In our newest feature we are announcing our Top 10 Performances of 2014 by Virginia athletes. Check these out throughout the next couple days and see who and what made our list!
A six-part series on the 2014 Central Bucks South girls 4x800 meter relay that made Pennsylvania history on Saturday, May 24th when they claimed the all-time Pennsylvania best clocking in the event in 8:51.49.
With the season now officially over it is time to go back and award those most deserving for athlete of the year overall and specifically in their discipline.
Elk County Catholic senior Kennedy Weisner enters her final year of XC with a champion's resume. As a junior when she won her first state cross country title - this one in the inaugural Class A Championship. Weisner also qualified for her first Foot Locker Nationals. During indoor, she was invited to her first Millrose Mile, and also to the Brooks PR meet, an elite gathering in the Northwest. She came back in outdoor to capture two state AA titles, winning the 800 and the 1600 - a very tough double. She began her final XC season at PTXC-5, setting a course record of 17:49. An injury hurt her chance to repeat in Class A in XC, and sidelined her until December. She won the Millrose Trials Mile and finished 2nd in the Millrose Games. This was her third year qualifying for the Penn Relaya Carnival Mile - taking 5th as a sophomore, 3rd as a junior and 3rd as a senior. She went on to PR in the 800 at the Loucks Game, taking 3rd... and repeated the 800-1600 double wins in PIAA States in AA.
This past week history started happening again, this time it was Caroline Alcorta's turn to join an elite group of athletes to rank themselves in the top two all-time in the state of Virginia. She joined Chantel Ray (Hurdles) and Matthew Zajac (Discus) who have already made history this season.
Along the Fence proudly presents the Columbia HS Championship of America 4x800m team and top American Long Jumper Kayla Richardson as our honorees here on Feats of the Week. In this special video edition of the column, you'll hear first hand from these remarkable athletes about their Penn Relays experience.
Lexington senior Thomas Harris talks about choosing George Wasington and looks back at his time as a Wildcat.
In a meet where more athletes compete then the modern Olympics, Virginia athletes did a fine job of making sure they were noticed. This included three champions, two state records and some very impressive performances.
Some of the top high school and collegiate athletes gathered at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field for the Penn Relays Carnival this past weekend. The stands were also filled on Saturday with its USA vs. World relays. Here’s one last look at a truly fantastic three days of track and field:
Complete coverage of all the meets outside of the Penn Relays
Re-watch all of the exciting high school action from Franklin Field over the last week and replay all of the Championships of America race videos from the 2014 Penn Relays captured from the live stream by Flotrack below. (Flotrack Pro account required for video access. Sign up here)
In one of the largest weekends in this sport annually we saw some of the best performances of the entire year. Vote here for which one you feel is the most impressive and best complete performance!
Check out the Top 10 Photos on Saturday, the final day, at the Penn Relays!
Read the top stories from Saturdayat the Penn Relays. Stories by Steve Mazzone.
Friday and Saturday action of the meet.
Check out Saturday's live updates and highlights from all high school races and Championship of America events at the Penn Relays.
In arguably the largest weekend of the regular season, MileStat has unprecedented coverage slated. This includes live video coverage from MileStat.com's Elite Track Classic, live coverage at the Penn Relays and photo or video coverage from multiple meets as well. This is your one stop location for all coverage for every meet.
Pendleton alumna Jasmin Stowers (LSU) made history at the Penn Relays as the first female to win three 100-meter hurdles titles in the meet.
After two very successful days at the Penn Relays, the VA teams are looking to do some very big things on championship Saturday. Some of the key teams to keep an eye on are T.C. Williams in the boys COA 4x100 and Blacksburg in the boys COA 4x800.
Check out the Top 10 Photos on Friday, Day 2, at the Penn Relays.
Stories by Steve Mazzone from Friday's events at the Penn Relays.
Pendleton alumna Jasmin Stowers won the 100-meter hurdles trials earlier today at Penn Relays in Philadelphia in 13.14 seconds. Stowers is looking to make history and win her third hurdles title at the meet.
Day two at the historic Penn Relays Carnival. The boys get in the mix this time round and we saw some fantastic girls finals for the Garden State.
Check out Friday's live updates and highlights from all high school races and Championship of America events at the Penn Relays.
Check out the Top 10 Photos on Thursday, Day 1, at the Penn Relays.
MileStat is live and on site at the 120th annual Penn Relays Carnival. Keep checking back here throughout the entire day as this will be the one stop location for all VA results and performances.
Stories by Steve Mazzone from Thursday's events at the Penn Relays.
Check out Thursday's live updates and highlights from all high school races and Championship of America events at the Penn Relays.
PENN RELAYS TIME! Great performances were put forth by New Jersey Gals on Thursday at the Penn Relays! I have focused results for every New Jersey performance here!
Amelia Paladino won the Girls' Mile Run Championship on the opening day of the 120th running of the Penn Relays at historic Franklin Field in Philadelphia. (Photo by Chuck Martin)
West Springfield and Caroline Alcorta do it again! This makes their third major DMR title in a row and it doesn't hurt having Alcorta as you 4:46.46 anchor. They are the defending outdoor and indoor national champions in this discipline and now Champions of America.
Penn Relays PA Coverage Central
Winner's Table of all HS Championship of America events
Central coverage page and links for the 2014 Penn Relays Carnival at Franklin Field in Philadephia, Pennsylvania.
Preview of the high school girls 400 meter hurdles on Thursday at the 2014 Penn Relays.
Bishop Hendricken, Hope, Barrington and La Salle will all be sending teams to this week's meet, beginning on Thursday morning at Franklin Field.
Previews of PA athletes at the Penn Relays.
Harrisburg junior Sierra Brabham-Lawrence is a hurdles. Everything from 55 and 60 indoor, to 100, 300 (and hopefully next year, 400) outdoor. She made the semi's in AAA as a sophomore... and as a junior, medaled with a 7th place finish in the 100. Because of budget cuts, she did not run indoor until this past season, and in her first crack at the shorter race, she won a state title and tied the state meet record. At NBNI - fighting an illness - she made the semis. This spring she immediately went in the top of the 100 hurdles rankings, and is currently PA#2. And her 300m Hurdles from Pan-Ram remains PA#1. This season she added the triple jump, and in her first competition went to PA#1. She is currently PA#2.
PA's Tessa Barrett, Abington Heights, withdraws from Thur's HS 3K to spend time w/her father who's battling a serious illness.
With only days, no hours, separating us from the 2014 Penn Relays Carnival it was time to see how the Blacksburg Bruins were preparing themselves for this prestigious meet. Both the boys and girls 4x800 teams are competing, both out of the small school section, and are looking to not only move into the Championship of America final but to also place well in that the following day.
Elk County Catholic senior Kennedy Weisner enters her final year of XC with a champion's resume. Her best year to date was last year as a junior when she won her first state cross country title - this one in the inaugural Class A Championship. Weisner also qualified for her first Foot Locker Nationals. During indoor, she was invited to her first Millrose Mile, and also to the Brooks PR meet, an elite gathering in the Northwest. She came back in outdoor to capture two state AA titles, winning the 800 and the 1600 - a very tough double. She began her final XC season at PTXC-5, setting a course record of 17:49. An injury hurt her chance to repeat in Class A in XC, and sidelined her until December. She won the Millrose Trials Mile and finished 2nd in the Millrose Games. This is her third year qualifying for the Penn Relaya Carnival Mile - taking 5th as a sophomore and 3rd as a junior.
PennTraX, the series.
Each year when the calendar hits April it is time to check the Milesplit rankings nearly everyday and see who is the comeptiton this year, who will win which races, and sometimes the most prudent question who will fight with the Jamaicans the longest.
With hundreds of events going off over the three day span it's not always easy to find what you're looking for. We have created this condensed schedule below so you can easily find all the action you want to see!
S.C. high school level athletes accepted into Penn Relays.
Today it was announced the Penn Relays will be available LIVE exclusively on Flotrack!
Penn Relays to be live streamed by Flotrack!
Each year, high school, college, and professional athletes from around the country and across the globe flock to Franklin Field to take part in the Penn Relay Carnival, the longest continuously held collegiate track meet in the United States. (via www.upenn.edu)
So far this calendar year it has only taken Loudoun Valley sophomore Andrew Hunter 20 laps to lead the state both in the 1600 and 3200. Earlier this month, in his first major race of the outdoor season, Andrew ran his way onto the top of the state leaderboard with his 4:14.60 1600.
The office of the Penn Relays released and posted the accepted entries in the 4x800's and Distance Medley Relays this evening. These include some of the fastest teams and individuals in the state that are also favored in these relays.
Relay acceptance for the Penn Relays Carnival
Penn Relays Individual Acceptances
With only weeks to go the office of The Penn Relays Carnival officially announced the accepted entries for the individual events to be held the last weekend in April, 2014.
Acceptance lists have been released for the high school individual events for the 2014 Penn Relays Carnival on the last weekend of April at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This past week MileStat was onsite to cover one of Western Branch's practices as they prepare for the start of serious in-state competition and the Penn Relays.
First High School Registration Deadline: Monday, March 31 at 2 PM. All relay and individual entries must be entered and registration completed by this deadline. Individual marks for registered athletes can be updated until noon on Sunday, April 6th. DMR and 4x800 updates may be updated until noon on Sunday, April 13th.