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VA Indoor Week #5 Coverage: Holston 47.90 400 @ Montgomery, Mostrag 4:17 1600 @ FUMA Brandon Miles Jan 13, 2007

Sean Holston did it again at the Prince George County Sports and Learning Complex with his third US#1 performance in his third different event with a personal best 47.90 clocking in the 400 meter dash at Saturday\'s Montgomery Invitational in Landover, Maryland. Holston already owns the US#1 times for 300 (33.99) and 500 (1:03.94) meters as all three nation\'s best times were posted on the same track at Prince George. However, his national leading time was short lived as Chris Ward of Florida (47.42) and Curtis Bilbrew of Alabama (47.68) posted faster times on a much faster and banked track found at the University of Arkansas on Saturday. Axel Mostrag\'s 4:17.76 1600 meter time at the FUMA Invite has to be the best 1600 or mile performance in nation disregarding times based on the fact that Mostrag ran his time on the 160 meter unbanked track at the Estes Athletic Center. His time broke the meet record of 4:19.96 held by a former great high school, collegiate, and post-collegiate miler in Sencca Lassiter. More to come from Montgomery, Fork Union, and CNU.

Montgomery County Invitational Meet Summary Brandon Miles Jan 13, 2007

Sean Holston did it again at the Prince George County Sports and Learning Complex with his third US#1 performance in his third different event with a personal best 47.90 clocking in the 400 meter dash at Saturday\'s Montgomery Invitational in Landover, Maryland. Holston already owns the US#1 times for 300 (33.99) and 500 (1:03.94) meters as all three nation\'s best times were posted on the same track at Prince George. However, his national leading time was short lived as Chris Ward of Florida (47.42) and Curtis Bilbrew of Alabama (47.68) posted faster times on a much faster and banked track found at the University of Arkansas later on Saturday.

1/13 WKND:Shump 48-10.75,Krais 19-00.50|Berry 15-2|Weller 4:17.47|Veres 58-11, Seymour 11:06.82 3200 Don Rich Jan 11, 2007

Highlighting the weekend are a bunch of new PA #1 performances. Karen Shump of Penncrest PRed (indoor or out) with a US#1 shot put of 48-10.75 on Friday night. At the same meet, Ryann Krais, Methacton, leapt 19-00.50 in the long jump, easily top five in the US. In western PA, there were two new PA#1\'s where 2nd place is now way back. In the 3200, FL Finalist Carly Seymour of Central Cambria traveled the 200 meter tunnel-enhanced Slippery Rock University track in just over 5:33 pace. And Denes Veres of Riverside took over the state shot put lead by well over a foot nearing 59\'. In Maryland at the Montgomery County meet in Landover, Boyertown\'s Jason Weller ran 4:17.47 in the mile and came back with a 9:17.58 3200. Both were 2nd place finishes. On Saturday, Joe Berry, Hatboro-Horsham, cleared a PR 15-02 in the pole vault. Earlier in the week, there were new PA #1\'s by the Penn Wood girls\' 4x200 and by Archbishop Carroll\'s Amanda Bascelli in the 3000. At Kutztown, Joe Kovacs of Bethlehem Catholic, PRed, improved his season best by almost two feet, and moved into PA#2 with a huge throw. More... In Annville, Central Cambria junior Kristin Brandt moved into PA#2 in the triple jump with a leap over 37\'. (Photo: Kassie Meholic, Cedar Cliff, won the 1600 at Lebanon Valley.)

Montgomery Invitational Preview Brandon Miles Jan 11, 2007

A large draw of Virginia athletes and teams will be competing at this weekend\'s Montgomery Invitational being hosted at the Prince George County Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Maryland. For some team Northern Virginia teams, this will be their third consecutive weekend racing at the facility that also hosts the Nike Indoor Nationals on a yearly basis.