Photos taken by Brandon Miles from the 2007 Fork Union Invitational held at Fork Union's Hardy National 3 mile course on Saturday, September 8th.
Photos taken by David Fleenor from the 2007 Fork Union Invitational held at Fork Union's Hardy National 3 mile course in Fork Union, Virginia on Saturday, September 8th.
MileStat.com's 1st On-Site Meet Coverage...2001 Fork Union Invitational! It is hard to believe that this year will be the tenth annual Fork Union Invitational. It seems like it was not too long ago that Fork Union coach Winston Brown was out making what would become the Hardy National 3 mile course at Fork Union after destroying several lawnmowers to clear way for a venue which would play host to some epic team and individual cross country battles. The Fork Union Invite has certainly played host to some of Virginia's finest during the past ten years. In 2001 and 2002, there was the thrilling duels of Kippy Keino and Alex Tatu with Keino picking up the big win over his rival in front of the home crowd. The 2005 Fork Union Invite assembled one of the most loaded girls fields in a regular season race with the likes of Aurora Scott, Catherine White, and Rachel Rose destroying the course record together. With 37 schools expected to be represented on Saturday, another early September weekend contest at FUMA expects to cap off ten years of memories and usher in another ten. The event is also a special one for MileStat.com to cover personally because it was the first meet that MileStat.com ever provided "on-site coverage" for back in 2001.
Western Albemarle junior Kyle Satterwhite may have made Coach Lindy Bain's post-season plans a bit tougher to decide on after Saturday at the Fork Union Invitational. With the Warriors eyeing a possible trip to Hoover, Alabama on November 24th for the Nike Team Nationals Southeast regionals, Satterwhite as well as teammate Tyler Stutzman showed themselves to be possible Foot Locker contenders as well on Saturday. Satterwhite broke former Fork Union star and past Foot Locker finalist Kippy Keino's course record with a final time of 15:04. Satterwhite closed well in the last portion of the course as he was running in fifth place with roughly 1000 meters to go. Teammate Stutzman also came in at a swift time of 15:09 and just three seconds off Keino's old record of 15:06 for a 1-2 Western finish as the team had (55 pts) a 25 point win over defending AA state champions Brentsville (80 pts), who showed they are still a team well in state podium contention.The Brentsville girls also proved at Fork Union that Blacksburg will not win a second straight AA state title with ease as their veterans have stepped up and also some newcomers are making Coach Dulin's crew a formidable squad once again. With a low tally of 39 points and their entire top five in the top 12 places, the Brentsville girls sent a strong message to Blacksburg. Meanwhile, the Western Albemarle girls were able to reverse the results from Tuesday's Ragged Mountain Cup and move ahead of Monticello for second at FUMA to claim bragging rights in the Charlottesville area. Albemarle junior Liz Barclay was out for a stroll in the park at Hardy National as she broke away from the field early to claim the title in 18:17. In a sign of what is becoming a very loaded district for girls individuals when taking into account the Midlothian girls and James River's Kristen Wolfe and Ali Hummelberg, the Dominion District was well represented up front at Fork Union with two of the top three finishers in Cosby junior Jenna Moye in second at 18:33 and Clover Hill freshmen Abby Badura in third at 18:46 dipping well under 19 minutes on a humid day in Central Virginia.NEW: Fork Union Invitational Photo Gallery by David Fleenor - Close to 1,000 photos total. Fork Union Invitational Photo Gallery - More photos on the way. Colonial division races posted. Fork Union Invitational Videos - Colonial Boys - Colonial Girls - Patriot Boys - Patriot Girls - Middle School Race Fork Union Invitational Video Interviews: Kyle Satterwhite - Elizabeth Barclay - Jayna McGehee
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