It was a night of great performances at the PG Center. The state leaders list was basically rewritten with 9 Maryland #1 girls marks and 6 on the boys side. Louise Hannallah was probably the performer of the night for Maryland, she helped her team to a US #5 4x800 with a time of 9:34.10, placed 6th in the mile (5:16.99), and then came back to take second in the 3200m (11:23.13).But the most exciting finish came in a battle royale between Morgane Gay and Alex Doll in the Girls Mile. Gay closed hard on Doll who had a big lead with 400 to go, kicking her down to the line she came away with a victory on the lean in 5:08.48, with Doll, the Chevy Chase freshman, just .05 back! (Race Video)Other Maryland top perforomances of the night:- Joey Thompson, Mile, 4:20.02 (4th)- Quice Orchard, DMR, 10:37.17, won by 13 seconds - Sean Stanley, Shot, 56-1 (2nd)- Corey Fuller, TJ, 47-0.25 (1st)- Kellie Christian, 400m, 57.61 (1)- Krystin Lawson, 55m, 7.09 (1st, US#6)Coverage: Complete Results & Coverage, Race VideosMD Girls Indoor Rankings MD Boys Indoor RankingsDC Girls Indoor RankingsDC Boys Indoor Rankings
With Millrose Mile invitations on the line and intense competition from some of Maryland and Pennsylvania's best milers, the state of Virginia had a dominant showing in the elite mile race at the Montgomery Invitational in Landover, Maryland on Saturday. Blacksburg senior Peter Dorrell (pictured left by John Herzog) led a top three sweep of Virginians in the boys' mile race with a 4:16.81 victory. Dorrell had been considered a pre-race favorite, so his win was not nearly as a surprise to have two other Virginians finish right behind him under 4:20 to best the remainder of the field in Oakton senior Joe Lorusso (2nd, 4:17.83) and Orange County senior Logan Collins (3rd, 4:18.55). All three individuals ran personal best times at Montgomery.Maryland ruled in the girls' mile though with a close finish between Walt Whitman's Morgan Gay (5:08.48) and Bethesda-Chevy Chase's Alex Doll (5:08.53) for first and second. Osbourn Park sophomore Ariel Karabinus was the top finisher from Virginia in the race with a third place run of 5:15.18.Green Run's Charisse Bryant improved upon her state leading time in the 55 meter hurdles with a 8.16 victory at the PG Center. Bryant is now ranked third in the country in the hurdles. There were several solid performances in the field events. Tynita Butts of T.C. Williams ended up third in the high jump despite clearing 5'6" with three others, while winning the long jump with a mark of 17'2". Mountain View senior Olu Olamigoke tied Western Branch's Jeffrey Artis for the state's best mark in the triple jump with a US #5 mark of 47 feet. Olamigoke also placed second in the long jump (22'0"). Brooke Point junior Colleen McGlade joined four others in the state with a clearance of 11 feet in the pole vault.The DMR saw many teams loading up with their best talent and it showed with the times. The Battlefield girls broke 13 minutes to place second in the event between two of Maryland's best in Eleanor Roosevelt (1st, 12:49) and Walt Whitman (3rd, 12:58) with a time of 12:52.75. Thomas Edison and Potomac School also ran well in the DMR with Edison anchored by Leoule Degfae (2nd, 10:51.81) and Potomac School anchored by Johns Ross (3rd, 10:54.27).Montgomery Invitational Results: Boys - Girls Montgomery Invitational Race Videos by Kevin Milsted: Boys Mile - Girls MileMore to come from Montgomery!
**Wayne Davis (NC) Runs 7.63 in the 60m hurdles at the Arkansas H.S. Invitational Saturday. His time puts him only .01 off of the high school record!!! **Jeremy Rankin (CO) runs 6.64 in the 60m dash at the Ft. Collins All-Comer Meet. This time ranks Rankin fourth on the all time lists!!!Big meets lead the way this weekend (1/11 - 1/13), with championship caliber match-ups happening from Arkansas to New Hampshire to New York to Louisiana. Keep checking back as the weekend progresses to see just what schools and individuals stand out this weekend.Top Girls Highlights- La Salle (RI) runs US#1 in SMR at Dartmouth in 4:12.01- Hannah Davidson (NY) wins Molloy Stanner mile in 4:55.05, three more under 4:57!- Skyline (TX) runs U.S.#1 4x200m relay in 1:40.20 at Arkansas- Victoria Jordan (TX) U.S.#1 in 7.52 in 60m dash at Arkansas- Chanelle Price (PA) runs 2:10.20 (800m) at the Colgate Games- Caitlin Lane (NY) wins Dartmouth mile in 4:55.25, leading four others under five minutes!Top Boys Highlights- Wayne Davis (NC) U.S.#1 in 60m hurdles at Arkansas in 7.63- Jeremy Rankin (CO) runs U.S. #1 6.64 in 60m dash at Ft. Collins- Isaiah Ward (IN) runs U.S.#1 in 800m at Indiana in 1:52.80- Merrimack (NH) runs 3:39.08 in SMR at Dartmouth for U.S.#1- Parker Doudreau (CT) wins 1000m in U.S.#1 2:28.93 at Molloy- Akinto Boone (NY) blazes 48.34 in the 400m at Arkansas- Fuqauwa Greene (NC) runs U.S.#1 in 200m at Arkansas in 21.76- Peter Dorrell (VA) runs 4:16.81 at Montgomery in mile
On Friday night at the Slippery Rock University Indoor #1, McDowell's Dan Kwiatkowski continued his breakout season with a US#1 shot put of 61-11.50. Joining him at the top of the US list last weekend was Penncrest senior Karen Shump, who PRed at 49-08 Tuesday at the DELCO Girls' Championships.PHOTOS FROM 2007 PIAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS PHOTOS: 2008 TFCAGP D2 Indoor Meet #6 @ Haverford College PHOTOS: 2008 TFCAGP D1 Indoor Meet #6 @ Haverford College VIDEO: Montgomery Invitational - Girls & Boys Mile (Dennin & Hobart) and 3200 (Dennin & Lutz) by Kevin Milsted VIDEO: 60m Finals @ 1/12 TFCAGP D2 Indoor Meet #6 @ Haverford College PHOTOS: 2008 DVGTCA Indoor Meet #6 @ Haverford CollegeAt the Lebanon Valley HS Meet #2, Wilson's Shane Witmyer leapt a PA#1 23-03.75 long jump. Schuylkill Valley's Devan Coon won the 55 and 200, but a minor injury will sideline her from the loaded 500 meter race this coming Saturday at the New Balance Games in New York. At the Maroon & Gold Inv at Kutztown University, Chanelle Price soloed to a 2:10.20 in the 800 a night after posting a 2:10.7 @ Colgate Women's Games in NY. Also at Kutztown, Pottstown's Ray Quill clear 6-8 in the HJ. At the Montgomery Invitational, PA carted hom five wins: Meghan Lutz, Nazarth Academy, went 11:17.33 in the 3200; Mark Dennin ran 9:25.98 in the 3200 (He was 5th in the Mile in 4:21.53); Carlton Lavong, Methacton, leapt 22-03.50 in the long jump (46-04.75 3rd in triple); Wesley Lavong threw the shot 57-03.50; and teammate Percell Berry cleared 14 in the pole vault. Hot 3000's on Saturday 1/12 in both TFCAGP meets at Haverford College. In the morning, Central Bucks East senior Josh Izewski ran solo to an 8:43.1, US#1. In Divison 2 in the afternoon, Terence Lee, Engineering & Science, put on a big 150m kick to pass Shanahan's Chris Bodary, and post an 8:50.0 (Mile 4:38). In New York at the Stanner Games, Simon Gratz's Khaliff Featherstone bettered his season-best in the 600, going 1:20.67. On Thursday night 1/10 at Pitt, in the TSTCA Indoor Meet #2, Baldwin's David Adley ran 9:04 to win the 3000 by three seconds over Canon McMillan's Kyle Gibson. Three others were at or under 9:19. On Friday night 1/11 at the DVGTCA meet at Haverford, William Penn's Brittany Wallace broke and 18-year-old facility record, going 41.7 for 300 meters.
Photo by John Herzog The invite mile race at Saturday's Montgomery Invitational in Landover, Maryland is not an automatic qualifier for the Millrose Games high school mile. But when a total of six sub 4:20 milers get together, the winning performance is bound to have at least one runner Madison Square Garden-bound. Peter Dorrell leads a solid group of Virginians in the 15 person field as two-time state champion at 1600 meters with a 4:15 best against a talented contigent of runners from outside of Virginia.
Heat sheets for the Montgomery Invitational to be held Saturday, January 12th at the PG County's Sports & Learning Center in Landover, Maryland.