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Virginia State XC Meet Coverage Nov 12, 2006

11/12 NEWS FLASH: BOTH MIDLOTHIAN BOYS AND GIRLS TEAMS RECEIVE AUTOMATIC BIDS TO NIKE TEAM NATIONALS! FIRST VA TEAMS EVER TO RECEIVE NTN BIDS! CONGRATS AND GOOD LUCK IN OREGON! COMPLETE RESULTS with elite performances as combined state meet results are now posted. Many photos and videos already posted with more photos to come as well as a complete meet summary and interview articles to come! Quick highlights: While Saturday\'s unseasonably warm and humid weather got the best of many runners including some of state\'s best and pre-race favorites, Albemarle senior Rachel Rose did not let the weather, course, or her mid-season stress fracture injury stop her from defending her AAA state championship in the day\'s fastest time at 18:53. It was a dramatic finish with Rose, James River\'s Kristen Wolfe, Deep Run\'s Courtlin LaReau, and Midlothian\'s Kathleen Lautzenheiser all together with just over 100 meters to go. Wolfe looked to be in good position for the win, but then collapsed due to exhaustion and dehydration as Rose took the win. Rose made her comeback and Wolfe certainly will do the same at Foot Locker South! Nationally ranked and SE #1 Midlothian boys and girls become the first AAA school since the 1997 Manchester squad to win both state titles in impressive fashion as the Midlo girls (47 pts) had four all-state finishers in Kathleen Lautzenheiser (3rd, 18:59), M.C. Miller (6th, 19:18), Sammy Dow (8th, 19:20), and Paige Johnston (13th, 19:32) to win by 41 points over Lake Braddock (88 pts). Meanwhile, The Midlothian boys (55 pts) were also 41 points winner over Oakton (96 pts) with nearly four individuals earning all-state honors in Jason Witt (2nd, 15:59), Jonathan Mellis (8th, 16:26), and Mark Merritt (10th, 16:36), and Tommy Reese (16th, 16:47). Who wants to go to Oregon?! Mike Spooner of West Springfield in AAA (15:53) and Griff Graves of Abingdon in AA (15:55) won as expected with nearly identical times, despite receiving challenges from Jason Witt of Midlothian and Adam Henken of Brentsville respectively. The Clarke County boys and girls became the second team to win three consecutive state championships together in VHSL history. The Brentsville boys won a competitive AA team race over Jamestown and Western Albemarle to win their third straight title, while the Blacksburg girls dethroned the defending champs from Brentsville. Radford\'s Nathan Brame fulfilled his freshmen year prophecy of a state championship as he stopped Clarke\'s Simon Biddle-Snead from winning his third state title in a row. Buffalo Gap\'s Mariah Hagadone made a late surge to outkick Sophia Holmes of Clarke County for the Group A state title. More to come from Great Meadows... SATURDAY On-site coverage at VHSL State Cross Country Championships at Great Meadows - Photos, videos, interviews, and stories from Brandon Miles, John Herzog, Ted Plunkett, and Linda D\'Amato VHSL State Meet Race Summaries: AAA - AA - A - By Brandon Miles VHSL State Championships Video Clips - Unedited w/o music or text. Edited versions will be made available later in the week for download. VHSL State Championships Photo Galleries by John Herzog - AAA Awards - AAA Boys - AAA Girls - AA Boys - AA Girls - A Boys - A Girls VHSL State Championships Photo Galleries by Ted Plunkett: AAA Races - AA Races - A Races VHSL State Championships Audio Interviews by Brandon Miles - With AAA boys champ Mike Spooner and member of AAA state champion and NTN bound Midlothian team Jonathan Mellis Q&A Interview Article w/ AAA girls champ Rachel Rose - Brandon Miles interviews the now 2-time state champion Rose after her amazing comeback from mid-season stress fracture injury is capped off with state meet\'s fastest of the day 18:53 win! Q&A Interview Article w/ Midlo girls All-State #3 (of 4) Sammy Dow - Brandon Miles interviews one of the four Group AAA All-State individuals to make for one of the most dominant team showings in VHSL State Championships history by the Nike Team Nationals bound Midlothian girls in junior Samantha aka Sammy Dow. Q&A Interview Article w/ Mariah Hagadone - MileStat.com\'s Brandon Miles interviews Buffalo Gap senior Mariah Hagadone after just coming off winning her first cross country state championship in the Group A girls race this past Saturday at Great Meadows for the VHSL State Cross Country Championships. Q&A Interview Article w/ Nathan Brame - MileStat.com\'s Brandon Miles interviews Radford junior Nathan Brame and asks the tough questions circulating around the recent Group A state cross country champion in regards to his transformation from his freshmen year message board predictions, his rivalry with Clarke County and Simon Biddle-Snead, and discussing his breakthrough season of cross country. FRIDAY On-site coverage at Virginia Independent Schools State Meet at Woodberry Forest - Photos, videos, interviews, and stories from Brandon Miles and David Fleenor VIS State Meet Race Pics by David Fleenor: Div I Boys - Div I Girls - Div II Girls VIS State Meet Award Pics by David Fleenor: Div I Boys - Div I Girls - Div II Boys - Div II Girls - Race pics to come on Monday! VIS State Meet Race Pics by Brandon Miles: Div I Boys - Race pics from the other 3 races to come on Monday! VIS State Meet Summary - By Brandon Miles VIS State Meet Video Clips - By Brandon Miles VIS State Meet Interviews - Brandon Miles interviews Division II individual champs Austin Ellis and Jane Gay Final NTN Southeast Region Rankings heading into state meet THURSDAY VHSL Group AAA State Preview VHSL Group AA State Preview Top 15 Moments in VHSL XC State Championship history during the MileStat.com Era: Moments #3 thru #1 VHSL Group AAA Top 5K Times @ Teams List VHSL Group AA Top 5K Times & Teams List WEDNESDAY VHSL Group A Top 5K Teams & Teams List VHSL Group A State Preview 11/7 MileStat.com/VA High School XC Coaches Rankings - AAA Boys - AAA Girls - AA Boys - AA Girls - A Boys - A Girls - Private Boys - Private Girls - Cream of the Crop Boys - Cream of the Crop Girls Top 15 Moments in VHSL XC State Championship history during the MileStat.com Era: Moments #7 thru #4 - By Ryan Call TUESDAY VIS Top 5K Times & Teams List VIS State Meet Preview - By Brandon Miles Top 15 Moments in VHSL XC State Championship history during the MileStat.com Era: Moments #11 thru #8 - By Ryan Call MONDAY Great Meadows Madness - Top 15 Moments in VHSL XC State Championship history during the MileStat.com Era: Intro Article - Moments #15 thru 12 2006 Cross Country 5K Bests & Team Rankings: Boys - Girls

2006 VIS State Championships - Division II Girls Nov 13, 2006

Photos taken by David Fleenor from Division II girls race from the 2006 VIS Cross Country State Championships held at Woodferry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Virginia on Friday, November 10th.

VIS State Championships Summary Nov 10, 2006

As a first time visitor to the Woodberry Forest 5K course and the Virginia Independent Schools State Championships, I\'m hooked. I cannot wait for next year\'s VIS State Meet to be held at Woodberry! A challenging and true cross country course with great competition that is cemented with genuine sportsmanship between the rival teams, athletes, and coaches, it is a breath of fresh air from some of the uglier aspects of the sport I\'ve been witnessing elsewhere. Plenty of great stories in the day that was the 2006 Virginia Independent Schools Cross Country State Championships.

Covenant School is the official 2006 VIS Division II XC Boys Champs Dec 18, 2006

After careful review of all data, the Executive Committee of the V.I.S.A.A. declared that the posted results were in error and has awarded first place to The Covenant School. A tabulation error in the finish chute produced an incorrect final posted result on race day. The Miller School placed second, and the Potomac School placed third. Below is the revised results.

2006 VIS State Championships - Division II Boys Nov 14, 2006

Photos taken by Brandon Miles of the Division II boys race from the 2006 Virginia Independent Schools State Cross Country Championships held at Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Virginia on Friday, November 10th.

VIS Top 5K Times & Teams List Nov 7, 2006

Top 5K times entered in our database thus far this season by Virginia Independent Schools cross country runners and team rankings generated off of those performances lists. By no means do the team rankings actually reflect actual order MileStat.com views the teams, but is simply automatically generated based off of times. Email us if times, athletes, or meet results are missing. Meet results need to be sent in to us to verify any times to input.

VIS State Championship Preview Nov 7, 2006

The Fork Union boys are looking to make history this Friday at the Virginia Independent Schools State Cross Country Championships to be held at Woodbery Forest. They are chasing the number 29, which is the all-time low team score from the VIS Championships. Two teams hold the record with the 1989 Fork Union squad and 1993 Paul VI team. Led by defending VIS division I champion Axel Mostrag, the Blue Devils bring a squad into Friday that is capable of challenging the record.

2006 VIS State Championships - Division I Girls Nov 13, 2006

Photos taken by David Fleenor from the Division I girls race from the 2006 VIS Cross Country State Championships held at Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Virginia on Friday, November 10th.

2006 VIS State Championships - Division I Boys Nov 14, 2006

Photos taken by David Fleenor of the Division I boys from the 2006 Virginia Independent Schools Cross Country State Championships held at Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Virginia on Friday, November 10th.

VIS State Meet Video Clips Nov 11, 2006

Video clips from the 2006 Virginia Independent Schools State Cross Country Championships held at Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Virginia on Friday, November 10th.

VIS State Cross Country Championships Audio Interviews Nov 10, 2006

MileStat.com\'s Brandon Miles interviews Division II individual state champions Austin Ellis of Covenant and Jane Gay of North Cross from the Virginia Independent Schools State Cross Country Championships held at Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Virginia on Friday, November 10th.

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