43rd Volunteer Track Classic Preview

The 43rd Volunteer Track Classic will take place Friday and Saturday at Tom Black Track. Over 1200 athletes from 12 states ( AL / GA / NC / SC / KY / VA / TN / FL / CONN / OH / IL / PA) and Canada. Competition will start Friday evening at 5PM and Saturday at 8 AM.

Meet Schedule can be found at: Click Here
Pre- Meet Performance Lists may be found at:


Athletes and dignitaries of interest:

1. Mr Jim Spier - Jim is the Director of The National Scholastic Sports Foundation and the meet director for the Nike Indoor and Outdoor National Scholastic Championships. Jim also pens a weekly list of the top five prep performances nationally for the internet home of high school track and field Dyestat.com

Athletes / Teams:
1. Sandy Roberts - Broughton HS (NC) - Sandy Roberts (senior) - 5 time NC HSAA State Champion (2004 Outdoor 3200, 2004 XC, 2005 Indoor 3200, 2005 Outdoor 3200, 2006 Indoor 3200), 2 time All-American (2005 Indoor 2-mile, 2005 Outdoor 2-mile), 2 time Footlocker XC National Finalist. Best Times - 4:08.7 (1600), 8:56.1 (3200). Attending Georgetown next fall. He will be running with a very fast Distance Medley team and the open 800

2. Paul Dunbar HS - KY
Laura Steinmetz was the 2005 AAA State Cross Country Champion
Janean Pressley was the 2005 AAA State Champion in the Triple Jump
4x100 meter relay was the 2005 AAA State Champion
4x200 meter relay was the 2005 AAA State Champion
4x200 meter relay was the 2005 AAA State Champion

3. Chris Rapp - Senior Mason HS (OH) - Tennessee signee - will run 3200

4. Fork Union Military Academy - (VA) - Brandon Caleb and Axel Mostrag. Both earned All
American honors at the Nike Indoor Nationals. Fork Unions Distance Medley Relay was second at the Nike meet by .03 to Saratoga Springs (NY). Mostrag was second in the 800 1:53.3 and Caleb was 6th in the triple jump

5. Smiths Station (AL) - Chris Bilbrew was the 2006 Indoor 6A Track champion in the 800 and the 400. He has a state leading time in the 800 of 1:52.0 The 3200 relay team are the 2006 Ga Coaches Invitational champion and meet record holders at 7:54.44. They are the 2006 Mobile Al Meet of Champion winners and the 2006 Mtn Brook Invitational champions and meet record holders in 7:54.13.

6. St Pauls HS (AL) - Angelica Howard – Alabama 5A Indoor State Champion in the Shot Put

7. Paul Krebs - Kettering Alter HS (OH) - Two time runner up Ohio state CC Championships

8. Evander Wells - Stone Mtn HS (GA) 100 / 200 -- Ran one of the fastest Indoor 200's in US during the Indoor Track Season - 21.51

9. Jaquelynn Coward - Knoxville West - National Indoor 60M hurdle Champion this past February in NY

10. Eric Pickle - Bearden HS - SP / Disc - Finished 6th at the NIke Indoor Nationals - SP

11. Mason HS (OH) - Angela Bizzarri, who has signed with Illinois. She has won 2 State XC titles and 3 State titles in the 3200 (PR - 10:41).

There will also be great match ups in the Boys 4x800 as Mountain Brook (AL) and Smiths Station (AL) go head to head in a dual of sub 8 minute 4x800's