Photos taken by Brandon Miles from the 2008 Volunteer Track Classic held Friday and Saturday, April 18th and 19th in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Most results posted: Still need Moon Mixed, East Allegheny PHOTO GALLERIES: Friday's Butler by Carl Strub | Shippensburg | Great Valley (coming) SUMMARIES: SHIP MEET STORY NOW POSTED | Chanelle Price's NY race story by Chris Hunt (Photo by Derek Alvez) VIDEOS: | Ship videos by Run Like A Champion of the AA/AAA Boys 800-AAA Girls 800-AA/AAA Boys 400-All four 1600's Chanelle Price made a huge statement at the New York Relays, winning the 800 in a US#1 time of 2:03.98. At the Shippensburg Invite, Neely Spence used the meet to run a US#2 1600 in 4:48.51. She also wins the 800 in a meet record time of 2:15.38. Andrew Petula high jumps 6-11. Perez wins the jav with a throw of 199-9, Shirk 2nd in 199-3. Chris Aldrich ran the 2000 meter steeplechase in 6:09.18. Juan Steward won the 400 in 48.37 and the 200 in 21.90. In Hermitage soph Fawn Miller threw a US#1 Jav of 152-10. At the CB West Relays Council Rock North ran a US#3 4x800 of 9:20.3. Germantown Friends ran a US#2 time of 7:47.5. At the Butler Invite Tyler Watts and Peter Overare were 1-2 in the 100, 10.80 and 10.90. TJ Hobart won the 1600 in 4:20.00. Dan Kwiatkowski won the shot in 61-11. Ryan Schliecher won the jav with a throw of 201-09. Photo of Friday Boys' Action at the Butler Inv by Carl Strub At the Bald Eagle Invite Lewisburg stole the show with wins in the 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 4x1, 4x4, and 4x8. At Thursday's Karl Hankton Relays at Valley Forge Military Academy, Penn Charter set two meet records in the track relays, running 1:31.1 in the 4x200, and 3:25.5 in the 4x400. Chestnut Hill Academy nipped Haverford School by just .6 in the 4x100, clocking a 44.4. On Friday at the Mount Carmel Invitational, Brent Clauser, Pottsville, broke the 19-year-old record at the Mt. Carmel Invitational in an official FAT time of 1:58.02. At the Glasgow DE Invite, Garnet Valley senior Shane Eachus won the 110 and 300 hurdles. Teammate Andrew Smith captured the 800 in under two. Bristol's Dave Cuevas was over 50' in the shot put. At the Kane Invitational, D.J. Horton cleared 15' in the pole vault for the home squad. Punxsutawney's Laybn won the 100 and 200. Bradford's Tyree Bennett was quick in the 110 and 300 hurdles, And Northern Potter's David Cobb leapt 21-5 in the long jump and 43-3.25 in the triple jump. At the Latrobe Wildcat Inv, Norwin senior Dave Forina and Penn-Trafford senior James Gnecco went 1-2 in the 800 in 1:56.46 and 1:57.58, respectively. Kiski Area's Brett Gunn won the horizontal jumps. Connellsville's Rodney Richter took the shot and discus. And Josh Vick, Kiski Area, sent the jav 194-5. At the Cal Track Carnival, Albert Gallatin junior Anthony Stevenson was a triple individual winner, taking the long jump at 20-7.25, winning the 100 in 11.39, and clearing 6-6 in the high jump. At the Washington-Greene County Coaches Meet, Canon-McMillan swept the team competition. The boys' team was led by Jeravin Matthews, who won four individual events, the 100. 200, 400 and long jump. At the Hilltopper Inv in Chardon OH, Fairview took 2nd in the boys competition and 4th in the girls'. Samuel Havko won the 800 and 1600. Both 4x400's took 1st. At the Mount Carmel Invitational, Brent Clauser, Pottsville, broke the 19-year-old record for 800 meters at the Mt. Carmel Invitational in 1:58.02. Selinsgrove swept the team titles. At the Beaver County Championships at Riverside (Ellwood City), Riverside's Jerrin Brandon won the javelin and the discus. Freedom's Ashley Adams won the shot and discus. Blackhawk won the girls' title, and Riverside took the boys' and combined. At the Leonard Stephan Classic, Vince McNally of Conestoga Valley got in some speed work with a 1:57.98 800 in preparation for his Penn Relays' mile this week. Reading's boys owned the sprint relays, with their top speedster Romar Mayne of Reading winning the 200 and taking 2nd in the 100 at 11.23, the same time awared to winner Kyle Fisher of Cocalico. Muhlenberg's Tyrell Ellison won the long and triple jumps. Devan Coon, Schuylkill Valley, won the 400 and posted the fastest 200 of the day in the prelims in the 200, but did not run the finals. Aubrie McAlpine, Daniel Boone, won the 200 final and the 100. At the Spartan Invitational @ Hughesville HS, 4/19 Spartan Invitational @ Hughesville HS, Montoursville's Tesa McKibben won four individual events in strong fashion, including the long jump (17-5.50), the triple jump (36-5), and both hurdles. Teammate Keenan Michael sailed through the 110 hurdles, winning, in 14.82. He also captured the 200.
Results from around the country keep pouring in and what we've seen so far is mighty impressive. Numerous U.S. top five marks have been established this weekend, starting with Chanelle Price's (PA) big 2:03.98 800m win at the New York Relays Saturday. Following Price's lead, Jacquelyn Coward (TN) (pictured left by Brandon Miles) ran the most impressive hurdle double of the season by winning the 300m hurdles in 41.26 and 100m hurdles in 13.11w at the Volunteer Classic at the University of Tennessee. Read what else took place this weekend. Boys Weekend Top Performances - Roman Holmes (CO) soars 24-05 LJ, 47-03 TJ at Littleton (CO) - Maurice Mitchell (MO) goes 10.40 for 100m at Kansas Relays - Michael Shaw (OH) wins 100m dash in 10.39w at Tennessee - Chris Derrick (IL) runs 8:48.9 for 3200 at Downers Grove (IL) - Germantown Friends (PA) goes 7:47.50 4x8 at CB West Relays - Kenny McClain (FL) runs 37.21 for 300m hurdles in FL - Dan Block (IL) throws 199-08 discus, 63-05 shot put in IL - James White (MO) high jumps 7-00 at Kansas Relays - Kevin Williams (CO) runs 9:02.29 to win 3200m in Kansas Girls Weekend Top Performances - Anna Jelmini (CA) tosses discus 183-11 in CA, U.S.#4 all-time - Karen Shump (PA) throws shot put 47-09 at Great Valley Relays - Kelly McNamee (WA) leaps 5-10 to win high jump at Pasco (WA) - Neely Spence (PA) U.S.#2 4:48.51 at 1600m, 2:15.38 800m in PA - Megan Frausto (TX) leaps 19-03.5 to win long jump at Kansas Relays - Chanelle Price (PA) runs 2:03.98 for 800m at the NY Relays - Jacquelyn Coward (TN) goes 41.26 300mH, 13.11w 100mH in TN - Roxi Grizzle (KS) throws javelin 163-11 at Kansas Relays, U.S.#7 A-T - Emily Sisson (NE) wins 3200m at Kansas Relays in 10:25.42
This year is the 45th year of the Volunteer Outdoor Track Classic. This meet is held at the University of Tennessee's Tom Black Track. Over the past 44 years they have had some outstanding performances and we have posted here the meet records. Most of these people were state champions and some were even national champions. Do we have any guesses as to how many records will be broken this year and which ones?
While the West Coast and lower East Coast topped the calendar last weekend, this weekend meets in the Heartland, Northeast and upper South lead the way. Starting Friday night, the Kansas Relays, Volunteer Track Classic and New York Relays assemble some of the finest fields around. Numerous top-flight individuals will take part in each meet and MileSplit will keep you up-to-date on all the weekend's top results. Weekend Preview Highlights - MileSplit's On-Site in five seperate states - Throwers, sprinters top lists at Kansas Relays (KS) - Coward (TN), Ferris (NC) & Dorrell (VA) at Volunteer Classic (TN) - Price (PA) ready to run another 800m at NY Relays (NY)
Performance lists for the meet. These are listed in ranking order as submitted via online entry. These are subject to change prior to the final heat sheets being posted pending marks verification. Final Heat Sheets should be posted - Thursday 4/17 - AM Also check the meet page for a revised meet schedule.
Super hot heat sheets for the 45th Annual Volunteer Track Classic. Please note these are subject to change when checking in to the clerks tent.
Photos taken by David Fleenor from the 2008 Volunteer Track Classic held Friday and Saturday, April 18th and 19th in Knoxville, TN.
Girls 100H / 300H -- Both races should provide some fireworks as US Leader Jackie Coward (Knoxville West) goes head to head with Pendelton HS (South Carolina) soph and US #3 Jasmine Stowers. Girls 2M - Features the 2006 Footlocker National Cross Country Champ ( 07 Runner-Up) / 3 time Tennessee State CC Champ and state 3200m record holder - Kathy Kroeger - from Independence HS. Boys 800 / Boys Mile And much much more!
Race videos by Brandon Miles from the 2008 Volunteer Track Classic held Friday, April 18th and Saturday, April 19th at University of Tennessee's Tom Black Track in Knoxville, Tennessee. Footage includes great performances by Jackie Coward (TN) in the hurdles, Peter Dorrell (VA), Dylan Ferris (NC), Ryan Hill (NC), and Kathy Kroeger (TN) in the distance races, and Michael Shaw (OH) in the sprints. Volunteer Track Classic Race Videos
ENTRY DEADLINE: All online entries must be made by Sunday, April 13, 2008. Make checks payable to Knoxville Track Club. Certified, Cashiers Check, Money order or School Check only. There are no entry refunds or entry fee changes for scratched athletes or no-shows. All entry fees must be received by at our PO Box by - Wednesday April 16th. If you cannot send in your payment by this time please pay your fees by credit card when you register online (extra charges apply) ONLINE ENTRY: All entries must be made online - no exceptions FOR ONLINE ENTRY ----> http://www.coacho.com/meet/entry/tn_ktc
West Ashley senior Nodia Robinson finished first in the girls 800-meter run during the Volunteer Track Classic. Robinson, bringing home South Carolina's lone female title from the meet, finished the two lap event in 2 minutes, 18.64 seconds. Andrews senior Marcus Pope finished first in the 300-meter hurdles and second in the 110-meter hurdles. Inside: Summerville alumna Joyce 42nd in marathon trials Sunday. Northwestern alumnus Mitch Greeley wins ACC pole vault title.
Meet Comment: Volunteer Track Classic 2008
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