Thank God for Dan Ward and his crew for stepping up to the plate and hosting the Virginia Tech High School Invitational this weekend as the performances showed that the future of this meet would be in the best interest of the state of Virginia and the U.S. high school track and field world to remain in existence. The biggest news out of the meet was Bethel senior Francena McCorory setting a new national record in the 300 meter dash as she clocked an all out effort performance of 36.59 in the event. The meet also included nine US #1 performances at the Rector Fieldhouse 200 meter banked indoor track including five Virginians in McCorory\'s 300, Catherine White of Northside in the 3200 meter run (10:39.66), Charles Clark of Bayside in the 300 meter dash (34.25), and Ashley Gatling of Deep Creek in the high jump (5\'9\"). Many other national elite and state leaderboard performances were performed by Virginians as well as athletes from Maryland and North Carolina. MileStat.com was on-site with coverage and will be providing an amazing amount of photo and video coverage never seen before on this site or most any other site. Check back frequently for added Virginia Tech Invitational coverage throughout the next few days.