Athlete Spotlight: Bobby Peavey Jan 19, 2009

Kellam's Bobby Peavey (pictured right by John Herzog) will be one of three Virginians competing at the Millrose Games next weekend in New York City. He was estatic when learning of the news he had been selected albeit at a crazy late hour. "I had a feeling I might get invited after Montgomery, but it didn't hit me until my coach texted me at 3 AM that I was actually going to Milrose. It feels amazing." The senior Peavey earned his trip to New York based off two swift times posted this past month in the one mile race at the Montgomery Invitational and most recently in a 1600 meter race at the Eastern Challenge held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He certainly has asserted himself early on in the indoor season as shown with a US #1 9:08 3200 meter performance in the December at CNU. Read more...

Eastern HS Challenge - Saturday Action Jan 17, 2009

NCRunners is on site today at the Eastern HS Challenge. Races begin at 9:00 am with all of the 55 meter heats and 55mH heats. Also many of the field events will begin at the 9:00 hour. Check out Friday night's highlights. Many of the distance races were held as well as the girl's pole vault. Results & other updates will be posted here throughout the day. You can also check out LIVE RESULTS. Finals *Huge shot by Kenneth Rowland of Northside(2A), breaking the 60' mark. He threw 60-04, US #3 *Wayne Davis II, SE Raleigh, ran 7.15, US #1. Justin Crawford, Ashbrook, was 2nd in 7.37. *Sherice Walker of Cummings ran 8.19, US #7. She also won the LJ in 18-09.50 *Sushannie Blake of NW Cabarrus in 7.06, US #2(tie). Stormy Kendrick of Forestview ran 7.11 for 2nd, US #5. *Dejor Simmons of Green Run(VA) won in 6.36, US #7(tie). Torrence Hunt from Jordan 2nd in 6.38, US #10. *Hicks from Thomas Edison in 5:16 for the 1600 *Bobby Peavey of Kellam(VA) won in 4:14. Alex Taylor of Providence and Steven Bollinger of Olympic clocked 4:24s *Sanura Eley-Oreilly of Jack Britt ran US #3 in 1:16.64. Becca Deloache of Myers Park ran 1:16.94, US #4, in the 2nd heat of the 500 *Breanna Staves of Leesville Rd. won the girl's high jump with a clearance of 5-2 *Stephen Hodapp of Butler won the pole vault with a new personal record of 15-02 *RJ Reynolds's Lamont Jackson won the boy's 500 in 1:06.95, US #13 *Logan Elliston of Western Alamance cleared 6-6 in the boy's HJ to win *Bobby Peavey of Kellam outran Alex Taylor of Providence in the 1000m, 2:33 to 2:35. Both times put them US top-20 *Marlena Wesh of Landstown(VA) broke her own meet record in the 300, 39.4?, US #2 *Lamont Jackson of Reynolds won the 300 in 35.02, US #5 *Lincoln Carr of Pine Forest jumped 23-03 to win the long jump, US #7 *Sherice Walker, Cummings, won her 3rd event of the day. She jumped 37-10 in the triple jump. *Aslynn Halvorson of Butler won the shot with a throw of 41-00.50, US #13 *Landstown(VA) won the girls 4x400 is just over 4:00 *West Charlotte's boys ran 3:27.78  

Eastern HS Challenge Preview (VA) Jan 16, 2009

Chantilly's Wes Sun has been vaulting at new heights this season with clearances of 14'6", 14'7", and personal best 14'8" at the FIT Invitational in late December to pose as potentially the #1 challenger to AAA state outdoor champion Allen Kelly of King's Fork. Sun will be vaulting this weekend at UNC. Photo by Ted Plunkett The scarcity of indoor meets in North Carolina and entry standards for the Eastern Challenge at UNC leads to a ridiculous amount of bogus and false seed times as shown by Landstown sprint star Marlena Wesh being seeded 15th in the 55 meter dash behind many inferior athletes as well as Nike Indoor All-American Curtis Campbell of Grassfield potentially not going to run in the fast section of the 500 meter dash because of false seeds ahead of him. But it should be all settled on meet day as both Wesh and Campbell should be some of the top performers from Virginia this weekend in Chapel Hill. Read more...

Eastern HS Challenge Boys Preview Jan 12, 2009

The Eastern HS Challenge brings in some of the best year in and year out. If previous years tell us anything, look for some of the winners here to be National Champions in March. Photo (Mark Keenan): Alex Taylor of Providence currently leads the state in the 1000 & 3200. He is also 2nd in the 1600. Look for him to have a big weekend.  

Eastern HS Challenge Girls Preview Jan 12, 2009

This weekend is the one and only indoor meet held in North Carolina and it's a big one. Teams from all over the state converge on Chapel Hill in order to get a feel for the track. The NCISAA holds the indoor state meet here every year. PERFORMANCE LIST Photo (Mark Keenan): Marlena Wesh of Landstown(VA) won the 300m dash last year and is back to defent her title.