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Amazing Anchors, Historic 2-miles Lead Day at NBN Jun 19, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Her teammates gathered around with a large piece of paper and a sly grin. She sat surrounded by reporters, dazed and still a bit confused at what just happened until she turned to recognize them.

Katherine Walker wins New Balance Nationals 5K title! Jun 18, 2010

Brooke Point senior Katherine Walker completed a late blooming and breakthrough final season of high school in grand fashion on the national stage by winning the girls 5000 meter run at the New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina. Walker entered the race with a personal best of 18:06 5K from cross country, but left the race with a huge PR of 16:57 to pull away from Foot Locker All-American Wesley Frazier (16:59) of North Carolina in the end. Also performing well in the event from Virginia with significant PR drops were Northside junior Erin Wheeler winning the slower section in 18:14, while Western Albemarle junior Mattie Webb just missed a sub 18 minute performance in eight place in the fast section at 18:00.88.   Logan Moore, a freshmen at Riverheads High School, won the freshmen 400 title in a time of 50.68 to drop sixth tenths of a second from his previous PR of 51.23. Moore just missed All-State honors at the Group A State Championships with a ninth place finish in the 400 meter dash. Skyline's Thomas Madden placed sixth in the freshmen mile race with a time of 4:27.06.   In emerging elite field event action, Fauquier senior John Billings won the boys discus with a mark of 156'8". Only a sophomore at Matoaca High School, Jamarian Bates hit a significant personal best leap of 23'1.25" to take runner-up in the emerging elite boys long jump, while Western Branch's Josh Marriner took fourth with a mark of 22'9.25". Atlee's Chris Pillow finished tied for fourth in the emerging elite pole vault at a height of 15'0.25", while Justin Dutton of Caroline and Nicole Harding of Western Albemarle cleared matching heights of 10'8.50" to tie for fifth in the girls' vault.   Day 1 Results MileSplit Meet Page with Coverage & Photos

Burcham's 4:15.10 - US#1 Freshman Mile at New Balance Outdoor Nationals Jun 19, 2010

Misses National Freshman Record by .03 Seconds     Photo by Lance McDaniel   Freshman Jacob Burcham from Cabell Midland entered the New Balance Outdoor Nationals with the fastest 1600m time for a freshman in the U.S. After his run today on the Irwin Belk Track in Greensboro, NC., he left no doubt that he is the top freshman mile runner in the nation. Burcham missed breaking the freshman mile record by .03 wth a time of 4:15.10. Burcham closed his last 400m in 62 seconds to take 2nd in his heat.   Flotrack Video of New Balance Nationals Boys Mile Burcham 4:15.10

Evan Vincent National Champ in RW/ Abbey Leonardi breaks all-time 2mile record 10:26.59 Jun 17, 2010

Check out the Maine athletes that are entered to compete in the New Balance Nationals on June 17-19th in Greensboro, NC   Day 2 Action saw Mainers earn 6 all-american awards including one national championship. Evan Vincent (Maranacook) won the 1600m racewalk. Abby Dunn (EL) was the runner-up on the girls side. Abbey Leonardi broke the all-time Maine record in the 2mile, finishing 4th in 10:26.59.   Day 1 Action: Henry Sterling (NYA) 15:17.77 5K wins heat 1 finishes 10th overall (Pictured left photo by Chris Mazzurco) Meet Schedule | Click headline to see results & race videos

New Balance Nationals: Walker, Mizereck win 5K races Jun 18, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Katherine Walker remembered crying last year when she failed to even make the Virginia state meet. She remembered when she talked to her mom, who told her that she could either commit, really commit, or hang her spikes up.

Amazing Anchors, Historic 2-miles lead Day at NBN Jun 19, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Her teammates gathered around with a large piece of paper and a sly grin. She sat surrounded by reporters, dazed and still a bit confused at what just happened until she turned to recognize them.

Freeman 11.27 Meet Record at New Balance Nationals Jun 18, 2010

Lake Wales junior Octavious Freeman continued her barrage on the record books, out to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that she is the fastest high school girl in the nation--and possibly ever.  She cruised to a 11.27 to win the finals--the exact same time she ran in the prelims earlier in the day--with plenty of padding to second.  Last weekend, Freeman beat professional athletes in training in 11.16.  The week before she ran a wind-aided 11.11 in New Mexico.  Other Florida action included Shelby Hayes 10:27.43 2 Mile, Eddie Lovett won the 110H of 13.61 with Roy Smith close behind in 13.84 for third (13.70 in prelims). Lindsey Enders vaulted 11-10 for a new PB. More inside...

Viney Finishes 10th in 400m Hurdles at New Balance Outdoor Nationals Jun 19, 2010

  Photo by Lance McDaniel   Double State Champion Cameron (Cam) Viney from Elkins placed 10th in the 400m hurdles at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals today at the Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A&T. The sophomore running in the 3rd heat posted a 53.78 and waited for the completion of all 6 heats to learn he made the top 10. Viney was 3rd in his heat.   New Balance Outdoor Nationals Flotrack Video of Viney's 400m hurdles  

New Balance Outdoor Nationals Day 1 Jun 17, 2010

MileSplit's Meet Page w/ Coverage   Official Meet Website w/ Information   Flotrack's Site w/ Live Feed & Videos   Start Lists   Preview: Thursday's events at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina will include two freshmen events and many emerging elite divisions with the only championship event in the 5000 meter run. The top athlete from Virginia in the 5000 meter run and likely only runner from the state with serious All-American aspirations will be Group AAA 3200 meter state champion Katherine Walker (pictured left by John Herzog). The Brooke Point senior ran a personal best of 10:30 for 3200 meters in her state meet victory and while look to make a significant drop on her 18:06 5K PR from the cross country to wrap up her high school career.   In the freshmen races, Skyline's Thomas Madden ranks among the top 10 ninth graders in the country with his 1600 meter PR of 4:23.62. Only two of those ranked ahead of him in the US will be racing against him in the freshmen mile in Greensboro with 4:18 1600 meter runners Sam Prakel of Ohio and Trevor Gilley of Texas. Locking up with Prakely and Gilley will be Madden's opportunity to end his first year of high school with a sub 4:20 mile and potential at a national title. Midlothian freshmen Sean Willard won this event at the indoor national meet in Boston, but is not competing while Chantilly's Sean McGorty earned All-American honors with a top 6 finish in that race and will be racing in Greensboro.   Notable names competing in Thursday's emerging elite division of the field events including Group AAA state indoor pole vault champion Eric Zwarcyz of Mills Godwin, Group AA state outdoor discus runner-up Jon Billings of Fauquier, Group AA girls pole vault state champion Justine Dutton of Caroline and runner-up Nicole Harding of Western Albemarle.   New Balance Outdoor Nationals Performance List: Boys - Girls

New Balance Nationals: Mizereck Wins 5K in 14:37 Jun 17, 2010

Thursday night in Greensboro, North Carolina Matt Mizereck capped off his stellar high school career with a national championship.  Miz closed with a great final lap to seal the victory over the star-studded crowd.  His time of 14:37.17 was a new personal best and five seconds off the meet record.  We are on site with continuing coverage of the New Balance Nationals all weekend.  Video interview with Matt, photos, and results are posted inside this article.

McVicker Places 13th in 5000m at New Balance Outdoor Nationals Jun 17, 2010

   Photos by Lance McDaniel   2010 West Virginia AAA 3200m outdoor State champion Dayton McVicker from Fairmont Senior placed 13th tonight at the New Balance Outdoor National Championship with a time of 15:26.90. McVicker ran in the fast heat and came through the 1600m with the lead pack in 4:43. After a strong 3200m time of 9:42, he fell off the pace during the early part of the 3rd mile. However, like a champion he gathered himself and finished strong. After the race, McVicker said he never felt comfortable and was having difficulty breathing in the hot and muggy weather. The junior said he planned to come back next year and give it another try.   New Balance Outdoor National Flotrack Video of McVicker's 5K     Open article for 5000m results and more. Hopefully, we will have some photos up soon.

NB Nationals: Walker, Mizereck win 5K's; Shen's Irving third Jun 18, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Katherine Walker remembered crying last year when she failed to even make the Virginia state meet. She remembered when she talked to her mom, who told her that she could either commit, really commit, or hang her spikes up.

NB Nationals: Freeman Wins Another Gold; Bevil, Graham Take Silver Jun 20, 2010

The third and final day of New Balance Nationals was another good one for Florida.  Octavious Freeman once again did her thing, accelerating away from the field during the final 50 meters to win her second gold of the weekend with a 23.24 200 Meter Dash (US #2).  Matt Bevil of Ft. Walton Beach bettered his PB, battling hard to a second place finish in 1:50.11--US #5 and All-Time #7 in Florida. Hugh Graham finished second in the 400 meters with a US#7 46.82.

New Balance Outdoor Nationals Day 3 Jun 20, 2010

Blacksburg girls set DMR national record! 11:31.26 They came in hoping to win – hoping. The national record seemed possible but not even Joanna Stevens’ best-case scenario worked out this good.   The Blacksburg (Va.) senior didn’t anticipate taking the stick all alone on the anchor lap and realizing that with a lap left, she would be racing the clock to become the fastest distance medley relay in nation history (Photo by Victah Sailer). Kathleen Stevens (3:31.56), Sarah Dorrell (58.97), Hannah Brown (2:12.61) and Joanna Stevens (4:48.14) won the DMR at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in 11:31.26 Saturday, breaking Warwick Valley’s 2008 record of 11:31.81.   Virginia's All-American/Top 6 Finishers on Saturday Girls DMR - Blacksburg - 1st, 11:31.26 *NEW NATIONAL RECORD* Girls High Jump - Chelsea Utley (Green Run) - 2nd, 5'8.50" Girls 4x100 - Western Branch - 4th, 46.79 Girls Long Jump - Nikki Nunn (Manchester) - 4th, 18'6" Boys High Jump - Philip Morris (Glenvar) - 5th, 6'8.75" Boys Long Jump - Renay Ransaw (Hampton) - 5th, 18'6" Boys Shot Put - Isaiah Simmons (Woodbridge) - 6th, 61'2" Girls Mile Run - Kathleen Lautzenheiser (Midlothian) - 6th, 4:52.44 Emerging Elite Girls 200 - Cassandra Jones (Granby) - 5th, 24.82 Emerging Elite Boys 4x400 - Blacksburg - 6th, 3:23.22

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