Javell Bullard (VA) & Taylor Sykes (VA) run U.S.#1 & U.S.#2 for 500m(Photo by John Herzog)Four state championships (MA, PA, VA, WY) and the New England Championships highlight this weekend's track and field action. See what's happening!***Ebony Eutsey (FL) blazes 24.27 (200m) & 54.09 (400m) outdoors at Sam Burley (FL)!!! ***Brandon O'Connor (FL) starts the outdoor season with a bang, running 20.93 for 200m at Sam Burley (FL)!!! ***Javell Bullard (VA) & sophomore Taylor Sykes (VA) go U.S.#1-#2 in 500m with 1:04.10-1:04.11 in VA!!! ***Peter Dorrell (PA) runs 4:14.69 (1600m) & 2:28.70 (1000m) at VHSL Group AA Champs!!! ***Stephen Michael (WY) dominates in WY Indoor State Champs., winning four events (LJ, TJ, 200m, 55m)!!! Top Boys Weekend Highlights- Dominic Smith (CT) runs U.S. top ten for 300m in 34.78 in MA- Parker Bourdreau (CT) runs U.S.#1 in 1000m with 2:27.63 in MA- Dwight Barbiasz (NH) leaps 6-09 in HJ at New England Champs.- LaSalle (PA) runs U.S.#1 for DMR in 10:15.89 at PA Champs.- Khaliff Featherstone (PA) runs 48.30 for 400m in PA- Joe Wesley (MI) vaults 16-06 to win MITS Championships- Matt Armstrong (MI) throws 61-06 to win shot put at MITS- Roscoe Payne (MI) hurdles U.S. top ten in 8.00 at MITSTop Girls Weekend Highlights- Ariel Roberts (MI) jumps U.S.#1 in high jump in 5-09 at MITS - Becky O'Brien (ME) throws 48-10 in shot put at New Englands- Karen Shump (PA) throws 48-10.25 in shot put in PA- Ijeoma Iheoma (PA) runs U.S.#3 for 400m in 54.54 at PTFCA- Abby Schaffer (PA) vaults 13-00.25 in PA, U.S.#4 mark- Tynita Butts (VA) leaps U.S.#2 in LJ with 20-00 effort in VA - LaSalle (RI) wins 4x2 & 4x4 against deep competition in MA- Eryn Wheeler (RI) runs U.S. top ten for 600m in 1:33.79 in MA- Leslie Aririguzo (MI) wins 60m hurdles in 8.67 at MITS Champ.
Ben Johnson (NM) is running on the junior men's team this weekendJust when you think the cross country season is over, bam!, another meet is upon us. The NACAC Cross Country Championships take place this weekend in Orlando, Florida, bringing together 16 seperate North American, Central American and Caribbean countries. Four high school athletes are involved in the junior races.Participating High School Athletes- Ben Johnson (NM)- Kevin Williams (CO)- Emily Reese (GA)- Emilie Amaro (FL)
The Western Branch (VA) relays should dominate in Virginia this weekend(Photo by John Herzog)The New England Championships and a handful of indoor state meets highlight the national calendar this weekend. In Boston, the New England Championships bring together six northeast states, always creating a lot of excitement. Meanwhile, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wyoming host their state meets. Come read which athletes and teams should highlight each event!
The World Cross Country Championships will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on March 30. By virtue of finishing 5th in the junior men's 8K race at the USATF Cross Country Championships, D'Evelyn's Kevin Williams qualified for the world team. So, what are Kevin's plans? Find out in our MileSplit interview conducted by Alan Versaw of ColoradoRunner.com.
Union Cath. nips Trenton Central at the line in the 4x2, both in 1:28.35(Photo from wingedfootfotos.com)While the weekend is still a few days away, the 71st Annual Eastern States Championships rock the Armory in New York Tuesday night. Numerous marquee match-ups dot the entry lists and MileSplit will provide the deep coverage of the event.***Nick Vena (NJ) beats Mike Alleman (NJ) in shot put. Vena threw 63-02.5 to Alleman's 62-07, and continues his incredible momentum!!!***Adam Bergo (NY) soars over 7-00 in the high jump, tying U.S. #2!!!Eastern States Championships Live ResultsChristopher Hunt's (ArmoryTrack.com) Articles: Boys / GirlsEastern States Champs. Highlights- Union Catholic (NJ) wins at the tape in the boys 4x2 in 1:28.35 - Katie McCafferty (NJ) wins two-mile in U.S.#2 of 10:32.73- Nijgia Snapp (NJ) runs U.S.#4 at 400m with 54.91 win - Kristin Reese (NY) wins 800m in 2:11.37, U.S. top five- Steve Crouse (NY) leaps 48-09.25 to win TJ, U.S.#6 - WW-PS (NJ) wins boys DMR in U.S.#1 in 10:18.76- Clayton Parros (NJ) runs 48.26 to win 400m dash, U.S. top ten- Warwick Valley (NY) wins girls DMR in U.S.#2 in 11:49.59- Lenape (NJ) wins girls 4x8 in 9:11.94, U.S. top ten time
Brian Leung (NJ) leads Doug Smith (NJ) at the NJ MOC's 3200m run Brian Leung (NJ), Doug Smith (NJ) and Chris Derrick (IL) ran the top three times in the nation for 3200m this past weekend. Leung and Smith went head-to-head in Jersey, while Derrick ran tough at the Proviso West Invitational. We talked to all three athletes, as they gave us their thoughts on their respective races. See what each had to say.
Nike Indoor Nationals is three weeks away and the excitement is definitely starting to be felt across the country. Top athletes are officially committing to either NIN or NSIC. Earlier today we received an email from the NSSF, the company that puts on Nike Indoor Nationals. Read who they have signed up already for their boys two mile run and girls pole vault.
Despite the meet being pushed back to Monday, since the USATF Indoor T&F Championships took place in the same facility this past weekend, the MIAA All-State Meet provided some Monday night heat in the chilly Northeast! Read the meet summaries inside.MIAA All-State Meet Results: Boys / GirlsMIAA Top Performances- Emily Jones (MA) runs 10:30.41 for two-miles, new U.S.#1- Emily Mepham (MA) runs 2:53.09 for 1000m, U.S. #5 - Ryad Bencheikh (MA) wins boys 600m in 1:21.93- Hanna Muir (MA) jumps 5-07 in the high jump, U.S. top ten- Reading beats Woburn in boys 4x2, 1:30.56-1:30.58
Nick Vena (NJ) throws a new U.S. #1 in shot put with 66-00.75 toss(Photo from NJRunner.com)What a weekened it was! Results poured in from all across the country, and an incredible amount of new U.S. #1's were achieved. In this week's Monday News & Notes section, we highlight a few more top high school competitions, post a few tid-bit pieces and talk about the week ahead.Monday News & Notes Highlights- Ohio Summaries: Akron Rubber City & Kent State Open- Chris Derrick runs 9:03.1 for 3200m at Proviso West Inv.- Some top PA/NY stars compete at Kevin Dare Inv.- UK H.S. Inv. video highlights are posted- Bob Gourley's weight throw lists are out- The Week Ahead: Big meets in NY, MA, VA, PA & MI
Becky O'Brien (ME) throws new U.S. #1 in shot put with 50-11 toss(Photo by Don Rich)Three of the best prep athletes took to the USATF Indoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend in Boston to test their skills against the best professional athletes in the country. Becky O'Brien (ME), Chanelle Price (PA) and Tasha Stanley (MD) all competed well, and PennTrackXC.com's Don Rich was there covering the action.Becky O'Brien Post-Meet Interview - ResultsTasha Stanley Post-Meet Interview - ResultsUSATF Indoor Championships Photo GalleryComplete USATF Indoor Championships Results
The weekend started with some great results taking place at the University of Kentucky and the New Jersey Meet of Champions. Head-to-head match-ups are the name of the game, and so many impressed. See what is taking place across the country as the weekend rolls forward. ***Jared Hall (OH) beats Isaiah Ward (MI) 1:52.19-1:52.21 in Ohio!!!***Brian Leung (NJ) runs 8:59.77 to Doug Smith's (NJ) 9:01.86 at 3200 in NJ, Chris Derrick runs 9:03.1 in Illinois at 3200m!!!***Rachel Laurent (LA) vaults a U.S. #1 of 13-09.25 at Louisiana Indoor Champs!!!***Nick Vena (NJ) throws SP 66-00.75 at New Jersey Meet of Champions, a big U.S.#1!!!***Becky O'Brien (ME) throws U.S. #1 SP of 50-11 at USATF Indoor Champs, 6th Overall!!!***Chanelle Price (PA) & Tasha Stanley (MD) don't advance to Sunday's 800m finals!!!***William Wynne (GA) U.S. #2 for 60m hurdles in 7.73, U.S. #1 400m in 47.82!!! Video***Christian Taylor (GA) jumps 25-00 in long jump at University of Kentucky!!! VideoTop Boys Highlights- Jared Hall (OH) runs 1:52.19 at Akron (OH), a new U.S.#1 - Brian Leung (NJ) runs 8:59.77, a U.S. #1, at NJ MOC in 3200m - Nick Vena (NJ) throws U.S#1 in NJ MOC with 66-00.75 shot put - Christian Taylor (GA) leaps 25-00 feat at Kentucky, furthers U.S.#1- William Wynne (GA) runs U.S.#2 for 60m hurldes in 7.73 at UK, then comes back and run new U.S.#1 for 400m at 47.82.- Erik Kynard (OH) jumps 7-00 in high jump at Kentucky- Juan Steward (PA) runs U.S.#3 at 200m in 21.67 at Penn StateTop Girls Highlights- Rachel Laurent (LA) vaults 13-09.25 at LA State Champs, U.S.#1 - Becky O'Brien (ME) throws U.S.#1 at 50-11 in SP at USATF Indoors- Chanelle Price (PA) & Tasha Stanley (MD) don't advance in 800 in MA- Brittany Long (GA) speeds to U.S.#1 for 60m in 7.36 at Kentucky - Chalonda Goodman (GA) runs U.S.#2 for 200m in 23.70 at UK - Madeline Morgan (AL) runs 4:52.70 in the mile at Kentucky, U.S.#2- Jacquelyn Coward (TN) runs 8.25 at 60m hurdles at UK
Jasmin Stowers (SC) leads the way in Kentucky this weekend(Photo by Don Rich)A big weekend of stellar head-to-head match-ups and intense championship meets are upon us. While the USATF Indoor T&F Championships will capture many of the national headlines this weekend, which include a handful of prep athletes, meets in Kentucky, New Jersey and Pennsylvania highlight the weekend.Keep an Eye On...- Coward (TN) v. Stowers (SC) in 60m hurdles at UK- Alleman (NJ) v. Vena (NJ) in shot put at NJ MOC's- Price, Rankin, O'Brien, Morris, Stanley at USATF Indoor T&F Champs.- Krais, Shump, Lane compete at Penn State University
Rodriquez pops US #1 in 300 By Christopher Hunt Cardozo coach Gail Emmanuel said that she carefully sat down with her team and mapped out how they could win a PSAL city championship. They strategized on how to maximize points, both looking to ensure qualifying for the state meet while securing a win. But someone needed to sacrifice. They thanked Allison Lee. “Allison really wanted to qualify for states in the 1,500,” Emmanuel said. “That was her event. But she’s a trooper.” FULL STORY HERE
Doug Smith (left) and Brian Leung clash in New Jersey this weekendThis coming weekend in New Jersey, two of the top distance runners in the country will go head-to-head for 3200m at the NJ Meet of Champions. U.S. #1 Brian Leung (NJ) squares off against U.S. #2 Doug Smith (NJ), as both runners look to be atop the rankings and become the first athlete under nine-minutes this season. We caught up with both athletes this week and talked to them about their early season success, their goals and much more.Interview with Doug Smith (NJ)Interview with Brian Leung (NJ)
More big names have officially signed on to compete at the 25th Annual National Scholastic Indoor Championships, held March 14-16, 2008 in New York City. This is the meet staff's third press release announcing top athletes committed to the event.
Dylan Ferris (NC) (left), the top returnee at 800m this season, was scheduled to compete against Andrew Perkins (WI), the second-ranked returnee at 800m, at the University of Kentucky High School Invitational this coming weekend. However, Ferris will not compete this coming weekend after coming down with an illness last week. Despite this setback, Ferris will continue to push forward and is scheduled to compete at the NSIC meet in New York City according to NCRunners.com Ben Hovis.
With the National Scholastic Indoor Championship less than a month away, the NSIC staff announced in a press release that twenty more elite prep athletes have committed to their event, which takes place March 14-16, 2008 in New York City. This announcement certainly helps build momentum towards what should be a fantastic weekend.
A name many of you may be unfamiliar with, but should start to learn, is that of Brandon Pounds. Pounds, a senior from Lawrence North High School in Indiana, currently owns the U.S. #1 shot put throw. His performance of 64-09.5 at the Indiana TC H.S. Open two weeks ago ranks him over a foot above his closest competition. Check out what Brandon has to say, touching on his early season success, his college choice and his training methods.
Jordan Hasay (CA) runs away to win the Junior Women's XC title(Photo by Fred Finke)With the Simplot Games, USATF Cross Country Nationals and the Pepsi Classic all taking place this past weekend, it was easy to overlook a few performances that really shook up the high school track and field scene. Read our Monday News & Notes section to find out the odds and ends of this past weekend.Monday News & Notes Highlights- Carolina Chick-Fil-A Inv.: Top Performances- University of Washington Weekend Highlights- USATF XC Nationals Wrap-Up/Pictures- Bob Gourley's Weight Throw Rankings- The Week Ahead: U. of Kentucky H.S. Inv.
Jacquelyn Coward (TN) sets U.S. record in 60m hurdlesWhat a weekend it has been! Not only did we see a new U.S. record set in the girls 60m hurdles by Jacquelyn Coward, but we also saw a few new U.S. top ten all-time performances and a rush of new U.S. #1 performances for the 2008 indoor season. Read our highlights and results section to find out the top performances across the nation.**Markus Henderson (TX) sprints to new U.S. #1 at 200m, winning event in 21.37 at Texas Tech!!! **Jacquelyn Coward (TN) sets a new U.S. record in 60m hurdles, with 8.16 at the Simplot Games!!! Results**Nadonnia Rodridgues (NY) blazes U.S. #4 all-time at 400m in New York with her time of 52.83!!!**New Bern (NC) leads three teams under 7:48 in boys 4x8 in NY, winning in U.S. #10 all-time of 7:46.8!!! Top Boys Highlights- Markus Henderson (TX) sprints U.S.#1 at 200m in 21.37 at TX Tech - Brian Leung (NJ) runs 9:02.61 in NJ, takes over U.S.#1 at 3200m - Omar Craddock (TX) jumps U.S. #2 50-10.5 in TJ at Simplot - New Bern (NC) runs U.S. #1 in 4x8 with 7:46.8 performance in NY- Nico Weiler (CA) equals his U.S.#1 vault of 17-02 at Simplot Games- Dominik Roberts (CO) runs 47.98 at Simplot for new U.S.#1 at 400m- Luke Puskedra (UT) wins Simplot 1600m in 4:10.58- Brandon Jarrett (NJ) runs 9:05.35 at two-mile at Pepsi (NY), U.S.#1- Peter Dorrell (VA) runs U.S.#1 at 1000m in 2:28.59 at VA Tech- Wayne Davis (NC) runs 7.17 at 55m hurdles to win at Pepsi (NY) - Wes Wright (GA) throws 77-03 to win the Simplot weight throw Top Girls Highlights- Jacquelyn Coward (TN) sets U.S. 60m hurdles record in 8.16 in ID - Nadonnia Rodrigues (NY) runs U.S. #4 all-time at 400m in 52.83- Emily Jones (MA) runs U.S.#1 at two-mile in 10:31.82 in MA- Ashton Purvis (CA) sprints U.S.#2 in 60m dash at Simplot in 7.38, then comes back and runs U.S.#1 at 200m in 23.54 - Vashti Thomas (CA) jumps 19-10.75 in long jump in ID, a U.S.#2, then comes back and jumps new U.S.#1 in TJ at 42-08,75 - Shade Weygandt (TX) clears 13-01 to win exciting vault at Simplot - Lauren Chambers (GA) wins weight throw at Simplot in 58-10.5- Patrice Gates (GA) throws soph. national record in WT at 54-00
Peter Dorrell VA - US #1 1000 - 2:28.59 Blacksburg VA senior Peter Dorrell (pictured above by John Herzog) ran a US #1 time in the 1000 meter run at his regional meet on Saturday at Virginia Tech's Rector Fieldhouse. In the Region IV Meet, Dorrell clocked in at 2:28.59 to win his first of two races on the day as he later came back and won the 3200 in 9:28. The five-time Virginia state champion now owns the fastest 1000 and second fastest 3200 (9:06.30) times in the country.
USATF Cross Country Nationals took place Saturday in San Diego, California. As expected in the junior women's race, Jordan Hasay (CA) won running away, defending her junior title won last year. On the boys side, German Fernandez (CA) came away with a victory in a thrilling finish, kicking to the line for his first national title. The top six in each junior race qualify for the IAAF XC World Championships in Scotland and held in March.*Indicates H.S. Athlete Junior Women's World Qualifiers - Full Results1. *Jordan Hasay (Mission Prep, CA)2. Alex Gits (Stanford University)3. *Emily Reese (Chamblee, GA)4. Marissa Treece (U. of Notre Dame)5. Emily Schwitzer (Duke University)6. Lauren Saylor (U. of Washington)Junior Men's World Qualifiers - Full Results1. *German Fernandez (Riverbank, CA)2. Ryan Sheridan (Iona College)3. Emil Heineking (U. of Virginia)4. Bobby Moldovan (NC State University)5. *Kevin Williams (D'Evelyn, CO)6. *Ben Johnson (Albuquerque Academy, NM)
Rodriquez breaks NY State record in the 400, US #4 all-time By Christopher Hunt She never went out this hard before. Not because she couldn’t but because she didn’t think she could. “I never had confidence in what I could do,” Boys & Girls senior Nadonnia Rodriquez said. “That might not sound true but it is.” FULL ARTICLE HERE Race Video and Interview Here
By Christopher Hunt Dalilah Muhammad said she always wanted to go to the University of Southern California. She didn’t quite know why. But what does it matter when you’re a kid and you’ve decided on a “dream” school? The Benjamin Cardozo senior was midway through her official visit to USC before she called her mom’s cell phone to confirm that she made her mind up. But like parents do, she slowed Muhammad down and convinced to her to give herself more time. In the end, Muhammad chose USC over Texas A & M, Florida State, South Carolina and Miami. FULL STORY HERE
The 30th annual Simplot Games take place this weekend in Pocatello, Idaho, bringing together many of the top athletes out west and a few from the east. Nearly a dozen separate events highlight this incredibly event, which brings together more than 2,000 athletes. See which events should steal the show this weekend.
Chris Copeland (VA) leaps U.S. #2 in the high jump with 7-00 jump(Photo by Brandon Miles)At the Southeastern District Championships Tuesday night in Virginia, Chris Copeland (Lakeland, VA), a returning all-American in the high jump, became the second athlete to clear seven feet this season in the high jump. Copeland jumped 7-00, earning himself the U.S. #2 spot in the MileSplit National Rankings, trailing only Erik Kynard (OH).Video: Copeland Clearing 7 Feet + Interview
While the high school cross country season ended months ago, many of the top harriers in the country meet in San Diego this weekend at USATF XC Nationals. Participants will try to qualify for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, which take place in Edinburgh, Scotland on March 30. See who has a shot to make the team.Top Boys Prep Entries- German Fernandez (CA)- Ben Johnson (NM)- Donn Cabral (CT)Top Girls Prep Entries- Jordan Hasay (CA)- Emilie Amaro (FL)- Kauren Tarver (CA)
Jordan Hasay (CA) (pictured left) ran 9:23.90 for 3000m this past weekend at Cuesta College, in a combined race that featured both male and female competitors and was held outdoors. Hasay finished sixth overall in the race and ran a personal best in the event. Her time ranks her #15 on the all-time performers list, and is the best time run in the event since 2004. This was Hasay's first track race this season. Article
Brandon Pounds (IN) throws a U.S. #1 in the shot put at 64-09.5(Photo by Kent Graham)The weekend might be over but the coverage keeps on going, as results keep pouring in from the weekend. In our weekly Monday News & Notes section we highlight a few meets, talk about this past weekend and what's to come this coming weekend.Monday News & Notes Highlights- Brandon Pounds (IN) throws U.S.#1 shot at 64-09.5 in Indiana- Paul Annear (WI) lept 6-11 to earn a U.S.#3 ranking in the HJ- Tim Fletcher (IN) leaps a U.S.#4 6-10 in high jump at IU- Pennsylvania videos are up on Shump, Krais, Price and Iheoma- Becky O'Brien (ME) throws U.S.#2 50-06 in shot put at USM- The Simplot Games highlight the week ahead
It seems like every weekend a big meet in New York kicks off the action nationally. This weekend was no exception as the New Balance Collegiate Invitational pinned many of the top athletes together. See what took place in New York and the rest of the country this weekend in our weekend highlights & results.**Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) runs U.S.#1 in 4x8 at 8:59.37, U.S.#1 in 4x4 at 3:45.38 and U.S.#2 in 4x2 at 1:40.33!!!**Chanelle Price (PA) wins 1k in NY running 2:45.76; Saturday wins 400m in PA with U.S#1 in 55.32!!!**Emily Infeld (OH), Kendall Gregory (OH) and Isaiah Ward (MI) dominate at the University of Akron!!!Top Boys Results- Wayne Davis (NC) runs 55m hurdles in 7.11 in N.C.- Kendall Gregory (OH) blazes 48.29 at 400m in Ohio- Isaiah Ward (MI) speeds to 1:53.77 at 800m in OH - Three long jumpers earn top-12 U.S. rankings at N.C. State- Andrew Perkins (WI) blazes 2:28.64 for U.S.#1 at 1000m- Mead (MD) runs U.S.#2 at 4x4 in 3:19.56 in New York- Morris Hills (NJ) leads seven teams under 8 for 4x8 in NY- Patrick Onye (RI) throws 68-09.75 in weight throw in NY- Ramapo (NY) runs U.S.#3 1:29.11 in 4x200m relay in NYTop Girls Results- Emily Infeld (OH) runs 10:41.79 at 3200m in OH, a U.S.#1 - Shade Weygandt (TX) vaulted 13-08 in Oklahoma, a U.S.#1 - Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) runs U.S.#1 in 4x8 at 8:59.37, U.S.#1 in 4x4 at 3:45.38 and U.S.#2 in 4x2 at 1:40.33- Boys & Girls (NY) runs U.S.#2 in 4x4 with 3:46.25 in NY- Karen Shump (PA) throws 50-07.5 in shot at Lehigh, U.S. #1 - Chanelle Price (PA) wins 1k run in NY with run of 2:45.76; comes back Saturday to win 400m in PA with U.S#1 in 55.32- Ryann Krais (PA) runs U.S.#3 at 60m hurdles in 8.61 in PA
McAuley’s Phyllis Francis uncorks #2 US all-time 600, breaks national sophomore record and NY State Record By Christopher Hunt They had all been there from nearly the beginning. Archbishop Molloy had only integrated girls into the school in 2000. But eight years later, standing just outside the track at the New Balance Track and Field Center, seniors Rebecca Power, Jessica Conter and Alex Jean-Joseph were posing for pictures with the plaque that says that Molloy is CHSAA city champion. “It was an absolute great day,” girls head coach Austin Power said. “Everyone had a great day.” FULL STORY HERE Photo by Mary DiBiase Blaich/www.wingedfootfotos.com
Christopher Hunt paints the picture for you with five articles National Record Already - Friday Early Report Manzano Shakes Lose - Friday College Report Morris Hills Leads 7 Under 8:00 - Friday HS Report They're #1 - Roosevelt Girls Roll- Saturday HS Report Curtis Looks Good - Saturday College Report VIDEOS GALORE The Armory Video team brings you a dozen videos with plenty of action from field events, hurdles, dashes, distance and sprints from both HS and College. Pole Vault Armory College Record Field Event Action HS Girls 4x80m - #3 All Time 60m Hurdle Finals Women's 1000m Men's DMR HS Boys 4x800m Men's 1000m Meet Record Women's 3000m Heat 2 Women's 3000m Heat 1 Men's 500m - College Record Complete Results HUNDREDS OF SHOTS Veteran photographers Kim Spir, Mary DiBaise-Blaich, and Errol Anderson bring us the best angles and shots you can find. Over 1000m pics to be posted in the meet gallery over the next two days.
Chanelle Price (PA) looks to break the 1000m record this weekend in NY(Photo from PennTrackXC.com)Another big weekend is finally upon us. While few national match-ups will be taking place, the New Balance Collegiate Invitational offers perhaps the deepest competition of the weekend on Friday night, kicking off the weekend in grand style. See what other meets are primetime events this weekend in our weekend preview.
Bob Gourley's weight performance lists is the most comprehensive list of weight throw performances in the country. MileSplit would like to thank Mr. Gourley for his many hours spend tracking down weight results and compiling this amazing performance list.This edition of the Weight Performance List was released on February 7th, 2008. Check back for updated lists in the near future.
NSIC Press Release - The 2008 National Scholastic Indoor Championship will showcase members of the 2007 IAAF World Youth Championship Team that competed in Ostrava, Czech Republic this past summer.Among those scheduled to compete are:Christian Taylor (GA), Kenneth Gilstrap (GA), Isaiah Sweeney (TX), Chanelle Price (PA), Dylan Ferris (NC), Erica Alexander (TX), Chalonda Goodman (GA), Ashton Purvis (CA), Curtis Beach (NM), Julian Purvis (CA), Dalilah Muhammad (NY), Reggie Wyatt (CA) and William Wynne (GA).
What a day Wednesday was! Athletes from all over the country made their college choices official, but we are far from done covering where athletes are signing. Keep checking back over the coming days and weeks as we add names to the list, evaluate the strongest recruiting classes and interview the top athletes on their choices...and keep sending in those choices! *If you don't see your name on our national listing of college signings or would like to send us further information, whether it be signings in your state or letter of intent signing pictures, please email: Scott@MileSplit.comCollege Signings: By State / By CollegeNational Signing Day TrackerFL Champ Mike Fout (IN), his family and coach, as he signs with FSU- Hurdler/Sprinter Barrett Nugent (LA) signs with LSU - Article - Jersey thrower Mike Alleman (NJ) signs with U. of Connecticut- Mid-distance star Dylan Ferris (NC) signs with Stanford - Article- Thrower Michael Barbas (TX) commits to Duke University - High jumper Victoria Lucas (TX) signs with Texas! - Article - Dalilah Muhammad (NY) takes her talent to U. of Southern Cal.- Distance runner Luke Lovelace (SC) commits to Louisville - Elliot Krause (WI) & Kelly Bogard (WI) signs with Wisco. - Article Distance runner Chris Derrick (IL) makes it official with Stanford- Multi-eventer Leah Orley (IL) commits to Arkansas - Article- Jumper/Sprinter Christian Taylor (GA) picks Florida - Thrower Taylor Freeman (IA) signs with U. of Arizona - Article- Hurdle/Sprint star Spencer Adams (NC) to compete at Clemson - Speedster Dominique Duncan (TX) signs with Texas A&M Sprint sensation Maurice Mitchell (MO) signs to Florida State- Shot put star Amanda VanDyke (TX) commits to Texas - Article - Multi-event star Samantha Berryman (OR) signs with Arizona - Thrower Geoffrey Tabor (OK) officially signs with Stanford- Hurdle sensation Jacquelyn Coward (TN) to U. of Central Florida! - William Wynne (GA) signs with the University of Florida!
Morristown’s Nick Vena isn’t much for words. He’s pretty stoic for a 14-year phenom shot-putter who is getting more attention every time in steps into a throwing circle.But Vena is amazing. Not just because he is a freshman that stands 6-4, 260 pounds or the fact that he is as nimble as a figure-skater. It’s because he gets better every week, even though he’s so much better than everyone else. Vena broke the freshman national shot put record again today at the NJ Varsity Classic,tossing 63 feet, 2 3/4 inches, the top performance in the country this season.FULL ARTICLE HERE
Elizabeth Mott (NY) runs a U.S. #1 mark in the 400m(Photo from ArmoryTrack.com)The NJ Varsity Classic took place at the Armory Track and Field Complex Monday night, as the top performances certainly didn't disappoint. Athletes from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York put on a show, with a few new U.S. #1 marks earned.NJ Varsity Classic Highlights- Nick Vena (NJ): Throws U.S.#1 in shot put with 63-02.75 mark- Elizabeth Mott (NY): Sprints U.S.#1 at 400m with 55.1h - Suffern (NY): Run U.S. #4 in girls DMR with 12:00h win- Franklin (NJ): Run 10:28h in DMR which is a U.S. #3 mark- Ariann Neutts (NJ): Wins girls 800m in 2:14.3h, top five in the U.S.
Nick Vena (NJ): National Frosh. Indoor Shot Put Record Holder(Photo by the Star-Ledger) National Freshman Shot Put record holder Nick Vena (Morristown, NJ) continued his incredible indoor season Monday night at the NJ Varsity Classic, this time throwing 63-02.75 to better his record by over a foot. Vena's mark also ranks him at the U.S. #1 spot, besting Dan Kwiatkowski's (PA) mark of 63-00 set on January 25.
A busy weekend of intense track and field meets carried right on through Super Sunday, where an elite meet at Kent State University (OH) and an elite meet in Massachusetts closed out the weekend on a high note. Check out our Monday News & Notes as we summarize the last big meets of the weekend and a whole lot more.Monday News & Notes Highlights- Videos from the GSC Indoor Meet (FL) - Kent State Highlights: Numerous U.S. elite marks- MSTCA Elite Meet: The best of MA come together- NH Indoor State Meet: Griffin, McGrath rule the 3k- PA & OH Weekend In Reviews
Jillian Smith (NJ) continues her dominance by winning Millrose(Photo by Toby Nygaard) **Kendall Gregory (OH) Runs U.S. #1 at 400m in 47.99 at Kent State! **Rachel Laurent (LA) Soars High with 13-07.25 U.S. #1 vault at LSU! **Goodman (GA), Cherry, Hale and Hollimon impress in Florida! Live Results **Kyle Merber (NY) & Jillian Smith (NJ) win Millrose mile races! ResultsAcross the country many of the top athletes in the country assemble in various invitationals this weekend, which should provide some of the best results of the indoor season yet. Check inside and keep checking back throughout the weekend to see highlights, results and other happenings from around the nation.Boys Highlights- Kendall Gregory (OH): U.S.#1 at 400m in 47.99 at Kent State U.- Jared Hall (OH): Runs U.S.#2 at 800m with 1:53.89 at Kent State U.- D'Angelo Cherry (GA): Sprints U.S. #1 at 55m with 6.21 effort in FL - Austin Hollimon (GA): Runs U.S.#3 at 400m in Florida with 48.62 win- Allante Keels (VA): Run U.S.#2 in 500m dash with 1:05.35 in VA- Jeremy Rankin (CO): Sprints 6.68 to win stellar 60m dash at Millrose- Kyle Merber (NY): Wins Millrose boys mile in 4:13.86Girls Highlights- Rachel Laurent (LA): Vaults U.S.#1 with 13-07.25 mark at LSU- Vashti Thomas (CA): Jumps 40-05.5 in TJ at UW Inv., a U.S. #1- Chalonda Goodman (GA): Goes 7.04 (55m) & 24.69 (200m) in FL- Ashton Purvis (CA): 7.54 (60m) & U.S.#1 24.05 (200m) double in WA- Julian Purvis (CA): Runs to U.S.#2 time of 8.50 in 60m hurdles in WA- Kayla Hale (FL): Runs 9:59.87 to win fast 3k down in Florida - Chanelle Price (PA): Runs 2:09.35 in 800m at Colgate Games - Jillian Smith (NJ): Runs 4:50.87 to win the girls elite mile at Millrose- Boys & Girls (NY): Win Millrose 4x4 in a very fast 3:53.17
Solomon Haile is a recent African immigrant now attending Sherwood High School. He opened his American career today at the Last Track to Philly meet at Georgetown. It was not only his first race in the US, but his first-ever indoor race. And he opened with flying colors... a 9:17.13! Haile will not be elligible to run at regions or states, since he did not run enough regular season meets, but he is planning to run Nike Indoors and will compete in the Outdoor season.He is going to be one to watch this spring!Complete Results from Last Track to Philly
Lovelace outduels Witt in indoor debut and leads four at 9:20 or faster Photo by David Fleenor. Watch Clash Boys 3200 Race Video The St. Christopher's Mid-Atlantic Track Clash held at St. Christopher's School indoor track facility in Richmond, VA had event after event with fast times thrown down by the participating athletes. Clash Complete Results Clash Photo Gallery by David Fleenor - Over 1,270 photos total. Clash Video Interviews: Allante Keels - Jayna McGehee - Luke Lovelace Episcopal's Allante Keels was not even part of the original accepted entries as meet management had no verified times with results on him, but a scratch and proving himself in last weekend's St. Christopher's Invite allowed him into the meet. It was good thing his status in the meet was rectified as he came away as the boys 500 meter dash winner in a US #2 performance of 1:05.35. On a side note, Grassfield's Curtis Campbell pulled up with a injury on the final stretch to make his status for the remainder of this season questionable. Watch Boys 500 Race Video! Luke Lovelace came all the way up from South Carolina for a race and he got one in the 3200 meter run as Lovelace battled with Midlothian's Jason Witt and others with Lukelace pulling away in the final 600 meters for a US #4 time of 9:14.64. It was a 22 second PR for the two-time Foot Locker finalist from Chapin High School in South Carolina. Witt finished second in a US #5 time of 9:19.18 with three others right behind him with US top 10 times in Midlothian's Michael Hammond (US #7 9:19.88), Cave Spring's Tim Smith (US #8 9:20.24), and West Johnston NC's Dakota Peachee (US #9 9:24.44). Watch Boys 3200 Race Video! TJ Graham of Wakefield NC was just off his US #2 time of 34.43 last week in the 300 meter dash with a 34.63 clocking at the Clash, but the 55 meter dash winner Graham (6.41) as well helped pull along Taylor Sykes of Great Bridge to his first sub 35 clocking in a US #8 time of 34.92 and the fastest flat track performance in the state of Virginia this winter. Watch Boys 300 Race Video! The Grassfield girls dominated the sprints and hurdles with winners in the 55 meter hurdles (Chantal Luedeke, 8.38), 500 meter dash (Keshia Rudolph, 1:16.88), 300 meter dash (41.08, Jazmen Townsend), and 4x400 meter relay (4:02.30), but their most impressive performance came in the 4x200 meter relay as they posted the fastest flat track time in the country this season and the state's fastest time regardless of being on a banked or flat track at a US #6 1:42.55. Watch Girls 4x200 Race Video! The state's fastest two 1000 meter times and US top 10 performances came in the girls 1000 at the Clash as Great Bridge's Jayna McGehee put on a blazing last lap to record a five second PR and US #6 time of 2:56.91, while earlier leader Laura Rapp of Heritage held on for second and a new PR for US #9 performance of 2:57.95. Watch Girls 1000 Race Video! Midlothian had a 1-2 finish in the girls 1000 meter run at last year's AAA State Meet, but it could be the 1600 meter run which the Lady Trojans put up another sweep of the top two spots of the state meet as Paige Johnston followed up teammate Kathleen Lautzenheiser's 5:04 mile win at Virginia Tech last weekend with a 5:03.49 1600 meter win to give the team now the fastest two times in Virginia in the event. Trinity's Barbara Strehler pressed Johnston to the line with second place and personal best effort at 5:04.74. Watch Girls 1600 Race Video! Davis Barry of Patrick Henry has had a great two weekends of races at St. Christopher's as he followed up his 9:28 PR win in the 3200 at last weekend's St. Chris Invite with another first place finish and personal best as he outkicked Central Region rivals Ben Dejarnette of Atlee (4:20) and Lewis McPherson of Douglas Freeman (4:21) for a 4:18.94 victory in the 1600 meter run. With a 3:11 1200 split on the front end by Stephen Serene and a great 4:22 anchor leg by Johns Ross, The Potomac School boys ran an impressive DMR time of 10:38.59 to qualify them for Nike Indoor Nationals in the event. Watch Boys 1600 Race Video! The boys 4x800 had a cluster of teams pushing for automatic state qualifying times as Mountain View clocked in 8:08.66 to earn their auto qualifier, while Maggie Walker (8:11), Albemarle (8:12), St. Christopher's (8:13), and Douglas Freeman (8:15) giving a good chance and making it a competitive relay race.
By Christopher Hunt NEW YORK – He kept shaking his head, like he was trying to wake himself up.But it wasn’t a dream. More like a dream come true.Kyle Merber won the boys high school mile at the 101st Millrose Games tonight at Madison Square Garden in 4:13.86. FULL STORY HERE
The 101st Millrose Games will air on TV twice this weekend. The first airing will be live Friday night from 7-8 p.m. (Eastern Time) on ESPN2. On Saturday the Millrose Games are scheduled to be shown from 2:30-3:30 (Eastern Time) on NBC. Reports have indicated that Friday's airing will show the girls high school mile in its entirety, while Saturday may or may not show the boys high school mile. Both fields are stacked with talent, so make sure to support our sport by watching the broadcasts.
The field is looking even stronger than reported last week. Stars from throughout the indoor track & field deprived Southeast are heading to Gainesville, Florida as we speak for tomorrow's big meet. The Innagural Gainesville Indoor Classic will start at 9AM at the O-Dome on Saturday. State champions in various events from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama are on the entry list, along with many others. Olympic hopeful and Palm Bay alum, Xavier Carter, who has been training in Gainesville under Coach Mike Holloway, will be there as well signing autographs. Jamaica olympian Novlene Williams will also be signing autographs for fans.Flrunners will be on site with a team of four to bring you photos, vidoeos, results, summaries, and interviews!