As these teams make their return to the Hardy National XC Course they will be attempting to win one of the four team titles and four individual state titles up for grabs this Friday.
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After running a 19:10 5K PR to finish as a runner-up at last week's Newport News Invitational against many top tier public school runners, Peninsula Catholic senior Molly McKenna had an equally impressive second race of the season to decisively beat last year's Group AA state 3200 indoor champion Carley Shannon of Bruton (2nd, 20:48) averaging 6:26 per mile on the Riverview Farms Park 5K course for a 19:59 winning performance.
Virtual meet preview for the Division 2 girls race at the 2012 Virginia Independent Schools State Cross Country Championships based on the season best 5K times in the MileStat.com database. Third in last year's Division 1 race as an 8th grader, Madison Hunter of St. Anne's-Belfield School will be racing for her first of hopefully four state cross country titles. She will first have to dethrone the reigning champion in sophomore Martine Hunnicutt, who leads the favored defending state team champions from Peninsula Catholic
The St. Catherine's girls have been settling for second behind Bishop O'Connell and their dominant rule of the private school ranks for several years now. Is this the year that St. Catherine's can overtake O'Connell with nearly an entire top 7 back with 5K PR's at 20 minutes or faster?
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.