The VHSL State Cross Country Championships will be the center of attention this weekend for the entire Virginia running community. The meet features over 1,248 athletes from 215 teams all running on the historic Great Meadow state meet course.
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The 1A classification will get a lot smaller next fall as some of the larger Group A schools in the current six class system will move up to the 2A class next fall in the new 6 class re-alignment. One of the top individual returning stars for 1A will be Rural Retreat's Matthew Farmer, who has a 5K best of 16:08 from this past season and finished fourth last weekend in the Group A race with a time of 16:35 at Great Meadow.
Despite failing to win district and regional titles, can the George Mason girls become only the third team in VHSL State Cross Country Championships meet history to win 5 straight team titles?
The George Mason boys look to start their own streak of state titles similar to their female counterparts at Mason who currently have won four straight cross country state titles. The Mason boys are the defending Group A state cross country champions and only graduated their #7 runner from a team which won last year's state championship by a dominant margin of 48 points. The margin could be even greater in 2012.