During regionals 2018, I had multiple events at once and was two feet behind first place in the triple jump.
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Despite whatever mother nature throws at them though we are certain they will get the meet in and crown some state champions this weekend.
Top-50 boys in every event from the weekend.
This Saturday has to go down in history as one of the greatest days in Virginia cross country history and it is all thanks to Loudoun County.
After a super sophomore year, Andrew Hunter of Loudoun Valley (VA) began his season on Saturday as the US #10 ranked runner at the Great Meadow Invitational, which is held on the same venue for the Virginia state meet. The 2014 Penn Relays 3K champ Hunter blazed the course on a hot and humid morning in Virginia with a 15:27 win.
A list of the top returning individuals in each event among Group AA schools from last year's outdoor season and links to full returnees rankings lists in each event. While many of Group AA's best were preparing for the outdoor season by racing this past indoor season, Loudoun County's talented two in distance runner Patrick Joseph and sprinter Steven Graham had to sit idle for the entire winter like the rest of the track & field athletes at Loudoun County high schools since the county's school system does not offer indoor track.
The Washington Post honors the area's top high school athletes from football, cross-country, field hockey, soccer and volleyball. (via The Washington Post)
Loudoun County senior Patrick Joseph nearly got a nice consolation prize for coming up just short of winning the Group AA state title earlier this month in his race last Saturday at the Foot Locker South Regional. The Group AA state cross country runner-up Joseph ran a stellar race down in Charlotte to clock a 5K personal best of 15:11 and two spots away from a Foot Locker Nationals berth in 15:11
Photo by Don Rich Group AA virtual meet rankings including top 8 in each event and team scores based on performances in the MileStat.com database as of May 10th. The Loudoun County boys and John Handley girls are the current top ranked teams ahead of the class in Group AA. Skyline junior Thomas Madden has had a pretty epic spring of racing. Not only did the 2011 Foot Locker finalist Madden win the prestigous Penn Relays high school 3K in a time which would convert around 9 minutes for 2 miles, but has showcased improved leg turnover with his season best times in the 1600 (4:15) and 800 (1:57).
Despite quite a few teams not able to attend due to the deteoriating weather conditions expected throughout the day with Hurricane Irene working its way up the East Coast on Saturday, a decent group of schools in Northern Virginia were able to make it to Great Meadow for the meet to be held under a revised and condensed race schedule.
Photo by Ted Plunkett The Potomac Falls boys just missed qualifying as a team to the state cross country meet last year, yet find themselves as a darkhorse this year to contend for the AA state title and at least for a top three finish at Great Meadow with all their top runners back from a solid 2007 team. Josh Hardin leads the defending Dulles District champions as he was 26 second winner over teammate Ryan Hagen at last October's district meet. Hardin finished his outdoor season with a 5K personal best performance of 15:33 at Nike Outdoor Nationals. The Panthers have three runners behind him who have ran well under 17 minutes for 5K in Hagen, Robert Mott, and Brian Robinson which could lead to a sweep of the top four individual places at the district meet this season.
A floodgates opened this past Friday across the state of Virginia as the state was drenched by a storm system that rolled through leaving many of the cross country courses for this past Saturday\'s invitationals in a muddy, sloppy, and slow mess.