Woodberry Forest senior Kevin Bennert (pictured left by John Herzog) is not only a favorite to win the private school state cross country title this fall while also trying to help lead his team to another state crown on their home course in November, but could be Virginia's best harrier this upcoming season. Bennert made news over the summer when he clocked a 15:01 5K on the track at the USATF Junior Olympic Nationals. The Woodberry Forest boys are known for slow starts and not necessarily being the strongest team on paper when looking at PR's especially from track yet still finishing strong when it matters in cross country, but the Trinity and Bishop Ireton boys are hoping their development during the track season does not go to waste in their attempts to knock off the Tigers at the Woodberry Forest 5K course in November. Woodberry Forest lost two members from its top seven, while Trinity and Bishop Ireton return a solid core of runners from a year ago who made strides over the track season. The Liberty Christian boys also figure to be in the mix with a solid front three.
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The Paul VI girls and Bishop Ireton boys enjoyed a great day on a cool weather day at Newport News Park for the Virginia Catholic Schools State Championships as they made the long trip back to Northern Virginia boasting the state team and individual champions from their respective schools. Bishop Ireton's Michael Anderson (pictured by Ted Plunkett) has made a big leap in one year to go from a 28th place 18:19 finish in last year's Catholic Schools State Meet to claim the state title this year in a dramatic 16:36 victory. His individual win also helped the Bishop Ireton boys claim their first state title since 1986. VA Catholic Schools State Championship Results
The Virginia Catholic Schools State Cross Country Championships are being held this afternoon at Newport News Park. Bishop Sullivan's Taryn Schrader will be attempting to win her third consecutive state title, but will be challenged by Paul VI's Lizzie Greene as both runners have posted 5K times in the mid 19 minute range this season. Host school Peninsula Catholic will be the favorites to win the girls' team title with the potential to place five girls in the top 10 led by senior Katie Mlynczak. Paul VI boys could have a 1-2 finish from their top 2 individuals Ian McGinn (pictured left by Ted Plunkett) and Charles Horne, but others in the field including Roanoke Catholic's Seann Flynn, Benedictine's Wyatt Haas, and Bishop Ireton's Kevin Gottlieb might have other plans. The team scoring could be very interesting and close for the boys among three contending teams in Bishop Ireton, Paul VI, and Peninsula Catholic as all three teams could take up most of the first 20 individual places in the race and finish with team scores well in the double digits. VA Catholic Schools State Championships Virtual Meet: Boys - Girls
Last year\'s VIS state champions Paul VI returns a squad that should contend to win another title this year as they have several key returnees from a year ago including a strong front three in 2005 VIS State Cross Country Championships top 15 finishers Michelle Kew (7th), Kelsey Budd (9th), and Natalie Cowden (13th). The Paul VI girls were state champions by a significant margin of 44 points last year, but only 13 points separated places two through five in the team standings as all four of the squads would like to make up ground on the defending champs this year.
The League of Independent Schools Championship was held on November 4th on the very flat campus of Norfolk Academy.
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.