Here are the updated 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 41 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, Great Meadow, and Oatlands.
On the boys' side the current leader is Jamestown who has now made the state meet 18 times. This is their first time at the lead after Radford dropped from the list after 19 consecutive state meets.
Combined there are three teams with very impressive streaks as schools as well. Blacksburg has made every state meet since 2006 for both boys and girls and Mathews has since 2007.
Thru every XC state meet in the current six class system Blacksburg, Western Albemarle, Maggie Walker, 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 8 Longest Streaks:
8. Grafton (12 Years)
6. Mathews & West Springfield (13 Years)
5. Ocean Lakes (17 Years)
3. Maggie Walker (20 Years)
-->Longest AAA Former School Streak
2. Jefferson Forest (27 Years)
1. Blacksburg (41 Years)
--> Have made it every year girls XC has been contested
*Midlothian girls had made it 18 years until this season
Girls Longest Streaks By Current Classification
Longest Class 6 Streak: Ocean Lakes (17 Years)
Longest Class 5 Streak: Albemarle (10 Years)
Longest Class 4 Streak: Blacksburg (41 Years)
Longest Class 3 Streak: Maggie Walker (20 Years)
Longest Class 2 Streak: Bruton (9 Years)
Longest Class 1 Streak: Mathews (13 Years)
Boys Top 7 Longest Streaks:
7. Glen Allen (10 Years)
6. Maggie Walker (11 Years)
5. Western Albemarle (12 Years)
4. Lafayette (13 Years)
3. Mathews (15 Years)
2. Blacksburg (16 Years)
1. Jamestown (18 Years)*
*Radford had made it 19 years until 2022.
Boys Longest Streaks By Current Classification:
Longest Class 6 Streak: Patriot/W.T. Woodson (8 Years)
Longest Class 5 Streak: Glen Allen (10 Years)
Longest Class 4 Streak: Jamestown (18 Years)
Longest Class 3 Streak: Maggie Walker (11 Years)
Longest Class 2 Streak: Union (6 Years)
Longest Class 1 Streak: Mathews (15 Years)
Girls teams making it to every state championship during the six classification era (11): Ocean Lakes, West Springfield, Albemarle, Grafton, Loudoun Valley, Blacksburg, Jefferson Forest, Tabb, Western Albemarle, Maggie Walker, and Mathews. Three teams dropped from this list in 2022.
Boys teams making it to every state championships during the six classification era (11): Glen Allen, Grafton, Jamestown, Lafayette, Loudoun Valley, Blacksburg, Tabb, Western Albemarle, Maggie Walker, Mathews, and Auburn. Just one team dropped from this list in 2022.
Copy & Paste Year: In 2017 and 2018 the exact same 12 boys teams made the state meet for one classification, this was the only year that we found this to have happened.