After slow starts to their seasons, the Woodberry Forest boys and Anneka Wilson of The Potomac School are coming on strong in championship season and ready to defend their state titles from a year ago. The Bishop O'Connell girls are expected to stream roll through another state title with no signs of letting up in the near future with no seniors in their top seven, while Fork Union's Josh Morris appears more than fit to join the small list of sub 16 performers at Woodberry Forest.
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Division I Boys: Brenden Leavitt (Norfolk Collegiate) 16:32, Woodberry Forest 70 pts Woodberry Boys prevail on home course, Leavitt becomes second Tidewater champion Photo by David Fleenor Division I Girls: Anneka Wilson (The Potomac School) 18:32 Course Record, Bishop O'Connell 37 pts Wilson defeats 2 past champions in 18:32 course record, O'Connell girls win big as expected Photo by David Fleenor Division II Boys: Raleigh Hazel (Fredericksburg Academy) 17:12, Roanoke Catholic 59 pts Hazel overtakes a hill charging Zook, team DQ gives Roanoke Catholic the title Division II Girls: Dalton Kuhar (Fuqua) 20:45, Covenant 37 pts Kuhar and Bowser create late race suspense, Covenant girls win in rout VISAA State Championships Photo Gallery by Brandon Miles - 1,645 total photos VISAA State Championships Video Interviews: Anneka Wilson - Brenden Leavitt VISAA State Championships Photo Gallery Race Videos (Part 2 is race finish): Division I Boys (Part 1 - Part 2) - Division I Girls (Part 1 - Part 2) - Division II Boys (Part 1 - Part 2) - Division II Girls (Part 1 - Part 2) Note from meet management on disqualification of Peninsula Catholic boys team: The VISAA Cross Country Games Committee disqualified Peninsula Catholic School as a team in the Division 2 Boys championship, but we allowed the PCS individuals as unattached so no team points will be awarded to PCS. Two reasons for a team disqualification: 1)Two bandit runners were stopped during the race and disqualified for not wearing a uniform and 2) subsequently they belonged to PCS who ran more than 12 runners on the team. These rules were fully explained on the entry form mailed to each coach, e-mailed to each AD, listed on the VISAA website, and listed on Milestat. At the awards ceremony today, we purposely did not publish individual results or team results for the Division 2 Boys' Race. However, we did hand out individual awards to the top 20, and we awarded plaques to the qualified top three teams excluding PCS without referring to their disqualification.
After putting Fork Union out in the lead for the second year in a row at the Ragged Mountain Cup as well as defeating head to head preseason #1 ranked Austin Ellis of Covenant by 14 seconds on the two mile loop, Fork Union's Jeremy Haney has moved into the #1 ranking in private school. Fork Union did not hurt its claim as the #1 ranked team either after giving Western Albemarle more of a challenge than previously expected at the Cup. Both Roanoke Catholic and Miller School make their first showings in the team rankings after a solid starts this past week.
Photo by David Fleenor Pre-season rankings for the private school girls by the coaches of Virginia place Trinity's Barbara Strehler (pictured above, left) as the unanimous #1 ranked individual with qualified credentials as the defending Division I state champion in cross country as well as state winner at 3200 meters both indoors and outdoors to along with a sub 5:10 mile. Meanwhile, defending Division II champion Jane Gay is close behind ranked #2 among private school girls as Gay won her state race last year 30 seconds faster than Strehler's top time. Megan Fitzpatrick (pictured above, center) leads what should be an even more powerful front lineup for the Bishop O'Connell girls with Gloria Roberts (19:14 5K best) transferring in from Archbishop John Carroll (DC) to join two of the top five returning runners from the VIS State Meet in Fitzpatrick and Katie Walls. O'Connell takes the top spot for teams. Read on for full rankings!
That agonizing stretch of school after Thanksgiving and before Winter break has come to a close, so it\'s time for another Jois Report. Of course, we\'ll need to wait a few more weeks for Indoor to get serious, and we missed out on a few potentially high quality meets due to rough weather, including the Episcopal Relays and a FUMA meet. Nevertheless, some athletes have already put forth noteworthy performances this indoor season.
Welcome, everyone, to the inaugural edition of the Jois Report, the world\'s first attempt at regular, exclusive, and in-depth coverage of Virginia Independent Schools cross country and track. We will be kicking off with a recap of the 2005 cross country season for private schoolers. In the future, you can expect much more frequent, possibly weekly, coverage.
The first true weekend of racing action for high schoolers kicked off with several in-state invitationals with plenty of top teams and individuals squaring off with one another in early season contests.
Foot Locker All-American Fleet Hower returned back to racing as he won the 1600 meter race at the Keydet Invitational in a time of 4:29.18 over Daniel Kane of Louisa (4:29.45) and Brian Doherty of Roanoke Catholic.
Woodberry Forest boys continue reign of domin Nov 3, 2000
Brian Doherty of Roanoke Cathlic and Hamil of Collegiate both ran superb races on the challenging Woodberry Forest School 5K course, as they both won state titles at the Independent Schools State Cross Country Meet.
Oct 31, 2000
On the fast and flat Newport News Park 5K course, Roanoke Catholic junior Brian Doherty and Bishop Ireton sophomore Jessica Wolfe went on to went Catholic State individual titles with their respective winning times of 15:59 and 19:34.
Rockbridge boys and girls take home titles Oct 14, 2000
It seemed more like a track race finish rather than a cross country one with the finish that occured in the boys race at the Metro Invitational between Rockbridge County sophomore John Crews and Roanoke Catholic junior Brian Doherty.