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Preseason Countdown: Boys' Individual #2 Nolan Jez Aug 22, 2017

At this point you're definitely asking yourself how could someone who has only run 15:40 be our number two returning star. The two-word answer for that is: untapped potential. Ahmed Hassan has the most untapped potential in the entire state and when you couple that with a whole lot of talent you can get one of the best XC runners our state has ever seen.

Preseason Countdown: Boys' Individual #3 Nolan Jez Aug 21, 2017

Rocking a 15:17 and 4:09 indoor Mile best, Sam Affolder enters the season as our highest ranked junior and our newest member to Team VA. Moving here from New York via a year in Pennsylvania is Affolder who will be the newest cog in the Loudoun Valley machine. Affolder also enters the season ranked #15 in MileSplit's national Flo50 rankings.

Great Meadow Invitational Boys' Virtual Meet Nolan Jez Aug 21, 2017

Get ready for a huge opening weekend for the VA XC season! Starting things off in a big way will be the Great Meadow Invitational up in the Plains. Running on the non-state course will be 41 teams from all over the state and multiple states as well. Leading the way team wise are the Eagles of Freedom South Riding who enter as the 5A state team favorites. Individually it should be an interesting battle between Tuscarora's Ben Nibbelink and Phillip Lambert of Stafford amongst others. 

Preseason Countdown: Girls' Individual #3 Nolan Jez Aug 21, 2017

After two state runner-ups and one state championship Ryann Helmers enters the season as one of the fastest and most decorated runners in the entire state. The Albemarle senior boasts a best of 17:47, run on the state course, and is the top returning 5A runner on paper.

RVA Relays: The Most Hype XC Meet of The Year! Nolan Jez Aug 20, 2017

After just two years, the RVA Relays is quickly becoming one of the most hyped meets of the entire XC Season. This year's installment is not only going to be the biggest and best one yet but it will also feature a glow run race now under the lights!

Preseason Countdown: Girls' Individual #4 Aug 19, 2017

When you run 18:11 at Albemarle you deserve a lot of attention especially when you follow that up with a 17:49 the next week at MileStat.com's Invitational. Jodi Tolarchyk did just that last year and that put her right on the map of the VA XC scene. This year though she isn't entering as a unknown, she is entering as a favorite for the 5A state title.

Preseason Countdown: Girls' Individual #5 Nolan Jez Aug 18, 2017

After a fifth place last year at states Allison is now ready for a state title. Now we understand it is a big jump from fifth to first but when you have a personal best of 17:48 you're talking about an elite runner who on any given day can take on any runner our state has. That is exactly why Allison enters the season our #5 preseason runner.

Poll: Toughest Classification To Win States Nolan Jez Aug 17, 2017

Change has come and there has definitely been a power shift in the state. Unlike track it looks like size isn't as important as program history during XC. Check out the polls below and let us know what you are thinking about the new classifications and rankings for this season.

Preseason Countdown: Boys' Individual #4 Nolan Jez Aug 16, 2017

Now with a state title to his name in track and having made Foot Locker Nationals, Price Owens is ready to break thru and win that XC state title. He enters the season with the fastest personal best and as one of the fastest returners in years with his 15:07 best.

Preseason Countdown: Girls' Individual #6 Nolan Jez Aug 16, 2017

Ailene may not be the quickest returning athlete but she very well could have the most upside. She has run 17:49 for 5K and most impressively went 10:48 as a frosh in the two mile two years ago. Those two times tell us one big thing, she loves the flat fast courses. That speed will bode well for her this season and that is why have her ranked 6th in our top returning list.

Preseason Countdown: Boys' Individual #5 Nolan Jez Aug 15, 2017

Despite facing injuries all last year Grant Northcutt just has too much talent and speed to overlook him. This year, his senior year, he will be looking for that big break-thru race at Great Meadow. He finished second as a sophomore and didn't run as a junior but still boasts a 15:21 best and is in the shape to go even faster.

Preseason Countdown: Girls' Individual #8 Nolan Jez Aug 13, 2017

After a huge year as a sophomore the now junior is ready to battle the best in the state and on her team for the state and national spotlight. Ava boasts a 17:54 best and is seriously on the cusp of greatness. She has yet to win that state title and that will certainly be one of the best things for her training this year.

Predicted 1A State XC Competition Fields Aug 12, 2017

Though the state meet will be the same size, the makeup of who is running and where they are from will be a whole lot different. Instead of two regions advancing six teams and 10 individuals it will be four regions advancing three teams and five individuals. Below are our pre-season predicted state fields.

Predicted 2A State XC Competition Fields Aug 11, 2017

Though the state meet will be the same size, the makeup of who is running and where they are from will be a whole lot different. Instead of two regions advancing six teams and 10 individuals it will be four regions advancing three teams and five individuals. Below are our pre-season predicted state fields.

Predicted 3A State XC Competition Fields Nolan Jez Aug 10, 2017

Though the state meet will be the same size, the makeup of who is running and where they are from will be a whole lot different. Instead of two regions advancing six teams and 10 individuals it will be four regions advancing three teams and five individuals. Below are our pre-season predicted state fields.

Preseason Countdown: Girls' Individual #9 Nolan Jez Aug 10, 2017

After multiple team title runner-ups and three state runner-ups, Loudoun Valley's Natalie Morris is certainly ready to take home that state title. This season she enters as our #9 returning star in the entire state and second amongst 4A competitors. She is though the fastest returning state course runner this year in 4A.

Preseason Countdown: Boys' Individual #7 Nolan Jez Aug 10, 2017

Phillip may not have had one of the best XC or indoor seasons but by outdoor season it was very apparent that he was the real deal. Over the past few months the Stafford star tallied up an undefeated record in the 3200 and even took home the 5A state title in 9:11.