October is truly the make or break month of the year. It features the biggest invitationals and helps team finalize those varsity lineups. Thanks to reclassification and a long September, the first weekend this year will be 10/7.
On the 10/7 weekend it will be Glory Days and Great American (NC) commanding all the attention. Both of these meets will feature a large amount of talented VA athletes and teams and also be on fast courses. Most NOVA teams will stick to Glory Days while Loudoun Valley, Blacksburg, and other big names will head south to NC for the Great American race on the NXR course. Expect some big performances this weekend.
The following weekend, 10/14 will close out a short October regular season with the two biggest meets of the year: The MileStat.com XC Invitational and the Third Battle Invitational. Both courses are two of the fastest in the state and will once again prove to be the place where history happens. Expect some fast times both individually and for entire teams this weekend if the weather permits.
Thanks to the lengthened break between 10/14 and states which is almost a month after it will allow some teams to really push for a fast time this weekend and put on a show we normally do not get to see.
Check out all the meet pages below to see past results, past coverage, and especially to see who is already entered.