Albemarle & Clover Hill Tie For The State Team Title

The Class 5 boys state team title was closer than close. Both Albemarle and Clover Hill tied with 62 points but with the tie-breaker, Albemarle took home the title thanks to their sixth runner, Hayes Costello. 

This tie, joins only one other occasion there has been a tie for the boys team title. That other tie was between Central (Woodstock) and Brentsville who both scored 62 points back in 1997. 

Albemarle got back onto the podium for the first time since 2019 when they won the meet. They also won the title in 2017. 

On the other side of this battle was Clover Hill who finished second for the second year in a row. Last year they lost to Glen Allen 53-57. Your hat has to go off to both teams as their averages and splits would put them on the podium seemingly in every classification. 

Boys 5000 Meter Run Finals Team Scores

1Albemarle625+11+14+15+17 (21+30)0:42 1-5 Split | 16:48 Avg
2Clover Hill621+2+3+13+43 (50+69)2:20 1-5 Split | 16:30 Avg
3Riverbend High School14110+16+22+45+48 (72+75)1:20 1-5 Split | 17:25 Avg
4Ocean Lakes1467+26+31+36+46 (47+67)1:35 1-5 Split | 17:25 Avg
5Douglas Freeman1574+28+29+35+61 (68+76)2:06 1-5 Split | 17:28 Avg
6Princess Anne High School1749+32+39+41+53 (55+59)1:32 1-5 Split | 17:37 Avg
7Hickory High School18819+20+34+52+63 (74+78)1:13 1-5 Split | 17:45 Avg
8Maury High School1926+27+40+57+62 (64+71)2:01 1-5 Split | 17:42 Avg
9Granby1928+25+38+44+77 (79+80)2:40 1-5 Split | 17:47 Avg
10Lightridge High School20523+37+42+49+54 (65+66)0:54 1-5 Split | 17:51 Avg
11Independence High School20718+24+51+56+58 (70+73)1:16 1-5 Split | 17:51 Avg
12Warwick26812+33+60+81+82 (83+84)4:33 1-5 Split | 18:57 Avg

Albemarle's Individual Results

16:23.00Eli Phillips6thBoys Results
16:49.00Kuyper DeBoer13thBoys Results
16:53.00JT Hillis16thBoys Results
16:54.00Baelin Duncan17thBoys Results
17:05.00Jacob Mackey22ndBoys Results
17:17.00Hayes Costello27thBoys Results
17:31.00Caleb Gatlyn37thBoys Results