Weekend Preview: California, Virginia, Indiana Lead This Weekend's State Meet Action May 30, 2008

While the majority of state championships were held over the past few weeks, this weekend offers some of the best. California, Virginia and Indiana highlight the national calendar, while Michigan, Kentucky and Wisconsin take place as well. See who the top athletes and teams are in each state and make sure to keep checking MileSplit all weekend long as we bring you top coverage of each state championship.

Weekend Highlights: Cali. Runners Fernandez, Babcock, Hasay and Chetelat All Impress May 31, 2008

The greatest double performance of all-time in the boys distance events took place Saturday evening at the California State T&F Championships. German Fernandez (Sr., Riverbank, CA), who'd been running incredibly well all year, ran one of the fastest 1600m times ever in 4:00.29 and the fastest all-time 3200m performance of all time in 8:34.23. See what else took place this weekend, as well as State Championship wrap-ups are up for CA, IN, KY, MI, VA and WI. **German Fernandez (CA) 4:00.29 1600m, 8:34.23 3200m at Cali State Meet!!! **Christine Babcock (CA) runs 4:33.82 at CA State Meet, U.S. #2 All-Time!!! **Jordan Hasay (CA) beats Laurynne Chetelat (CA) 9:52.13-9:52.51 3200m, U.S. #2 & #3 A-T!!! Top Boys Weekend Highlights - Dominguez (CA) blazes new U.S.#1 4x400m relay in 3:09.59 - Rob Finnerty (MN) runs 4:06.49 1600m, 9:00.94 3200m in MN - Nico Weiler (CA) vaults 17-03 to break state meet record in CA - Joey Hughes (CA) runs U.S.#1 400m in 46.28 at CA State Meet - Randall Carroll (CA) 100m in 10.42, 200m in 20.91 at CA State - Detroit Mumford (MI) wins 4x8 at MI State Champs in 7:44.79 - Mike Alleman (NJ) beats Nick Vena (NJ) in SP with 66-00.25 toss - Marcus Jenkins (WI) leaps 24-04 to win WI State long jump Top Girls Weekend Highlights - Vashti Thomas (CA) wins 100mH, LJ, TJ at CA State Meet - Shakeia Pinnick (IL) wins heptathlon with U.S.#1 5053 points in IL - Anna Jelmini (CA) 169-04 discus, 48-03.50 shot put at CA State - Akawkaw Ndipagbor (CA) runs U.S.#1 400m dash in 53.35 in CA - Long Beach Poly (CA) runs 3:40.87 in 4x400m relay at CA State - Rebecca Addison (MI) wins 1600m in 4:50.80 at MI State Champs. - Leslie Aririguzo (MI) runs 13.84 to win 100m hurdles at MI State - Ashley Beutler (WI) runs 10:33.43 in 3200m at Wisconsin State - Natalie Baird (VA) throws 161-07 in discus at Virginia State - Felisha Johnson (IN) throws 47-06.25 to win shot put at IN State - Alex Banfich (IN) wins 4:55.12 1600m, 10:46.55 3200m in Indiana

Christine Babcock Interview: A Season to Remember Jun 04, 2008

What a season it's been for California's Christine Babcock. The Woodbridge H.S. senior ran 10:04.03 for 3200m at the Arcadia Invitational, taking Jordan Hasay to the line and running one of the top ten fastest times ever in the event. However, Babcock really broke onto the national landscape when she ran 4:36.57 for 1600m at her Master Section Championships, one of the fastest times ever run. At the California State Championships this past weekend Babcock ran the fastest 1600m ever with her winning time of 4:33.82, and when converted ranks her as the second fastest miler in prep history. See what Babcock has to say in this exclusive interview, where she talks about her record-breaking race, why she didn't run Foot Locker, and much more.