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

Cross Country Weekly Roundup #2

Laid end-to-end, the races by the scoring five of a cross country team would stretch 15.5 miles. As cool as that would be, it would take forever, so the Braddock Relays cuts it in half, gives the runners and atmosphere otherwise saved for high school football games

The Tower

When he last set foot on a track, all was right in Jim Vollmer’s world. He was at the Maryland state track and field championships over Memorial Day weekend, working as a race official and silently cheering on his Poolesville High School runners, whom he coached in

Taylor sets course record, Fernandez defends, at Navy-Air Force Half

Many runner notched new personal records – and broke some course records as well – on a beautiful morning at the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon. Erin Taylor, who runs with Capital Area Runners, had hoped to finish in the top three, but ended up winning the half marathon

Parks Half winner doubles back from 4:05 mile

Siraw Kebede might have run a little faster on more than two hours of sleep, but not much. The Parks Half Marathon winner got in from New York at about 3 a.m., the morning after he ran 4:05.3 to win the New York Road Runners Road Mile

Cross Country Weekly Roundup #1

Every week during the cross country season, we’ll hear from our RunWashington coaches panel to learn what they liked about the most recent races, including some normative judgments that I, as a journalist, feel unqualified to make. Local teams ran at the Monroe Parker, Great Meadows, Lake Forest, Seahawk

Oakton aims for state repeat

Oakton kicked off the 2014 season with a solid win at the Great Meadows Invitational, with Allie Klimkiewicz (fourth), Casey Kendall (fifth) and Leya Salis (seventh)    Don’t try to get Alisa Byers to share her team’s secret to success. The Oakton High School cross country coach isn’t spilling

Making Excellent Time

The number — 4:40 — looked like it belonged with a Bible verse. It bounced above Erica Ferrell, attached to a long stick, as she toted that sign through Columbia Heights, NoMa, Capitol Hill and Anacostia, her disciples followed. In the end, her message was indeed the

The Dean of MoCo Running

Dan Reeks believes in running. He knows what running did for him, and knows what running can do for others. He started coaching in Montgomery County 43 years ago, during his early 20s. Back then he was a volunteer assistant for Paint Branch High School, and not

McGorty, Lake Braddock boys make noise at Monroe Parker opener

Adrenaline launches most kids through the first mile of a cross country race. Then reality catches up in the second mile, and when that’s compounded with a long sunny stretch and temperatures well into the 80s, the overly bold typically pay for their exuberance. Unless they are