About Me

Ran for Dulaney High School '72 to '74 and Towson University '74 to '78.

Moved to Sterling, VA in April '90. Picked a neighborhood for the same reasons I've picked every other neighborhood in my life -- because it's a good place to run. Saw plans for a high school to be built across the street and declared school would have a great cross country team. School (Potomac Falls) opened in '96 and has fulfilled the prophecy.

Knees went a few years ago. Now I bicycle and am self appointed head cheerleader for Potomac Falls cross country. Began coaching youth track group through Our Lady of Hope Parish in 2006 and have sent some good runners to Potomac Falls and Dominion.

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
5 days ago How many runners are All-State? 7 or 15?
@Shirk Now, that's logical.
6 days ago How many runners are All-State? 7 or 15?
I've always found the distinction between "medalist" and "all-state" to be odd. If you're called...
19 days ago Milestat vs Third Battle
I saw Pole Green course for the first time yesterday at the Atlantic 10 Championships. It rained...
8 months ago Them most impressive Loudounish thing this winter.....
The most impressive thing from the County of Loudoun this winter was NOT Loudoun Valley boys. OK...
9 months ago Loudoun Valley Parade
Purcellville to honor national champions Team 55:90 (LV XC) with a parade tomorrow. http://ww...
10 months ago Exam Blues? What Would Pre Do?
@NOVAAC I think they say it with the stopwatch. Virginia is for lovers. Virginia is for run...
10 months ago Exam Blues? What Would Pre Do?
Pre would have been 67 today, so I thought it fitting to share this story today. Walking my do...
12 months ago County of Loudoun Championships
What more is there to say? Other than congratulations to the remarkable runners, coaches, pare...
1 year ago County of Loudoun Championships
@CoachDSM Glad you like the Woodgrove course, Dr. Gilchrist. I'm lobbying my elected repre...
1 year ago County of Loudoun Championships
10 guys from 3 different schools under 16. 4 girls from 3 different schools under 19 (And Emma W...
1 year ago Uniform Rules????
@vamilesplit OK. I consider that good news and a healthy rules change. If there's a requirem...
1 year ago Uniform Rules????
Did the uniform rules change? It was once a big deal to ensure your team was in perfect matching...
1 year ago VHSL Group 3A/4A State Outdoor T&F Championships 2017
I hope the remarkable accomplishment of the Loudoun Valley team is not lost in all this discussio...
2 years ago VHSL Region Qualifying Standards?
Thank you.
2 years ago VHSL Region Qualifying Standards?
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? I believe I once read there is a simple formula for these matters: ...
2 years ago VHSL Region Qualifying Standards?
Are the Region qualifying standards posted anywhere? Neither I nor my research assistant, Profes...
2 years ago Loudoun Valley? Indoor?
A team from the County of Loudoun finished second in the boy's indoor state championships? What ...
2 years ago Favorite Cross Country Runner Names in VHSL for 2016.
WAAAAAAYYYYYYNEEEEEEEEEE KULAAAAAHTEEEEEEEE!!!
2 years ago Too many videos, not enough content
Suggestion: Activate School Name as a related data field. So, we will be able to click on a tea...
2 years ago XC Course Ratings
In between races at Glory Days this year, I struck up a conversation with a young lady who once r...
2 years ago Wrong location on Meet Page
The Conf 22 and Conf 14 Meet information pages state Conf 21B will also run with them at Oatlands...
2 years ago Loudoun County Cross Country Championships
It was as great a meet as expected. But, the logistics are just too challenging to do this on ...
2 years ago Loudoun County Cross Country Championships
Race is on. Tomorrow afternoon at Oatlands. One of America's best distance running counties hol...
2 years ago Loudoun County Cross Country Championships
...about that weatherman... Sorry. I think I jinxed things.
2 years ago Loudoun County Cross Country Championships
@runthe8 Outstanding! Weatherman appears to be cooperating as well. Should be a great event...
2 years ago Loudoun County Cross Country Championships
I'm in agreement with you, Marc. I think the Loudoun County Championships is a premier event and...
2 years ago Nutrition Advice from Wall Street Journal
A couple of interesting articles in the Wall Street Journal recently offering nutrition advice to...
2 years ago How to Improve Virginia HS Track
Of all the good ideas mentioned so far, the most logical and easiest to execute is the doubling o...
2 years ago How to Improve Virginia HS Track
How can we possibly improve Virginia High School Track? How can it possibly get any better? H...
2 years ago Olympic History Question
My head was telling me "Jamaica" and I was thinking Merlene Ottey. But, she never went further t...
2 years ago Olympic History Question
@historian How about Michael Phelps? 100 M Butterfly and Freestyle 200 M Butterfly 400 M ...
2 years ago Olympic History Question
Pietro Mennea?
2 years ago Virginians at the Olympic Trials of the past
Upon review, you didn't address Marathon which are, indeed, a separate Olympic trials. I suspect...
2 years ago Olympic Trial TV Coverage
This saved me about 30 minutes of browsing through old movies. Thank you, Historian.
2 years ago Virginians at the Olympic Trials of the past
Very informative list, Historian. Add: 1980 Olympic Trials Marathon -- Will Albers Robinson/...
2 years ago A little help for Coach Schmidt of Rock Ridge/Dominion
https://www.gofundme.com/CoachSchmidt If link doesn't work, copy and paste to your browser bar.
2 years ago VHSL Group 3A/4A State Outdoor T&F Championships 2016
And the weather forecast is perfect. Sometimes things just work out.
3 years ago Greatest Coaches in MD history?
But, of course, I concur with those in this thread who voted for Bob Dean of Dulaney > U of Md. >...
3 years ago Greatest Coaches in MD history?
Baxter Berryhill -- Kenwood early 1960's Coached Dave Patrick, Charlie Messenger, and Charlie ...
3 years ago Blasts from Past Penn Relays
That's it!! Scott Eden! Thank you, VAXCC and Historian.
3 years ago Blasts from Past Penn Relays
Thank you, Historian. That explains Ronnie Ray. I don't know where I got the idea Robbie Pe...
3 years ago Blasts from Past Penn Relays
Historian -- can you clear this up for us young guys? Ronnie Ray -- Huntington High AND Fergus...
3 years ago Maryland/Virginia Track Trivia
Maryland, you got stoped by Virginia in this trivia match. I suppose Maryland is too busy livi...
3 years ago Maryland/Virginia Track Trivia
Let's wrap this up..... Tasmin Fanning of Virginia Tech finished 3rd in the 2008 NCAA Cross Co...
3 years ago Maryland/Virginia Track Trivia
Well don, ilk2run! Coach Troy Harry of Tuscarora (...of course in Leesburg, the tusks are rawe...
3 years ago Maryland/Virginia Track Trivia
Well done, ilk2run. Matt Centrowitz (the elder), current coach of American University, attende...
3 years ago Maryland/Virginia Track Trivia
Wow! Some of the best and experienced minds in Virginia working this problem. Here's what we've...
3 years ago Maryland/Virginia Track Trivia
@sidallen And if you were able to come up with those four names, you CERTAINLY know The Chair...
3 years ago Maryland/Virginia Track Trivia
@sidallen We won't take off for spelling, but you still scored 3 out of those 4 correctly. ...
3 years ago Maryland/Virginia Track Trivia
Everyone is playing baseball trivia this week. Since this is also opening week for many track te...