Performance list for the LATFC Indoor Track & Field Invitational to be held this Saturday, December 3rd in Lynchburg, Virginia.
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Christopher Newport University will honor long-time track & field coach Vince Brown on Sunday, December 4th. The track inside the Freeman Center on the CNU campus will be officially dedicated
The VMI men\'s track and field team has improved their depth in many events and returned some of their top performers to yield a blend of talent that should lead to outstanding success this season. \"This year
The 2005-06 VMI women\'s track and field team features the return of a pair of experienced seniors along with 11 new faces to add depth to the squad. A solid recruiting year, the largest in the team\'s history, increased team numbers considerably, but the loss of key individuals and a lack of depth in certain events may make it difficult to move up substantially in the Big South Conference standings.
The Virginia Tech track and field program has announced the signing of Asia Washington to a National Letter of Intent for the 2006-07 year. Washington, a Piscataway, N.J., native, is one of the top 400- and 800-meter runners in the nation. She was the runner-up at the New Jersey group IV State Championships in the 800m with a personal-best time of 2:12.01. She also took third in the 400m at the meet. Washington\'s top time of 55.56 in the 400m came at the New Jersey Meet of Champions. Her Piscataway High School 4x400m relay time was among the top 15 in the nation with a time of 3:48.
Good job to everyone that performed at footlocker yesterday, especially to the runners that are going to Nationals. I decided that I would take on the heavy competition of the boys seeded race, instead of running in the boy\'s junior race. I had a good race, it was my first sub 16 performance, and it was a good way to end the season. My only regret about the race was that I should have gone out faster, the plan was to go out fast the first mile, but not kill myself, then really work the second mile.
Aurora Scott, Catherine White, and Brad Siragusa have alll punched their tickets to San Diego for Foot Locker Nationals with top ten finishes at the Foot Locker South regional meet in Charlotte, North Carolina. Scott, who qualified as a freshmen last year for Foot Locker Nationals, will be making her second trip to San Diego with a third place finishing time of 17:15. White, the two-time Group AA state champion from Northside, will be making her first appearance at Foot Locker Nationals as a junior with a sixth place clocking time of 17:19. Group AAA state champion Brad Siragusa of Chantilly qualified for Foot Locker Nationals by finishing sixth in the boys\' seeded race with a personal best time of 15 flat.
Running the fifth of six legs on the United States road relay team, Virginia Intermont College
For the second-consecutive season, Liberty
On a cold and blustery day in the heartland of America, the William and Mary men
In a year that marked the first time that both the Virginia men\'s and women\'s cross country teams earn berths to the NCAA Championships, it was perhaps fitting that both teams took home the same place. Both the men and women finished 26th at the meet held in Terre Haute, Indiana. Both squads are populated with underclassmen, with only one fourth year between the two teams and none scoring.
James Madison senior Allen Carr (Yorktown, Va./York) placed 107th in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Men
At the welcoming banquet on Friday (November 19), the United States Cross Country Coaches Association announced that head men
This has been a pretty good week, our team is fairly happy about our performance last Saturday and no one has any complaints. We all wish we could have been in the AAA race though, but then again, we cant really control that. Now everyone is just gearing up for Footlocker.
Photos taken by Lee Dick from the IC4A/ECAC Championships held at Van Courtland Park in New York City this past weekend.
The cross country Selections Committee has chosen William and Mary
Washington and Lee senior Nathan Johnson (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) placed 62nd out of 211 runners at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University on Saturday morning. This was the second year in a row that Johnson completed at the National Championship meet. Johnson completed the challenging championship course in 26:53.0.
Christopher Newport cross country runner Megan Fogarty finished 77th at the 2005 NCAA Cross Country Championships, the best finish by any CNU cross country runner, Saturday hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University. The senior Burke, VA was the first CNU female qualifier since Aimee Gibbs in 2003. Fogarty finished the race with a time of 23:41.
(Saturday, November 19th, 2005, Louisville, Ky.) - The Virginia Intermont College Men\'s Cross-Country team doubled their pleasure Saturday, when they ran to their second consecutive team title, topping runner-up Concordia University (Irvine, Cal.) 52-122. Leading the way for the Cobras was freshman Steeve Gabart (Miami, Florida), running to a 9th place finish of 24:54.65, for the 8,000 meter course. Following Steeve into the finish were junior Pat Marion (Ottawa, Ontario) in 14th place (25:02.70), sophomore Ondrej Puskar (Trnava, Slovakia) in 15th place (25:03.10), freshman Jeremy Cadle (Charlottesville, Va.) in 18th place (25:04.70), and senior James Mousseau (Killdeer, N.D.) in 21st place (25:06.80). The top-5 finishers for VI all earned All-American honors for their top-30 finishes.
On the same day his teammates took home their second NAIA National Cross Country title in Louisville, Ky., Virginia Intermont College
Several of Virginia\'s elite cross country and track and field high school prep stars have signed their National Letters of Intent in the early signing period which lasts from November 9th to 16th. Multi-event track star Michael Morrison of Great Bridge, two-time All-American Katie Doswell of St. Catherine\'s, state record pole vault holder Ashley of Western Albemarle, and 11-time state champion Francena McCorory were just a few of many top Virginians to finalize their college decisions early. If you know of any athletes that have already signed or committed early in their college decision, please contact MileStat.com at firstname.lastname@example.org, so the athlete can be added to our 2006 college signings list. Also if you have any photos of athletes signing their NLI\'s, please email them to us to get posted on MileStat.com.
Well, states is actually over. I can
This week, Virginia Intermont College
18 total photos taken by John Herzog of miscellaneous shots as well as awards podium shots from the 2005 VHSL State Cross Country Meet held at Great Meadows in The Plains, Virginia on Saturday, November 12th.
75 photos total taken by John Herzog of the AA girls race from the 2005 VHSL State Cross Country Meet held at Great Meadows in The Plains, Virginia on Saturday, November 12th.
71 photos taken by John Herzog of the AA boys race from the 2005 VHSL State Cross Country Meet held at Great Meadows in The Plains, Virginia on Saturday, November 12th.
84 photos total taken by John Herzog of the AAA girls race from the 2005 VHSL State Cross Country Meet held at Great Meadows in The Plains, Virginia on Saturday, November 12th.
89 photos total taken by John Herzog of AAA boys race from the 2005 VHSL State Cross Country Meet held at Great Meadows in The Plains, Virginia on Saturday, November 12th.
17th-ranked William and Mary won it
The Virginia men\'s cross country team earned a berth in the 2005 NCAA Cross Country championships as a result of their second place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional. The bid is the first automatic qualification in school history. Virginia\'s Jan Foerster led the Cavaliers with his fourth place finish in 30:09.5. He earned All Region Honors along with teammates Ryan Foster(11th, 30:26.2), and Andrew Dumm(18th,30:39.8)
The Washington and Lee men
Midlothian girls (63 pts) simply destroy NTN southeast #4 ranked Oakton (115 pts) for the AAA girls\' state team title. A NTN berth would be well deserved for the Lady Trojans (19:09 team average) after such a dominating performance with four runners hovering in and out of All-State honors with M.C. Miller (11th, 18:52.33), Paige Johnston (14th, 18:56.08), Erin Stehle (16th, 19:04.06), and Samantha Dow (18th, 19:13.86). Anne Tenser (40th, 19:41.45) ran a solid fifth for Midlothian. Rachel Rose runs the second fastest time of the day to win the AAA girls\' race in 17:57.77. The fastest time of the day belonged to Northside\'s Catherine White as she defends her AA state crown in 17:48.66. AA runner-up Becky Stewart (18:32.38) leads her Brentsville squad (19:19 team average) to their first AA state crown by a 25 point margin over Blacksburg. Craig County senior Lori Crotts surprised everyone in winning the girls\' Group A race over her Region C rival Kelly Clark of Glenvar (2nd, 18:55.11) as she did it in convincing fashion with a time of 18:15.45. No shocker in the girls\' team scores for Group A as Clarke County won by a 63 point margin. The Group AAA boys race sees a crazy finish with Chantilly senior Brad Siragusa (15:21.64) finally come up big in his final state meet as he outkicks favored junior Mike Spooner of West Springfield (15:25.26) for the win. The team battle was pretty wild as well as a mere four points seperated the top three teams in state champion Oakton (95 pts), state runner-up Thomas Jefferson (16:20 average, 98 pts), and state third-place finisher Midlothian (99 pts). Abingdon sophomore Griff Graves (15:51.34) got the last laugh on Christiansburg senior John Horst (16:01.40) in winning the Group AA individual state crown, while the Brentsville boys (16:24 team average) had a dominating team showing with 63 points putting them well-ahead of runner-up Western Albemarle. The Clarke County boys certainly showed they belong ranked among the top teams in Group AA and AAA with a dual meet-like score of 20 points to win the Group A state title with nearly 7 all-state individuals with their top 7 all in the top 17 places. Clarke County junior Simon Biddle-Snead successfully defending his title in 16:09.19, while senior teammate Michael Leonard was the race runner-up in 16:29.75. More detailed state meet summary to come later.
Senior Allen Carr (Yorktown, Va./York) and junior C.W. Moran (Potomac Falls, Va./Potomac) respectively finished fifth and ninth to lead James Madison to a fifth-place team finish in the 2005 NCAA Southeast Regional Men
Photos taken by Lee Dick from the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional meet held at Lake Kristi in Greenville, North Carolina.
Christopher Newport cross country runner Megan Fogarty qualified for the NCAA Nationals finishing in seventh place leading the women\'s team to a fifth place finish while the men placed sixth at the NCAA South/Southeast Regionals Saturday.
Freshman Ricky Flynn (Gaithersburg, MD/Damascus) qualified for national competition Saturday as the Lynchburg College cross country teams competed in the NCAA South/Southeast Regionals, hosted by Hendrix College.
Unfortunately I will not be at this year\'s state meet at Great Meadows as I promised my stepfather I\'d help pace him in his first ever marathon in Richmond this weekend, but I can still give my two cents of what to look for and expect this Saturday at Great Meadows. Not only will state titles be on the line, but for many teams Saturday will be a make or break situation for Nike Team National berths. Group AA kicks off things on Saturday morning with the AA girls as the first race at 10:30 am and AA boys following at 11:15. The Brenstville boys and girls are expected to sweep the state titles and set the bar high for NTN aspiring teams in the Group AAA races, which make up the middle portion of the meet. AAA girls go off at 11:45 am and AAA boys start at 12:30 pm. Oakton and Midlothian girls will butt heads, while there are a handful of teams that have to be considered in contention for the boys\' team title in AAA with the Oakton boys leading the way. The meet could possibly a see a clean sweep of teams with the Clarke County boys and girls heavily favored in the Group A division, which are the last races of the day with the girls at 1:00 pm and boys at 1:45 pm.
Final rankings heading into this weekend\'s VHSL state cross country meet at Great Meadows.
USA Track & Field selected Fernando Cabada, a senior at Virginia Intermont College, to Team USA for the 2005 International Chiba Ekiden Relay to be held in Chiba, Japan November 23. In addition to Team USA, the marathon relay will feature teams from Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, France and Great Britain.
Virginia Intermont College
The NAIA announced this week the teams and individuals qualified for the National Cross Country Championships to be held November 19th in Louisville, KY. Defending national men
Hypothetical team scoring from the state\'s best teams heading into this weekend\'s VHSL state cross country meet. Scoring is based off of these top ranked team\'s regional performances and uses course adjustments to the Great Meadows state course using 2003 time differences when course conditions were fair for both the regional and state meets. Girls\' teams included are Brentsville, Midlothian, and Oakton. Boys\' teams included are Brentsville, Oakton, Clarke County, Thomas Jefferson, Herndon, Hermitage, Midlothian, and West Springfield. This scoring is by no means a form of rankings or predictions for this upcoming weekend, but helps in trying to figure out where teams might stand against one another based off their recent regional races.
If you haven\'t already, check out chasingtradion.com, a site that chronicles the journeys of Matt Taylor this fall as he has visits some of the country\'s top college cross country programs. This past week he visited the College of William & Mary and in two weeks, he\'ll be at Virginia Intermont College. For $9.95, you can get \"insider access\" and have unrestricted access to in-depth articles, athlete journals, interviews, photo and video galleries, and much more.
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16 shots taken by John Herzog of the championship award ceremonies from the 2005 Central Region Meet held at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville, Virginia on Saturday, November 5th.
116 shots taken by John Herzog of the varsity girls race from the 2005 Central Region Meet held at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville, Virginia on Saturday, November 5th.
78 shots taken by John Herzog of the varsity boys race from the 2005 Central Region Meet held at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville, Virginia on Saturday, November 5th.
55 shots taken by John Herzog of the freshmen boys and girls race from the 2005 Central Region Meet held at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville, Virginia on Saturday, November 5th.
52 shots taken by John Herzog of the junior varsity boys race from the 2005 Central Region Meet held at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville, Virginia on Saturday, November 5th.
43 shots taken by John Herzog of the freshmen boys and girls race from the 2005 Central Region Meet held at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville, Virginia on Saturday, November 5th.
32 miscellaneous shots taken by John Herzog from the 2005 Central Region Meet held at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville, Virginia on Saturday, November 5th.
Pole Green Park has never been kind to the Midlothian boys and girls\' cross country teams. In years\' past at the regional meet, the Trojans have had sub-par days and sometimes even just complete breakdowns at the 5K course found in Mechanicsville. However, a minor course change due to park scheduling conflicts, was enough to erase those bad memories as the girls dominated the region with four of the top five finishers, while the boys had their first regional individual champion on the four year old regional meet host site in sophomore Jason Witt (16:08). James River sophomore Kristen Wolfe was able to prevent a top four sweep from the Lady Trojans as she won the regional title in the second fastest time ever recorded on a Pole Green 5K course in 18:43 (Aurora Scott ran 18:13 earlier in the season). The Hermitage boys won their first regional title since 1979. John Vial was the team\'s top finisher in second at 16:23, but Alex Bowman had been the team\'s top runner and race leader down the final stretch on pace to possibly break 16 minutes, but collapsed and ended up gathering himself enough to cross the line in 16:29 for fifth place.
They popped out of the woods, like some blue-and-gold swarm, and on this day, M.C. Miller was the queen bee of Midlothian High cross country. While injuries have wreaked havoc with the Trojans, the pig-tailed Miller had a full bill of health and a full head of steam at the Dominion District championships at Pocahontas State Park.
The Central Region course has been altered due to circumstances beyond the control of Central Region Officials. Hanover Park & Recreation has booked a horse show for November 5, 2005. This will force Meet officials to move to the alternate course that was run for the Lee-Davis Varsity and Sub-Varsity invitational as well as the Colonial District Championships. We apologize for this last minute change. Any coach that would like a course map for the alternate course please email Neil Mathews, Site Director at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quite possibly the deepest region in the state regardless of classification as many would say that Group AA\'s Region II can hold its own with the likes of the Central Region and Northern Region in Group AAA, the Brentsville boys and girls simply toyed with the field at the regional meet held at Great Meadows with convincing wins over quality competition. The Brentsville boys were led by regional champion Nick Gehlsen who clocked a PR of 15:49 and teammates Adam Henken (3rd, 15:58) and Henry Melius (4th, 16:06) who garnered top four finishes. Filling out an incredible top five were seniors Eric Ekholm (17th, 16:33) and Eric Truschel (33rd, 16:51). The Western Albemarle girls streak of Region II titles came to an end as expected with the favored Nike Team Nationals ranked Brentsville girls winning by a 53 point margin. The Lady Tigers (38 pts) were led by race winner Becky Stewart (18:25.75) who outkicked Western Albemarle senior Samantha Stafford down the final stretch to seize the regional crown in an exciting individual battle. The Brentsville girls fit their remaining top six in the top 20 and under 20 minutes with All-Region performers Amelia Emerson (5th, 19:02), Lauren Bussian (7th, 19:06.87), and Julia Mitchell (13th, 19:37) as well as Maggie Gentry (16th, 19:43) and Samantha Woodward (19th, 19:54).
Districts shook things up pretty good and gave better gauges who teams stack up, but this week\'s regional meets will give the final indication how teams and individuals stand before the state meet at Great Meadows.
At the Region B Meet, the Clarke County boys simply put on a show in winning the regional title by a low team score of 17 points as the top four finishers in the race were all from Clarke County, while the next three runners for the squad finished within the top ten. Currently the fifth ranked team overall in the state, the Group A powerhouse is looking to prove they do belong to rated among the best teams in the state regardless of school classification at next weekend\'s state meet. The defending Group A state individual champion, Clarke County junior Simon Biddle-Snead won the individual region title with a 16:14 on the Panorama Farms 5K course. Meanwhile, teammates Ben Veilleux (2nd, 16:24), Michael Leonard (3rd, 16:37), and Daniel Callan (4th, 16:53) took the next three places to all go under 17 minutes. Bryan Broy (8th, 17:13), Chris York (9th, 17:20), and Joe Racer (10th, 17:21) all provided extra depth for the squad with All-Region performances.