It looks like the 2018 MileStat.com XC Invitational will once again be the home to nearly everyone's PR's and season bests.
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West Springfield and Atlee both held on for the win Saturday in awesome races but the real story was how they won and the race itself.
Will the fourth RVA Relays be the best one yet? Our bet is that it will be!
Check out this race and all the races from Glen Allen right here.
Team VA alum and Olympic Medalist, Kellie Wells-Brinkley is staying active our sport even after her competitive running career is over.
I had just caught up with Rachel and the win was within reach. We were neck and neck within 100 yards of the finish line and then I fell.
Not every team is realistically fighting for a state title, in fact few are, but many have great stories.
In the 2017 installment of the RVA Relays the girls once again stole the show and showed the guys why they ran last in dramatic fashion.
Watch Mallory Pitchford win both the 55 meter dash and 55 meter hurdles finals in a short time span with personal best clockings of 7.09 in the dash and 8.37 in the hurdles at the St. Christopher's Invitational on Friday night.
Our Path to the State Meet series focuses on a random selection of individual qualifiers and their seasons and path leading up to qualifying to compete at this weekend's VHSL State Championships. James River junior Freddie Shashaty qualified for the state meet with a 11th place finish of 16:42 at Bells Mill Park in the 6A South Regional Meet.
Virginia was well represented today on the world stage in the IAAF Diamond League meet in Monaco with a 1-2-3 finish in the women's 100 meter hurdles from Queen Harrison (Hermitage HS), Yvette Lewis (Denbigh/Menchville HS), & Kellie Wells (James River HS). Meanwhile, Murielle Ahoure (Hayfield HS) set a new 200 PR of 22.24 in her victory and Francena McCorory (Bethel HS) broke 50 seconds in the open 400 for the first time.
Race videos from the Midlothian Polar Bear Meet held on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at Midlothian High School in Midlothian, Virginia.
It does not matter if their top boys' runner drops out. It does not matter if two of their top seven runners on their girls' team are missing. Midlothian is still going to find a way to win another Dominion District cross country season and still comfortably.
Photo by Ted Plunkett For years the Dominion District, consisting of schools from Chesterfield County, has been one of the most competitive districts in the state for cross country, producing a plethora of great runners. Manchester had the state champion boys and girls teams in 1997, and James River won the girls championship in the fall of 2002, but however recently the team to beat recently has been Midlothian High School. With the last four girls state championships, and numerous state championships on the boys side too, Midlothian has had a grip on the Dominion District. Their streak of individual champions in the district however came to an end this year as James River junior Ted Richardson stepped out from Midlothian’s shadow and onto the podium and into the state spotlight.
Photo by Ted Plunkett Last year's state meet beat up many of the state's best runners. One runner who probably got the worst of it was James River senior Kristen Wolfe. Wolfe was with the lead pack of runners coming down the final stretch inside the gate at Great Meadow with the finish line and a state cross country championship in sight. However, those hopes were quickly dashed as she collapsed with less than 200 meters to go. She may not have won the state title that day, but she certainly won over many fans and admirers as she fought and crawled her way to the finish in a minute and a half span after her fall. "I don't let states haunt me or scare me away. I just tell myself it wasn't my day. Those things happen and there is nothing I can do about it now," says Wolfe. The memory of last November's state championship race is still in the James River senior's mind, but only as a motivation factor to finish stronger than ever this November. "If anything, it has made me want it more than ever this year." She certainly showed that desire in a 17:49 5K win at Glory Days this past Saturday.
The East Coast Invitational continues to be one of the longest standing high school indoor invitationals in the state of Virginia as well as the country and continues to bring in some of the state\'s best talent. The first East Coast Invitational was held in 1960 and this year\'s meet will be the 48th annual. The meet use to be hosted inside the Richmond Coliseum on a wooden banked track before moving over to the Arthur Ashe Center in 1983. The 2007 edition of the East Coast Invitational will feature Shanneka Claiborne, Aramis Massenburg, Rachel Butler, and Anthony Chesson as some of the state\'s top athletes in the meet with the Manchester boys and Midlothian girls as the top teams attending.
Video clips from the tri meet held at Pocahontas State Park\'s middle level 5K course in Chesterfield, Virginia between Midlothian, Monacan, and James River on Wednesday, October 18th.
A steady downpour of rain that started yesterday and continued throughout today made Saturday\'s Octoberfest Invitational at Great Meadows a mud slop-fest as two over flowing creek crossings and long stretches of mud and puddles made for tough race conditions for the high school runners throughout the day. Not a day for anyone to run a personal best, but some outstanding performances were recorded throughout the day. Northside senior Catherine White took the \"A\" girls race in a time of 19:08.07, but more impressive was James River junior Kristen Wolfe only finishing nine seconds off the Foot Locker All-American in a time of 19:17.81. Meanwhile, Radford junior Nathan Brame pulled away from the field midway to come away with a 17:10 victory in the \"A\" race with Manchester senior Andrew Duty charging hard into a second place run of 17:16. Maryland\'s best in Quince Orchard (142 pts) as well as NTN Southeast #9 ranked squad knocked off SE #7 Thomas Jefferson (161 pts) for the \"A\" boys team title. The Northern Region took three of the top four team places in the \"A\" girls\' race with James Robinson (151 pts) finishing ahead of higher ranked AAA squads Langley (2nd, 178 pts) and Maggie Walker (3rd, 195 pts). Complete meet summary is posted with photos as well as video clips (clips of runners crossing creeks a MUST SEE) and a photo gallery from Octoberfest! More to come from other meets, Virginia teams and individuals participated in this weekend! Octoberfest Invitational Video Clips Octoberfest Invitational Photo Gallery
Jones specializes in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. On your mark, get set, go! Kyle Jones might have been slow taking his mark and getting set for track, but he was plenty fast once the starter\'s pistol was fired. The James River High sprinter dragged his feet until the spring of his junior year before making his sprinting debut.In his first season in spikes, he was named the Dominion District runner of the year.
As only a sophomore at James River High School, Kristen Wolfe has quickly established herself in a short time as one of the state\'s top distance runners. The defending Group AAA state champion in the 1000 meter run, Wolfe has qualified for state meet competition in all four chances and earned All-State honors during each trip to the top state stage. If she continues on the pace she has set for herself throughout her high school career, she could end up with even greater honors when she graduates over two years from now.
The first true weekend of racing action for high schoolers kicked off with several in-state invitationals with plenty of top teams and individuals squaring off with one another in early season contests.
With no returning individual state champions, the AAA state cross country race will be one of the most competitive races in recent years with many elite athletes vying for the male and female individual crowns. Meanwhile, the two defending state team champions, Thomas Jefferson boys of Alexandria and James River girls of Midlothian, took only small losses due to graduation and will once again be in the hunt to defend their titles.
Despite a few teams not being able to make it to the Fork Union Invitational due to school closings Friday because of the snow storm, the majority of the teams entered in the meet made the trek to Fork Union to make for one exciting day of track and field.
Very grueling analyzing and researching was put into selecting this year\'s All-MileStat.com girls cross country team as there were so many qualified athletes and coaches that deserved recognition. Well after lots of second guessing, debate, and contemplation, here is your 2002 All-MileStat.com girls cross country team
At last year\'s AAA State Cross Country Meet, little attention was given to Central Region girls\' champion team, James River. Much of the attention was focused on the traditionally dominant cross country teams from the big schools of the Northern
The Newport News Invitational at Newport News Park turned out to be a very competitive meet with some of the best teams and runners in the state competing as they battled it out.
Six straight district championships and a 50-point lead toward No. 7 should have ended the drama Wednesday at the Arthur Ashe Center. Only someone forgot to tell the girls from James River. The Midlothian boys, similarly deep in the longer races, had muc