2006 champs FUMA gave them a run,but Western boys are back as Kings of the Cup! Led by their big three of James Howard-Smith, Tyler Stutzman, and Kyle Satterwhite, the Western Albemarle boys were able to take back the Ragged Mountain Cup from last year's champs from Fork Union. Fork Union had dominated the Western Albemarle boys last year at Panorama Farms with one of their most talented squads ever in meet record time well under 42 minutes, but it was Western Albemarle coming in this year's race as the favorite. However, Fork Union made it tougher than expected with a 10:06 opener from Jeremy Haney as well as lead change going into the anchor leg to allow for more drama than Western Albemarle coach Lindy Bain would have liked. As favored in the meet preview, First cup title EVER for Monticello! Monticello girls under new head coach Doug Bloor came through with consistency on four legs as the only team to have all four runners split under 14 minutes on the challenging 2 mile course at Panorama Farms. Albemarle's Liz Barclay, ranked #3 in the state currently ran four seconds faster than she did in 2006 when she ran opening leg with the boys to pull her along unlike this year where she had to run in no man's land on anchor with a tougher task at hand to post a fast time. Many of these same teams and individuals will be at the Fork Union Invitational on Saturday, which MileStat.com will again be on-site for with coverage from Brandon Miles. Complete results, photos, videos, and interviews with Western Albemarle coach Lindy Bain, Monticello coach Doug Bloor, Western Albemarle's Tyler Stutzman, and Fork Union's Jeremy Haney to be posted soon! Ragged Mountain Cup Results: Full Individual - Full Team Ragged Mountain Cup Photo Gallery - 731 photos by Brandon Miles. Claim yourself and tag your photos! Ragged Mountain Cup Video Interviews: Coach Bain (Western Albemarle) - Coach Bloor (Monticello) - Tyler Stutzman (Western Albemarle) - Jeremy Haney (Fork Union) Race Videos: Varsity 4x2M Race Legs #1-2 & Legs #3-4 - JV 2M Race
Video interview at the 2007 Ragged Mountain Cup with Western Albemarle coach Lindy Bain. Coach Bain's Western Albemarle boys, currently ranked #4 in Virginia, opened their season with a win at the Cup over last year's champs from Fork Union. Western Albemarle had three runners well under 11 minutes for their two mile splits with Tyler Stutzman (10:02), Kyle Satterwhite (10:14), and James Howard-Smith (10:22).
Video interview at the 2007 Ragged Mountain Cup with first year Monticello coach Doug Bloor. Coach Bloor's Monticello girls won their first ever Cup title on Tuesday at Panorama Farms in Charlottesville with all four of their legs under 14 minutes on the two mile course.
Video interview at the 2007 Ragged Mountain Cup with Western Albemarle junior Tyler Stutzman. Stutzman ran second leg for Western and ended up with the fastest split of the meet nearly broke 10 minutes for the two mile course at Panorama Farms at 10:02.
Video interview at the Ragged Mountain Cup with Fork Union senior Jeremy Haney. For the second year in a row, Haney put FUMA out in the lead with a strong opening leg. Haney had the second fastest 2 mile split of the Cup at 10:06.
Yeah...she can definitely run with the boys. MileStat.com will be on-site with coverage on Tuesday evening at Panorama Farms for the Ragged Mountain Cup, which the 4 x 2 mile relay will be the first race of the season for all of the Central Virginia and Charlottesville area schools competing. Plenty of outstanding talent will be showcased at Panorma with some great cross country squads such as the VA #4 ranked Western Albemarle boys, VA #8 ranked Fork Union boys, and VA #10 ranked Louisa County boys. Top individuals will be battling each other possibly on different legs for the fastest split of the meet with the likes of VA #9 ranked Thomas Baker of Louisa, VA #11 ranked Kyle Satterwhite of Western Albemarle, private schools #1 ranked Austin Ellis of Covenant (pictured above, left), and private schools #3 ranked Jeremy Haney of Fork Union. Among the girls, the big name will be Liz Barclay (pictured above center in the 2006 Cup) as Albemarle's star runner begins her junior year as the #3 ranked runner in Virginia. The first race is at 5 PM.