So 9:42 might not sound fast for two miles for a runner of the caliber of Tyler Stutzman with track bests of 9:15 for 3200 meters and 4:14 for 1600 meters, but the Western Albemarle senior broke well under 10 minutes on a hilly and challenging two mile layout at Panorama Farms on a hot and humid afternoon for the 2008 Ragged Mountain Cup. It was an amazing feat, which should be taken seriously by all other top runners in the state of potential great things to come from Stutzman. He broke his own course record by 20 seconds from a year ago and also bested the previous best times on the older version of the two mile course for the Cup by a dozen seconds with his sensational anchor leg for the Western Albemarle Warriors. Many outstanding cross country runners have failed to come close to breaking 10 minutes at the Cup and Stutzman today simply shattered the barrier. More.. Ragged Mountain Cup Results: Team Results - Individual Results - JV Race Results Ragged Mountain Cup Interviews: Kyle Satterwhite (Western Albemarle) - Coach Male (Albemarle) - Coach Bain (Western Albemarle) - Steve Murray (Owner of Panorama Farms) Ragged Mountain Cup Race Videos: Varsity Relay Race - JV Race Photos to come!
Luke Noble and the Albemarle boys expect to be a tougher challenger for Western Albemarle at tomorrow's Ragged Mountain Cup. Western Albemarle will still be the favorites with three sub 16 minute 5K runners in Tyler Stutzman, Kyle Satterwhite, and James Howard-Smith and finished nearly 2 minutes ahead of a fourth place Albemarle squad at the 2007 Cup. However, Albemarle's confidence is much higher from a year ago with three of their cross country team members running on a 7:42 4x800 meter relay this past June. (Photo by Ted Plunkett) The Ragged Mountain Cup kicks off at 5 PM tomorrow at Panorama Farms as Charlottesville area schools will gather to compete in the 4x2 mile relay season opening race. Western Albemarle and Albemarle figure to battle it out in both boys and girls races.
Photos taken by Brandon Miles from the 2008 Ragged Mountain Cup held Tuesday, September 2nd at Panorama Farms in Charlottesville, VA.
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