DCXC Archive

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

Lake Braddock wins Monroe Parker races, Annandale freshman Ghiselli surprises

Julia Ghiselli didn’t know much about Heather Holt before the Monroe Parker Invitational, except that she was fast. A lot of people are getting to know Ghiselli now, and she’s pretty fast herself. And Ghiselli was pleased to learn that Holt was also “very nice.” The Annandale

Loudoun Valley: Putting the ‘country’ in ‘cross country’

As last season came to a close in North Carolina, Loudoun Valley’s disappointment felt cushioned by potential. National Pre-season Rankings Tully Runners #1 Dyestat #1 FLO50 #1 Though the Vikings failed to make Nike Cross Nationals, they were on the cusp. They made up ground on a

All-RunWashington Preseason Team 2017

It’s cross country season again, and even though preseason practices have only been going for a few weeks, thoughts of this Fall’s harriers and their potential have been racing through the minds of coaches and athletes alike. With a national title contender in the Loudoun Valley boys

All-RunWashington Postseason Team 2016

Following a cross country season that saw one local team and two individuals make the Nike Cross Nationals meet and three qualify for Foot Locker, RunWashington’s coaches panel gathered to select the All-RunWashington Postseason teams. Here are some, but not all, of their highlights. If someone has

D.C Postseason team 2016

D.C. cross country runners got to enjoy a new state meet course, Kenilworth Park, which gave them more sure footing and visibility for their championship meet, on which most of the selections were based. Timmy Bitsberger, junior, St. Albans Philip Wright, senior, Sidwell Timmy Bitsberger finished seventh

Virginia postseason team 2016

Many of Virginia’s top runners were younger, lots of juniors, and that bodes well for an experienced group of returners in 2017. Colton Bogucki, junior, Loudoun Valley Along with Peter Morris and Jacob Hunter, Bogucki was part of the state’s strongest top three, and his 11th place

Maryland postseason team 2016

Like in Virginia, youth dominated in Maryland, where 10 of the top 15 boys and 12 of the top 15 girls at the Montgomery County Championships were underclassmen. Aaron Bratt, Sophomore, Walt Whitman John Riker, Sophomore, T.S. Wootton A pair of sophomores that both wound up in