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10 Locks, 10 Toss-ups, & 10 Dark Horses For States Nolan Jez May 29, 2019

Here are our 10 locks, 10 toss-ups and 10 dark horses heading into the state championships weekend. Check them out on the following pages and let us know which races or events we are missing. You can also watch these events live on the MileSplit network all weekend! 

Boys Indoor Track 1st, 2nd, & 3rd All-State Teams Nolan Jez Mar 19, 2019

Here are the first team, second team, and third team all-state athletes. Each athlete or team can only appear once on these lists and they are ranked based on their best overall event. Performances from states, nationals, and large meets are weighed heavily alongside consistency and rankings. 

Who Has The Biggest Rivalry In VA? Nolan Jez Jan 15, 2019

Ahead of the biggest meet in the state it is a great time to think of big matchups and big rivalries in our state. Of course some come mind immediately but others are more subtle but just as intense. Here we analyze the biggest ones in our mind.

Could Christiansburg Win States? Nolan Jez Oct 25, 2018

Quietly and consistently Christiansburg has build a guys squad that is in serious contention for the 3A title this fall. They currently rank second in 3A and 10th overall in the entire state of Virginia. 

Profiling The Teams: Guys Edition Nolan Jez Oct 19, 2018

Not only did we rank the top 10 guys teams in the state but here we tell you why they are in that spot and why they moved between weeks four and six. Click over to the next pages and countdown to VA #1. 

VHSL Group 3A/4A State Outdoor T&F Championships Preview Sean Leyh Jun 5, 2014

With only hours left until the state meet championships begin it is time to look at two of the most closely contested state meets to be held this weekend. Headling these meets will be Zajac, Davidson, Hagen, Holdsworth, Hunter, Angermeier, Fleming, Brown, Johnson and many more!

VHSL Group 3A Boys State Meet Preview Nolan Jez Feb 26, 2014

The team title race likely will be a three team battle between Lafayette, Christiansburg, and Blacksburg. These three teams are very familiar with each other and were all in the top four last season in the old AA classification. 

Group AA Boys Virtual Meet Indoor T&F Pre-Season Preview Brandon Miles Nov 19, 2012

  A Group AA boys virtual meet pre-season preview for the upcoming 2012-2013 indoor track & field season. Virtual meet pre-season preview includes the top 8 returning individual performers from the 2011-2012 indoor season performances (relays are not included). Brunswick's Donmanique Hardy (pictured above by Andrew Kicinski) was a Group AA state champion in both indoors and outdoors last year a junior in the long jump with a personal best of 22'11".

Group AA Girls Virtual State XC Meet Preview Brandon Miles Nov 6, 2012

  A virtual meet preview of the Group AA girls state cross country race with all 16 team qualifiers and their runners. Team scores are generated based off the season best 5K times in the database. Individual qualifiers are not included in this virtual meet preview.

Group AA Boys Virtual State XC Meet Preview Brandon Miles Nov 6, 2012

  A virtual meet preview of the Group AA boys state cross country race with all 16 team qualifiers and their runners. Team scores are generated based off the season best 5K times in the database. Individual qualifiers are not included in this virtual meet preview.

Group AA XC Rankings & State Meet Preview Brandon Miles Nov 6, 2012

A shocking upset was seen at last Thursday’s Region II Championships with Loudoun County senior Patrick Joseph able to break away and defeat defending Group AA state champion and returning Foot Locker finalist Thomas Madden of Skyline. Joseph had beaten before, especially on the track with Joseph being the Group AA state champion at 1600 and 800 meters. However, anything above 1600 meters was Madden’s territory to own with personal bests of 14:59 for 5K and 8:59 for two miles.  Madden will undoubtedly be out for revenge against Joseph this weekend and should setup for a great individual battle.  

10/4 Group AA Virtual Meet Rankings Brandon Miles Oct 4, 2012

Skyline senior Thomas Madden bounced back from an off race at the Oatlands Invitational with a sub 15 minute 5K run and fourth place finish at the Great American Festival this past weekend in Cary, North Carolina. Madden's race also showed just how far ahead that he is from some of the next best runners in Group AA with Blacksburg's Nick Link in 31st place at 15:38 in the same race.

Blue Demon Invitational Summary Brandon Miles Sep 3, 2012

James Robinson junior Macey Schweikert tied the Blue Demon Invitational meet record with a runaway victory of 18:59. At the 2010 Blue Demon Invite, Hannah Brown of Blacksburg also won in a time of 18:59. A 5K PR of 18:01, Saturday's race was an impressive season opening run on the hills of Christiansburg for the VA #14 ranked Schweikert. She is clearly fit and ready to roll out a time in the 17 minute range at Burke Lake Park next week for the Monroe Parker Invitational. 

Clash with the Titans Preview Brandon Miles Aug 24, 2012

Preview of Saturday's Clash with the Titans at Hidden Valley High School in Roanoke. Two of Virginia's best in Carolyn Bethel and Katie Fortner are not waiting at all to lock up this season with Bethel looking to establish a last record mark on her home course. Both of the Group AA top ranked Blacksburg squads will be sitting out a few of their top runners, which will leave the door open for their top challengers in Group AA  present for their opening invitational of the season  with the top 4 ranked Group AA girls' teams and 4 of the top 6 Group AA ranked boys' teams.

Group AA Boys Pre-Season XC Team Rankings Brandon Miles Aug 8, 2012

The Blacksburg boys are seeking their fourth straight Group AA state cross country team title this fall. Another state title would also be the ninth state title in school history which would push Blacksburg ahead of John Handley (8 state titles) as the most winningest boys' cross country program in Virginia. Blacksburg should be heavily favored to win with only their #6 runner graduating from a team last fall which were 47 points ahead of the state runners-up. 

Group AA Girls Pre-Season XC Team Rankings Brandon Miles Aug 8, 2012

  Defending Group AA state champions Blacksburg were head and shoulders above the rest in the 2011 cross country season as they won their state title by 55 points over their district rivals from the River Ridge District in Hidden Valley and Christiansburg. Could the River Ridge District sweep the podium again?

Coach Spotlight: Shane Guynn (Christiansburg HS) Stacey Nobles Apr 6, 2010 will be doing a weekly feature to recognize the many great and often underappreciated high school coaches in the state of Virginia.'s newest staff member Stacey Nobles is a familar name to most and will be starting this new feature to the website.. Nobles won state titles in cross country and 3200 meters outdoors last year at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach. She currently runs for James Madison University and will be doing weekly stories on coaches throughout the state of Virginia.   Photo by David Bradshaw Shane Guynn, the track coach at Christiansburg High School, feels that if a coach is doing their job right they have a second full time job on their plate. He started at only 19 years of age and, although he is much more efficient with preparations now, he states one thing hasn’t changed: “the amount of time and energy I put into these kids.” His family would be quick to agree, noting the many sacrifices Shane has had to make because of his devotion to creating a successful program. This, however, does not hinder their endless support both now and throughout Shane’s childhood. He credits much of his competitive, aggressive qualities and passion for the sport to the heavy involvement of his father when he was younger. Read more...

Athlete Spotlight: Travis Hudson Elisabeth Greenwood Mar 10, 2010

Photo by David Bradshaw   Travis Hudson of Christiansburg High School is one of Virginia's most versatie athletes as while he excels most in the high jump as a Group AA state indoor and outdoor champion with a 6'9" all-time best, Hudson is very competitive in the long and triple jump along with the hurdles to make him a big point scorer for the Blue Demons. His all-around performances at last week's Group AA State Indoor Championships played a huge factor in leading to Christiansburg defeating their district and regional rival Blacksburg for the team state title. Hudson will test his versatility in competition this week at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships in New York City as an entrant in the pentathlon. Hudson took the time to speak with intern Elisabeth Greenwood  last week in an exclusive interview. Read more...

River Ridge District Champs: Stevens twins 10:19 & 10:20 3200s - multi-event stars shine Brandon Miles Feb 8, 2010

Only two days removed from strong races at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games, the Stevens twins (pictured above by Frank Locascio) of Blacksburg knocked half dozen seconds off their US #1 and #2 10:26 3200 meter performances earlier in the season at Monday's River Ridge Championships. After being usurped from the top of the national leaderboard in the 3200 meter run two weeks ago by Foot Locker Nationals champion Megan Goethals of Michigan with her 10:25 performance, the Stevens twins got an opportunity to run a fresh 3200. On the banked Virginia Tech indoor track, Kathleen Stevens won in a US #1 time of 10:19.85 and followed in by twin sister Joanna Stevens in a US #2 time of 10:20.64.

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.

Runnin With The Wolves Rocktoberfest Preview Brandon Miles Oct 11, 2007

With the Blacksburg team being cleared last second to attend the Manhattan Invitational in New York, the clarity of the favorites for the Runnin With The Wolves Rocktoberfest has been dramatically changed with the door opened to new teams and individuals with one of the state's top girls teams in Blacksburg and top boys individuals in Peter Dorrell headed to NYC. Without them, the show will still go on as Jefferson Forest coach Jerome Loy will be putting on a great meet with a wild start and plenty of tunes to keep the runners pumped through the entirety of the challenging 5K course.Pictured right by John Herzog: Turner Ashby's Alex Ott finished just a second ahead of fellow Group AA runner Tim Smith of Cave Spring at Maymont two weeks ago. The two return in action against one another on Saturday at the Runnin' With The Wolves Rocktoberfest and could press each other to go under Mike Spooner's 16:25 course record at Wolf Branch Farm. 

Richards breaks Wilhelm\'s course record at Hilltopper Inv Brandon Miles Sep 23, 2007

Nathan Richards elevated his running to another level on Saturday by taking down the Presbyterian Home 5K course record previously held by former E.C. Glass star Patterson Wilhelm with a 16:13 win at the second annual Hilltopper Invitational. In the process, Richards also reversed his finish order with Nathan Brame of Radford from earlier in the year at Franklin County's Eagle Invitational with a 20 second margin of victory over the defending Group A state cross country champion Brame (2nd, 16:33). The E.C. Glass senior bested Wilhelm's course record by five seconds, which says a lot about the difficulty of the course as Wilhelm went onto run 4:14 for 1600 meters and 9:17 for 3200 meters on the track. Full story...

Video Interview - Coach Cutright (Louisa) & Coach Guynn (Christiansburg) Brandon Miles Jul 31, 2007

Video interview with Christiansburg coach Shane Guynn and Louisa County coach Jerry Cutright on the very important changes occuring in Group AA starting this fall shifting teams to different regions to try and even out of the numbers as well as competitiveness in the process of teams in each region. Christiansburg moves to Region IV from Region III with its fellow River Ridge District teams, while Louisa County stays in Region II but benefits from the Valley District being moved to Region III.

Runnin With The Wolves was a Rocktoberfest! Brandon Miles Oct 21, 2006

If anyone thought that Northside senior Catherine White was having an off season this fall they better guess again. Especially her fellow Foot Locker South favorites throughout the region. White broke the meet and course record at the Runnin\' With The Wolves Rocktoberfest Invitational by 23 seconds with a time of 18:24 competing in the open race. The returning Foot Locker All-American had set the course mark last year in a time of 18:47. Instead of competing in the varsity high school girls division, White opted to compete in the open division as she was paced by former Northside teammate and 2006 AA state outdoor 3200 meter champion Zac Edwards. Meanwhile, in the most exciting finish of the meet, Jefferson Forest junior Matthew Kadak was able to surge past Christiansburg\'s Caleb Hughes right before the finish to take the win on his home course in 16:56 with Hughes a tick back at 16:57. Team champions were Christiansburg boys and Jefferson Forest girls. Martinsville\'s Amy Smith won the varsity girls\' race in a solid time of 20:28 on the challenging 5K course layout found at Wolf Branch Farm. An outstanding meet run by Coach Jerome Loy and the rest of the Jefferson Forest crew that I would definitely highly recommend to any coach to put on their schedule next fall. BEST START TO A RACE, great music all over the course, creek crossings, leaps over logs, and overall great atmosphere for a cross country event! More to come from Runnin With The Wolves including quotes from the winners, story, photos, and video clips as was on-site with Brandon Miles and Ryan Call. SUNDAY: Varsity Girls Photo Gallery (194 photos) - Varsity Boys Photo Gallery(184 photos) - Open (94 photos) MONDAY: Q&A with Catherine White - Q&A with Matt Kadak - Full Story - Video Clips

Hermitage upsets SE #2 Brentsville boys by a point at Disney Brandon Miles Oct 8, 2006

The Hermitage boys pulled a miracle turnaround in one week at the Disney Classic in Orlando, Florida as they upset NTN SE #2 Brentsville by a mere one point with both teams record low team scores of 31 and 32 points respectively. The Panthers had dropped out of the Nike Team Nationals Southeast Region rankings for the second time this season after a humbling eighth place finish at last weekend\'s Maymont Festival to only come back in one week to take down one of the top teams in the state and Southeast region in Brentsville.

Graves and Killough set records by changes at Run Fer Da Hills Brandon Miles Sep 2, 2006

The Run Fer Da Hills Invitational course was lengthened from its traditional 3 mile course to a 5K distance at South Holston Dam in Bristol, Tennessee as two of Virginia\'s top returning runners in Abingdon junior Griff Graves and J.J. Kelly senior Brittany Killough hope to have set new course records in their 2006 wins that will stand for a while. Graves won by over a minute in a time of 16:13, while Killough (19:48) finished a decent margin ahead of runner-up Sabrina Hall of Pulaski County (20:21), who helped her squad to a team title at Run Fer Da Hills.

Region III Meet Summary Robert Anderson Nov 3, 2004

The great thing about high school cross country is the fall colors. Take Wednesday\'s Region III championships at Green Hill Park, for instance. There was the maroon hair of Pulaski County\'s Will Frye and Lance McDaniel. There were the gray disguises worn by Jefferson Forest. However, in the long run the day belonged to the Blue Demons of Christiansburg on the boys\' side, the Blacksburg girls\' team and Northside\'s Catherine White.

Draper Mile showcases the best in VA coaches Brandon Miles Aug 6, 2004

The annual Draper Mile, held on a fast downhill course in Blacksburg, put out some impressive performances, but not by any high school or college athletes, instead by college and high school coaches! The runners at VMI, Virginia Tech, Christiansburg, Rockbridge, and Washington & Lee better be doing their training over the summer because their coaches sure are!

Jackson and Hatch reverse the outcome Brandon Miles Sep 7, 2002

At last week\'s Run For The Hills Invitational Jefferson Forest\'s Cate Jackson (pictured left) and Christiansburg\'s Justin Hatch both finished third respectively as Dena Spickard of Marion won the girls\' race and Tommy Antenucci finished second in the

Spickard, Reinhardt race to cross country titles Pat Kenney Sep 1, 2002

The challenge of cross country is constantly pushing your limits. Run faster, race harder. On Saturday in the 2002 Shoney\'s Run for the Hills Cross Country Meet at South Holston Dam, Marion\'s Dena Spickard and Jamestown\'s Jonna Reinhardt rose to the ch