Photo Gallery by Brandon Miles - Over 2,000 photos from all races.
Photo Gallery by Linda D'Amato - 363 photos from AAA races only.
Photo Gallery by Tom Hoerner - 370 photos from A & AA races only.
Photo Gallery by Nicoll Knudsen - 691 photos from AA & A races. AAA to be added.
Photo Gallery by Frank Locascio - 830 photos from A & AA races only.
Photo Gallery by Taylor Skelton - 125 photos from all races.
Photo Gallery by Andrew Kicinski - 188 photos from AAA & AA races only.
Video Interviews by Brandon Miles: Ted Richardson (James River) - Kaitlin Davis (Mountain View) - Kyle King (Grafton) - Joanna & Kathleen Stevens (Blacksburg) - Adam Owens (Clarke County) - Katlyn Ayers (Strasburg) - Matt Howard (Blacksburg)
Very poor and muddy course conditions, which got progressively worse as the day went on. The largest classification Group AAA were the last races of the day. Times slowed by at least 15-20 seconds if not more based off last year's results in ideal course conditions. Temperature was ideal in the 50s with cloud cover, except for the last half of the Group AA girls when the sun came out and several runners struggled to get to the line including two of Blacksburg's key scorers.
Course record by Kathleen Stevens (17:34) of Blacksburg. Previous record 17:38 set last by Megan Marsico (2008 Foot Locker South runner-up). Twin sister Joanna Stevens was second in the Group AA girls race in 17:39.
(Photo by Nicoll Knudsen)
Midlothian girls streak of 4 AAA state titles and Blacksburg girls streak of 3 AA titles are snapped by Lake Braddock and Hidden Valley respectively. Lake Braddock was the major upset of the day as their freshmen Sophie Chase led the charge literally with a hot pace to put herself in front and held on for a third place finish as Lake Braddock added a ninth state title to their rich history of state championship excellence. Hidden Valley had a slower team average than Blacksburg by 17 seconds, yet still found a way to win with five runners among the top 25.
(Photo by Nicoll Knudsen)
No drama to determine boys team champions as Mountain View (AAA), Blacksburg (AA), and Clarke County (A) dominate their respective classifications with Mountain View posting a team average of 16:33.
Ted Richardson of James River won in a well packed AAA boys race till late with the day's fastest performance in 15:34 as Western Branch's Blake Theroux had made the move to break up the pack with 1200 meters to go and finished runner-up with a time of 15:38.
A thrilling finish for Group AA boys as early race leader Colin Mearns of Jamestown collapsed in the final 150 meters and Kyle King of Grafton seized upon the opportunity as the 16:01 winner.
More to come!
Gallery of Champions
Photos by Nicoll Knudsen
Group AAA Boys Individual Champion
Ted Richardson (James River) 15:34
Group AAA Girls Individual Champion
Kaitlyn Davis (Mountain View) 18:21
Group AA Boys Individual Champion
Kyle King (Grafton) 16:01
Group AA Girls Individual Champion
Kathleen Stevens (Blacksburg) 17:34 Course Record!
Group A Boys Individual Champion
Adam Owens (Clarke County) 16:32
Group A Girls Individual Champion
Katlyn Ayers (Strasburg) 19:03
Below are the performances entered for the meet that met the national silver standard.
|5000 Meter Run||17:34.00||Kathleen Stevens||Blacksburg|
|5000 Meter Run||17:39.00||Joanna Stevens||Blacksburg|
|5000 Meter Run||18:21.00||Kaitlyn Davis||Mountain View|
|5000 Meter Run||18:24.00||Katherine Walker||Brooke Point|
|5000 Meter Run||18:28.00||Sophie Chase||Lake Braddock|
|5000 Meter Run||18:29.00||Kathleen Lautzenheiser||Midlothian|
|5000 Meter Run||18:39.00||Hannah Lowery||Stafford|
|5000 Meter Run||18:42.00||Madalyn Nuckols||Deep Run|
|5000 Meter Run||18:44.00||Erica Dobbs||Deep Run|
|5000 Meter Run||18:45.00||Ariel Karabinus||Osbourn Park|
|5000 Meter Run||18:48.00||Annie LeHardy||Hidden Valley|
|5000 Meter Run||18:48.00||Bonny Turnage||Lee-Davis|
|5000 Meter Run||18:49.00||Clarissa Schick||Maggie Walker|
|5000 Meter Run||18:49.00||Marie Johnston||Midlothian|
|5000 Meter Run||18:51.00||Megan Moye||Cosby|
|5000 Meter Run||18:53.00||Myah Hicks||Thomas Edison|
|5000 Meter Run||18:55.00||Lindsi Arrington||Gar-Field|
|5000 Meter Run||18:55.00||Haley Cutright||Hidden Valley|
|5000 Meter Run||18:57.00||Liana Epstein||Lake Braddock|
|5000 Meter Run||18:57.00||Julie Strange||Loudoun County|
|5000 Meter Run||18:57.00||Alex Watt||West Springfield|
|5000 Meter Run||19:00.00||Leah Fitchett||Blacksburg|
|5000 Meter Run||19:01.00||Tammy Cheung||Millbrook|
|5000 Meter Run||19:02.00||Claire Sibley||Hidden Valley|
|5000 Meter Run||19:03.00||Katlyn Ayers||Strasburg|
|5000 Meter Run||19:09.00||Julianne Bigler||West Potomac|
|5000 Meter Run||19:10.00||Claire Benjaman||Midlothian|
|5000 Meter Run||19:11.00||Michelle Church||Bassett|
|5000 Meter Run||19:12.00||Paige Kvartunas||West Springfield|
|5000 Meter Run||19:14.00||Crystal Nelson||Millbrook|
|5000 Meter Run||19:14.00||Ashley Wybersky||Osbourn Park|
|5000 Meter Run||19:22.00||Natalie Wright||Potomac Falls|
|5000 Meter Run||19:25.00||Stephanie Cario||Lee-Davis|
|5000 Meter Run||19:25.00||Peyton Lowe||Riverbend High School|
|5000 Meter Run||19:27.00||Casey Lardner||Lake Braddock|
|5000 Meter Run||19:27.00||Kayla Gibbons||Warren County|
|5000 Meter Run||19:28.00||Claire Johnson||Western Albemarle|
|5000 Meter Run||19:29.00||Carolyn Bethel||Hidden Valley|
|5000 Meter Run||19:29.00||Audrey Houghton||Loudoun Valley|
|5000 Meter Run||19:30.00||Anna Gordon||Hanover|
|5000 Meter Run||19:33.00||Shaina Manuel||Colonial Forge|
|5000 Meter Run||19:35.00||Stephanie Marzen||Thomas Jefferson S&T|
|5000 Meter Run||19:37.00||Anna Spiers||Maggie Walker|
|5000 Meter Run||19:37.00||Lizzie Cornell||Princess Anne|
|5000 Meter Run||19:38.00||Mary Fouse||Langley|
|5000 Meter Run||19:39.00||Melissa Teeple||Franklin County|
|5000 Meter Run||19:39.00||Natalie Geleta||Osbourn Park|
|5000 Meter Run||19:40.00||Becky Dobosy||Lafayette|
|5000 Meter Run||19:40.00||Kelly Hagan||Lake Braddock|
|5000 Meter Run||19:41.00||Lauren Blackburn||West Springfield|
|5000 Meter Run||19:42.00||Taylor Crosson||James W. Robinson|
|5000 Meter Run||19:42.00||Melanie Rice||Marion|
|5000 Meter Run||19:43.00||Morgan Price||Brentsville District|
|5000 Meter Run||19:43.00||Lanie Smith||Oakton|
|5000 Meter Run||19:45.00||Lauren Hopper||Hanover|
|5000 Meter Run||15:34.00||Ted Richardson||James River (Midlothian)|
|5000 Meter Run||15:38.00||Blake Theroux||Western Branch|
|5000 Meter Run||15:47.00||Kevin Dowd||Fairfax|
|5000 Meter Run||15:50.00||Christopher Foley||Chantilly|
|5000 Meter Run||15:51.00||Drew Paisley||Ocean Lakes|
|5000 Meter Run||15:56.00||Grant Pollock||Mills Godwin|
|5000 Meter Run||16:01.00||Kyle King||Grafton High School|
|5000 Meter Run||16:01.00||Brayden Burleigh||Midlothian|
|5000 Meter Run||16:02.00||Yazid Zouaimia||Centreville|
|5000 Meter Run||16:04.00||Thomas Curtin||Loudoun County|
|5000 Meter Run||16:07.00||Bradley Shultis||Mountain View|
|5000 Meter Run||16:09.00||Andrew McCullen||Oakton|
|5000 Meter Run||16:13.00||Jack Jasper||Herndon|
|5000 Meter Run||16:14.00||Cody Snyder||Lee-Davis|
|5000 Meter Run||16:15.00||Natnael Meseret||Robert E. Lee|
|5000 Meter Run||16:16.00||Evan Niciphor||Cosby|
|5000 Meter Run||16:16.00||Brian Davenport||Maury|
|5000 Meter Run||16:17.00||Colin Taylor||West Springfield|
|5000 Meter Run||16:18.00||Kyle Jacobs||Western Branch|
|5000 Meter Run||16:21.00||Anthony Kostelac||Albemarle|
|5000 Meter Run||16:22.00||Thomas Delaney||John Handley|
|5000 Meter Run||16:23.00||Jordan White||Great Bridge|
|5000 Meter Run||16:23.00||Samuel Pankey||Spotswood|
|5000 Meter Run||16:24.00||Jeremy Greenwald||Grassfield|
|5000 Meter Run||16:24.00||Grant Shoope||Mountain View|
|5000 Meter Run||16:26.00||Aaron Harrison||Grassfield|
|5000 Meter Run||16:26.00||Cody Talmadge||Maggie Walker|
|5000 Meter Run||16:27.00||Silas Frantz||Douglas Freeman|
|5000 Meter Run||16:28.00||Taylor Torino||Colonial Forge|
|5000 Meter Run||16:28.00||Darren Barlow||Midlothian|
|5000 Meter Run||16:29.00||George Carter||Blacksburg|
86 National Elites.
More to come!