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WJ girls in five in a row, Green, Nakasaka, Lockett win Md. titles

Nobody on the Walter Johnson girls’ team has ever known a world in which they haven’t been defending state champions. That will continue for another year, after the Wildcats won their record fifth straight 4A title. Maryland State Championships Nov. 11, 2017- Hereford High School The Plains, Md. 3

Lake Braddock girls win third straight title, Tuscarora’s third in four years

  Lake Braddock girls won their third straight 6A title, once again beating Oakton, winner of the two state meets before the Bruins’ streak started. After three years of winning team scores in the 40s, the Bruins nearly doubled that, scoring 86 to Oakton’s 92. They did

Loudoun Valley sweeps top five for Va.’s first perfect score

On the eve of the the most dominant team race in Virginia history, Sam Affolder was a little disappointed. “We had a team meeting, and I was expecting an inspirational speech about how we were going to make history and we’d come out fired up,” he said.

Gonzaga, St. John’s win DC state meet

It looked like Gavin McElhennon was making a mistake. As he powered his way around the perimeter of the Kenilworth Park fields, he let Luke Tewalt hang behind him. He blocked the wind, set the pace and put himself out there, vulnerable for Tewalt to attack and

Boys race thrills late at Montgomery County Championships

Through nearly three miles, a pack of nine boys stuck together, fighting for the lead in Montgomery County Championship. With a misstep in last year’s race still fresh in his mind, Bethesda-Chevy Chase’s Adam Nakasaka upset the careful detente among the guys who had traded off the

Teams sharpen up for the postseason at Third Battle Invitational

Two Northern Virginia teams with hopes for making the state’s 6A meet under new challenges sharpened up for the post-season at the Third Battle Invitational, with J.E.B. Stuart’s boys and West Springfield’s girls getting the wins. West Springfield put four runners in the top 16 to edge

Maryland runners make themselves at home at Glory Days Invitational

Maryland runners made themselves at home at Virginia’s Bull Run Regional Park, winning the individual and team titles at the Glory Days Invitational. Walter Johnson senior Abbey Green led the girls’ race from the start, and cleared the way for the Wildcats to claim the team title. 

Runners meet heat challenge during fourth DCXC Invitational

Basking in his 15:11 that led the day’s times at the DCXC Invitational, Grafton senior Price Owens summed up the day’s races without saying a word. DCXC Invitational Sept. 23, 2017- Kenilworth Park Washington, D.C. 3.1 miles Finish line photos by Charlie Ban Prior years’ coverage 2016 2015 2014 He threw

Training for cross country is a little different in the city

Rolling Hills of Cement Cross country is a rough sport. Athletes brave all kinds of weather and all kinds of terrain; they run on hills, rocky trails, mud and sometimes even through creeks. Sometimes that iconic and pastoral racing environment isn’t available every day, but even in

Loudoun Valley shows off for D.C. area at Oatlands

The Oatlands Invitational in Leesburg served as a showcase for the nearby Loudoun Valley, but not just the school’s nationally-top-ranked boys’ varsity team. Junior Sam Affolder’s 15:43 win for 5k led the way for five team titles and three runner-up finishes for various Viking teams. Affolder, seniors