Cave Spring High School Roanoke, VA, USA

Cave Spring High School

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Preseason XC Tour Stop #13 - Cave Spring High School Brandon Miles Aug 26, 2013

On stop #13 of our preseason cross country practice tour, traveled out to Roanoke to visit the Cave Spring High School. A big reason for our visit was check in with one of the state's most talented returning individuals in senior Katie Fortner. Fortner is a sub 4:50 miler, a Group 3A state title favorite, and a Foot Locker Nationals hopeful. 

Ray, Morgan, & Fortner all winners down in Puerto Rico Brandon Miles Jun 10, 2013

Three Virginia high school juniors competed this past weekend in Puerto Rico at the Caribbean Scholastic Invitational and all three came out as winners from their trip to the Greater Antilles with Hampton's Chantel Ray in the 100 meter hurdles, Cave Spring's Katie Fortner in the 1500 meter run, and Forest Park's Ricky Morgan in the 400 meter dash. All three were selected by the National Scholastic Sports Foundation for the all-expenses paid for trip.

Kurtis Steck wins Raleigh Relays in 9:08 3200! Fortner 2nd in girls at 10:36! Brandon Miles Mar 29, 2013

  It was certainly a Good Friday for Virginian distance runners at the Raleigh Relays in the elite invitational 3200 meter high school races held in the midst of the big college meet at NC State University. Lafayette senior Kurtis Steck had an incredible race to run a personal best 3200 meter time by 12 seconds to win a loaded race with many of North Carolina's best distance runners in a time of 9:08.49.

Bulldog Invitational Coverage Brandon Miles Jan 7, 2013

  At the Bulldog Invitational this past Saturday at Liberty University, only fully automatic timing and a finish line camera could be able to determine the winner in the girls 55 meter dash as it was virtually a dead heat between four runners at the finish line between George Washington's De'ana Forbes (7.25), Heritage's Latrice Morris (7.25), Blacksburg's Alyn Carr (7.26), and E.C. Glass' Zakiya Bateman (7.27) XC Runner: Katie Fortner (Cave Spring) Brandon Miles Dec 2, 2012

  Cave Spring junior Katie Fortner was just two places away from a trip to San Diego for the Foot Locker Nationals with a 12th place effort of 17:44. It was the finish to a very strong fall of racing for the 4:49 All-American miler. A top 5 finisher in major invitationals at Great American, William & Mary and Knights Crossing Invitational in the month of September, Forter enjoyed victories as well during the invitational season.

Salute to Seniors: Cody Seymour (Cave Spring) Brandon Miles Jun 12, 2012

Photo by Andrew Kicinski   Cody Seymour is graduating senior from Cave Spring High School in Salem, Virginia. The 2012 Group AA state indoor champion at 3200 meters, Seymour had one of the most decorated high school careers ever by a distance runner at Cave Spring with numerous All-State honors as well as district and regional titles. The High Point University recruit leaves high school with personal best times of 4:21 for 1600, 9:24 for 3200, and 15:08 for 5000 meters.

Clash with the Titans: US #19 Hidden Valley girls win in opener w/o 3 of top 5 Brandon Miles Aug 30, 2009

The Hidden Valley girls, ranked #19 in the nation according to MileSplit US recent national team rankings, began their 2009 season with a victory in their home invitational in the second annual Clash with the Titans. The Hidden Valley girls were competing without three of their top five runners, but still were able to hold off Christiansburg by 10 points for a first place team finish with 47 points. Mary Catherine Sowder (pictured by John Tyree), a runner-up in last year's Clash with the Titans, won easily without her other teammates in the race with a time of 20:56. Coming from the flat land of Tidewater Virginia, Greenbrier Christian Academy's Michael Bailey sure had no problem tackling the hills on Hidden Valley High School's home course. Bailey pulled away for 17:10 win with Christiansburg's Andy Eddleton 12 seconds back at 17:22.

Clash With The Titans Preview Brandon Miles Aug 28, 2009

At the Clash With The Titans, VA #1 ranked Hidden Valley girls will open their season in their home invitational against teams in the Roanoke Valley area. Hidden Valley should win big if all five of their top 5 returnees are racing led by 2008 Group AA state runner-up Annie LeHardy. LeHardy won last year's inaugural Clash With The Titans with a one second victory over teammate Mary Catherine Sowder in 20:45.   The top three boys teams coming into the meet feature a strong #1 runner each who will be battling for first individually on Saturday in Group AA #5 ranked Andy Eddleton of Christiansburg, Group A #3 ranked Jared Miller of Radford, and Group AA #14 ranked Cody Seymour of Cave Spring.

Pre-Season XC Rankings - Group AA Boys Teams Brandon Miles Aug 25, 2009

The Blacksburg boys could be beginning a two year reign of dominance in Group AA (and throughout the state of Virginia) as many of the traditional powers over the last few years will be undergoing a rebuilding year. The scary thought about the Blacksburg boys is with the exception of Matt Howard (pictured left by Scott Rigler), virtually the same team will return for the fall of 2010 with a strong class of juniors.   On the other hand, a lot of question marks linger for the teams trailing Blacksburg in Group AA. Grafton had a lot of success on the track and posted quick times, but will need to translate the same success in major meets west including at Great Meadow for the state championships. Christiansburg and Cave Spring join district rival Blacksburg returning young squads from 2008. Meanwhile, Brentsville looks to make a run for the podium after failing to qualify for state competition last fall for the first time in many years.

Asics Invitational Preview Brandon Miles Jan 18, 2007

This weekend\'s Asics Invitational will be hosted at Liberty University\'s Tolsma Track Center in Lynchburg and will be hosted over two days on Friday and Saturday. The meet will feature four individual state leaders including the likes of Bethel\'s Shakia Forbes and Harrisonburg\'s Tim Beierle as well as the state\'s fastest 4x400 meter relay in the Osbourn Park girls. Events will start at 4:30 PM on Friday and resume again on Saturday at 9:00 AM.

Blacksburg sweeps Metro titles Brandon Miles Oct 6, 2006

The Blacksburg boys and girls swept the team titles at the Metro Invitational on Thursday afternoon at Green Hill Park. The Blacksburg girls, ranked #3 in the state and #8 in the Nike Team Nationals Southeast region, were big winners with 42 points as they finished 53 points ahead of second-place Patrick Henry. Meanwhile, the Blacksburg boys (66 pts) won by a convincing margin of 36 points over Cave Spring (102 pts). Northside senor Catherine White made her first appearance since dropping out at Great American two weeks ago with a leg cramp with her third consecutive Metro Invite championship in 18:26.05 on the Green Hill Park 5K course. Cave Spring\'s Tim Smith (16:08.61) pulled off a fairly big upset over Blacksburg\'s top runner Peter Dorrell (16:20.71). to win the boys\' individual title.

Knights Crossing Invitational Preview Brandon Miles Sep 15, 2006

Northside senior and defending AA state champion Catherine White opens her season tomorrow at the Knights Cross Invitational held at Green Hill Park in Salem. High expections are placed upon White this season as she was a three-time All-American last year in cross country and track including a national runner-up finish for two miles last indoor season at Nike Indoor Nationals. White has had some great performances at Green Hill in the past including a 17:57 5K at the Fab 5K last month. The meet will also feature one of the state\'s top girls teams in Blacksburg. A great individual battle should be waged between one of A\'s best in Nathan Brame of Radford and the #3 ranked individual in AA in Peter Dorrell of Blacksburg.

Brentsville girls and White only looking better in 2006 Brandon Miles Aug 21, 2006

Predictability is a word that serves Group AA girls well this fall with the Brentsville girls returning a full squad from a team that simply dominated at the state meet last year and two-time individual state champion Catherine White looking fitter than ever heading into this season. Behind Brentsville and White, there are plenty of great teams and individuals filling out what should be a strong fall for Group AA.

White off to blazing start at Fab 5K Brandon Miles Aug 20, 2006

If her time at the Fab 5K is any indication of what it is to come from Catherine White in her senior season at Northside High School, this could be a very special year for the three-time All-American and nine-time AA state champion. In last year\'s Fab 5K, White clocked a swift 18:30 and bettered her time by over 30 seconds in this year\'s race as the top finishing female in the open division in 17:57. White finished out last fall\'s cross country season winning the AA state title in 17:57, qualifying for Foot Locker Nationals with a 17:17 PR run at Foot Locker South, and an All-American finish at Foot Locker Nationals in 17:53 on a challenging Balboa Park course in San Diego, California. Already 30 seconds ahead of herself from last year is a great sign for things to come.

Dickerson finds time to squeeze in victory Ray Cox Oct 11, 2003

Adam Dickerson of Franklin County refused to allow being overscheduled to interfere with his plans for the Metro Cross Country Invitational Saturday afternoon. Catherine White of Northside declined to allow being inexperienced stand in the way of her objectives at the same meet.

Marsico keeps pace Dec 31, 1969

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