Boys Highlights: Jack Whitt (OK) goes 17-10 to take down meet record, makes three solid attempts at 18-3.5 national record (video interview). Dentarius Locke tweaks hammy in 200 prelims, hobbles to 10.51 100m track record, scratches 200 finals. Neamen Wise doubles in hurdles 13.99, 52.76. Miami Pace 40.65 4x100. Girls Highlights: Octavious Freeman (FL), only a sophomore, wins 100 (11.48) and 200 (23.78), 100 is new meet record. Charlene Lipsey (NY) wins 800 easily in 2:09.53. Brianna Fraizer 54.56 wins 400 over Donna-Lee Hylton 54.69, after winning the triple jump (39-0) earlier in day. Oak Ridge just off season best with 46.39 track record in 4x100. Caitlin Schuessler clears 12 feet in pole vault. Full meet coverage...
Andrew Springer of Westerly, R.I., smashed the state record in the 3,000-meter run and also ran the country’s fastest for the distance with a spectacular winning time of 8 minutes, 23.3 seconds at the annual Bishop Hendricken Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
Distance is the ticket to a state team title in Group AA! Tyler Stutzman had a Peter Dorrell-esque triple in the distance events at the 2009 Group AA State Championships in breaking Dorrell's meet record in the 3200 on Friday (9:10.03) and then bouncing back from an upset defeat in the 1600 to Turner Ashby's Alex Ott (4:13.76) in third place (4:15.94) behind teammate Kyle Satterwhite's PR run for second (4:15.8) to battle Blacksburg's Brian Hencke to the line for a narrow margin of victory in the 800 of one hundredth of a second in a 1:53.93 win. Westerm Albemarle boys would claim the team title as the result of Stutzman's epic triple as well as points from Satterwhite and other team mates. (Photo by John Herzog) It was only fitting it would be the two twins from Blacksburg in Joanna and Kathleen Stevens battling each other to the line to decide who would be the fastest in the household for the day as well as the Group AA 1600 meter state champion with Joanna as the winner at 5:05.37 and Kathleen as the close runner-up at 5:05.53. It would be Joanna's second individual title in the meet after winning the 3200 meter run on Friday night in 10:55.48. Also on Friday, Kathleen ran on the victorious 4x800 meter relay in a strong time of 9:26.47 without featuring one of their top legs in sister Joanna. Blacksburg girls ended up tallying 52 points a whole to claim the Group AA state outdoor title. (Photo by John Herzog) Congratulations to the Western Albemarle boys and Blacksburg girls on winning the Group AA state outdoor track team titles on Saturday at Harrisonburg High School.More to come from Harrisonburg including photos, meet summary, and interviews. VHSL Group AA State Championships - Complete Results VHSL Group AA State Championships - 94 MileSplit US National Elites VHSL Group AA State Championships Photo Gallery (Saturday Only) by John Herzog - 1,149 photos total.
The Cesar Chavez team became the first team in Arizona history to break 41 seconds in the 4x100 meter relay on Saturday evening at the Arizona State Track and Field Championships!
The Boise boys continue to post great times this spring in the 4x800 meter relay and culminated their season with a 7:48.61 win at the Idaho State Championships held at Boise State. Liz Brandon from Eagle High School had a great double in the distance races with times of 5:05 in the 1600 and 10:51 in the 3200 meter races. Kasen Covington of Capital Senior High School approached the 50 foot mark in the triple jump with a US #12 leap of 49'2". Teammate Geraldo Hiwat also a had big state meet with victories in the 200 meter dash (21.77) and long jump (23'9"). A total of 153 MileSplit US elite performances from the Idaho State Championships. Idaho State Championships Results: 5A - 4A - 3A - 2A - 1A Idaho State Team Champions 5A - Capital Senior boys 92.50 pts, Eagle girls 90 pts 4A - Pocatello boys 69 pts, Rigby girls 123.11 pts 3A - Kimberly boys 77 pts, Buhl girls112 pts 2A - Nampa Christian boys 100 pts, Nampa Christian girls 132 pts 1A - Liberty Charter boys 62 pts, Raft River girls 96 pts
Spencer Chase takes the 400 Meter State Title with a record breaking run at the Arizona State Championships, Saturday evening at Chandler High School. Photo: Chase far left (lane 6) leading the race in the final 50 meters.
Trevor Mau set a state meet record with his leap of 23'8" in the preliminary flight of the long jump as his St. Louis School squad also celebrated winning the state track team title at Ke'eau High School. The boys throwing events were some of the most competitive events of the meet with five competitors over 150 feet in the discus and three over 55 feet in the shot put. Cauncy Makainai of Kailua High School was a winner in bohth events with marks of 156'11" in the discus and 58'8.75" in the shot put. Bailey Massenburg of King Kekaulike High School was a double winner in the girls' distance races with a 4:49.82 victory in the 1500 meter and came back later to win the 800 meter run in 2:18.14. The top individual performer for the girls team champions from the Punahou School was 300 meter hurdles state champion Julia Brand (46.25). HHSAA State Outdoor T&F Championships - Complete Results
Tatnall distance girls & Nikko Brady of Charter School impress at Delaware State Championships. Brady wins three events in the 100 meter hurdles (14.55p), long jump (18-3.50), and triple jump (37-10.75). Brady's efforts lead her team to the state title in Division I, while a sweep of the girls distance races keys Tatnall's title in Division II. Bobby Kennedy of Caravel Academy posts strong marks in throws with a 176'2" discus and 57'0" shot. Kenneth Lumpkin's 48.20 victory in the 400 and a 7:55 run by their 4x800 meter relay propeled Christiana boys to the Division I state title. Delaware State Team Champions Division I: Christiana boys & Charter girls Division II: Milford boys & Tatnall girls DIAA State Championships Complete Results
It is sometimes difficult to watch everything that happens at a track meet but the roar from the crowd Wednesday evening at the Arizona State Meet made it apparent no one was not missing a thing as Chandlersenior Bryce Lamb approached the triple jump. (photo: Bryce Lamp in his final jump at the Arizona State Meet Wednesday evening)
The state of Georgia is certainly blessed with a great staple of high flying jumpers led by Raymond Higgs of Athens Christian, who won all three jumping events in the 1A division at the Georgia State Championships. Higgs was one of four athletes to clear over 7 feet on the day with a 7'2.25" clearance in the high jump to add to victories in the long jump (24'4") and triple jump (48'1"). The best individual performance in Thursday's events was produced by Miller Grove senior Stephen Hill in the long jump with a monster US #1 leap of 25'8.25". Hill's incredible mark is also a Georgia state record. Meet Page & Coverage on MileSplit US afffiliate GATFXC.com Day 1 Summary from MileSplit US affiliate GATFXC.com
Miami Jackson freshmen Robin Reynolds claimed four state titles on Friday at the Florida 3A State Championships in 100 meter dash (US #4 11.56), 400 meter dash (54.95), 200 meter dash (US #3 23.67), and long jump (19'4.75") to help lead her team also the state team title over Pine Forest. Top performer for the boys team champions from St. Thomas Aquinas was junior Cody Riggs, who clocked a US #3 time of 36.60 to win the 300 meter hurdles. A state meet record was set by Mike Vani with his 16'8" clearance in the boys' pole vault. Featured Story on Robin Reynolds More FHSAA 3A State Finals Coverage from MileSplit US affiliate flrunners.com
Photo by Tim Fulton A thrilling DMR on Thursday at the Loucks Games as Andrew Springer of Westerly (RI) anchored his relay with a 4:03.6 1600 meter split to overtake Western Albemarle (VA) and Tyler Stutzman at the very end for a US #1 10:01.13 win. Western Albemarle and Stutzman, who ran a solid 4:07 anchor leg, were a close runner-up at 10:01.87. Shelby Greany, fresh off her high school national record performance in the 2K steeplechase this past week, brought her team from behind with a 4:47.6 anchor split to give the Suffern (NY) girls the victory in US #1 11:49.46. Full story by Chris Hunt MileSplit US affiliate, ArmoryTrack.com, was on-site and will be providing photo galleries, video, and story soon. 42nd Glenn D. Loucks Game Meet Page & Coverage at MileSplit US affiliate ArmoryTrack.com
Photo by Tim Fulton Shelby Greany, a senior at Suffern High School in New York, took down Marie Lawrence's high school national record in the 2K steeplechase on Monday at the Cornwall Steeplefest with a 6:33.7 hand-timed performance. The steeplechase is an event which even the experienced steeplechasers start off a little rusty in their first races of the season, so the 2009 event debut for the defending Nike Outdoor Nationals champion makes the possibilities for her own steeplechase record to drop even further this spring. US #1 times were produced in both races as Colin Seidl, a 9:44 two miler from Sullivan West (NY), won the boys 3K steeplechase race in 9:25.2.
One looks like a Mack truck, the other like a Ferrari, each built to perform their selected task with the greatest efficiency... (Carlton Lavong photo by Tim Fulton, ArmoryTrack.com)
Louisville Women and Notre Dame Men Claim 2009 BIG EAST Outdoor Track And Field Titles --Notre Dame Defeated Louisville by Half a Point for Men’s Conference Title --
Justin Shirk, Central Dauphin, PA, throws the 3rd farthest jav ever, 235-03!! Tommy Viskari (NY) threw 241-11 and 236-00 in 1988.