• The D.C. area now has three residents who have achieved the qualifying standard for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials for the marathon. Arlington resident Chris Kwiatkowski ran 1:04:43 at the Philadelphia Half Marathon in November to break the 1:05:00 half marathon standard, and Washington, D.C. resident Teal Burrell ran 2:42:16 to break 2:43:00 at the California International Marathon Dec. 7. They join Falls Church’s Susanna Sullivan, who ran 1:14:31 at the Shamrock Half Marathon in March and Silver Spring’s Lindsay Flanagan, who ran 1:13:56 at the Big Sur Half Marathon in November, both of which achieved the “B standard.”
  • A D.C.-area team racing series will debut in 2015.The Capital Cup will offer competitions for mens’ and women’s open and masters’ teams of seven runners each, fixed at the beginning of the year. Runners entered in the competition will be scored cross country-style at four races: the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile, We’ve Got Your Back 5k, Rockville Twilight Rotary RunFest and Parks 10k. The winning team at each race will earn one point, and the team with the most points at the end of the year earns a trophy and the leftover series entry fees after expenses ($50 per team). Contact Roland Rust ([email protected]) for more information.
  • Georgetown Visitation School senior Jillian Murray is a Wendy’s High School Heisman national finalist. Read more about her here.
  • The Montgomery County Road Runners Club has selected its 2015 racing teams:
    Women’s open team: Sarah Flynn, Megan Haberle, Christina Papoulias, Courtney Perna, Laura Ramos, Dagmar Salazar, Rachel Smith, Robin WatkinsWomen’s masters team: Lisa Chilcote, Cindy Conant, Dionis Gauvin, Kellie Redmond, Lisa Reichmann, Julie Sapper, Elizabeth ThomasMen’s open team: Miles Aitken, Alex Booth, Kyle Broadway, Nicolas Crouzier, Shlomo Fishman, Yukun Fung, Danny George, Miguel Perez, Ning Rui, Chris Shaw, Xavier Watson, Taylor WilliamsonMen’s masters team: Wayne Breslin, Jeff Duyn, Lee Firestone, Paul Jacobson, Argaw Kidane, Mark Neff, Frank Perna, David Storper, Kevin Yates