Due to differences with her coaching staff at Fauquier High School, Fauquier senior Sarah Bowman has left the cross country team. Bowman had been splitting practice time with her personal coach, Mike Byrnes (Nike Indoor Classic and AOC director) and her coaches at Fauquier, but has made the decision to leave the team for various reasons. She will not be competing at the Region II or Group AA State meets, but plans to race at the Foot Locker South Regional Meet in Charlotte.
The undefeated giant called the J.R. Tucker cross country team was finally slain by the Douglas Freeman boys in a huge upset at the Colonial District Meet. J.R. Tucker ranked #1 in the state and #1 in the entire Southeast region, finished second to Freeman by 12 points as the Tigers raced without number three runner Thuom Mathaing. Mathaing sat out due to injury.
With junior Matt Keally (Virginia Beach, VA) winning the individual crown, leading a Tribe sweep of the top four, William and Mary men\'s cross country won its fifth-straight CAA Championship this morning. The College scored 18 points (one shy of the Tribe\'s own record) on the strength of a sweep of the top-four positions (with its fifth scorer finishing a strong eighth) to easily down runner-up James Madison (45) and third place Virginia Commonwealth (87).
26 photos taken by Mr. Lee Dick of the men\'s 8K and women\'s 6K at the CAA Championships held at the New Market Battlefield in New Market, Virginia.
With five runners earning all-conference honors William and Mary women\'s cross country edged James Madison in a thrilling 36-37 finish to repeat as CAA Champion and win its 12th conference title overall. The one-point victory is the closest in the history of the CAA, and the Tribe won the battle thanks to its consistent depth. The two squads were evenly matched at the top, but W&M placed all of its scoring five in the top-12 and all of its scoring seven ahead of James Madison\'s No. 5, while the Dukes were forced to count a 15th place result towards its team total. Shannon Saunders of James Madison won the individual title by completing the 6,000m New Market Battlefield course in 21:00.4.
23 photos taken by Mr. John Herzog of the Colonial District Meet hosted at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville, VA.
Sophomore John Ciccarelli became the first Richmond Spider to win a individual A-10 Cross Country crown Saturday in Pittsburgh, Pa. Ciccarelli's 8K win paced the Richmond men's team to a fourth place finish overall, while sophomore Amanda Russell's third place finish helped the women capture second place.
Virginia\'s Will Christian and Emily Harrison earned All-ACC honors with top-10 finishes at the ACC Cross Country Championships, leading the men to a third-place finish with an upset of Duke while the women finished fifth overall, up one place from last year. The men upset #26 Duke and also finished ahead of Clemson, who received votes in the last poll.
Josh McDougal of Liberty University became the first Big South rookie to claim the individual championship as he ran the 8K course in 23:49, breaking the previous course record of 24:13 set by Alan Webb and named the men
The Washington and Lee men
Freshman Jessica Fanning, Virginia Tech\'s first All-ACC cross country runner, led the women\'s team to a seventh place finish in its first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference Cross Country Championships hosted by the University of Maryland today. The Hokie men finished ninth out of the 11 conference teams with 249 points.
Both of Christopher Newport\'s men\'s and women\'s cross country teams qualified for the NCAA South/Southeast Regional Saturday afternoon by winning the USA South Championship meet. The Lady Captains captured six of the top seven spots highlighted by Emily Low\'s first place performance in the 6K run with a time of 24:48. On the men\'s side, the Captains captured spots two through eight and the tenth spot.
After finishing in second place for the last two years, the Hampton University Women
The Norfolk State University men
Sophomore Anthony Harris
adford University men placed eighth and the women seventh at the 2004 New Balance Big South Cross Country Championships Saturday in Rock Hill, S.C. The High Point men and Coastal Carolina women captured the Big South titles. The Panthers won the men's title for the third-straight year, while the Lady Chanticleers took their fourth-straight Championship crown, which set a Conference record.
In light of Hayfield senior Melissa Dewey running the third fastest all-time at the Burke Lake 2.98 course in Fairfax with her 16:42 clocking at the Patriot District Meet, Pearl Watts has released an updated version of the all-time best times that have been posted on this historical course where many Virginia greats have raced on.
Sophomore Anthony Harris and junior Amber Blain will lead the VMI cross country teams into the Big South Conference Championships Saturday morning in Rock Hill, S.C. The competition will be familiar, as the Keydets have run against fellow Big South competition in each of the last three meets they have participated in. Over those meets, the Keydets have defeated league rivals Radford, Charleston Southern and Winthrop, while gaining valuable experience by competing against High Point and UNC Asheville four weeks ago.
The University of Richmond cross country teams are set to face the best of the Atlantic 10 Conference this weekend at the A-10 Cross Country Championships in Pittsburgh, Pa. The women's squad will try to repeat its 2003 performance and garner its second-straight conference title, while the men will try to knock off a La Salle team looking for its fourth-consecutive championship.
Good thing that the Fairfax County police do not place speed traps on the Burke Lake 2.98 mile cross country, because Hayfield senior Melissa Dewey would have a tough time trying to talk her way out of a ticket with the reckless speeding she was found doing at the Patriot District Meet. Dewey had a jaw dropping performance in defending her district crown as she won in a sizzling time of 16:42. The time was 29 seconds faster than her previous best, which she had posted at the Monroe Parker Invitational in early September. A police barricade might be the only thing that can stop Dewey as she is blossoming into becoming one of Virginia\'s all-time greats.
Several photos taken by Paul Beardmore of the top finishers at the Northwestern District Meet held at Great Meadows.
Four-time defending CAA Champion William and Mary men's cross country will seek its fifth-consecutive conference crown this Saturday as it contests the CAA Cross Country Championship, hosted by James Madison in New Market, VA. The 8,000m men's race is slated to begin at 11:00 a.m. The Tribe will again present a formidable force at the Championship, returning five all-conference harries from last season, along with several underclassmen ready to step up and snare All-CAA honors.
Reigning CAA Champion William and Mary women's cross country will defend its crown this Saturday as it contests the CAA Cross Country Championship, hosted by James Madison in New Market, VA. The 6,000m women's race is slated to begin at 10:00 a.m. Last season, the Tribe won its 11th CAA Cross Country Championship, and first since 1998, in a record-setting performance.
Some great battles were waged among the Concorde District teams and individuals at their championship meet held at Burke Lake\'s 2.98 mile course. The Thomas Jefferson boys walked away with the boys hardware after being given a good run by the Oakton boys, while the Oakton girls won convincingly with a team low score of 22 points. Chantilly\'s Brad Siragusa and Westfield\'s Catherine Lynn were crowned as the individual race champions.
37 photos taken by Mr. Lee Dick of the Commonwealth District Meet hosted at Culpeper High School in Culpeper, Virginia.
Few changes in this week\'s rankings with limited racing action last week as teams geared up for the championship season with districts starting this week. However, there was a new #1 found in this week\'s rankings as Danielle Moyer\'s win at the Millbrook Invitational impressed coaches enough to place her ahead of defending state champion Kelly Clark in the Group A rankings.
Little movement in this week\'s rankings as the only collegiate action that took place this past week was among CNU and Mary Washington in the Division III ranks at the Mason-Dixon Meet. There should be plenty of shifts in the rankings after this weekend\'s conference championships are held.
Christopher Newport\'s cross country team swept the men\'s and women\'s Runner, Rookie and Coach of the Year honors, the conference office announced Wednesday. Sophomore Cary Chaffee was named USA South Men\'s Runner of the Year while freshman Jay Wyss was named USA South Men\'s Rookie of the Year. On the women\'s side, junior Emily Low was named USA South Women\'s Runner of the Year while freshman Bridgett Dryer was named USA South Rookie of the Year.
The Kellam girls won their second consecutive Beach District title, while the Ocean Lakes boys put an end to Cox\'s three year reign as district champs at the Beach District Championships held at the Sportsplex 5K course in Virginia Beach. Kellam also had to the two individual district champions in junior Tara Connor (19:06.48) and senior Mitch Cooper (15:59.07).
Virginia Tech men\'s and women\'s cross country teams will compete in its first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Oct. 30. This year\'s conference championships is hosted by the University of Maryland. The women\'s race will start at 10 a.m. followed by the men\'s race at 11 a.m. on the University of Maryland Golf Course, which is across the street from Byrd Stadium.
The Fort Defiance boys cleared their first test in their quest to defend their Group AA state title from a year ago as they won the Valley District Meet by an 18 point margin over Spotswood. Meanwhile, the Broadway girls are quietly becoming a prominent team in AA as they won the girls\' district team title with a team total of 42 points.
Being the team host of the Seminole District Meet, Jefferson Forest is required to show other teams the way on their home course. However, the Jefferson Forest boys and girls' cross country teams went out of their way in the actual races to route their competition to district titles. The Cavaliers also had individual race champions in each race.
he Three Rivers District Meet featured one of Group A\'s best teams in the Floyd County girls as well as the defending state girls\' champion, Kelly Clark of Glenvar. The Floyd County girls and Kelly Clark did not disappoint at their district championship as both are geared towards winning the state title.
Four CNU cross country runners received USA South Athlete of the Week honors, the conference announced Monday evening as they helped the men\'s and women\'s programs secure first place finishes at the Mason-Dixon Championships. Cary Chaffee and Emily Low were named USA South Cross Country Runners of the Week. Jay Wyss and Bridgett Dryer were named Cross Country Rookies of the Week.
The Western Valley District\'s two stars on the state scene, E.C. Glass junior Patterson Wilhelm and Franklin County sophomore Brittany Killough cruised to easy wins in defending their district crown wins from a year ago in strong fashion. Wilhelm posted a time of 16:19 on the Ballou Park 5K course, while Killough won by over a minute in her time of 19:04.
Both Christopher Newport\'s men\'s and women\'s cross country teams were crowned Mason-Dixon Conference champions Saturday afternoon. Emily Low was named the meet\'s Most Outstanding Women\'s Runner en route to her first place finish. Her time of 21:51 set a new school record and it also set a new personal best.
The University of Mary Washington cross country teams both placed third among five teams at the Mason Dixon Invitiational in Salisbury on Saturday. The men placed third with 53 points, behind Christoipher Newport\'s 36 points and Salisbury\'s 38 points. UMW\'s Todd Kronenberg (Reston, VA/South Lakes) placed first overall, at 25:33.
Aurora Scott was recently featured in an exclusive article printed in The Virginian-Pilot. The revealing article of the freshmen phenom discusses Aurora\'s adjustment from her home schooled and AAU Junior Olympics national record setting days in her youth to attending high school at Western Branch and competing on the school\'s cross country team currently.
The Tucker boys maintain their #1 ranking in the region, while the Oakton girls are bumped up to the #1 spot on the girls\' side. The Thomas Jefferson boys move up three spots to #6 while the Lake Braddock girls still find themselves unranked oddly enough.
This year marks the 2nd year of the VMI 3200m time trial. Last year
No new #1\'s this week, but plenty of shifting occurred in the rankings under the top ranked teams and individuals.
Shannon Saunders of James Madison University takes over the #1 spot among Division I women\'s individuals after decisively defeating former #1 Julia Cathcart of William & Mary at Penn State. No movement among team rankings but a fair amount of shuffling with individuals for both Division and Division III.
William and Mary men
For the fourth time this season Washington & Lee University freshmen Lindsay Erickson was named ODAC Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Gettysburg Invite. Erickson, a freshman from Silver Spring, Md., finished fifth out of 177 competitors at the Gettysburg Invitational on Saturday, crossing the tape in 23:14.00, helping the Generals to a second-place team finish.
Two Christopher Newport University cross country runners received weekly honors from the USA South Conference for their performances at the Gettysburg Invitational this past weekend. Senior Nate Wallace was named men\'s cross country runner of the week, while freshmen Jay Wyss was named cross country rooke of the week.
Being ranked #13 in the entire nation this past week and the pressure that comes along with such attention, it would be easy for the J.R. Tucker boys to have a letdown performance at the Lee-Davis Invitational held at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville. However, the J.R. Tucker boys maintained their dominance over the state by easily defeating a very solid field that gathered to compete at the Lee-Davis Invite. Four of the top six ranked boys\' teams in the state competed at Pole Green this past weekend.
The Oakton girls and Thomas Jefferson boys had impressive team performances at the Eastern State Championships held at Van Courtland Park\'s 2.5 mile course in New York City. The Oakton girls, ranked #2 in the NTN Southeast region, won the girls\' A division race with a low team score of 35 points. Meanwhile, the Thomas Jefferson boys competed in the competitive Eastern State Boys Championship race and came away with a third place finish behind NTN Northeast #4 ranked Christian Brothers Academy of New Jersey and #5 ranked Cherokee of New Jersey with a team total of 145 points.
No. 22 William and Mary men
The Virginia men\'s and women\'s cross country teams competed at the NCAA Pre-Nationals meet held at Indiana State University today. Will Christian led the men\'s team while first-year Emily Harrison led the women with a top-25 finish. Harrison finished 25th with a 21:17.2 while Christian just nipped teammate Alex Tatu by 2.5 seconds, finishing with a 24:57.4.
No. 22 William and Mary women
The state of Virginia was well represented at this year\'s Georgetown Prep Invitational with some strong individual and team performances. The performance of the day came from Forest Park junior Stefanie Slekis, who ran away with the victory in the seeded girls\' race with a time of 18:46.98. Slekis won by five seconds over a field comprised of many schools from the Mid-Atlantic states.
James Madison senior Ted Herbert (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) placed eighth among some 300 collegiate runners and led the Dukes to a fourth-place team finish at the Penn State National Men\'s Cross Country Invitational Saturday morning. Meanwhile, James Madison junior Shannon Saunders (Forest, Va./Jefferson Forest) placed 10th among 345 collegiate runners and led the Dukes to a ninth-place team finish.
Photo shots taken by Mr. John Herzog of the large school varsity races at the Lee-Davis Invitational held at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville, Virginia. 22 photos total.
Both the Liberty University men
Virginia Tech women's cross country team claimed sixth place while the Hokie men finished tenth in the 31 team field at the Chile Pepper Invitational hosted Arkansas today. Freshman Jessica Fanning (Charlottesville, Va.) was the first Hokie to cross the finish line in the six kilometer women's race in eighth place out of the 245 runner field with a time of 21:04.7. Fanning had the only Tech top-ten finish of the day.
The Washington and Lee men
The 1st annual Charles Lauck Invitational at the VA Horse Center in Lexington was held Saturday, October 16th. The meet was hosted by Rockbridge County High School. The course is very challenging, with many hills for the runners to climb. The course is also designed as one large loop, with stunning, panoramic views of the mountains. Coaches and spectators can easily see the competitors run most of the course from the finish and start line area.
No. 22 William and Mary men
The Norfolk State men
The Mary Washington cross country teams competed at the DeSales University invitational on Saturday. For the women, who finished seventh among 27 schools, Erin Connelly was the top finisher, in 26th place at 25:20. On the men\'s side, UMW placed sixth among 28 schools. UMW was led by Todd Kronenberg, at 27:15 in tenth place.
Radford men\'s cross country finished eighth with 197 points, while the women finished fifth with 159 points at the Winthrop Fall Classic on Saturday morning. Sophomore, Maria Geary and senior Shannon Brown finished in the top half of the 4k run.
The Lynchburg College cross country teams competed Friday in the 15th Annual Hatter Invitational, hosted by Stetson University. The Lynchburg College cross country teams competed Friday in the 15th Annual Hatter Invitational, hosted by Stetson University.
The VMI men
For the third week of the season W&L runners sweep the ODAC Athlete of the Week honors. Freshmen Linsday Erickson and Junior Nathan Johnson were honored for their efforts at this weeks State Meet. This is the second weekly honor for Nathan Johnson and the third honor for Lindsay Erickson.
The disqualification of twenty six runners from Ocean Lakes High school at a dual meet in Virginia beach due to wearing their Lance Armstrong \"LiveStrong\" rubber band bracelets in the race, has caused quite a bit of controversy and news. The story has made national headlines being told on several national television networks such as ESPN and CNN. The pressure and criticism received from the runners, coaches, parents, community, and media has forced the Beach District to reverse its decision on the disqualification of the runners. Featured below is two articles published on the incident. ESPN.com: One Rule Meant To Be Broken by Ray Ratto The Virginia Pilot: Decision reversed on cancer-support wristbands
A recent move made by the NCAA could benefit Virginia Division III colleges and universities in cross country by giving their NCAA region more national berths than the region traditionally receives. The NCAA Championships Committee has moved to proceed with a new national selection criteria for the 2005 NCAA DIII Men
Photos taken by Mr. Dick of the first annual Free Lance Star All Area Meet hosted at Loriella Park in Fredricksburg, Virginia. 14 race photos are included.
The Oakton girls asserted themselves as the officially top ranked team in the state by winning the Glory Days Invite over Lake Braddock, while the Clarke County boys are finally getting Group A some recognition with a #7 ranking in the cream of the crops poll.
A quiet week of collegiate racing from Virginia schools leads to little or no changes in the rankings. No changes made to the Division I rankings, while a few slight changes have been made for the Division III schools.
The J.R. Tucker boys made national headwaves with their runner-up performance in the Race of Champions at the Great American Festival two weeks ago and were rewarded from their strong run in Cary, North Carolina with a #13 national ranking in the latest Harrier magazine Super 25 released today. Tucker's #13 national ranking is one of the highest ever received by a Virginia school in recent memory.
The temperature was near a perfect 60 degrees though earlier rains during the day had left the low spots a bit muddy. Nevertheless, the buses were rolling in for Fredericksburg
Virginia Military Institute will play host to several high school indoor track and field meets and clinics this winter with a total of two meets and three clinics.
The NSU men
This year\'s Glory Days Grill Invitational held at Bull Run Regional Park\'s 5K course was one of the most competitive meets hosted so far this season with many key head to head matchups between some of the state\'s top teams and individuals. What is known after the Glory Days Invite is that Melissa Dewey of Hayfield, Brad Siragusa of Chantilly, the Oakton girls, and the Thomas Jefferson boys are very good.
DaWit Legesse has made a name for himself in Virginia High School Track and Cross Country. However, in Cross Country it is usually for finishing in 2nd place. Last week at OctoberFest, Legesse could taste victory only to have Chantilly
Both Washington & Lee University Men's and Women's Cross Country teams competed in the annual Virginia Division II / III State Cross Country Meet on the hilly Peakview cross country course in Harrisonburg Virginia. Both teams came away from the meet with the team championship honors. Individually Nathan Johnson won his second race in two weeks.
Sophomore Anthony Harris and freshman Donnie Mikels paced the Keydets, as the VMI cross country squad took home a ninth place finish out of 26 teams in the Furman Invitational Saturday afternoon.
The top two finishing teams in the varsity boys\' race at the Albemarle Invitational hosted at Panorama Farms made strong statements for their state title bids this fall as Group AA\'s Fort Defiance and Group A\'s Clarke County were able to finish ahead of a field that included many AAA squads.
26 various shots taken by Mr. Dick at the Albemarle Invitational hosted at Panorama Farms in Charlottesville by Albemarle High School.
Motorcycles filled the parking lot Saturday at Salem Civic Center. A couple hundred yards away from the two-wheeled speedsters, Glenvar\'s Kelly Clark and Christiansburg\'s John Horst were the fastest things on two legs. The two juniors were out of everyone\'s class in the Metro Invitational cross country meet, posting easy victories on the 5-kilometer course at Roanoke College\'s Elizabeth Campus.
Hayfield senior Melissa Dewey has quietly established herself as one of Virginia\'s best high school distance runners in the past year. While Western Branch freshmen Aurora Scott has received plenty of attention based off her AAU national record performances as a youngster and Midlothian senior Amanda Patterson has likewise received great attention from her impressive junior season, which included an All-American performance for two miles indoors, the shy and reserved Dewey has performed at an equally high level under the radar of many. After defeating Patterson at the William & Mary Invitational and Scott being absent due to injury, Dewey currently appears to be in the driver seat for the AAA state girls\' title as she possesses the #1 ranking in the state. Dewey is featured here in an exclusive interview article with MileStat.com.
Forest Park junior Stefanie Slekis continued what has been amazing fall of cross country for her as she posted the state\'s second fastest 5K time of the season to date by winning the Disney Classic 4A girls\' race in a time of 18:11.03. Slekis won by an impressive 40 second margin and helped pace the Lady Bruins to a fourth place team finish (121 points) in Orlando.
Longwood University senior Jessica Walton and freshmen Mark Anderson helped lead the Lancers to strong team showings at the Disney Classic with huge PR days for each runner. Walton (Jamestown HS graduate) ran a personal best for 5000 meters with a time of 19:08 to finish 34th overall in the race, while Anderson (Western Branch HS graduate) ran a new best time for 8000 times with a 27:08 clocking for a 58th place finish. The Longwood women finished 12th overall in the team stanings out of 32 teams, while the men finished 20th out of 31 teams.
Welcome to all the competitors, coaches, parents and other interested followers of cross country to the 12th Annual Glory Days Grill Invitational here at Bull Run Regional Park. This year's meet once again holds the promise of an excellent morning and afternoon of action with more than 1,500 high school runners representing almost 60 schools ready to compete in one of the nine races scheduled on Bull Run Park's 5,000 meter (3.1 miles) layout.
The NTN Southeast Region Rankings are starting to look somewhat accurate after Virginia schools had been clearly underrated through the first month of competition as squads like the J.R. Tucker boys and Oakton whipped up on many of the so called top ranked teams in the NTN Southeast Region Rankings at Great American. J.R. Tucker now finds itself ranked first in the boys\' rankings after being ranked eighth last week, while Oakton went from being unranked to being ranked second in the entire Southeast. However, many top schools from Virginia continue to be unrepresented.
Many of the state\'s best teams will be gathering to compete at Saturday\'s Glory Days Grill Invitational held at Bull Run Regional Park in Manassas. The greatest excitement for Saturday\'s matchup is generated from what will be the first encounter of the Lake Braddock and Oakton girls, who currently share the #1 ranking in the state of Virginia.
For the first time in MileStat.com history, there are two teams mutually tied as #1 in the state as Lake Braddock and Oakton share honors as the two best girls\' teams in the state currently.
MileStat.com proudly presents the first release of the site's college cross country rankings for the 2004 season. Participation was greater than expected from the college coaches and we hope those coaches continue to regularly participate. The surprising number of participation allowed a vote total to expand the rankings from original plan. Division I rankings are now 15 deep in individuals and 10 deep in teams. Division III rankings are now 15 deep in individuals and 5 deep in teams.
Josh McDougal has been named USA Track & Field\'s Athlete of the Week after winning his fourth consecutive race of the season in taking first place at the Great American Cross Country Festival in Cary, North Carolina. McDougal, a freshman at Liberty University, won the men\'s 8 km race in 24 minutes, 0.91 seconds, which was 12 seconds ahead of the nearest competitor.
The question has been asked by many after their recent performance at Great American Festival where this squad was able to secure a top 10 finish and beat many solid Division I programs including 2003 NCAA Nationals qualifiers, the University of Virginia. Many people in the state probably did not know Virginia Intermont College even existed, much less they have a two year old cross country program that now finds itself as the #1 ranked program in the NAIA currently.
After taking the college title at the Winthrop Invitational, Virginia Intermont
William and Mary men
William and Mary women
William and Mary men
The Christopher Newport University cross country team swept the USA South Conference\'s Athlete of the Week awards with four athletes receiving honors after their strong individual performances at the Dickinson College Invitational.
Deserving athletes for this week's MileStat.com AOW are Forest Park senior Bryce Iverson and Brooke Point sophomore Brittany Copeland.
For the second consecutive week, a Roanoke College men
If the J.R. Tucker boys and Oakton girls are not ranked high in next week\'s regional and national Nike Team Nationals rankings, there would be an outcry among many after their amazing team performances in the Race of Champions divisions at Great American. The J.R. Tucker boys finished second, while the Oakton girls finished fourth in one of the country\'s most competitive regular season national caliber meets.
Photos taken from the Dickinson College Invitational in Carlise, Pennsylvania where several Virginia Division III colleges competed.
Christopher Newport\'s men\'s cross country team finished third while the women placed fifth at the Dickinson Invitational hosted by Dickinson College. This race was a long-course/short course race with two races each for the men and women.
The NSU women
Both the Roanoke College men
Added events, more participants and bigger crowds marked the 2nd annual Ukrop
The William & Mary Invitational was suppose to be a preview showing of the AAA state girls' race with the state's top three ranked runners in the state: #1 ranked Aurora Scott of Western Branch, #2 ranked Melissa Dewey of Hayfield, #3 ranked Amanda Patterson of Midlothian. However, Scott was a no show leaving a two way battle between Dewey and Patterson to decide to the top harrier on the day. Traditionally held on Eastern State Hospital's 3.05 mile course, this year's William & Mary Invite was once again held on a shortened course of 2.85 miles.
Photos taken by Mr. Dick from the Great American Festival of various Virginians competing in the meet including the J.R. Tucker boys and Oakton girls in the Race of Champions.
The Lake Braddock girls proved just why they are the top ranked team in the state by placing five runners in the top 8 places at the Octoberfest Invitational. In the boys\' race, Thomas Jefferson remained unbeaten with a convincing win on Saturday. Meanwhile, Brooke Point sophomore Brittany Copeland and Chantilly junior Brad Siragusa came away with big individual wins at Great Meadows.
Virginia Tech senior Jessica Morris (Coatesville, Pa.) captured her first collegiate meet win and led the Hokie women to their second victory of the season at the Bobcat Invitational on Saturday.
No. 24 William and Mary women
Four-time reigning CAA Champion William and Mary men
Liberty freshman Josh McDougal won his fourth-consecutive race at the Great American Cross Country Festival held at SAS Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., Friday afternoon. McDougal bested the field of some of the top runners in the county by over 12 seconds over his nearest competitor as he won the 8k race with a time of 24:00.91, finishing just ahead of New Mexico
A total of seven Richmond women crossed the finish line before any other runner at the Maymont Cross Country Festival at Maymont Park in Richmond, Va., Friday. The Top-5 sweep gave the Spider women their second-consecutive team title in the event. On the men's side, Richmond garnered the top spot as junior John Ciccarelli paced the Spiders with his third Top-5 finish of the season.