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Stafford High School

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Hirata Sets Two State Records In One Day! Nolan Jez Jan 25, 2019

Stafford senior and multiple time state champion Gennifer Hirata set not one but two state records at the St. Chris Invitational. She ultimately cleared 13-6 to win the pole vault after also clearing 13-4 (a new state record) earlier in the competition. 

Preseason Countdown: Boys' Individual #7 Nolan Jez Aug 10, 2017

Phillip may not have had one of the best XC or indoor seasons but by outdoor season it was very apparent that he was the real deal. Over the past few months the Stafford star tallied up an undefeated record in the 3200 and even took home the 5A state title in 9:11.

6A South Regional Coverage Brandon Miles Nov 7, 2013

First race of the season for senior Nikki Park after missing the entire season before due to injury and she showed a remarkable level of fitness coming back from her season-long obstacle in a runner-up individual finish to help lead the Ocean Lakes girls to a dominant team victory at the 6A South Regional. Her return certainly bolsters the lineup for Ocean Lakes to the point that they have to be considered a strong contender for a top 3 state meet finish next Friday in the Group 6A race at Great Meadow. More coverage to come from the 6A South Regional!

Chancellor Invitational Coverage Brandon Miles Sep 1, 2012

Starting out intentionally slow and racing in training shoes, the Oakton girls looked very much so the top ranked team in Virginia as they beat the #2 ranked team in Virginia, Colonial Forge, by 70 points at the Chancellor Invitational on Saturday in Fredericksburg.

Great Meadow Invitational Preview Brandon Miles Aug 24, 2012

Preview for Saturday's Great Meadow Invitational to be held at Great Meadow in The Plains. There will be a good feel for the Northwest Region after the meet which features the top two ranked boys' teams in Battlefield and Stafford, while the past two individual girls' winners in Hannah Lowery and Nicole Carter face off. Group AA 1600 and 800 meter outdoor state champion Patrick Joseph of Loudoun County is the individual race favorite for the boys. 

Group AAA Boys Pre-Season XC Team Rankings Brandon Miles Aug 13, 2012

  The Chantilly boys got over a big hurdle last fall in just qualifying for the VHSL State Cross Country Championships after the progarm had suffered a long drought without any state meet appearances in cross country. They finished a respectable fifth place in the Group AAA race last November at Great Meadow, but return an entire top 7 with their eyes on the greatest prize in becoming state team champions this fall.

2011 XC Team Brandon Miles Dec 20, 2011

The 2011 Cross Country Team has been published. Selections include Runner of the Year, Coach of the Year, Freshmen of the Year, Most Improved Runner of the Year, and 7 runners selected each for the first, second, and third teams. Greatest weight given to championship season (district, regional, and state) as well as post-season (Foot Locker/NXN) performances in the selection process, but consistently strong performers during the invitational season was taken into consideration as well if a subpar race or two down the final stretch. Congratulations to all members of this year's Team!

Athlete Spotlight: Hannah Lowery Brandon Miles Nov 20, 2010

  Stafford sophomore Hannah Lowery (pictured above by John Herzog) has had a very busy fall. Between winning numerous cross country invitational races as well as winning district, regional, and state titles to go along with helping the Stafford field hockey team advance all the way to state semi-finals, the Governor's School student Lowery has had a full plate for the past few months. She has at least moved field hockey off her plate for the time being and now only has one more race left to cap off one of the most impressive and successful cross country seasons in recent history by a Virginia high school female distance runner. Lowery won a total of five major invitationals this season, while taking only second twice to Cosby's Megan Moye at the competitive Oatlands Invite and Invite. Herself and fellow sophomore Sophie Chase of Lake Braddock have had two thrilling finishes with one another in their only two encounters this fall with Lowery getting the narrow win in both photo finishes determined by their chip timed feet. Since the two sophomores should make for a great rivalry over the next two years competing for state titles with only one able to be the champion, it would be fitting if both were to qualify for Foot Locker Nationals as two of the state's top hopefuls at the South regional next Saturday in Charlotte. However, the Stafford boys are expected to race on the same day at the Nike Cross Southeast Regional in Cary, North Carolina, so Lowery is still torn on which national qualifier meet to run in next week. While she has been a magician in being able to compete in cross country meets and field hockey games sometimes on the same day, she will unfortunately have to decide which race she will compete in next Saturday between Foot Locker South and Nike Cross Southeast. Either way, a West Coast-bound ticket earned to either Portland, Oregon for Nike Cross Nationals or San Diego, California for Foot Locker Nationals would be a well-deserved and well-earned trip for the 2010 Group AAA state cross country girls' champion Lowery.  

Athlete Spotlight: Matt Hazelgren Brandon Miles Feb 26, 2010

Prior to this indoor season, Matt Hazelgren's claim to fame on was being the belly flop champion at the 2007 Blue Ridge Running Camp. Thankfully, Hazelgren (pictured above by John Herzog) has developed a few more skills and talents since then including become one of the state's pole vaulters this year. Hazelgren (pictured right by Nicoll Knudsen)  is coming off a personal best and state leading clearance of 15'3" at the Northwest Regional Championships and will be favored at the AAA State Meet against another 15 plus foot vaulter in Matt Hoogland of Lake Braddock, who Hazelgren has defeated twice in head-to-head competition this season. Read more for interview with Matt Hazelgreen...

Northwest Region Pre-Meet Team Rankings Brandon Miles Feb 18, 2010

Pre-meet team rankings for the Northwest Regional tomorrow in Landover, Maryland. Albemarle boys and Osbourn Park girls are the defending team champions. Osbourn Park girls expect to repeat, while Albemarle and their two man show of Anthony Kostelac and Jordan Hill will be seriously challenged be a well balanced Stafford squad with more than a half dozen individuals capable of scoring points including Matt Hazelgren (pictured left by John Herzog) in the pole vault and high jump.

1/19 VA High School Indoor Track & Field Team Power Rankings Brandon Miles Jan 19, 2010

A new #1 ranked boys' team in Virginia with Ocean Lakes moving into the top spot and previous #1 Western Branch slipping to #3 behind Stafford. Ocean Lakes team is a pretty much two man show with jumper Justin Hunter and distance runner Drew Paisley. Hunter is capable of winning all three jumping events at the AAA State Meet, while Paisley figures to contend in any distance race which he competes in. These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We took the individual rankings and relay rankings and scored them as a normal meet: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.

10/10 VA Weekend Coverage: Karabinus 18:02 CR at Panorama! Hidden Valley girls win Nike South! Brandon Miles Oct 10, 2009

Several close and exciting finishes to determine the individual race winners in Charlottesville including an incredible course record 18:02 performance by Ariel Karabinus of Osbourn Park as runner-up Katherine Walker of Brooke Point was also under the old course record in 18:13. Despite not having their usual #3 and #5 runners, the Osbourn Park girls dominated the field by a 67 point margin and team average of 19:14 on the Panorama Farms 5K course. Meanwhile, the Hidden Valley girls traveled all the way down to Nike South in Texas and left the Lonestar State as champions as they defeated the top teams in Texas by a 30 point margin of victory. In Florida, the Mountain View boys knocked off one of the top ranked teams from the Sunshine State by 9 points at the Disney Classic. More to come from this weekend's meets!