The Oakton girls and J.J. Kelly senior Brittany Killough were big winners at the Hagan Stone Park Classic held in Greensboro, North Carolina. Oakton coach Scott Raczko\'s girls from Vienna had five runners in top 12 places and all under 20 minutes on the Hagan Stone Park 5K course to finish 22 points ahead of Green Hope High School (NC) with a team score of 43 points. For Killough, it was her second consecutive win at Hagan Stone as she bettered her 2005 time by two seconds with a 18:25.90 clocking.
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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.
No girls\' cross country program has held the level of dominance over their state classification the past two years than the Clarke County girls have as the Lady Eagles will be joining their male counterparts in attempting to win their third state cross country title. If both teams walk away with first place hardware from Great Meadows on November 11th, they will become the first team in VHSL history to win three consecutive state cross country titles with both teams during the same years. The Clarke girls will be led by junior and 2004 state cross country champion Danielle Moyer, who will be an individual contender once again, but is certainly not the only runner vying for the state crown. George Mason junior Susanna Sullivan is the top returnee from last year\'s race and nearly broke 11 minutes for 3200 meters this past spring. J.J. Kelly senior Brittany Killough has had several great state races and at the Group AAA level as she transferred to J.J. Kelly from Franklin County during the track season.