Cross Country Weekly Roundup #4

The DCXC Invitational gave Maryland, D.C. and Virginia runners a chance to face off, though the grade-level race format precluded a showdown between Heritage junior Weini Kelati and Bethesda-Chevy Chase senior Nora McUmber, both strong contenders for their respective state individual titles in Virginia and Maryland, it didn’t keep

Coaching the Big Picture

While many coaches are worried about their team bringing home championships, Desmond Dunham his eye on a bigger prize. The cross country coach at Wilson High School in Washington D.C., who has been coaching for 17 years, said he measures his accomplishments by the success his athletes

DCXC Invite shows cross country belongs in the District

More than 1,900 high school cross country runners christened the inaugural DCXC Invitational at Kenilworth Park in Northeast D.C. Saturday afternoon. They came from Virginia, Maryland, D.C., Delaware, Pennsylvania and North Carolina and battled for five hours on a warm fall afternoon. The meet split up varsity teams among

Three out of four records get their “running papers” at Clarendon Day

Run and repeat. That’s what 286 runners opted to do at the Clarendon Day 5k and 10k, both of which started with a more-than-one-mile drop down Clarendon Boulevard into Rosslyn. The brave 5k runners were on the clock to get back to the top of the hill

Fifty staters tackle Thursday morning Va. marathon

Working out the logistics for a 50-state marathon goal is almost just as difficult as completing 50 marathons. The list begins to add up quickly: race registration fees, cost for travel and accommodations, maneuvering time off of work, and the list goes on. Race series have sprung

Cross Country Weekly Roundup #3

Thirty-three of the 62 All-RunWashington preseason runners competed at the Oatlands Invitational in Leesburg, with teams from Maryland and D.C. making it the first of the big opportunities this season for harriers to race their contemporaries from across the river. It served as a debut for Weini

Have Shoes, Will Travel

In 2013, runners from the D.C. region traveled more than 37,000 miles to finish marathons as near as Baltimore and as far as Honolulu, and that’s before we count trips to marathons on other continents. This region may play host to the venerable Marine Corps Marathon and

The Dojo of Pain

Cue an early scene from “Karate Kid.” The kid himself walks into Cobra Kai dojo and discovers that his nemesis is the top student. If that wasn’t intimidating enough, the kid also encounters a meathead instructor, or sensei, as he’s laying out some raw facts. “Pain does

Hunter, newcomer Kelati, dominate Oatlands

Loudoun County’s cross country teams were gracious hosts at the Oatlands Invitational, but not pushovers. Last year’s 3A state champion Andrew Hunter of Loudoun Valley continued to exhibit his dominance that has been budding since last spring to win in 15:21, and Heritage newcomer and Eritrean native Weini

Local college cross country teams enter the fray

Five local college teams battled on the Naval Academy golf course, with the Salty Dog Invitational serving as a de facto D.C. championship, since all of the teams compete in different conferences. On the men’s side, American University (Patriot League led the D.C.-based teams in the men’s