Nuemann placed third in the javelin at the 2002 NCAA Championships for Iowa. The former two-time Canadian National Junior silver medalist looks to defend his Big Ten title along with a run at the NCAA Championship title this season.
Jeffrey Parker\'s Running Log
The course was the big talk of the weekend, not the actual competition. Quite possibly the slowest course many of the runners around the state will run on all fall as many were running as much a minute and a half or even more than two full minutes
Beach area runners Steven Walters of Green Run (15:58) and Natalie Sherbak of Kellam (19:29) post the top times of the day in winning the large school divisions. Sherbak\'s (pictured right, photo by John Herzog) efforts were not enough for Kellam (2nd
Christiansburg\'s Kristen Hagen (20:08) and Justin Hatch (16:25) post the fastest times of the day as Hagen wins the large school girls\' division and Hatch finishes second to Dusty Miller of Tennessee in the large school boys\' race. Marion earns
At the Brentsville Relays where they have each team run legs of 1.5 miles, C.D Hylton\'s Jemissa Hess posted the fastest split on the girls side of 8:53, just a second faster than Stonewall Jackson\'s Kristen Milot at 8:54. Forest Park\'s Bryce Iverso
Sylvester earned All-American in the 800 meters during the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2002 as a true freshman for Tennessee. Heading into the 2003 track seasons, Sylvester looks to make the competition even tougher in the SEC and NCAA.
Felicien is decorated with so many titles you can't keep a list without writing a book. The NCAA record holder in the 60m hurdles and 2000 Olympian for Canada looks to burn up the track even more heading into the 2003 collegiate seasons.
Janson was the US Junior Champion in the pole vault and earned All-American status indoors and outdoors in 2002 as a freshman for the Seminoles. Entering the 2003 season, Janson has set even bigger hieghts for herself.
As a redshirt freshman in 2001-02, Spiker came on the scene with strong finishes in his collegiate debuts. He finished 9th overall in cross country, was part of the second place indoor DMR and took 3rd in the outdoor 1500 meter final.
John Crews (pictured in blue jersey from Foot Locker 2001) returned to the place that made him breakthrough as one of the state\'s top distance runners two years as he returned to Hokie town to compete in the Virginia Tech Invitational this past Saturday.
Two of AA\'s best distance runners, Fauquier\'s Sarah Bowman (AA #1 ranked) and Warren County\'s Emily Harrison (AA #2 ranked) did battle in Winchester at the Judges Classic last Saturday as it was Bowman who turned out to be the victor with her stellar t
A large number of our state\'s top individuals and teams will making the trip down to Charlotte for this Great American Cross Country Festival to compete against the nation\'s best individuals and teams as well as have a great experience with many excitin
Rankings from the coaches cross country poll for September 25, 2002.
Anna Carpenter of Giles (19:06) and Ben Traynham of Floyd County (16:46) were the superior runners at the Maroon Tide Invitational with convincing wins of a Single A class majority field. Carpenter set a new course record, but her efforts were not
Harlan was an All-American in the decathlon last season for Rice and enters the 2003 campaign as the top ranked collegiate. On the brink of breaking 8,000 points, Harlan is well on his way for another solid year for the Owls
Kikaya is the 2002 SEC and NCAA Outdoor Champion in the 400 meters. A vital part of the 2002 NCAA Indoor National Championship team, Kikaya hopes to help lead Tennessee to another national championship run.
A list of teams competing at this weekend\'s Lee-Davis Invitational to be held at Pole Green Park.
Moore is the defending Big Ten Champion in both the 100 and 200 meters. She also earned All-America honors in the 100 meters at the 2002 NCAA Championships. Moore has even bigger plans for this season as well.
Bickett won the Pan Am Junior World title in the discus and also held the top collegiate mark in the nation heading into the 2002 NCAA Championships. She looks forward to another trip to the NCAA Championships this season.
Cantwell is a 5-time All-American in the shot put and currently holds the Big 12 conference record. Cantwell looks for more distance heading into his 2003 senior campaign and on into the USA Championships.
Michele Milner is a senior runner at Aiken High School.
The Winthrop University Invitational took place this Saturday in Rock Hill at the University Farm. Winthrop University hosted collegiate and high school teams.
Both Lake Braddock boys and girls took home wins at the Woodberry Forest Invitational this Saturday. Lake Braddock\'s very own, Kelly Swain (pictured left, photo by Lee Dick), won the girls\' race by a wide margin (19:51) over runner-up Beth Mahalak of
Along with winning the individual race at the Lake Fairfax Invitational in a time of 16:40, Bryan Buckland along with the help of his teammates, #5 ranked Westfield won their first invitational of the season with 42 points as James Scheiner (3rd, 16:53)
Atlee\'s Chris Clarke overtook Bayside\'s Mike Stoop (3rd, 16:26) and Hermitage\'s Cary Chaffee (2nd, 16:16) late in the race to pull away with the win to clock a personal best time of 16:09 on the Belvedere Plantation 5K course. The Atlee boys got stro
While the Virginia Tech Invitational was run at an odd distance of 4600 meters to make the times sound misleadingly fast, the performances were far from misleading as some of the state\'s best were victorious in Blacksburg. Rockbridge\'s John Crews bl
Two of AA\'s best distance runners, Fauquier\'s Sarah Bowman (AA #1 ranked) and Warren County\'s Emily Harrison (AA #2 ranked) did battle in Winchester as it was Bowman who turned out to be the victor today with her stellar time of 19:06 on the ch
Abingdon\'s Tommy Antenucci and Christiansburg\'s Justin Hatch have been battling it out this past month for bragging rights as the top distance runner in Southwest Virginia as they have encountered four times so far early this season (Run For The
Stepping into a team leadership role formerly held by Kara Scanlin is no easy task, but Robyn DeBenedet has transitioned very nicely from shadows to spotlight this year. Last weekend, she won the Ridgeview Invitational over some stiff competition and loo
23 teams are gathering to do battle at the Lake Fairfax Invitational this Saturday at Lake Fairfax with the majority of the schools from the Northern Virginia area as well as schools from D.C. and Maryland.
List of teams competing at the Judges Classic this weekend in Winchester.
Fork Union\'s Kippy Keino wins athlete of the week honors after his dominating win over Alex Tatu at the Fork Union Invitational.
Little attention or notice was given to St. Catherine\'s Katie Doswell heading into this cross country season and this past weekend\'s Fork Union Invitational. That all has changed with a matter of one race as Doswell edged out highly ranked Jessica Fanni
Cross country rankings as of September 18, 2002 as voted by the participating coaches of Virginia high school teams.
A list of teams competiting at the Virginia Tech Invitational this Saturday.
Columbia, S.C. ---The 2002 South Carolina cross country season is officially under way. On September 7, 2002 the South Carolina School For The Deaf and Blind hosted The Eye Opener. On September 14, 2002 the Coaches Classic meet at the Sandhills Research
The death of a former high school runner at Middlesex High School, John Lemons, comes as shocking news to all of us as it just seems as it was yesterday when he was with us. I was pretty crushed when I had learned that he had ceased to be in an email I re
Some great photos of some of the top runners at the Ridgeview Invitational including Sammy Vazquez, Enoch Nadler, Ashley Hopkins, and Robin Debenedet.
Pictures taken at the USF/Jesuit Invitational, including shots of Andy Biladeau, Kevin Lyons, Laura Bowerman, and Jessica Forrester (and lots more).
Pictures from the FSU Invitational of the leaders, including Ryan Deak, Herbie Thiele, and Anna Greskovich.
Familiar outcome from last year\'s meet as Fork Union\'s Kippy Keino sets a blistering early race pace with a 4:28 first mile as Thomas Dale\'s Alex Tatu tried to give chase, but Keino was too much to pull away with a course record (previous record 15:25)
The Great Meadows Invitational served as big test to see what two #1 ranked teams in the Thomas Jefferson boys and James Robinson girls and one #1 ranked individual, Jemissa Hess of C.D. Hylton, were made of. Well the outcome ended up with only the Thomas
Derrick Robbins (pictured left) has his second consecutive sub 16 clocking of the young season as he posts the top boys\' time of the meet with a 15:57 in the blue division. Daniel Howard (3rd, 16:29) and Andrew Stegmaier (4th, 16:33) lead defending AAA c
After running off course at last week\'s Newport News Invitational and possibly costing her an upset victory over Hickory\'s Jennifer Boyd, Norfolk Academy sophomore Ginna Ellis (pictured right) made sure this week she stayed on the course. Her team ventu
The Blue Demon Invitational featured a total of 15 teams in attendance. Immediately following the girl\'s JV race, arrived a huge storm which lasted for about 45 minutes and the meet had to delay for the lightening. Once the meet resumed the cours
Argubably one of the slowest and most challenging courses in the state at the James Wood Invitational, Fauquier\'s Sarah Bowman (20:15, pictured right) and Sherando\'s Ryan Foster (16:50) took on that challenge as they came away with dominating wins in Wi
The Oakton boys opened up their cross country in Maryland at the Mt. St. Mary\'s Invitational as they started off their season with a solid second place finish to Northwest, a top Maryland team (57-58). Leading the Cougars was race winner Kris Cruz wi
A list of the teams competing at the CNU Invitational this weekend in Newport News.
A list of teams competing at this weekend\'s Fork Union Invitational in Fork Union at the Hardy National Course.
The boys\' race in the A division at the Newport News Invitational was a very exciting one with Green Run junior Steven Walters and Denbigh sophomore Derrick Robbins. The two stayed relatively close to one another throughout the race, but it was Walters
At the Newport News Invitational, winning the girls\' race in the A division was Jennifer Boyd of Hickory, who broke away from Norfolk Academy\'s Ginna Ellis (18:40) and the rest of the field to win with a scorching early season time of 18:28 (7th fastest
After being lagued by injuries and adversity over the past two seasons, Ryder Leary opened the season with a bang at the Katie Caples Invitaitonal on Saturday. For his accomplishments, he has been named our first male athlete of the week.
Though she is often overlooked in a talented class of freshman girls, Jessica Forrester stands alone this week as our first ever Track Shack Girls Athlete of the Week.
Lots of movement in this week\'s rankings. Fort Defiance boys defeating Rockbridge, previously ranked #1 in AA and #3 in the entire state, at the Eastern Mennonite Invitational shook up things a bit in the AA and Cream of the Crop boys\' team rankings. Ot
The Great Meadows Invitational this Saturday at the non-state course has lined up a field that includes some of the state\'s best individuals and teams clashing in some early season showdowns.
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Pre-season favorites to win the AA boys crown, Rockbridge, suffered a major letdown at the Eastern Mennonite Invitational as they were narrowly upseted by unranked Fort Defiance 53-64.
The Newport News Invitational at Newport News Park turned out to be a very competitive meet with some of the best teams and runners in the state competing as they battled it out.
At last week\'s Run For The Hills Invitational Jefferson Forest\'s Cate Jackson (pictured left) and Christiansburg\'s Justin Hatch both finished third respectively as Dena Spickard of Marion won the girls\' race and Tommy Antenucci finished second in the
Released a day late to give coaches a day to include Monroe Parker Invitational results.
Last year, Jamestown\'s Jonna Reinhardt ran in the shadows of 4:13 1600m and 9:10 3200m runner Bryce Ruiz always. Well now that Ruiz has graduated and moved onto run at North Carolina State, it is Reinhardt\'s turn to step into the limelight, which he did
Going into the Chancellor Invitational with two runners that were rated as one of the state\'s top fifteen best in the cream of crop polls this past week with Kristin Novara of James Wood (#10 ranking) and Beth Fahey of Forest Park (#12 ranking), not much
The Monroe Parker Invitational served as an icebreaker for many of the top Northern Region teams and individuals on a hot and humid day in Fairfax at the 2.98 mile Burke Lake Park course. Some top teams and individuals opted not to run such as the Thomas
Just a few days after a successful start on the cross country season by Dena Spickard of Marion and Tommy Antenucci of Abingdon at the Run For The Hills Invitational, they continued that streak as both garnered wins at the Kingsport Optimist Invitational
Two of the state
The challenge of cross country is constantly pushing your limits. Run faster, race harder. On Saturday in the 2002 Shoney\'s Run for the Hills Cross Country Meet at South Holston Dam, Marion\'s Dena Spickard and Jamestown\'s Jonna Reinhardt rose to the ch