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Harrison Up for Top Collegiate Award

HarrisonQueen Harrison, a Hermitage High School and Virginia Tech graduate, is in the running for The Bowerman, the nation's top award for collegiate track and field athletes.

The Bowerman is given each year to the top male and female collegiate athletes in the sport of track and field. Performances during both the NCAA indoor and outdoor track and field will be considered, but an athlete does not have to participate in both seasons to be considered. The Bowerman is given by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and is named in honor of Bill Bowerman, a track and field coach recognized for his numerous contributions to the sport.

Harrison won Virginia Tech's first national title in women's track and field at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships, winning the 60-meter hurdles. She also broke a school record in the 400-meter dash three times in the season. Harrison was named ACC performer of the Week twice during the indoor campaign and named USTFCCCA Southeast Region Track Athlete of the Year.

In outdoor track and field, Harrison became the first female in NCAA history to win both the 100- and 400-meter hurdle national titles. She also won the ACC crowns in the 100- and 400-meter hurdles and was given ACC Women's Track MVP honors for the outdoor season.

Harrison also participated in the 2008 summer Olympics in China.

The male and female finalists with the highest point total after the tabulation of ballots, fan voting, and USTFCCCA member voting will be declared the winner. Fan voting is available online until Aug. 20 at thebowerman.org.
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Local choral group seeks volunteers

Good Vibrations choral group is looking for all voices with some musical experience to sing with the volunteer choir. The season runs from August to November. Genre includes patriotic and inspirational. > Read more.

County plans Fourth of July event


Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.

Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


There are some great events this weekend in Henrico that will take your mind off the incredible heat. Highland Springs residents are invited to a Neighborhood Block Party with music, games, food and giveaways. The Tuckahoe Square Dance Club will host a dance at Pinchbeck Elementary School. There are still a few spots left for a free women’s self-defense class at The Academy of Kung Fu. And the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will continue its Sunday Strolls at Dorey Park. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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