Virginia plays home to some of the top indoor competitors in the country.
And the season begins in earnest in the state this weekend in Hampton, Virginia, where the Real Deal High School Indoor Classic will kick off at the Boo Williams Sportsplex. The meet will feature 55 teams and over 1,200 athletes from multiple states over two days in Virginia.
You can watch the meet LIVE on MileSplit.
A year ago, 64 performances from this meet met MileSplit US First and Second Team elite standards, and many more should come again in 2018.
The biggest athlete expected to compete at the meet will be Southern Durham (NC) High School senior Khaleb McRae, who posted a 35.46 second 300m time from last year and a 1:05.80 500m.
The North Carolina athlete is a legitimate Division I athlete primed for a great future in track and field. A season ago, he posted top times of 34.87 in the 300m, 49.51 in the 400m and 1:04.01 in the 500m.
Along with McRae, Richmond Maggie Walker (VA) High School senior Adam Sachs will look to buoy a strong cross country season with PRs on the track. With an indoor 3200m PR of 9:48.00 -- which came at this meet last year -- Sachs will look to drop an even faster time.
And don't be surprised if you see the Loudoun Valley girls competing, either.
A group of four scored fast 3200m times at this meet last season.
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