High School Week in Review March 1 - March 12

Bulldog Relays

Meet Results

Girls Highlights

Boys Highlights

New Balance Indoor Nationals

On-Site Coverage

NB Nationals: Forbes, Chariho and Hillhouse collect titles

The New Balance Indoor National Championships start Friday morning at the Armory in New York.  MileSplit New England will follow the accomplishments of all the athletes from the region and post updates as they become available. 

Jacob Burcham 3rd in Mile at New Balance

Jacob Burcham, a junior from Cabell Midland High School, completed a  great weekend of running by taking 3rd in the mile in 4:10.82 at the prestigious New Balance Indoor Nationals today The Armory Track & Field Center in New York, NY.

New Balance Indoor Nationals - VA Sunday Highlights

  Michael Cherry (Oscar Smith) - Boys 400m Dash - 3rd, 46.88 (VA #1 all-time) National High School Junior Class Indoor Record! Photo by Tim O'Dowd Quick list below of the All-American finishers from Virginia in the final day of the New Balance Indoor Nationals . More detailed meet summary of their performances and others from Virginia to come later on Sunday. Read more...    

NBIN 4x800s - Rhodes burns rubber, Stotans surprise

Brooklyn's Boys & Girls High School was right at home in New York City tonight at the Washington Heights Armory. The Kangaroos, long known for their success in the sprint relays (they are defending champs in the 1600 meter relay), notched a new title on their belt with an exhilarating come-from-behind win in the 3200 meter relay. 

New Balance Indoor Nationals - VA Saturday Highlights

Quick highlights and summaries of day two performances (primarily top 10 finishes) from Virginians at the 2012 New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City.   The Western Branch girls won their program's third national title in the shuttle hurdles in the past four years as the Lady Bruins bettered their own facility record time of 32.73 from one year ago in a winning performance of 32.31. With two of the faster performers in state history in the 55 meter hurdles between Group AAA state champ Taranisha Taylor and state runner-up Tiffany Ellick as well as depth beyond them, it was really on question if they could run a clean race in order to score another national title ring in the event. Averaging their time for four legs equates to roughly a 8.07 split each.   Read more highlights and performances by Virginians from Saturday at the New Balance Indoor Nationals

NBIN Boys 4xMile Wrap-up - An Island State Shocker

All morning, the buzz at the Armory around the boys 4 x mile was focused on two powerhouse programs that have dominated distance running in recent years. It was a two-horse race, the chatter went, and whichever favorite emerged – Shaker High School or New Jersey's Christian Brothers Academy – would also own a new national record. (Photo by Geoffrey Decker)

New Balance Indoor Nationals - VA Friday Highlights

No All-American finishes from VA in the championship events on Friday at the Armory, but Sophie Chase and the Lake Braddock girls gave it a great run but were just off a sub 12 minute time and school record in the DMR. (Photo by Don Rich)   Meet summaries and highlights of the top 10 finishers by Virginians in Friday's events at the 2012 New Balance Indoor Nationals. Read more...

Dante Price 2nd In Emerging Elite 60m Dash

Dante Price,a junior, from Jefferson High School out of Shenandoah Junction, West Virgina claimed 2nd in the emerging elite 60m dash Friday wth a persoal best time of 6.94 at the New Balance Indoor Nationals to be held at The Armory Track and Field Center.

Jordan Brown-Stobbe 5th in Emerging Elite 2 Mile

Jordan Brown-Stobbe, a senior, from University High School in Morgantown, WV, ran a personal best 9:27 in the Boys 2 Mile Run Emerging Elite at the 2012 New Balance Indoor Nationals. Brown-Stobbe has signed to run with Marshall University.

Dante Price Taking Talents to The Big Apple

Jefferson High School’s sensational speedster Dante Price, a junior, will take on another challenge this weekend in New York, NY in the 60m dash at the New Balance Indoor Nationals to be held at The Armory Track and Field Center on Saturday March 10, 2012.

The Next High School Dream Mile

On Sunday March 11, 2012 the next version of a high school dream mile takes place at The Armory Track & Field Center in New York, NY. Two of the biggest names in high school distance running, Edward Cheserek and Jacob Burcham, will lead a talented field in the Big Apple.

MileSplit XC Journal: Angel Piccirillo, Homer Center - Entry #11 - March 6th

Angel Piccirillo enters her senior season as one of the top distance runners in Pennsylvania, as well as the U.S. Bursting on the scene as a sophomore - Piccirillo won her first of two indoor state mile titles, first of two outdoor 1600 meter titles and first of two Penn Relays COA titles. So far in her senior year, she has added a second state title in AA cross country, and a Northeast Region title and 2nd Foot Locker Finalist qualifier.

Athlete Spotlight: Adam Visokay

Photo by Ryan Kelly Adam Visokay did not start taking running seriously until his junior year and the rest of Virginia is grateful for his late start or he would have left many more runners in his wake of his furious final lap kick at 3200 meters. After catching everyone off guard last indoor season with a surprise runner-up finish in the 3200 meter run, the UVA recruit Visokay has turned it on at the end when it matters each following season. With a sub 60 second last lap in last spring's VHSL Group AAA State Outdoor Championships, Visokay was able to run down the two pre-race favorites for his first state championship in a 9:09 PR. This fall, Visokay ran for team instead of individual glory for much of the season with one of the top ranked cross country teams in Virginia. However, after a second place team finish and third place individual finish at the state cross country meet behind two eventual Foot Locker finalists in Ahmed Bile and Sean McGorty, Albemarle coach Buz Male let his star runner loose at the NIke Cross Nationals Southeast regional in Cary, North Carolina. Visokay unleashed a 5K PR of 15:10 at the Southeast Regional to place second and earn the trip to Oregon for the national race. In Portland, Visokay showed that he had another level of performance or gear in him as he placed 10th (15:37) in a field including many of the nation's best distance runners to rival the top 15 performances by McGorty and Bile at the Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego. This weekend at the New Balance Indoor Nationals, Visokay once again gets an opportunity to measure up against the nation's elite at the two mile distance following a second state title in his high school career with a 9:15 3200 PR run at the indoor state championships on February 25th. MileStat.com interviewed Visokay, the two-time state champion at 3200 meters, prior to his indoor nationals race.

Coach editorial: The push for indoor track

Since my running days at Furman, I have been fascinated by running on the oval of an indoor track.  The short fast races, the quick tight turns, the sound of the starter’s pistol echoing off the walls and ceiling, and the opportunity to compete during the winter months was an exciting time in my life.  When I started coaching, I wanted my athletes to have the same experiences, so I would take many of them off to Knoxville or Clemson or Johnson City or anywhere close where other high school athletes would compete against us.  The idea of new, indoor school records, traveling to new cities in a different venue, and much better performances in May brought many athletes out for track and field that may never have come out before.  But rules in South Carolina were either changed or more strictly enforced and the opportunities to do these meets started slipping away. 

Athlete Spotlight: David Johnson

  Photo by Andrew Kicinski   Coming from a family of great jumpers including his father as one of his coaches and his older brother Anthony as high school outdoor nationals champion and older sister Joyce as a past Group AA state champion, David Johnson had to leap in some big footsteps with his accomplished family name at Charlottesville High School. Next weekend at the New Balance Indoor Nationals, Johnson is attempting to match his brother and add another national title ring for the Johnson household. "It's been great to try and mirror his accomplishments," said David speaking of his brother Anthony. Something that he took away from his big bro, "He always wanted to improve. He was one of those guys who didn't mind learning a lesson here and there with a bad meet." The current #2 ranked triple jumper in the United States this indoor season with a season best mark of 49'10.25", Johnson is excited about competing in his third high school national meet. "Looking to do some big things and represent Virginia." Johnson was a surprise finalist last year and finished 8th at the 2011 New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City after having the best mark from the first flight. MileStat.com interviewed the two-time Group AA state triple jump champion and Virginia state indoor state leader as he preps for the indoor nationals.

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Colorado's Best Indoor Schedule Ever

Indoor track and field has been growing in Colorado the last few years. A growing schedule of meets is attempting to keep pace with the demand. Colorado Track XC file photos.

Videos

Caela Williams, EE MR 56.67 Alex Moran, EE MR 4:17.19 Grosse Point (Mich.) girls DMR interview Notre Dame (Pa.) girls second in DMR
Daniel Lennon wins 5K Strath Haven (Pa.) girls 5th in DMR Erin Finn (MI), National Champion - 5000 16:19.69 Haley Pierce (DE), 5000 Runner-up 16:31.86
Edward Cheserek (NJ), 4:07.5 DMR anchor Brianna Nerud (NY), 5000m 3rd place 16:43.56 Dustin Wilson (PA), 5000m 4th 14:55.09 Tori Gerlach, 5000m 7th 17:00.54
Brendan Shearn, 5000m 8th 15:06.23 Chariho 4xMile NR team Shaker boys 2nd in 4xmile Tatnall (DE), US#2 AT 20:00.97 4xMile
Liverpool SMR anchor leg Zavon Watkins Hillhouse (Conn.) girls win SMR Saratoga Springs (NY), Girls 4xMile runner-up 20:16.23 Tatnall (DE) coaching staff
Jacob Blankenship (OH), boys pole vault champ - 17-00 Braheme Days wins shot, 68-10.75 Boys&Girls 4x800 Fayetteville-Manlius (NY), 4x800 Champs - 8:58.18
Cherokee (NJ), Boys 4x800 Runner-up 7:43.64 Kyle Felpel (PA), Boys Shot Put Runner-up 60-06.50 Pennridge (PA), Boys 4x800 6th 7:45.93 Avana Story (GA), girls Weight Throw 63-01.50
Carmen Carlos Interview Dana Giordano Aldrich Bailey (TX) 21.07 in 200 Ariah Graham (NC), girls 400m 53.95
Boys & Girls (NY), boys 4x400 3:16.78 Brianna Nerud (NY), girls Mile 3rd 4:45.29 Destiny Gause (OH), girls 200 dash 23.82 Chris Williams (PA), boys 60 Hurdles 7.77
Dondre Echols (MD), boys 60H 2nd 7.71 Emma Keenan (PA), girls 800 6th 2:10.33 Garden City (NJ), girls 4x400 2nd 3:47.49 Imani Brown (PA) boys TJ 48-10.75
Leshon Collins (DE), boys 60 3rd 6.76 Trenton (NJ), boys 4x200 1:28.46 Zavon Watkins (NY), boys 800 Runner-up #3 AT 1:50.11 McDonogh (MD), girls 4x800 8th 3:52.85
Wakefield (NC), girls 4x200 1:36.35 Ajee Wilson Hannah Meier Ben Malone
Carla Forbes Triple Jump Champion (42' 5.25) Najee Glass Jacob Burcham Brad Nye
Ellie Gonzalez Eric Futch and Leshon Collins Angel Piccirillo Mary Cain
Michael Cherry Boys 60m Freshman Heat 2 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Boys 400m Freshman Section 3 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Boys 2 Mile Section 1 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012
Girls 800m Section 1 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Girls 60m EE Heat 1 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Boys 60m EE Heat 3 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Boys 2 Mile EE Section 3 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012
Boys Mile EE Section 1 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Boys 4x400m EE Section 4 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Girls Sprint Medley EE Section 6 - New Balance Indoor Nationals Boys 4x400m EE Section 3 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012
Girls Sprint Medley EE Section 6 - New Balance Indoor Nationals Boys 4x400m EE Section 5 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Girls Sprint Medley EE Section 5 - New Balance Indoor Nationals Boys 4x400m EE Section 1 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012
Girls Sprint Medley Section 1 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 201 Girls 5000m Section 1 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Boys 5000m Section 1 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Boys 5000m Section 2 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012
Girls 60m Hurdles EE Heat 1 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Girls 60m Hurdles EE Heat 7 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Boys 60m Hurdles EE Heat 1 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Boys 60m Hurdles EE Heat 2 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012
Boys 60m Hurdles EE Heat 5 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Boys 60m Hurdles EE Heat 6 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Girls 60m EE Heat 1 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Girls 60m EE Heat 2 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012
Girls 60m EE Heat 4 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Girls 60m EE Heat 5 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Girls 60m EE Heat 5 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Girls 60m EE Heat 6 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012
Girls 60m EE Heat 7 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Girls 60m EE Heat 8 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Girls 60m EE Heat 9 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Boys 60m EE Heat 1 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012
Boys 60m EE Heat 2 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Boys 60m EE Heat 4 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Boys 60m EE Heat 5 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Boys 60m EE Heat 3 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012
Boys 60m EE Heat 6 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Boys 60m EE Heat 7 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Boys 60m EE Heat 8 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012 Boys 60m EE Heat 9 - New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012

Girls Highlights

Boys Highlights

Shelby County Jamboree

On-Site Coverage

Shelby County Jamboree

Those of us who love the sport of Track & Field are all anxious for this time of year to start.  This past Saturday at Southwind high school, several West TN high schools enjoyed a nice sunny day for the first big meet of the season.  Since this was a pre-season scrimmage style meet, nobody was too concerned about seeing great performances or going up against a full slate of athletes.  But if this is any indication how the season will start, a large meet, sunny day, and great performances, then the 2012 Track & Field season is going to be a good one for sure! 

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