Third Battle Invitational 2021

Winchester, VA
Hosted by Millbrook
Timing/Results Blue Ridge Timing

Meet Information


Due to potential inclement weather:

Packet Pickup beginning at 7:30am

9:00am- Girls Underclassmen JV

9:30am- Boys Underclassmen JV

10:00am- Girls Upperclassmen JV

10:30am- Boys Upperclassmen JV

11:00am- Girls Varsity

11:30am- Boys Varsity


Third Battle Invitational

Registration Update:   The 2021 Third Battle Invitational has reached capacity.  Please contact meet management to be placed onto the waiting list.  Individual entries will still be accepted until the entry deadline provided the individuals have run the entry standards during the 2021 season (16:15/19:15) and are competing for a high school team.  Unattached athletes will not be accepted. Contact meet management if you have an individual you would like to enter.

Results and Real-Time Scoreboards

For Information, contact

Meet Director, Kevin Shirk-

Activities Director, Scott Mankins-

Millbrook High School: 540-545-2800

Head Cross Country Coach,  Jamie McCarty -

Course Description:

Fast, meticulously measured 5,000m course on the historic Third Battle of Winchester battlefield, located adjacent to Millbrook High School's campus. The course will run on a variety of surfaces including grass, dirt, crushed stone, and some small gravel. The course consists of mostly flat land and small rolling hills. The course runs through cut grass and wide public walking paths, and a beautiful wooded first mile. Racing flats or rubber-soled XC spikes are best suited for this course. We do not recommend plastic-plate track spikes due to occasional loose gravel.


Beginning at 8:00AM:  Packet/Chip Pick-Up
8:45 AM Coaches Meeting @ Finish Area
                OR Virtual Coaches' Meeting Online Here 
9:30 AM Girls' JV Underclassmen(unlimited participants)
10:10 AM Boys' JV Underclassmen(unlimited participants)
10:50 AM Girls' JV Upperclassmen(unlimited participants)
11:30 AM Boys' JV Upperclassmen(unlimited participants )
12:10 PM Girls' Varsity (7 participants per team)
1PM Boys' Varsity (7 participants per team)
~1:45PM Awards (Individual & Team)

$300 per school
School Payments can be made payable to Millbrook HS.
Payments can be sent to: 
Scott Mankins, CSA
Millbrook HS
251 First Woods Drive
Winchester, VA. 22603

Team Entry Process:
Online via
Entries are DUE BY TUESDAY, 10/12/19 at 11:59pm.

Course Picture


-Top 20 Varsity runners receive custom medals.
-Top 3 teams receive engraved wooden plaques. First place girl and boy will also receive wooded plaques in addition to their medals.

New medal design!   
Continuing the historical theme of our previous medals, our new medals are casted in the shape of a Civil War "Minie ball" bullet, which was used extensively throughout the war.  The medal features a male and female runner in front of the signature wooded backdrop of Third Battle's First Woods area.  

T-Shirts & Sweatshirts
: Will be made on site by American Screen Printing. Pricing TBD.


Many hot and cold selections to choose from throughout the entire event starting at 8:30 a.m.:

Simo's Pork BBQ

Chick-fil-A sandwiches

Bojangles tenders

Subway 6" subs

Dunkin Donuts coffee and donuts

Gatorade, sodas, and water

Hot chocolate

Fruit and candy

Spectator Parking : Located at Millbrook High School. Parking is approximately 1000m (.62 miles) from the starting line.


Spectator Fee/Donation: We do not charge spectators, but kindly ask for a donation for the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation(SVBF). In 2019, spectator donations to the SVBF totaled exactly$7,023.53.Suggested donation is $5.

Team Drop-Off: At Millbrook High School only. We can provide transportation for tents and water for teams.

Boys Course Records(Individuals listed once):

1. 14:20.8 Andrew Hunter, Loudoun Valley 2015

2. 14:59.6 Sam Affolder, Loudoun Valley 2018

3. 15:11.2 Dalton Hengst, McDonogh School 2016

4. 15:15.8 Peter Morris,  Loudoun Valley 2016

5. 15:15.9 Karl Thiessen,  Abingdon 2017

6. 15:16.2 Jacob Hunter, Loudoun Valley 2018

7. 15:17.30 Rylan Pettit, Woodgrove 2019

8. 15:21.1 Colton Bogucki, Loudoun Valley 2016

9. 15:22.1 Philip Lambert, Stafford 2017

10. 15:24.2  Owen Johnson, Calvert Hall 2019

11. 15:24.9 Connor Wells, Loudoun Valley 2018

12. 15:27.1 Tyler Cox-Philyaw, Millbrook 2015

13. 15:30.6 Ryan McGorty, Chantilly 2014

14. 15:30.7 Kellen Hasle, Loudoun Valley 2018

15.  15:32.5  Sean Stuck,  West Springfield 2019

16. 15:33.5 Nick Causey, Osbourn Park 2013

17. 15:34.2 Alec Schrank, Millbrook 2016

18. 15:34.4 Tristan Colaizzi, Georgetown Day School 2015

19. 15:35.0 Hale Ross, Potomac School 2013

20. 15:37.2 Ryan Lockett, Poolsville 2017

Girls Course Records(Individuals listed once):

1. 16:29.0 Weini Kelati, Heritage 2015

2. 17:10.4 Caroline Alcorta, West Springfield 2013

3.  17:12.6  Bethany Graham, John Champe 2019

4. 17:27.8 Heather Holt,  George C. Marshall 2016

5. 17:36.7 Rachel McArthur, Patriot 2015

6. 17:45.5 Ava Hassebrock, Tuscarora 2018

7. 17:54.3 Ciara Donohue, Loudoun Valley 2014

8. 17:56.4 Emma Wolcott, Tuscarora 2017

9. 17:59.0 Crystal Nelson, Millbrook 2011

10.  18:06.9  Ellie Desmond,  Broad Run 2019

11. 18:08.1 Elise Abbe, Loudoun Valley 2018

12. 18:15.9 Ricky Fetterolf, Loudoun Valley 2018

13. 18:16.2 Hannah Lipps, Hampshire 2017

14. 18:19.0 Amber Hawkins, James Wood 2012

15. 18:20.2 Kira Freedman, Grafton 2017

16. 18:20.7 Natalie Bardach, George C. Marshall 2018

17. 18:20.9 Georgie Mackenzie, Heritage 2015

18. 18:21.7 Nandini Satsangi, Poolsville 2017

19. 18:22.0 Olivia Beckner,  South Lakes 2016

20. 18:23.1 Danielle Bartholomew, Osbourn Park 2015

Registration Guidelines 2021:

At this time, registration is open only to public schools only.  Registration from now through July 31st is for public schools only due to the uncertainty of private school category designations.  Beginning in August, we will open registration to private schools depending on meet availability (capping at approximately 42 teams) and each school's athletic category designation.

Important Dates:
June 1 through July 31 or until capacity is reached-  Public School Registration
August 1 until capacity is reached- Continued Public School Registration & Start of Private School Registration
When we reach capacity, entries will close.
October 1- Entries for accepted teams reopens.  Please enter only those who will compete.
October 12 at 11:59PM-  Entries close for accepted teams and individuals.
Individual entrants into our varsity invitational races will be accepted through the registration deadline, even if the meet is full for teams. We are looking for boys who have run approximately 16:15 or faster, and girls who have run approximately 19:15 or faster this season. Contact us if you have an interested athlete who may qualify.

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