For Zak Miller, redemption came in running shoes

The high point in Zak Miller’s running career came a month ago at the Marine Corps Marathon. The 28-year old ran his best marathon to date, finishing in 2:36:02 to place 14th overall in a field of 19,791 runners. It had been a decade earlier when he

Molly Huddle repeats as US 12k, USARC champ in Alexandria

Molly Huddle won her record fourth U.S. title on the roads this year at the .US National 12k Sunday in Alexandria, running 38:08 to repeat as champion at that distance and of the U.S.A. Running Circuit. She won the inaugural 12k event last year in a world’s best

Shrader pulls off a shocker at .US National 12K

The word Brian Shrader kept saying over and over – to reporters, to friends, to race organizers, and to new fans seeking his autograph – was “shock.” For example: “I’m still in shock,” he said, after winning the .US National 12k championship in Alexandria this morning. “I don’t

Oakton girls defend Va. title, McArthur, Heather Holt win individual crowns

Oakton’s girls kept everyone guessing all season, including coach Alisa Byers. Into late October, she didn’t know where her defending 6A champion team stood. “We never really got to race together,” she said. “People had college visits, people on holidays, so we didn’t have everyone racing until

Lake Braddock’s revenge plan, hatched one year ago, succeeds

But for some more fortuitous scheduling, Lake Braddock’s boys may have had “throwback Thursday” on their hands. A throwback to something none of the Bruins were alive to remember. So they settled for a #sometimeagoSaturday. But that’s all the settling they did. With an individual title by

Nation’s best to race in Alexandria for 12K champs

For the second year, the .US National 12K championships will be held in Alexandria, capping off the 2014 USA Running Circuit (USARC). How it works: The USARC each year hosts national championships at distances ranging from one mile to the marathon. The first 10 U.S. runners at

Veterans Day 10k inspires runners

While runners completed the 2014 Veterans Day 10k with varying finishing times, many gave the same response post-race when they described the scenic, 6.2-mile course: fast. Pacers/New Balance runner Chris Kwiatkowski of Arlington bested all runners with a 30:11 finish, while 25-year-old Kerri Gallagher finished first among

Woods, McUmber, WJ girls win Maryland state XC titles

Evan Woods decisively won the boys 4A Maryland cross country state championships Saturday, snapping rival Diego Zarate‘s winning streak for the season. Woods, a senior at Walt Whitman, finished in 15:49. Eric Walz, a junior at Dulaney, took second in 15:56 with Zarate coming in third less

Wavering fights to tight finish at Md/DC Private School Championships

For Georgetown Day School’s Tristan Colaizzi, it wasn’t quite the day he envisioned when he toed the line for the Maryland-DC Private Schools Cross Country Championships at the Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood. Battling a chronic lung infection for the past few months, Colazzi knew early

Northwood girls head to states for the first time in almost 30 years

In spite of a tough season, Northwood’s girls have a lot to celebrate. Even with two top runners missing time because of injuries, one the entire season, they’re on their way to the state championship for the first time in almost 30 years. Lest that sound like