Northwest Region Indoor T&F Championships Performance List Feb 16, 2010

Performance list for the 2010 Northwest Region Indoor T&F Championships to be held Thursday, February 18th at the Prince George County's Sports & Learning Complex in Landover, Maryland. will be providing on-site coverage.

Northwest Region: Albemarle boys & Osbourn Park girls repeat as champions Feb 18, 2010

Albemarle Boys Osbourn Park Girls Duos led the Albemarle boys and Osbourn Park girls to another Northwest Region title. Anthony Kostelac anchored Albemarle's 4x800 to a come from behind runner-up finish in his 1:53 high split and then followed up that performance with two more rather comfortable wins in the 1600 and 1000.  Teammate Jordan Hill completed a successful sweep of the jumping events on Thursday with marks of 22'9" in the long jump, 44'8.50" in the triple jump, and 6'2" in the high jump to go along with scoring points in the 300 (3rd) and 55 (8th) meter dash races.   Osbourn Park senior Ariel Karabinus appears to not have lost much fitness during the recent winter storms as she nearly broke 5 minutes for the first time in the 1600 meter run defeating a loaded field featuring Kaitlyn Davis, Katherine Walker, and Hannah Lowery with a 5 second victory at 5:00.71. She won again later in the 1000 meter run in a time of 3:03.   Sophomore Breanna Walker also had a big met for Coach Mike Feldman's squad at Osbourn Park as the rising sprint star clocked a swift personal best of 7.26 in the finals of 55 meter dash and then went 1-2 in the 300 meter dash with sibling Fredsal Walker. Walker also anchored and brought from behind OP's 4x200 into second place to gain 8 points for her team.   Northwest Region Championships Complete Results   Northwest Region Championships Race Videos   State meet online entries for the Northwest Region are now open. Full meet summary, race videos, and photos to come!      

Athlete Spotlight: Anthony Kostelac Feb 24, 2010

Photo by Don Rich   The most feared and respected middle distance runner in the state of Virginia, Anthony Kostelac of Albemarle, will be competing this weekend in the 1600 and 1000 at the VHSL Group AAA State Championships. If Kostelac were to win both events, he would be the first male athlete to win both since Alex Tatu of Thomas Dale in 2003 and join a small list of half dozen able to achieve the double in the meet's history. After running on the national record breaking 4x800 meter relays, the attention and focus on Kostelac this year is competing in individual events. The Millrose Mile runner-up Kostelac has stated goals of 4:05 in the 1600 and 1:48 in the 800 which if reached would cement him as arguably the second best high school middle-distance runner in state history behind only mile national record holder Alan Webb. Read more for interview with Anthony Kostelac...

Athlete Spotlight: Matt Hazelgren Feb 26, 2010

Prior to this indoor season, Matt Hazelgren's claim to fame on was being the belly flop champion at the 2007 Blue Ridge Running Camp. Thankfully, Hazelgren (pictured above by John Herzog) has developed a few more skills and talents since then including become one of the state's pole vaulters this year. Hazelgren (pictured right by Nicoll Knudsen)  is coming off a personal best and state leading clearance of 15'3" at the Northwest Regional Championships and will be favored at the AAA State Meet against another 15 plus foot vaulter in Matt Hoogland of Lake Braddock, who Hazelgren has defeated twice in head-to-head competition this season. Read more for interview with Matt Hazelgreen...

Northwest Region Pre-Meet Team Rankings Feb 18, 2010

Pre-meet team rankings for the Northwest Regional tomorrow in Landover, Maryland. Albemarle boys and Osbourn Park girls are the defending team champions. Osbourn Park girls expect to repeat, while Albemarle and their two man show of Anthony Kostelac and Jordan Hill will be seriously challenged be a well balanced Stafford squad with more than a half dozen individuals capable of scoring points including Matt Hazelgren (pictured left by John Herzog) in the pole vault and high jump.