Virgil Hodge Bio

 

Profile and Performances of Virgil Hodge

 

Virgil Hodge is now in the All-Time nationally ranking

  • # 7 US All-Time in the 55m event

National Rankings as of 31 May 2003 based on Dyestat ranking

 

 

       Rank  Event   Time     Date           Meet                         Venue

#4     55m     6.98s    02/25/2003   Eastern States NY   NY Armory
  • #2     60m     7.41s    02/15/2003   Simplot Games ID   Idaho State
  • #46  100m   11.89s   10/05/2003   Loucks Games         New York
  • NR  200m   23.90s   02/05/2003   PSAL Champs          New York

  • OUTDOORS


    13 June

    Virgil Hodge is currently competing in the Adidas Outdoor Championships (AOC) on June 13-14, at North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC.  The AOC has become the biggest post-season meet, after 13 years, with the most entries and the most events. The meet is billed as the "the nation's premier high school outdoor event." 

    Virgil qualified with 11.84s, the 7th best time out of 9 qualifiers, a new personal best in the 100m.  In the finals, she placed 9th in 12.03s. Juanita Broaddus of Philadelphia won in 11.68s with a wind speed of -0.2 m/s.

    The Washington Irving NY team did not advance to the finals of the 4x100m, running a time of 48.37s, placing 5th in the 1st heat. The 4x200m relay team placed 5th in Heat 2 and 15th overall in 1:45.75.

    Virgil placed 3rd in 24.67s, in Heat 2 of the 200m (15th overall), and did not advance to the finals (Wind speed -2.7 m/s).

    Girls 100 Meter Dash

    Finals
        1 Juanita Broaddus    Philadelphia, PA    11.68
        2 Gloria Asumnu        Houston, TX         11.71
        3 Tiaerra McLaurin    Jacksonville, FL    11.75
        9 Virgil Hodge         Brant, NY             12.03


    6/7 June 2003

    New York State Meet

    Virgil Hodge competed in the New York State Meet on 6/7 June at the Endicott, in New York.  Hodge won all three of the 100m events, including the State and Federation finals, as well as her team in the 4x100m relay.

    Virgil stated that  "For the heats it was sunny, and for the finals it was raining, but my start was better in my finals than my heats or semi-finals. Once again I was not able to run the time I wanted to run because of the rain.  It was a good feeling winning both Outdoor and Indoor States Championships in the sprints, and I am looking forward to run at least 11.4 next week in the Nationals in North Carolina, and breaking my PR in the 200m, because of more competition.  The States Championships is just like a warm-up for me to prepare for the Nationals".

     

    Virgil Hodge, Jessica Retelny & Lareea Chrisholm in the 100m State prelims

    Results

    100m State Preliminaries
       1 Hodge, Virgil              Washington Irving-I          12.07 Q  -0.9   Heat 1

    100m State Finals
       1 Hodge, Virgil               Washington Irving-I         12.09    -1.2
       2 Brown, Nickesha B.    Hempstead-I                   12.15    -1.2
       3 Franklin, Nekisha        Thomas Jefferson-I          12.15    -1.2

    100 Meter Dash CHAMPIONSHIP
       1 Hodge, Virgil              Washington Irving-I           11.94    -1.4
       2 Brown, Nickesha B.   Hempstead-I                     12.22    -1.4
       3 Franklin, Nekisha       Thomas Jefferson-I            12.23    -1.4

    Girls 4x100 Meter Relay Division I
    1 Washington Irving-I     47.90
    1) Johnson, Julieta 2) Hodge, Virgil  3) Myers, Floree  4) Winston-Rodman, Eb

    Girls 4x100 Meter Relay CHAMPIONSHIP
    1 Washington Irving-I     48.37
    1) Hodge, Virgil  2) Johnson, Julieta  3) Myers, Floree  4) Winston-Rodman, Eb
     


    2 June 2003

    Public School Athletic League Championship

    Virgil Hodge on the left, at the PSAL Championships

    Virgil Hodge won the 100 meter in 12.00s, with a start that she called “not my best”. Perhaps, but was good enough to smother all competition within thirty years. No one in the league beats Hodge in a short sprint. Not even Hastings - the 200m winner.  She qualified for the finals with a 12.30s second best heat time.  Virgil's best time for the year is 11.80s on 15 May.

    In the 200 meter final, Hodge set a new personal best in 23.90s in the preliminaries, but was bested by Hastings (24.51s) in the finals who spent most of the race concentrating on catching the fast-starting Virgil Hodge of Irving HS, who ran 24.90s. The 200 meter stops being a short sprint somewhere after the 150 mark and that’s precisely where Hastings assumed the lead.  The meet was held at St. John's University in Jamaica, New York.


    National Scholastic Indoor Championships
    March 14-16, 2003 at the New York Armory

    60 metres Preliminaries

    1. Davis, Janice 18 Unattached 7.40Q 3
    2. Hodge, Virgil 19 New York, NY 7.51Q 1
    3. Stewart, Kerron Jamaica 7.52Q 7

    60 m Semifinals

        4.   Hodge, Virgil 19 New York, NY  7.55Q  2

    60 m Finals

    1. Davis, Janice 18 Unattached 7.37
    2. Solomon, Shalonda Speed City- CA 7.38
    3. Stewart, Kerron Jamaica 7.39
    4. Champion, Courtney 16 Decatur, GA 7.44
    5. Hodge, Virgil 19 New York, NY 7.53


    NYSPHSAA State Meet
    March 8, 2003 at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse NY

    Virgil Hodge won the 55m dash at the New York State Meet on March 8th, 2003 in Syracruse, New York.

     

     

    Virgil Hodge (left) wins the 55 Meter final in 7.07s


    Virgil Hodge placed 2nd overall in the 55m in a time of  7.15s, behind the winner who ran a New Meet Record of  7.02s.
     

     
    Georgia Track and Field Signs Sprinter  [Extract]

    Hodge to compete at UGA next year

    Nov. 22, 2002

    ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia track and field head coach Wayne Norton announced the signing of another student-athlete Friday, bringing UGA's total track and field signees in the early period to five. Virgil Hodge, from Bronx, NY, signed a letter of intent to study and compete at the University next year.

    Hodge, originally from St. Kitts and Nevis in the East Caribbean islands, is currently a senior at Washington Irving High School. She won the 55 meter dash at the 2002 Girls New York State Indoor Championships and placed second in the Class A 100 meter dash at both the 2001 and 2002 New York State Public High School Outdoor Championships.

    "Virgil is a nice young woman who has an engaging personality and a positive attitude," Norton said. "When she adjusts to the lifestyle of being a college student and a college athlete, she should develop into one of Georgia's best sprinters."


    Leeward Islands Junior Championships 5-6 May 2001

    100m U20 Female: 1. Tiandra Ponteen, St. Kitts, 12.21. 2. Virgil Hodge, St. Kitts, 12.37. 3. Tanika Liburd, Nevis, 12.88.

    200m U20 Female: 1. Tiandra Ponteen, St. Kitts, 24.78. 2. Virgin Hodge, St. Kitts, 25.46. 3. Tanika Liburd, Nevis, 26.51.
     

    XV Central American and Caribbean Junior Track and Field Championships
     
    ATHLETES from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) recorded major successes in the field, one on each day of the XV Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Junior Track and Field Championships held in Barbados in July 2002.
     
    With Virgil Hodge on anchor and Ponteen on the back straight, St. Kitts-Nevis (46.65) was third, behind Barbados and Jamaica, in the girls’ 4x100m relay.
     

     

    Virgil Hodge (second from right) receiving the baton in the OECS relays event.


    VIRGIL'S  PROFILE

    Significant Athletic Achievements:

    55m - 6.97, 60m - 7.41, 100m - 11.6, 200m - 23.90s

    College Plans:

    Will be attending University of Georgia and majoring in Business/Tourism or Hotel Restaurant Management

    Significant Scholastic Achievements:

    Virgil is a solid student who is just maturing academically. She has had to acclimate herself to the American school system and being away from her mom while she resides her with her grandmother and aunt.

    Other Work in the School/Community:

    Volunteers at the church she attends and with the Grand Central Partnership for the Homeless where her mentor Brady Crain is a director.

    Coach’s Quote About the Player:

    Virgil is an extremely disciplined student-athlete who aspires to be the next sprint phenom and represent her country at the Olympics. She currently trains twice a week with former USATF Nationals Champion Brady Crain. I credit him with taking her to the next level ... she is really in the zone right now.

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