Girl's 100m Hurdles 15-16, Finals 1 Jul 23, 2017

DURHAM, NC -- Western Branch (Va.) High rising junior Shadajah Ballard scored the second best sophomore performance in the 100m hurdles nationally at the Russell Blunt East Coast Invitational this weekend, producing a time of 13.51 seconds (+0.1). The time ranks No. 11 nationally. That was just her third outing under 14 seconds as a sophomore and fourth overall. She also logged the No. 10 best sophomore run in the 100m, crossing the finish in a personal best time of 11.68 seconds (-0.2). Within Virginia, that ranks No. 8 all-time in the event. Ballard, who repeated as the Russell Blunt 100m champ, recently finished 15th at the USA Junior Championships in the 100m and was second overall at the VHSL Group 5A/6A Championships, finishing in 11.84 seconds. Ballard is also the state's Group 6A champion in the 55m indoors. Related Links:National Sophomore 100m Hurdles RankingsNational Sophomore 100m Rankings

Ballard Takes State Record At Russell Blunt Invite in 100H! Jul 25, 2017

Western Branch sophomore, now junior, Shadajah Ballard used her last race as a sophomore the best way she could and used it to set the state sophomore record. She did so by hurdling a blistering 13.51 in the 100H at the Russell Blunt Invitational (NC) this weekend.