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McLean runner first in state cross country

The big question regarding Thais Rolly is how in just 18 months did she get so good so fast? As a freshman in 2019, the McLean High School girls cross country runner finished a modest seventh and 15th in district...

Yorktown boys third in state cross country

With 100 points, the Yorktown High School boys cross country team placed third in the Virginia High School League’s Class 6 state meet at Oatlands  in Leesburg. The Patriots qualified for the state by finishing first in the Liberty District...

Oakton boys win state cross country meet

From the moment the Oakton Cougars finished second in the 2019 state cross country meet, the boys team set a goal to win the next season’s Virginia championship. The Cougars had to wait and be patient much longer than normal....

Yorktown boys second in region cross country

Their strategy of running faster but more loose worked. By doing so, the Yorktown Patriots achieved their goals of finishing second in the 6D North Region boys high-school cross country championship and earning a berth into the Class 6 state...

PHOTOS: District cross country championships

The Liberty and Concorde district high-school cross country championships were held at Burke Lake Park on April 8, 2021, with many runners from the Sun Gazette's coverage areas participating. See coverage HERE and HERE, and enjoy these photos taken by...

Marshall cross country teams earn a sweep

The Marshall Statesmen won the girls and boys National District cross country championships at Burke Lake Park, the girls with 36 points and the boys with 34. For the girls, Hayley Pooden was the highest finisher in second in 19:35....

Records fall at district cross country meets

There was one personal school record set and a rare team mark established about an hour apart by local winners in boys Concorde and Liberty district high-school cross country championships, also region qualifiers on April 8. In the Concorde meet,...

Yorktown boys first in cross county meet

With a strong performance, of placing five runners in the top 13, the York-town Patriots convincingly won the Liberty District boys cross country championship and region-qualifying event with 37 points. “Today was a good day for the boys, but not...

Madison grad running college cross country

Madison High School graduate Johnny Rogers runs for the men’s cross country team at the College of William and Mary.  In the recent Colonial Athletic Association championships, Rogers, a red-shirt junior, finished 14th individually in 25:13.1 to help the William...

PHOTOS: High-school runners face off

Runners from Arlington public and private high schools faced off recently in the annual county showdown, albeit one held under pandemic protections. CLICK HERE for coverage, and see a slide show of photos from the event below.
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