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Sibling Rivalry Rivalry: Northcutts vs Morris' Nolan Jez Aug 29, 2017

Virginia has a long history of great runners and great families of runners. Out of all the families though there have been none that have swept the XC state titles in a single year. This year could change that with both the Northcutts and Morris' looking to win the 4A and 6A individual titles respectively.

Preseason Countdown: Boys' Individual #5 Nolan Jez Aug 15, 2017

Despite facing injuries all last year Grant Northcutt just has too much talent and speed to overlook him. This year, his senior year, he will be looking for that big break-thru race at Great Meadow. He finished second as a sophomore and didn't run as a junior but still boasts a 15:21 best and is in the shape to go even faster.

Weekday Meet Results & Highlights (April 8-11) Brandon Miles Apr 11, 2013

  De'Nisha Smith of Cosby ran a state leading time of 44.93 in the 300 meter hurdles on Wednesday in a tri meet at Midlothian with her teammate Elisa Hendriksen running a four second PR for runner-up and MileSplit US national elite time of 46.12. It was an impressive return to top form for Smith (43.61 PR last year) was setback by injury in the last half of the indoor season.

Southeastern Invite: Marcus Taylor US #1 6.43 55 Dash Brandon Miles Jan 5, 2013

Speedy sophomore sprint star Marcus Taylor of Highland Springs was able to runaway from a finals field in the 55 meter dash at Friday's Southeastern Invitational which included many of the state's fastest so far this season in Kecoughtan freshmen Jacion Fugate (6.54) and Grassfield junior Isaiah Harper with the nation's fastest time in a 6.43 clocking.

Group AAA Girls Indoor T&F Virtual Meet Pre-Season Preview Brandon Miles Nov 28, 2012

  Group AAA girls virtual meet pre-season preview for the upcoming 2012-2013 indoor track & field season. Virtual meet pre-season preview includes the top 8 returning individual performers from the 2011-2012 indoor season performances (relays are not included). One of the best track rivalries to look forward to in the 2012-2013 indoor track season is between Eastern Region hurdlers Chantel Ray of Hampton and Leah Lott of Landstown. Both are ranked #14 all-time in Virginia high school history with their 7.99 personal bests in the 55 meter hurdles,

Central Region Indoor T&F Virtual Meet Pre-Season Preview Brandon Miles Nov 28, 2012

  Central Region virtual meet pre-season preview for the upcoming 2012-2013 indoor track & field season. Virtual meet pre-season preview includes the top 8 returning individual performers from the 2011-2012 indoor season performances (relays are not included). Megan Moye may have graduated and moved onto NC State, but don't expect the Cosby girls to fade away as the prominent team in the Central Region. Alexandria Moseley figures to assume the star role and biggest individual point contributor for the Cosby girls as the Central Region's top returnee in the 55 (7.39), 500 (1:16.31) and 300 (40.93) meter dashes as well as ranked second best in the long jump (18'2.50"). 

Central Region XC Championships Coverage Brandon Miles Nov 3, 2012

Kara Dickerson apparently does not need too many races to shake off any rust. After last year missing much of the cross country season due to a stress fracture, Dickerson came back to help her Midlothian squad to state team title with a sixth place state meet finish. This year, Dickerson had the early stages of a stress fracture with a stress reaction to start the season and caused her to sit out of all races until the Manhattan Invitational in mid October. In only her second race of the season, Dickerson won the Central Region title in a 5K PR time of 18:06.

Blacksburg boys win adidas Challenge with 15:38 to 16:08 top 5 Brandon Miles Sep 15, 2012

Blacksburg's Bonnie Angermeier and Nick Link ran the state's fastest 5K times so far this season at the weekend at the adidas XC Challenge in Cary, North Carolina with the sophomore Angermeier leading the Blacksburg girls to a runner-up team finish with her 18:27 sixth place individual effort, while Link was the top finisher for the team champions from Blacksburg with a  seventh place run of 15:38.

Faith drives area's top prep runner Jul 8, 2012

  Before each race, Megan Moye, the 2012 Times-Dispatch girls track and field athlete of the year, turned to her Bible in search of reassurance. "For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, 'Fear not; I will help thee,' " Moye read from Isaiah 41:13. (via Richmond Times-Dispatch)

VA Friday Highlights from New Balance Outdoor Nationals Brandon Miles Jun 15, 2012

    A list of top 8 finishers from Virginia in Friday's events at the 2012 New Balance Outdoor Nationals. The Cosby girls won a national title in the sprint medley relay, while David Johnson of Charlottesville in the triple jump and the Westfield boys in the 4x800 were national runners-up.  

Salute to Seniors: Logan Edwards (Cosby) Brandon Miles Jun 13, 2012

Photo by Ryan Kelly   Logan Edwards is a graduating senior from Cosby High School in Midlothian, Virginia. Edwards was a Central Region runner-up twice in the discus and All-State performer twice in the event as well as All-State finisher indoors in the shot put to help Cosby girls to the 2012 Group AAA state indoor team title. With personal best marks of 38'7.25" in the shot put and 126'8" in the discus, Edwards now moves to Virginia Military Institute to compete collegiately.

Salute to Seniors: Riley Brady (Cosby) Brandon Miles Jun 12, 2012

  Riley Brady is a graduating senior from Cosby High School in Midlothian, Virginia. Brady recently won the CJW Sports Medicine Comeback Athlete of the Year award in the Richmond area for his senior year return to competition after having surgery on his hip following a fracture in 11th grade. With high school PR's of 1:59 for 800 on the track and 16:52 for 5K in cross country, Brady looks to transition into training for and competing in triathlons in college at the University of South Carolina.

5/10 Group AAA Virtual Meet Rankings Brandon Miles May 10, 2012

    Group AAA virtual meet rankings including top 8 in each event and team scores based on performances in the database as of May 10th. A slew of boys' teams are in the hunt as the current #1 ranked squad being the Ahmed Bile-led Annandale squad with 39 points, while the same two schools from the indoor state championships in Cosby and Western Branch are the top two teams in contention for the girls' team title. For Western Branch girls to regain their perch as state track champions over the indoor champs from Cosby, they will need some of their top individuals come through including Tiffany Ellick, who had a big day in the triple jump at the Penn Relays two weeks ago with a third place PR mark of 39'9.25" to become the leading perfomer in Group AAA.

5/29 Group AAA Team Rankings Brandon Miles May 29, 2011

Western Branch girls still remain well out in front as the top ranked team in Group AAA and will be favorites to repeat as state champions this upcoming weekend at Sports Backers Stadium. Trailing Western Branch is two more Eastern Region squads in Phoebus and Grassfield, while teams capable of breaking up an Eastern Region top 3 trophy sweep include Cosby, Thomas Dale, Lake Braddock, Osbourn Park, and South County. Ahmed Bile and John Jenkins along with their 4x400 meter relay have the Annandale boys as the slight favorite over indoor state champions Atlee heading into next weekend, while First Colonial and Colonial Forge could be threats capable of scoring near 40 points.

Deep underclassmen group proving there is 'Moye' to Cosby's success John Piersol Feb 24, 2011

 The first thing Cosby coach Bryan Still says when asked about his girls’ track team is – “my group of girls are the toughest group of athletes I have ever been around.”  Coming from a man who also happens to be a former NFL wide receiver, these words are no small praise, and based on the performances that the lady Titans have managed to accumulate this season, they are well-deserved.

Central Region Virtual Meet Preview Brandon Miles Feb 14, 2011

 Virtual meet preview for the Central Region Indoor T&F Championships based on season best performances in the database. The Atlee boys and Cosby girls are projected to win regional team titles.

Preseason XC Tour Stop #11 - Cosby Brandon Miles Aug 30, 2010

Cosby's tempo run at Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield made for stop #11 in MileStat.coms cross country practice tour. Despite being a fairly young school with its first class of seniors attending all four years at the school graduating this past spring, Cosby has enjoyed some quick success in cross country as district runners-up numerous times, sending a girls cross country team to the state meet, and few All-State individuals including 2010 returnees Megan Moye (2008, 2009) and Evan Niciphor (2009). The girls team last fall was decimated by the H1N1 swine flu virus affecting for four of their top seven runners. A young squad last fall and again youthful this year with few seniors vying for top seven positions, the Cosby girls are hoping to regain its form when healthy earlier last cross countr and return back to the state championships after their school's first state meet berth in 2008.   Megan Moye excelled as a freshmen in cross country with a seventh place finish at the state cross country meet and only continued that development into her sophomore year with another All-State finish while lowering her track PR's significantly down to a sub 5 mile equivalent of 4:37 in the 1500 and debuting in the 3200 with a season best of 11:01. Since the dominant  high school career of Kathleen Lautzenheiser has ended, Moye has become be one of the top contenders to challenge for the Dominion District and Central Region titles in 2010 with her 18:15 5K best.   Cosby's Evan Niciphor got an early taste of the state meet experience as sophomore but it was a bitter taste as his attempt to give it a go at the state cross country championships two years ago with a hamstring injury was a futile one as he was forced to drop out early in the race. In his second trip back to Great Meadow, he made the most of his next opportunity by snabbing his first All-State honor with the final podium position of 15th place. Following up with two more state meet appearances in indoor and outdoor track as a junior and PR's of 4:22 1600 and 9:39 3200, Niciphor enters his senior season as an athlete to look out for not only within a strong and competitive Central Region for the boys individuals this fall but at the state level as well.   Watch interviews with Moye & Niciphor along with Cosby coach Chris Averill and video of their tempo run workout at Pocahontas State Park below!   Pre-Workout Talk from Coaches The Workout: 25-30 Minte Tempo Coach Averill Interview Megan Moye Interview Evan Niciphor Interview

Central Region Meet Preview Brandon Miles Nov 2, 2009

The Midlothian girls have won the last four Central Region cross country titles to coincide with their four straight Group AAA state titles. Do not expect the regional streak to discontinue this weekend for the Lady Trojans, but Lee-Davis freshmen Bonny Turnage (pictured left by John Herzog) might attempt to spoil an individual three-peat for Midlothian senior Kathleen Lautzenheiser. However, a highly anticipated individual match-up between Grant Pollock of Mills Godwin and Ted Richardson of James River might be the top story coming into the 2009 Central Region Cross Country Championships. Pollock is also attempting to not only become Godwin's first boys individual champion in regional meet history but also lead his squad to their first Central Region team title ever.

Dominion District Meet Summary Brandon Miles Oct 30, 2009

It does not matter if their top boys' runner drops out. It does not matter if two of their top seven runners on their girls' team are missing. Midlothian is still going to find a way to win another Dominion District cross country season and still comfortably.

Oatlands Invitational Preview Brandon Miles Sep 22, 2009

The 2009 Oatlands Invitational should prove to be one of the biggest and most competitive meets in the state of Virginia this year with another great field of teams assembled by meet directors Derek Farrey and Matt Oblas. The meet will feature team of all classifications and different regions throughout the state of Virginia as well as schools from the states of Maryland and West Virginia. At last count, close to 90 schools in all will be represented on the Oatlands Plantation 5K course in Leesburg on Saturday, September 26th.

Athlete Spotlight: Mark Merritt Brandon Miles Oct 18, 2007

Mark Merritt (pictured right by John Herzog) will be competing in his fourth Dominion District Cross Country Championships next Thursday at Pocahontas State Park for his third different school as the Cosby senior will be one of five runners in the district race ranked among the top 15 in AAA. His late summer transfer to Cosby caused quite a stir in the pre-season talk in regards to the impact that Merritt's move would have on the defending AAA state champions and 2006 Nike Team Nationals squad from Midlothian. However, little was discussed on how it would impact Merritt's individual running. Heading into the final stretch of the season, all seems to well for Merritt after posting a solid time of 16:10 to win at the Lee-Davis Invitational this past Saturday.

Merritt excels with new team, Rinehardt wins in pack of top girls Brandon Miles Oct 14, 2007

 The Lee-Davis Subvarsity Invitational served as a low key meet for many teams getting in a final meet for some of their developing runners heading into the district championships. However, the varsity girls individual battle was anything but low key with more than a handful of some of the state's better runners battling it out on the Pole Green 5K course. A pack of six was still together till the very end until Tallwood's Octavia Rinehardt and Hanover's Lauren Hopper streaked to the finish line with Rinehardt coming out with a narrow win in 18:50 over Hopper at 18:41. Hopper paced the Hanover girls to a team title over several other Central Region teams hoping to make it out of the regional meet next month.  Mark Merritt looked to be in top form at Pole Green as he led his new team at Cosby to the team title with a 16:10 individual win of his own. Lee-Davis Subvarsity Invitational Photo Gallery by Brandon Miles 

Lee-Davis Subvarsity Invitational Preview Brandon Miles Oct 11, 2007

Hanover's Lauren Hopper winning the 2007 Lee-Davis Subvarsity Invite in 18:59.While small in size, the Lee-Davis Subvarsity Invitational will have some great quality in a meet which emphasizes the freshmen and sub-varsity divisions with medals going 25 individuals deep in those races versus 10 deep in the varsity races. In particular, several girls could be pushing to go under 19 minutes on the Pole Green Park 5K course in Mechanicsville as cooler temperatures and dry course should cater to fast times. Tallwood's Octavia Rinehardt as the #4 ranked runner in Virginia and coming off a 18:23 5K personal best run on Wednesday leads a handful of fast individuals racing this weekend at Pole Green including Disney Classic winner Lauren Hopper of Hanover, Hagan Stone Park Classic winner Amanda Lineberry of Lee-davis, and one of the state's fastest freshmen in Abby Badura of Clover Hill. The Jamestown boys headline the varsity boys field as the Eagles look to have a better showing in Richmond than they did two weeks ago at the Maymont Festival.

Clay Thornton: Track Coach, Pastor, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend Dec 31, 1969

Clay Thornton, an assistant cross country and track coach at Cosby High School in Midlothian, passed away this morning of June 24th after having a heart attack. He was at the beach on vacation with his family and his grandchildren.   Coach Thornton was born on December 4, 1946. He was pastor at Tomahawk Baptist Church off of Hull Street in Midlothian. Thornton and his wife were the most caring people you could meet. They always held a dinner at their house for all of their athletes at the end of the season; his wife, Astra, is famous for her homemade pies. He has two sons, Kevin and Andy.   He was the assistant coach for boys and girls cross country and the distance coach for outdoor track at Cosby. Before transferring to Cosby, he assisted in coaching at Clover Hill from 1975 to 2006. Thornton and Cosby head cross country coach Chris Averill knew each other for over 17 years and coached many stand-out athletes together.   He was always talking about his grandchildren Samuel and Nicholas, sons of Kevin and his wife Heather. He couldn't be more proud of those boys. The boys seem to have an interest in running, thanks to their grandfather. His newest & third grandson was born during this past outdoor track season.   Please keep his family in your prayers.   Article contributed by the Cosby distance athletes.