With regionals this week and a trip to the state championships on the line it is time to also look at what records and streaks are on the line as well. Here are the boys, girls, and school records for longest consecutive trips to the state XC championships.
Atop this list is just one team, that team is the Blacksburg girls' team who have made it to the state meet 38 years in a row or in percentage terms, 100%. They have made every single state meet since the first girls state XC meet in 1980, at Piedmont College. Their team is the only one to have an active streak spanning multiple courses. Their streak includes Piedmont, Virginia Tech, and Great Meadow which first hosted in 1994.
On the boys' side the current leader is Radford who is currently seeking their 17th consecutive trip to the state meet this week.
Combined there are four teams with very impressive streaks as schools as well. Radford has made every state meet since 2003 for both boys and girls, Blacksburg has done it since 2006, Mathews since 2007, and Midlothian since 2009.
Thru every XC state meet in the current six class system Lake Braddock, Midlothian, Blacksburg, Western Albemarle, Maggie Walker, Radford, and Mathews have made the state meet for both teams in the same year.
Here are the current lists for boys and girls teams.
Girls Top 10 Longest Streaks:
10. Cosby & Grafton (9 Years)
8. Mathews & West Springfield (10 Years)
7. Ocean Lakes (14 Years)
5. Radford & Midlothian (16 Years)
4. Maggie Walker (17 Years)
-->Longest AAA Former School Streak
3. George Mason (20 Years)
2. Jefferson Forest (24 Years)
-->Have made it to every XC states at Great Meadow
1. Blacksburg (38 Years)
--> Have made it every year girls XC has been contested
Girls Longest Streaks By Current Classification
Longest Class 6 Streak: Ocean Lakes (14 Years)
Longest Class 5 Streak: Tuscarora, Albemarle (7 Years)
Longest Class 4 Streak: Blacksburg (38 Years)
Longest Class 3 Streak: Maggie Walker (17 Years)
Longest Class 2 Streak: George Mason (20 Years)
Longest Class 1 Streak: Mathews (10 Years)
Boys Top 7 Longest Streaks:
7. Western Albemarle (9 Years)
5. Midlothian, Lafayette (10 Years)
--> Midlo, longest streak amongst former AAA Schools
4. Mathews (12 Years)
3. Blacksburg (13 Years)
2. Jamestown (15 Years)
1. Radford (16 Years)
Boys Longest Streaks By Current Classification:
Longest Class 6 Streak: Lake Braddock (7 years)
Longest Class 5 Streak: Tuscarora, Albemarle (7 years)
Longest Class 4 Streak: Jamestown (15 Years)
Longest Class 3 Streak: Western Albemarle (9 Years)
Longest Class 2 Streak: Radford (16 Years)
Longest Class 1 Streak: Mathews (12 Years)