rankings are corrected after finding an athlete that was included twice in the rankings because of a misspelled name.
Girls Team Rankings for the week of 4/17/2005.
The 2005 New Balance Big South Conference Men
McEachern Girls take the win at the 2005 McEachern Invitational while boys earn tough win over Hiram. McEachern girls run 46.66 for the 4x100 win while Emily Borsare, of McIntosh, goes 5:02 and 10:51.14 for the double!! On the boys side, Daniel Gormley doubles for the win in the 1600 and 3200 with a 4:23 and 9:42.
15 photographs are now online from the Greenville County Championships, that took place from April 14-16 at Eastside High School.
The Hampton University men
Sven Hahn, a thrower on the Virginia Tech men\'s track & field team, won the shot put event this afternoon at Tennessee\'s Sea Ray Relays held at Tom Black Track. Other Hokie notable performances include the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays recording school season best times and Brian Mondschein moving up into the top-15 in the NCAA in the pole vault.
Norfolk State senior Donald Singleton (Syracuse, N.Y.) continued his strong outdoor season by running a personal-best time in the 400 meters for the second time this spring, winning in a time of 46.99 seconds on Saturday at the Morgan State Legacy Track Meet at Hughes Stadium. Singleton had already qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Regionals in the 400 with his previous personal best of 47.26 seconds at the Aggie Relays on March 26.
The 2005 New Balance Big South Conference Men
The Roanoke College outdoor track & field team had five different athletes win events at the Division I Elon University in Elon, NC on Saturday afternoon, with freshman Casandra Williams highlighting the performances with two school-record break performances. Junior Kristen Lovell also set a new school record in the women
The University of Mary Washington women\'s track & field team won the Capital Athletic Conference championship on Saturday, thanks to two school records, and nine first place finishes. The Eagle men took second place in their competition with one school record and four first place finishes.
Competing in their first scored meet of the 2005 outdoor track and field season, the Virginia Commonwealth
Led by sophomore Davion Lambert
Virginia triple jumper Tomika Ferguson had a banner day at her home meet, setting the school record in the triple jump with a leap of 13.08m (42\' 11\"), and also setting a personal-best time in the 100m dash. Ferguson finished first in the triple, third in the long jump, and sixth in the 100m, and she bettered her qualifying distance in the triple for the NCAA Regional meet. Joining her at the regional meet will be Shannon Hawrylo, who set a personal record with a 2:09.60 in the 800, McGavock Dunbar, who also qualified in the 800 with a 1:50.32; and Isi Azeke, who qualified with his 14.31 in the high hurdles.
Four-time defending CAA Champion William and Mary women
Two-time defending CAA Champion William and Mary men
If you would have looked at the team rankings lately, you wouldn\'t have expected this one but SW Dekalb pulls out a big win over Stephenson and Redan at the Dekalb Co Championships 87-83-78.
Virginia Tech\'s Kristen Callan and Spyridon Jullien won Sea Ray Relay titles on Friday, the first day of the meet, at the Tom Black Track on the University of Tennessee campus. Additional Hokie highlights of Friday\'s events include Callan and new NCAA regional qualifier Abbey McGrath breaking their own school records.
Performance list for the 2005 Lee-Davis Invitational to be held this Saturday, April 16th at Lee-Davis High School in Mechanicsville, Virginia.
Performance list for the 2005 Peninsula Relays to be held at Darling Stadium in Hampton, Virginia on Saturday, April 16th.
Fork Union Military Academy is proud to host the sixth Gus Lacy Track Classic Saturday, April 16. The limited yet select field will feature teams from around the state. This year
Jacobus Smit, a javelin thrower on the Virginia Tech men\'s track & field team was picked by Trackshark to be the featured athlete of the week on the collegiate track & field website. Tom Borish, Trackshark\'s Webmaster and Managing Director, recently sat down with Smit and asked several probing questions about throwing the nation\'s leading mark at his first competition of the season, what his training regiment entails and why he chose to compete for Virginia Tech.
Brian Mondschein, a pole vaulter on the Virginia Tech men\'s track & field team has been picked by Trackshark to write a journal concerning his experiences during the 2005 season on the collegiate track & field website. Mondschein\'s season journal can be viewed on Trackshark\'s website located at http://www.trackshark.com/journals/2005/brian_mondschein.php/.
One of most competitive and largest outdoor track and field meets in the state of Virginia, the 2005 edition of the Dogwood Track Classic in Charlottesville will be held on April 30th at UVA\'s Lannigan Field. The entry deadline for paper entries is Monday, April 18th and hy-tek team manager entries are due on Friday, April 22nd. Rod Camden at E.C. Glass High School is in charge of entries for the Dogwood meet. Please contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. For information or entering entries online, visit http://www.dogwoodtrackclassic.com.
These rankings were calculated by scoring the elite performances rankings list 20-deep, following the Taco Bell Classic. 1st place received 20 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 20th place.
Virginia Tech\'s Spyridon Jullien earned Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track & Field Performer of the Week honors along with Clemson\'s Ron Richards on the men\'s side. The Tigers\' Gisele Oliveira was honored on the women\'s side.
An interview with Bobby Reyes, former CC state champion, from Dacula HS.
Some of PA\'s best waited until the late-signing period to make their college choices, and they did very well. (Send pix of your signing if you have one).
OK, so you thought that the 10.4 that Montel Williamson posted last week may have been a typo. Well, it wasn\'t, and neither is this...
The lists of accepted entries for the 2005 Penn Relays Carnival Individual high school events.
Girls Team Rankings for the week of 4/11/2005. Redan holds down the top spot with McEachern #2 and Dacula #3.
Here are the team rankings based on scoring the top 10 performances in the traditional events.
University of Virginia track athlete Billie Jo Grant set a pair of season bests en route for qualifying for the NCAA Regional meet in competition at the Texas Relays this weekend in Austin, Texas. Grant threw 48\' 7.25\" and improved her regional qualifying mark from earlier this year in the shot, while in the discus she threw a 174\' 4\" and now ranks #2 all-time at Virginia, just 3\' 1\" behind the record. Tomika Ferguson also hit the NCAA Regional qualifying mark with a personal-best triple jump, going 40\' 8.25\" and taking sixth at the meet. Inge Jorgensen also finished in the top eight, taking seventh overall with her 165\' 10\".
The great weather and a lot of talented athletes contributed to meet record performances and quite a few multiple event winners.
15 photographs are now online from the Chanticleer Classic, held on April 9 at Coastal Carolina University.
To excel in one event is special. To excel in two remarkable. But to excel in the legal limit an athlete is permitted to enter in a meet, is rare. That kind of rare athlete was witnessed by a large crowd of fans on a sun-drenched day, not once, but three times. Virtually every time you turned around, you saw Rachel Gehret, Amy Backel (pictured taking 2nd in the Shot Put) or Shawn Smith jumping, throwing or sprinting for wins...
Ena Leufroy, of Marist, posted a state best time of 2:10.09 in the 800m as she finished seconds behind Sarah Bowman, of Fauquier HS in Virginia, the nations number one 800m runner. It was a stellar performance in a field that had four Georgia athletes in the top 7 as Racquel Daly (SW Dekalb), Diaomond Marks (Redan) and Danielle Shaurette (North Gwinnett) all posted sub 2:22 times. Redans girls come off of their successful Mobile Challenge of Champions effort to finish 2nd in the team standings.
127 photographs are now online from the Taco Bell Classic.
Fauquier senior Sarah Bowman continued her dominance from last spring where she ended as a national champion and national leader at 800 meters by popping a national leading time not far off her personal best with a 2:05.41 clocking at the Taco Bell Classic in South Carolina. In a field that included the likes of fellow Virginian Katie Doswell of St. Catherine\'s, Bowman left no doubt that the national title for the 800 meter run still runs through her as she won the 800 with a time two seconds faster than her 2004 win at Taco Bell. Bowman scorched a 61 second first lap to finish up with a 64 second last 400 meters to cross the line first.
Tamara Burns, Idikoro Eradiri and Sven Hahn from Virginia Tech\'s track & field teams recorded new NCAA regional qualifying marks at the Clemson Invitational today which was held at the Rock Norman Track and Field Complex.
Virginia Tech\'s distance runners competed at the Duke Invitational held at the Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. this weekend.
Three-time All-American Ed Moran (Dayton, NJ) clocked a meet record to win the 3,000m as two-time defending CAA Champion William and Mary men
Seniors Quentin Matthews (Chesapeake, Va./Deep Creek) and Marc Kellman (Coram, N.Y./Longwood) along with sophomore Ryan McCoy (Roanoke, Va./William Fleming) competed for the George Mason men\'s track and field team on the final day of the Texas Relays held Wednesday through Saturday at the University of Texas.
George Mason junior Ashley Ackerley\'s (Burke, Va.) victory in the discus competition highlighted the George Mason women\'s track and field team\'s eighth-place finish out of 10 teams at the Delaware Invitational, held Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, on the campus of the University of Delaware. Ackerley threw the discus 39.78m - just shy of her season high of 40.38 - to take home the individual crown, out performing her nearest competitor by three meters.
Scoring the top 10 from each event, the first Georgia Team Rankings have been compiled for the week of April 9,2005.
Care to see how your team compares if the top 10 from the elite rankings are scored 10-1st place, 9-2nd place...etc.? Georgia\'s first team rankings are presented for you and a reminder...these are only for the purpose of discussion!
The meet entry list reads like a who\'s who of Georgia Track and Field as some of the states top athletes make their way to South Carolina to compete in the Taco Bell Classic at Spring Valley HS.
Some would call this the year of the girls distance runners. Already this season, two girls have broken into the all time top 10 list in the 3200 and a freshman out of Dekalb County has posted a 5:01 1600m time. It takes a sub 11:13 to make it into the top 5 on the girls 3200 list and a sub 5:13 to make it into the top 5 in the 1600 rankings. Two freshman have already run 5:01.88 and 5:10.11 in the 1600m, a sophomore sits atop the leader board in the 800m with a 2:12.59 and two girls have broken 11:00 in the 3200. It appears that the future of girls distance running is very bright indeed!
Andy Biladeau competed tonight in the 2 mile of the Texas Relays. Biladeau fell around the mile mark, and got up to battle back into contention for the lead. The Tampa Jesuit senior finished in 9:04.12, two seconds back from winner Scott MacPherson of Texas. Thanks to Ricky Quintana for offering play by play of the performance on our forum.
Meet directors announced Friday night that Friday's portion of the meet will be run Saturday. The junior varsity 1600 meter runs are at 8 a.m.
The George Mason men\'s 4x100m relay team ran an NCAA East Regional qualifying time of 40.47 Friday afternoon at the 78th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays held on the campus of the University of Texas. The time highlighted a packed day of competition for the Patriots, whose women\'s team was also in attendance at the meet.
These rankings were calculated by scoring the elite performances rankings list 20-deep, following the Coaches Classic meet. 1st place received 20 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 20th place.
As part of the NAIA\'s Champions of Character program, Virginia Intermont College\'s track team wanted to make a difference in their sport, so they decided to help the Chepkero Athletics Club in Kaptagat, Kenya by sending over thirty pairs of running shoes and track spikes to young runners. \"Most of these children have no shoes at all,\" said David Cheromei, one of Virginia Intermont
The 2004 version of the Taco Bell Track & Field Classic was another banner year. In all, seven new meet records were established, not as many as 2003, but a great year in it
Virginia Commonwealth senior Cheri Manning (Richmond, Va./J.R. Tucker) has been honored with the Colonial Athletic Association
The Virginia Tech men\'s track & field team ties for the No. 16 spot in the NCAA Division I according to the first edition of the Men\'s Trackwire 25 poll that was released by Trackwire.com today.
On January 12, 2005, the Virginia high school and college running community lost a fellow soul in Christopher Newport University freshmen Grace Lovegrove. Lovegrove, a 2004 graduate of Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke, Virginia, went into cardiac arrest while on a run with her fellow teammates at CNU two days earlier. Two scholarships were created to honor her life with one established at Patrick Henry High School as well as one at Christopher Newport University. Teammates of Grace at Christopher Newport University came up with a way to forever honor Grace as well as to help raise funds for her scholarship by selling wrist bands similar to the popular Lance Armstrong \"LiveStrong\" yellow-colored bracelets, but instead in Grace\'s favorite color of blue with the text \"Run With Grace\". The bracelets will cost $3 each. There will be no shipping or handling charges. Every penny will go directly to the scholarship at CNU.
The deadline for entries for high school events was Tuesday, April 5th, at 4pm. Hope you made it!
42 photographs are now online from the Cooper River Bridge Run.
Bethel junior Francena McCorory came away with MVP honors from the national caliber Mobile Meet of Champions held in Alabama this weekend. McCorory topped national class fields in the 100 and 200 meter dashes en route to taking the top honor of the meet. McCorory posted a time of 11.87 to win the 100 meter dash over Krystin Lacy of Texas (11.90). The clocking was just off her personal best time of 11.83. McCorory doubled back to run a personal best time of 23.85 in the 200 meter dash as she defeated one of the nation\'s top sprinters in Bianca Knight of Mississippi (23.89).
Six Virginia Tech track & field athletes recorded NCAA regional marks at the Charlotte Invitational today which was held at the Irwin Belk Track & Field facility. \"We had a good meet considering the weather conditions,\" said fourth-year head coach Dave Cianelli. \"We had six athletes record NCAA regional marks, several first-place finishers and school records were broken.\"
Athletes from Georgia put on a show at the Mobile Meet of Champions. Brittany Hall of Meadowcreek. Justin Oliver of Redan, Emily Reese of Chamblee, Aleesha Barber of Redan, Collins Hill\'s women\'s 4x800 relay team, Stasia Kelly-Taylor of GACS, Emily Sanders, and Redan\'s boys 4x100 and 4x400 teams all brought home wins.
34 photographs are now online for viewing from the Furman Invitational.
Sophomore Hatley Clifford (Plano, Texas/Carollton Christian) set a school record in the 5,000-meter run, two events were won by the men
Senior Cheri Manning (Richmond, Va./J.R. Tucker) scored a personal record and came just a tenth of a second short of breaking the Virginia Commonwealth record in the 200m with a final-round time of 24.25, Saturday, at the University of South Florida Track and Field Invitational.
Junior Ayanna Jones (Richmond, VA) qualified for the NCAA Regional in the shot this weekend as Tribe track and field competed at Christopher Newport
Junior Bonnie Meekins (Herndon, VA) and sophomore Brenna Blevins (Pulaski, VA) both qualified for ECACs as four-time defending CAA Champion William and Mary women
George Mason\'s women\'s track and field team traveled across the Potomac Saturday to compete in the Terrapin Invitational track and field meet on the campus of the University of Maryland. However, a severe thunderstorm and heavy rain forced the cancellation of the meet after the completion of just five events.
The Douglass boys ended an 8 year winning streak as they defeated Mays at the Atlanta Track Classic.
The Creekside boys had quite a week, winning both the Fulton Co. Championships and the Roswell Relays within 5 days of each other. \"After losing in the county last year to Banneker by a half of a point, we knew we would really have to cover all of the events well to return the favor this year,\" according to Coach Vaughan.
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.
Performance list for the 2005 Vince Bradford Relays, which will be held this Saturday, April 2nd, at E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Performance list for the 2005 Metro Run & Walk Northern Virginia Invitational, which will be held this Saturday, April 2nd at Oakton High School in Vienna, Virginia. Information for coaches included as well.
65 photographs are now online from the Gwinnett County Championships.