The state\'s top ranked boys and girls teams from Midlothian both survived scares at the Great Meadows Invitational in their opening races. The Nike Team Nationals Southeast #1 ranked squad in Midlothian ran well as shown by their low team total of 55 points in the competitive meet, but the NTN SE #6 ranked and two-time defending AA state champions Brentsville proved to be just as good as they finished two points shy of them in second place with 57 points. Midlothian junior Jason Witt took the individual title in a time of 16:03.15. Meanwhile, the Midlothian girls had two of their seven runners drop out of the race including top returnee and 4:53 miler M.C. Miller yet their amazing depth and talent was showcased still in dominating the #2 ranked team in the state and #5 ranked team in the NTN Southeast region in Brentsville by a 65 point margin of victory. The Lady Trojans were led by the Lautzenheiser twins, Kathleen (1st, 19:20.92) and Leia (3rd, 19:46.59), as the freshmen pair finished first and third respectively. More to come from Great Meadows...
The 2006 Great Meadows Invitational to be held this Saturday in The Plains, Virginia, will have early season Nike Team Nationals implications. The meet with feature a total of six Nike Team Nationals Southeast region ranked squads including preseason SE #1 Midlothian boys. The meet will serve as an early measuring stick of some of Virginia\'s and the Southeast\'s best teams with SE #1 Midlothian, SE #6 Brentsville, SE #7 Hermitage for the boys, while the NTN teams for the girls consist of SE #3 Midlothian, SE #5 Brentsville, and SE #8 Morgantown of West Virginia. The meet will also feature an early season showdown between two of the state\'s best returning cross country runners in Mountain View sophomore Thomas Porter and Midlothian junior Jason Witt.
Photos taken by Glenn Dow & Linda D\'Amato from the 2006 Great Meadows Invitational held at Great Meadows in The Plains, Virginia on Saturday, September 9th.
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