Full photo gallery to be uploaded Saturday night.
The 46th annual Virginia Independent Schools State Cross Country Championships will be held on Friday at the Woodberry Forest School in Orange County. A group of seniors for the Bishop O'Connell girls will be attempting to win their fourth straight state team title together, while the one point differential between the Trinity boys and the defending state champions Woodberry Forest at last week's Prep League Championships foreshadows a great team battle to be revisited at the state meet.
Photo by Brandon Miles Hannah Frazier became the first state champion from Bishop Sullivan Catholic School in Virginia Beach and generates lots of hope for future state titles after the freshmen claimed the Virginia Independent Schools Division 1 state cross country title this past Friday at Woodberry Forest. Frazier has been part of a formidable duo this fall between herself and Catholic Schools State champion teammate Colleen Schrader, which also helped elevate their team to a fourth place team showing. While still not a year around runner yet with other commitments such as lacrosse in the spring and two-time World Championships qualifier in Irish step dancing, if Frazier continues to roll out impressive cross country performances such as her numerous sub 19 5K clockings as a freshmen including her state win, she may eventually show off her great and fluid running form on the track as well. MileStat.com interviewed the young distance running prodigy following her victory at the VIS State Cross Country Championships to conclude a fantastic freshmen season.
More state meet coverage being added throughout early part of week with featured interview articles, meet write-up, and more photos! Group AAA Boys RESULTS - RACE VIDEO Photo by Mike Fewell Photo by Mike Somers Bile does not come into picture till late to snip Frantz at line, while Midlo boys put on one of most dominant wins in AAA history Group AAA Girls RESULTS - RACE VIDEO Photo by Mike Fewell Photo by Mike Somers Lowery's form carries her to win over Chase in battle of two super sophomores, Midlo finds way to win 5th title in 6 years despite health and depth issues Group AA Boys RESULTS - RACE VIDEO Photo by John Herzog Photo by Frank Locascio Kyle King clocks fastest time of day (15:21) in repeat & repeling late pass by sophomore Madden, Blacksburg boys win a 1 point nail biter over Western Albemarle Group AA Girls RESULTS - RACE VIDEO Photo by John Herzog Photo by Frank Locascio Annie LeHardy's 17:34 ties course record and leads fast Group AA race & Hidden Valley girls to 2nd straight title Group A Boys RACE VIDEO - RACE VIDEO Photo by Mike Fewell Photo by Mike Somers Northumberland's Mischa Turner may have got the torso, but Lebanon soph Jon Ulrich and chipped foot win Altavista boys win 1st state title in school history, while Lebanon proves not your average Region D team Group A Girls RESULTS - RACE VIDEO Photo by John Herzog Photo by Ted Plunkett Strasburg junior Katlyn Ayers is forced to work hard for 2nd straight title by runner-up Julia Estrada who leads George Mason to lowest team score of the meet. VHSL State Cross Country Championships Saturday, November 13th Great Meadow - The Plains, VA RESULTS: GROUP AAA BOYS - GROUP AAA GIRLS - GROUP AA BOYS - GROUP AA GIRLS - GROUP A BOYS - GROUP A GIRLS RACE VIDEOS (6) - Group AAA Girls - Group AAA Boys - Group A Girls - Group A Boys - Group AA Girls - Group AA Boys VIDEO INTERVIEWS (22): Kyle King (Grafton) - Ahmed Bile (Annandale) - Hannah Lowery (Stafford) - Hidden Valley Girls & Annie LeHardy - Midlothian Boys Interview #1 - Midlothian Boys Interview #2 - George Mason Girls - Altavista Boys - Anthony Noegel (Blacksburg) - Mischa Turner (Northumberland) - Colonial Forge Boys - Colonial Forge Girls - Megan Moye (Cosby) - Tabitha Arwood (Lebanon) - Albemarle Boys - Anna Spiers (Maggie Walker) - Western Albemarle Girls & Mattie Webb - Abraham Yacob (Robert E. Lee) - Erica Dobbs (Deep Run) - Rachel Byrd (Powhatan) - Ben Deal (Albemarle) - Albemarle Girls PHOTO GALLERIES (6) - A total of 8,570 photos are now added from 6 photographers State Champions Collage by Ted Plunkett. Click for full size. Herzog Gallery - 2,994 photos total from all races. Plunkett Gallery - 1,310 photos total from all races. Locascio Gallery - 1,703 photos total from all races. Somers Gallery - 1,675 photos total. Hagen Gallery - 408 photos total. Kicinski Gallery - 480 photos total. Meet Page Meet Preview Pre-Meet Rankings: Team - Individual VOTE who you think will win the state title in these POLLS: AAA Boys Team - AAA Boys Individual - AAA Girls Team - AAA Girls Individual - AA Boys Team - AA Boys Individual - AA Girls Team - AA Girls Individual - A Boys Team - A Boys Individual - A Girls Team - A Girls Individual VIS State Cross Country Championships Friday, November 12th Woodberry Forest School - Woodberry Forest, VA VIS Division 1 Girls Individual State Champion Hannah Frazier (Bishop Sullivan) 19:11 VIS Division 1 Girls Team State Champions Bishop O'Connell 26 pts (20:16 avg) VIS Division 1 Boys Individual State Champion Scott Newton (Collegiate) 16:29 VIS Division 1 Boys Team State Champions Trinity 39 pts (17:13 avg) VIS Division 2 Girls State Individual Champion Madison Strickland (Denbigh Baptist) 19:55 VIS Division 2 Girls State Team Champions St. Anne's-Belfield 78 pts (21:44 avg) VIS Division 2 Boys Individual State Champion Van Lewin (Broadwater Academy) 17:29 VIS Division 2 Boys Team State Champions Peninsula Catholic 63 pts (18:22 avg) Van Lewin (Broadwater Academy) 17:27 All photos by John Herzog RESULTS: DIVISION 1 BOYS - DIVISION 1 GIRLS - DIVISION 2 BOYS - DIVISION 2 GIRLS Photo Gallery by John Herzog - 2,366 total photos from all 4 races. Race Videos: Division 1 Boys - Division 1 Girls - Division 2 Boys - Division 2 Girls Video Interviews: Coach Cindy Walls (Bishop O'Connell) - Coach Marcus Jones (Trinity) Meet Page Meet Preview Pre-Meet Rankings Division 1 & 2 Team Breakdown VOTE who you think will win the state title in these POLLS: Division 1 Boys Team - Division 1 Boys Individual - Division 1 Girls Team - Division 1 Girls Individual - Division 2 Boys Team - Division 2 Boys Individual - Division 2 Girls Team - Division 2 Girls Individual
Collegiate junior Scott Newton followed up his 16:10 PR win at the Prep League Championships with his first individual title in the Division 1 race with a 16:29 performance at Woodberry Forest. (Photo by Brandon Miles) Meet summary of all four division races from the 2010 Virginia Independent Schools State Cross Country Championships held Friday, November 12th at Woodberry Forest School in Orange, VA.
Photo by John Herzog Collegiate had a late blooming star last spring with Cabell Willis as a senior chopping significant seconds off his personal bests in his final high school season to drop down to run a 4:11 1600 and 9:18 3200. Following in his footsteps at an earlier stage is Collegiate School junior Scott Newton who recently won the Virginia Independent Schools Division 1 state title in cross country and looks to build upon a strong finish in cross country to chase after and surpass some of the times posted by his former teammate Willis over the next two years. As strong as the Central Region boys' individuals looked this past fall, it ended up being Newton as the only state individual champion from the Richmond area at this past weekend's state championships. MileStat.com interviewed Newton following his state title as he prepares to shoot for his first sub 16 minute performance at Foot Locker South.
Bishop O'Connell girls coach Cindy Walls and her team won their fourth straight Division I state team title with 26 points.
Madison Strickland (19:55) of Denbigh Baptist and the St Annes-Belfield girls (78) win the Division 2 girls state title.
Van Lewin (17:29) of Broadwater Academy and the Peninsula Catholic boys (63 pts) win Division 2 state titles.
Trinity coach Marcus Jones and his boys team won the first state title in school history with a 4 point win over defending champs Woodberry Forest on their home course.
More photos from last Friday's Virginia Independent Schools State Cross Country Championships held at Woodberry Forest School in Orange, VA. A total of 3,515 photos captured from the race footage by Brandon Miles. The new gallery adds onto the 2,366 photos already posted by John Herzog. Tag yourself and your teammates in these photos! VIS State XC Championships Photo Gallery by Brandon Miles VIS State XC Championships Photo Gallery by John Herzog
Breakdown of schools in Division I and Division II for Friday's Virginia Independent Schools State Cross Country Championships at Woodberry Forest. Meet preview and pre-meet rankings forthcoming.
Bishop O'Connell girls (26 pts) and Hannah Frazier (19:11) of Bishop Sullivan win Division 1 state titles.
Scott Newton of Collegiate (16:29) and the Trinity boys win the 2010 VIS Division 1 state titles.
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