Great Meadow Invitational Boys' Instant Recap

No top seven in attendance? No problem for Loudoun Valley! Led by Carlos Shultz the Vikings of Loudoun Valley won both the individual and team title Saturday at the Great Meadow Invitational. Their boys team, without their top seven, managed to score 86 points to win. 

Behind Valley was Patriot with 95 and then Fauquier with 154. Hortonville (Wi) finished fourth with 160 points. 

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The race itself for the guys was quite fast. Mason LaCava and Carlos Shultz took the lead early and pushed the pace. Behind them was Zach Nowak and Omar Aougab

It wasn't until around the second loop that Shultz pulled away and widened his lead. He ultimately pulled away big to cross the line in 15:55. That time ranks #14 all-time for the meet. It is also just a little off his  15:21 sophomore best from last year when he ran for Phoenixville Area (PA). This was a very good race for an athlete who had never even seen the Great Meadow course before. 

Following behind him was a strong group of guys finishing close together. Crossing the line in second was Nowak in 16:35, Nick Matthews of Fauquier was third in 16:42, Aougab crossed the line next in 16:50, and fifth place was Justin Sriver of Patriot in 16:52

Top 20 Results (Complete Results )

1Carlos Shultz11Loudoun Valley15:56.001
2Zach Nowak12Osbourn16:36.000
3Nick Matthews12Fauquier16:43.002
4Omar Aougab12Dominion16:50.003
5Justin Sriver12Patriot High School16:52.004
6Ryan Hamacher12Patriot High School16:53.005
7Paul Sepulveda12Stafford High School16:56.006
8Jake Krause11Hortonville16:57.007
9Luke Miller11Dominion17:05.008
10Christian Arellano12Loudoun Valley17:11.009
11John Paccassi11Fauquier17:11.0010
12Nathan Notgrass11Stafford High School17:16.0011
13Robin Khatri11Centreville17:17.0012
14Mason LaCava12Stonewall Jackson (Manassas)17:17.0013
15William Blackwell11George C. Marshall17:18.0014
16Clayton Rath12Hortonville17:18.0015
17Jake Gunessever11Heritage (Leesburg)17:20.0016
18Ian Gray*12Midlothian High School17:21.0017
19Jacob Hamacher11Patriot High School17:22.0018
20Clark Smith11Freedom (South Riding)17:22.0019