October's Big Meets Preview

October is truly the make or break month of the year. It features the biggest invitationals and helps team finalize those varsity lineups. Thanks to reclassification and a long September, the first weekend this year will be 10/7. 

On the 10/7 weekend it will be Glory Days and Great American (NC) commanding all the attention. Both of these meets will feature a large amount of talented VA athletes and teams and also be on fast courses. Most NOVA teams will stick to Glory Days while Loudoun Valley, Blacksburg, and other big names will head south to NC for the Great American race on the NXR course. Expect some big performances this weekend. 

The following weekend, 10/14 will close out a short October regular season with the two biggest meets of the year: The MileStat.com XC Invitational and the Third Battle Invitational. Both courses are two of the fastest in the state and will once again prove to be the place where history happens. Expect some fast times both individually and for entire teams this weekend if the weather permits. 

Thanks to the lengthened break between 10/14 and states which is almost a month after it will allow some teams to really push for a fast time this weekend and put on a show we normally do not get to see.

Check out all the meet pages below to see past results, past coverage, and especially to see who is already entered. 

10/3Covenant Invitational Online EntryCharlottesville, VA
10/3Patrick County P.D. Meet Online EntryStuart, VA
10/4Burtner Memorial Classic Online EntryPenn Laird, VA
10/4James River Challenge Online EntryFork Union, VA
10/4Jamestown Home Meet vs (Grafton and Bruton) Online EntryWilliamsburg, VA
10/5Norfolk Christian Varsity and JV meet Online EntryNorfolk, VA
10/6Norfolk Collegiate Invitational Online EntryVirginia Beach, VA
10/6SPIRE Invitational Online EntryBurke Lake, VA
10/7Big Cat Invite Online EntryWilliamsburg, VA
10/7Blue Ridge Invitational Online EntryDaleville, VA

10/7Eagle Extreme Online EntryDuffield, VA
10/7Glory Days Grill Invitational Online EntryManassas, VA
10/7Great American FestivalCary, NC
10/7Hagan Stone Classic Online EntryPleasant Garden, NC
10/7HSHS Invitational Online EntryRichmond , VA
10/7Norfolk Academy #3 Online EntryNorfolk, VA
10/7Pioneer Trail Race Online EntryMax Meadows, VA
10/7Riflemen Classic Entries ClosedWinchester, VA
10/7Rod Camden Hilltopper Invitational Online EntryLynchburg, VA
10/7Salesianum Invitational Online EntryWilmington, DE
10/7Staunton River Invitational Online EntryMoneta, VA
10/7Virginia Middle School Invitational Online EntryFork Union, VA
10/11Bedford County Championships Online EntryForest, VA
10/11City/County Championships Online EntryBroadway, VA
10/11East Mont Invitational Online EntryShawsville, VA
10/11Fredericksburg All Area Meet Online EntryFredericksburg, VA
10/12Chiefs' Challenge Invitational Online EntryAxton, VA
10/12Middle School District Championship at NM Battlefield Online EntryNew Market, VA
10/14Albemarle Invitational Online EntryEarlysville, VA
10/14Bearcat Invitational Online EntryBristol, VA
10/14Frank Keyser InvitationalBoonsboro, MD
10/14MileStat.com Invitational Online EntryMechanicsville, VA
10/14Runnin' with the Wolves ROCKTOBERFEST Online EntryForest, VA
10/14Third Battle Invitational Online EntryWinchester, VA