So much for the curse. Heading into Saturday's Knights Crossing Invitational cross country meet, Glenvar's Megan Marsico (pictured right by Scott Rigler) was hoping to put memories of recent disappointing performances on the Green Hill Park course behind her. She did it in a big way. Marsico crushed the 226-runner field in the girls' varsity race, winning by more than a minute. The reigning Group A champion, Marsico also broke the meet record set by former Northside star Catherine White. "I look up to Catherine White," said Marsico, whose time of 18 minutes, 1.56 seconds was nearly eight seconds faster than White's 2006 time. "She's an awesome runner, and I want to be as good as her." Read full story on Marsico & Knights Crossing Invite by Mark Taylor of The Roanoke Times
Thomas Jefferson freshmen Sarah Stites along with fellow underclassmen teammates Lisa Junta and Stephanie Marzen have helped make her team a new force to be reckoned with on the state stage as shown by the Thomas Jefferson girls make VA's #2 ranked squad Blacksburg work hard for a win at the Knights Crossing Invite. (Photo by Scott Rigler) The Knights Crossing Invitational continues to grow into one of the biggest and most popular cross country invitationals in Virginia as this year's event at Green Hill Park gathered 46 schools. The top performance of the meet came from Glenvar junior Megan Marsico's meet record breaking performance as she bettered the 2006 time by current University of Arkansas star Catherine White by 8 seconds with her 18:01 victory. More... Knights Crossing Invitational Results: Red Boys - Red Girls - Black Boys - Black Girls Knights Crossing Invitational Photo Gallery by Scott Rigler
Photo by Ted Plunkett Glenvar has had a rich history of producing great female distance runners with the likes of multiple Foot Locker finalist Trish Nervo and multiple state champion Kelly Clark being trained by Coach Myers at the small Southwest Virginia school. History seems to be repeating itself at Glenvar with junior Megan Marsico now emerging as one of the state's very best in cross country, especially after two sensational performances last weekend when she broke 17 minutes for three miles at the Giles County Invite and then defeated a field of highly ranked AAA and AA runners in complete domination with a 18:01 meet record time at the Knights Crossing Invite. MileStat.com's Brandon Miles talked to the defending Group A state champion and sub 5 miler in an in-depth podcast interview. Check it out!
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