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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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Madison, McLean girls win district meets

With point totals of 44 and 46, respectively, the Madison Warhawks and McLean Highlanders made big leaps from the previous season to become the girls champions of the Concorde and Liberty district cross country meets Oct. 28 at Burke...

Yorktown teams have strong showings at district

With a championship trophy for the boys and a third-place finish from the girls, the Yorktown Patriots enjoyed a successful afternoon at the Liberty District cross country championships. The Yorktown boys won the event for the second straight high-school season,...

Yorktown runners dominate county meet

They came, they conquered and dominated, they won all of the big awards, and they gave their head coach a nice early wedding present. In one of the most overwhelming performances in the long history of the annual girls and...

Langley runner has to more top finishes

Boden Gentile added to his two third-place finishes in major boys high-school cross country meets this season with a victory at the recent Octoberfest Invitational. The Langley High School senior won the boys varsity A race in 15:55 on the...

McLean runner wins cross country race

McLean High School’s Thais Rolly finished first in 17:58 in the girls challenge division at the Carlisle Invitational meet in Carlisle, Pa. on Sept. 25. The second-place time was a distant 18:13. Thais is the defending district, region and state...

PHOTOS: Runners shine at Monroe Parker invitational

High-school runners from across the region competed Sept. 11 at the 2021 Monroe Parker Invitational cross-country meet, held at Burke Lake Park. Enjoy these photos from Dave Facinoli; click in individual photos to bring up the slide show, and...

Langley, Madison runners place second

For such an early-season cross country race, Robbie Jenkins and Lila Waters ran faster than expected in finishing second at the annual Monroe Parker Invitational. Jenkins, a Madison High School senior, was runner-up in the boys varsity meet, as was...

Generals enjoy strong cross country showing

The season’s first two races of the girls cross country season have gone quite well for the Washington-Liberty Generals. The high-school team first won a tri-meet at Bluemont Park, then on Sept. 11 placed fourth in the much bigger 19-team...

Defending high-school champs set to begin seasons

A couple of defending district-champion Arlington high-school teams are in the midst of beginning their 2021 falls sports seasons. In girls field hockey, the Washington-Liberty Generals began the campaign as the defending Liberty District winners, who then went on to...

Longtime prep coach takes college job in Florida

For 34 years, Mike Mangan has been a highly successful high-school coaching fixture in Northern Virginia in cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field. Now, the former Langley High head coach is taking his talents south. Mangan recently was...
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