NEWPORT NEWS, Va.- Western Branch and Nansemond River had the look of favorites at the Group 6A and 5A state championships from Todd Stadium on Saturday. Particularly on the girls side where the Bruins were led by Jada Terrell (100m hurdles) and Dajah Parker-Love (100m) each winning titles. They'd also capture an outdoor team title (Group 6A) for a 4th straight year. The Warriors (Group 5A) could say the same as Syaira Richardson (100m), who's headed to Ohio State and Kori Carter (100m hurdles) also won individual titles.
On the boys side, Western Branch won the team title in Group 6A, but barely. Oscar Smith lossed by just a point to the Bruins 76-75. The Tigers were led by Aaron Shirley who won the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.02 seconds. Landstown's, Hasani Knight, who's heading to the University of Miami, won the Group 6A 100 meters with a time of 10.77 seconds. The Bethel boys missed out on a 4th straight title in Group 5A. In Group 3A boys, Phoebus captured a championship. Tabb was third. In Group 4A, Jamestown took 2nd and on the girls side, Deep Creek was also second.