25 images are now online for viewing only from the Pre-Region 1-2A meet, held March 30 at Crescent High School.
Virginia is very fortunate to have three of the nation\'s top triple jumpers in seniors Angela Jenkins of Buffalo Gap, Queen Harrison of Hermitage, and Nakeisha Wineglass of Hayfield. Wineglass might be the most underrated between the three as Jenkins is known as one of Group A\'s greatest track athletes, while Harrison has been in the spotlight since she was a sophomore. The Northern Region is usually not well known for its jumpers as the track-rich Eastern Region usually takes the cake in that area, but Wineglass has not let her geographic isolation from the rest of the state\'s best keep her from winning two indoor state titles and two All-American honors including a national runner-up performance earlier this month at the Nike Indoor Nationals.
Keith Graham is a senior at West Ashley High School. Graham started to compete in track and field last season. During the 2005 season the Wildcat finished first in the long and triple jump at the State Track and Field Championships.
48 images are now online for viewing only from the Tri-County Spring Games, held March 30 at West Ashley High School.
The Milligan College men\'s and women\'s track and field teams had a successful showing with 11 top five finishes and five wins as the host team at the Milligan College Open Wednesday at Johnson City\'s Liberty Bell Track and Field Complex.
Kaylyn Christopher of Preston High, eclipsed the WV all-time mark in the 3200m run. Christopher\'s time of 10:56.12 eclipsed the all-time mark set by Rachel Buser of Berkeley Springs (10:57.43). Though state records can only be broken at the state meet, Christopher also ran much faster than the 3A State Record of 11:06.04 (Holly Hunter of East Fairmont in 1999).
48 images are now online for viewing only from Saturday\'s portion of the Clemson Relays.
The ?world?s fastest 8k? will move from Green Acres Shopping Center on Eastman Road to J. Fred Johnson Stadium on Fort Henry Drive. The 8k runners will run a very similar figure-8 course as the old course, and return to finish inside the stadium.
The All-MileStat.com Team selections are now completed with the girls\' team following up the boys\' team that was posted on Sunday. While the majority of the selections were very tough as many great athletes were left off the elite list, there was certainly one no-brainer selection for athlete of the year. Two national records and a national championship are helpful in separating one athlete from the rest.
16 images are now online for viewing only from the Wake Forest Open, held March 24-25.
16 images are now online for viewing from the 49er Classic, held March 16-18 in Charlotte.
Franklin Road Academy senior Russell Rodewald will be running for Massachusetts Institute of Technology \"Engineers\" Track and Cross-Country program next year.
48 images are now online for viewing only from Saturday\'s portion of the Clemson Relays.
The All-MileStat.com Indoor Track Boys Team has been selected. Awards given out were athlete of the year, sprinter of the year, distance runner of the year, jumper of the year, vaulter of the year, thrower of the year, most improved athlete of the year, and freshmen of the year. All-MileStat.com first, second, and third teams were also given out to each indoor track event. No athlete was selected in more than one event. Girls team will be posted by the latest Tuesday.
Near the season\'s mid-point, Orlando Evans leads the boys, while Miami Northwestern has command over the girls.
Our previous two sections described the advantages of buying a serious running shoe, foot types and the down and dirty details on midsole cushioning. Now, we
Herbert Glaze (Beaufort) and Kenneth Fitzroy Sandiford (C.A. Johnson, Allen University, Voorhees College) were inducted into the SCTCCCA Hall of Fame at the Coaches Classic on March 25.
189 images are now online for viewing only from the Coaches Classic meet.
Full race footage from several races at the Holy Trinity Elite Classic, including Ashley Brasovan\'s 3200 win in 10:36.
Weekend Highlights: It was cold, damp, cloudy... and basically a great day for ducks and distance runners. But for sprinters and jumpers, it was a day to be careful with hamstrings and not risk the season on an early meet. But that didn\'t stop two sprinters from earning Track Athletes of the Meet at the 22nd Pennsylvania Track Classic @ Plymouth-Whitemarsh... as Ryann Krais of Methacton and Kenneth Talley of Simon Gratz dominated their events, as did Erin Hannon of Bradford, who set the only meet record on the day. The West Chester Henderson girls showed their depth in relays with three top four finishes at the PTFCA Indoor State Championships... and simply picked up where the left off in their first outdoor meet at the Phoenix Relays @ Phoenixville HS... taking the 4x100 in 50.16, the 4x200 in 1:47.44, the 4x400 in 4:05.99, the Sprint Medley Relay in 4:34.11, and the Distance Medley Relay in 12:56.32. At the Brother Jerome Invitational @ Saint Basil, Archbishop Prendergast and host Saint Basil dominated the relay part of the meet, with Basil taking the 4x800 in 9:58.9 and the DMR in 13:03.3; and Prendie winning the 4x200 in 1:39.5 and tying Bishop McDevitt in the 4x100 at 52.4. The host Liberty girls captured six of the contest on both the track and in the field events at the \"Pop\" Emrey Warm-Up Relays @ Liberty HS to take the team title with a whopping 174 points. It mattered not that the Strath Haven girls were competing in the small school division at the Chichester Relays @ Chichester HS. They would have won six of the track/field relays in either division. As it was, they captured a whopping 11 of the events in Division II, six on the track and five in the field.Over 900 pix for the PA Track Classic now on. Please send results for other meets listed below.
Virginia has an All-American in the weight throw? But the weight throw is not even contested in Virginia! However, that is the case as E.C. Glass senior Mike Zajac went against the odds to place fourth at the Nike Indoor Nationals two weekends ago. After securing his first individual state title in the shot put to help lead Coach Mike Anthony\'s E.C. Glass boys to the Group AAA state indoor team title, Zajac is looking forward to his final high school outdoor track season this spring. It is in discus throw, an outdoor-only throwing event, that Zajac shines the most, but he has yet to earn a state title in the event to show for it. The University of South Carolina bound senior from Lynchburg would nothing better than to take his 181\'2\" discus best further to an outdoor state title.
The SCTCCCA, South Carolina Track and Cross Country Coaches Association, released a news update earlier today about Coaches Classic, State Track and Field Meet, and Class 4A qualifying procedures.
The West Chester Henderson girls go 10-for-10 in medals with their 3-for-3 relay medal performance at PTFCA States on Feb 25. And that could mean more great things this spring.
Quietly, Catherine White of Northside is becoming one of the greatest female distance runners ever to come out of the state of Virginia. While the junior from Roanoke certainly has been overshadowed just within her own classification at Group AA prior to this year with the likes of national champion miler and 800 meter run Sarah Bowman, a national runner-up performance at the Nike Indoor Nationals two mile two weekends ago certainly showed she is now the crown jewel of the Virginia distance running scene. A two-time state cross country champion and a Foot Locker All-American this past December, White has taken her running to another level this track season with two Group AA state meet record breaking performances earlier this month. One of the records belonged to Miss Bowman of Fauquier, the nation\'s high school track athlete of the year last spring and national record holder at 1000 meters. The other belonged to Shannon Saunders, who starred at Jefferson Forest and now currently runs at James Madison University where she has qualified for NCAA\'s on multiple occassions. With an outdoor season and full senior season to go, White has the opportunity to join an elite class of Virginia distance greats and surpass quite a few as well.
76 photos from Saturday\'s big race in Jacksonville.
44 images are now online for viewing only from the Outback Classic, held at Summerville HS.
35 images are now online for viewing only from the Golden Corner Invitational, held at Seneca HS.
98 images are now online for viewing only from the Trojan Relays, held at Northwestern HS.
These rankings were calculated by scoring the elite performances rankings list 20-deep. 1st place received 20 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 20th place.
I thought some of you might find this interesting....find below a comparison of distance results from this past weekends championships: (Note: the NAIA also contested the 600m, 1000m, 3000m run which might have watered down performances in the 800m, Mile, 5k a little).
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Amazing Krais, and other PA surprises at NIN. Some champions won. Others fought through pain and disappointment, which in itself, is victory. All deserved to be there. All will excel in the future... the stories of the girls Pentathlon, boys 400, girls Mile, and boys 4x400 from a PA view. (photo of Brehanna Jacobs by PennTrackXC.com)
NIN Podcasts: Interviews from Nike Indoor Nationals with Ryann Krais and her coach Rob Ronzano; Lindsay Dolan; Sarah Morrison; Reggie Carter, and Harrisburg Assistant Coach Keith Edmonds
Milligan College senior Chris Wright (Ocean City, Md.) ran 8:31.66 to finish sixth in the 3,000 meters at the NAIA National Indoor Track and Field Championships held this weekend at the Memorial Center at East Tennessee State University. With his top six finish, Wright also earned All-American honors and set a new Milligan record and beat his previous personal best from 2004.
The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) named its regional award winners for the 2006 indoor season on March 9, 2006. Coaches voted in the respective Division I, Division II and Division III categories. National winners will be announced later this week. (Click on the title to read about Candace)
Jamall Parker became King College\'s second All-American at the 2006 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships. Jamaal finished 6th in the triple jump with a leap of 48 feet 11 inches, an improvement of 19.5 inches over his previous best.
Former West Virginia University National Champion, Megan Metcalfe, took first place in the 6K NACAC (North America/ Central America/ Caribbean Cross Country Championships). Click on the title for more.
Clemson sophomore Mitch Greeley earned All-American honors in the pole vault at NCAA D-I Indoor Nationals with an eighth place vault of 17-06.50.
Westside Quick Striders Track Club captured the 4x55-meter girls shuttle hurdle relay title at Nike Indoor Nationals in 33.08 seconds.
Cornelius Harvin is a senior at Ridge View High School. Harvin is looking to focus on the 1600-meter run this track and field season.
The 2006 edition of the Nike Indoor Nationals was a meet filled with outstanding performances that the state of Virginia had a large role in contributing to. In particular, the lone national record that was broken in meet came from Bethel senior Francena McCorory as she broke a 400 meter national title that was set on one of the fastest 200 meter banked tracks in America at the New York Armory. However, McCorory did not let an unbanked 200 meter track surface found at the Prince George County Sports and Learning Complex deter her from shattering the mark set in 2002 by Sanya Richard at 52.10. Her time of 51.93 was by far the greatest performance of the meet and to many respected long-time members of the track and field community as one of the greatest high school races of all time. McCorory\'s time of 51.93 would have won the NCAA Division I Championships in the event this weekend. Even without McCorory\'s performance, Virginia was looking pretty with an impressive medeal count of seven national titles and 13 national runner-up performances to go along with many more top six All-American honors.
Candace Swann and John Paul Blankenship earn All-American designations today at the NCAA DII Indoor Track and Field Championships held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston Massachusetts. Click on the title for more.
Event-by-event breakdown of this weekend\'s events.
Their names are glittering. They\'re big-time achievers. They\'ve put their special talents on display in competitions all over the nation, and many have excelled in international action, too.
Seaver finishes fourth in pentathlon. Competing in only his second pentathlon ever Justin Seaver scored personal bests in four of the five events on his way to a 4th place finish.
The Milligan College women
The National Training Center will be hosting the NACAC (North America/Central America/Caribbean) Cross Country Championship this weekend at the world class Track and Field Complex located in Clermont, Florida.
Christian Nash is a senior hurdler at Dorman HS. Nash recently competed at the Greenville-Spartanburg Relays.
45 images are now online for viewing from the Father Kelly Classic, held March 4 at Bishop England HS.
173 images are now online for viewing only from the GSP Relays, held at Dorman HS on March 4.
When life throws this kind of crap at you, what are you gonna\' do?
The Bethel girls won their fifth consecutive Group AAA state track team title (indoors and outdoors) under the guidance of senior Francea McCorory, who won three individual state titles in the 55, 300, and 500 meter dashes. It was a battle of the Bruins this weekend as the Lady Bruins of Bethel were able to withstand a serious challenge from Lady Bruins of Lake Braddock. Meanwhile, a slew of teams seemed to be in the boys\' title hunt through the two days of competition, but it was E.C. Glass of Lynchburg that came out on top as they were led by two individual state champions in seniors Mike Zajac in the shot put and Carlton Phipps in the 500 meter dash. Four meet records were set to highlight the two day event.
Region III walked away with the majority of the hardware at the Group AAA as the Blacksburg girls and Heritage boys represented the region well as team champions of the meet. Region III also had the most event winners with 13 among the 30 total events. A total of eight new state meet records were set as Northside junior Catherine White set two of them with wins in the 1600 (4:53.24) and 3200 (10:40.10) meter races.
Bishop England hosted 13 schools in the third annual Father Kelly Classic March 4 in Charleston at the Carl E. Poole Memorial Track complex.
Listing of the top performances by Milligan athletes leading up to the 2006 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships
In our last installment of this series we looked at running shoe design and your feet. This time around we
Recently I have been giving the athletes in my squad a fair bit of varied pace training, it has been quite effective and they have been enjoying the sessions. I got some of these ideas from someone who trained with some Kenyan athletes a few years ago, he was surprized just how easy it was to do the same time as them during a session of 7 x 900m reps.
Bryan College added another area athlete to its men\'s roster when they signed Walker Valley High standout Caleb Morgan. Morgan was named to the Chattanooga Times Free Press Cross Country All Area Second Team for 2005. He holds school records in the 800 and 1600 meter runs for the Mustangs. Earlier this winter he set an indoor personal best with a 4:38.70 mile at the Niswonger Invite held in Johnson City, TN.
Toma Walker is a senior at Stratford High School. Walker finished first in the Class 4A State Championship 800-meter run last season in 1:59.27.
These rankings were calculated by scoring the elite performances rankings list 20-deep. 1st place received 20 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 20th place. The elite performances are taken from the 2005 season. This is just a starting point for the season. We will update the rankings weekly (biweekly at minimum),Starting the week after March 13th. To make the rankings reflect the true performances, we ask that meet results be sent in as soon as posable.
These rankings were calculated by scoring the elite performances rankings list 20-deep. 1st place received 20 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 20th place. The elite performances are taken from the 2005 season. This is just a starting point for the season. We will update the rankings weekly (biweekly at minimum), Starting the week after March 13th. To make the rankings reflect the true performances, we ask that meet results be sent in as soon as posable.
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division II Men
In the week leading up to the marathon, my main focus was just to run easy and make sure my legs were fresh going into the race.
My name is Stephen Sykes. I am an alumnus of Dorman High School and currently a freshman at N.C. State University. This is a recounting of my training for the Myrtle Beach Marathon.