Youth Running Shorts

Reinhardt Harrison closes in on world record in the half marathon for 10-year-olds at the Alexandria Running Festival Half Marathon May 26, 2014, escorted by his mother, Heidi Johannesen.
Reinhardt Harrison closes in on world record in the half marathon for 10-year-olds at the Alexandria Running Festival Half Marathon May 26, 2014, escorted by his mother, Heidi Johannesen.

Age group world record

Falls Church’s Reinhardt Harrison broke an age group record for 10-year-olds at the Alexandria Running Festival Half Marathon May 25, running 1:35:02 to eclipse Noah Bliss’ 1:37:15, set three weeks earlier. U.S. athletes hold 17 of 85 single-age records for the half marathon, which are kept by the Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Harrison set a world record for 10-year-olds at 10 miles at the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile in April, running 1:11:24.

In memorium

James Vollmer, co-head cross country coach at Poolesville High School and assistant track and field coach at Watkins Mill High School, died at age 60 May 26 of an apparent heart attack, according to Watkins Mill. He also served as a security guard for Montgomery County Public Schools for 25 years. Kevin Milstead remembers him on MoCo Running.

State meets

Washington, D.C. and Maryland have held their state track championships, with Virginia’s meets coming up this Friday and Saturday. The local distance race winners:

D.C.
Girls
800 Jessie Foster, Georgetown Visitation- 2:23.90
1600 Jessie Foster, Georgetown Visitation- 5:13.84
3200 Katherine Treanor, Georgetown Day School – 11:52.39

Boys
800 Abdur-Rahman Kelly, Roosevelt- 1:59,78
1600 Aidan Pillard, Georgetown Day School- 4:30.33
3200 Griffin Colaizza, Georgetown Day School- 9:51.07

Maryland
Girls
4A
800 Clara Severe, Walt Whitman- 2:14.54
1600 Nora McUmber, Bethesda-Chevy Chase- 5:01.74
3200 Nora McUmber, Bethesda-Chevy Chase- 10:45.68

Boys
2A
800 Terrell Green, Douglass- 1:55.24
1600 Terrell Green, Douglass- 4:18.89
3200 Chase Weaverling, Poolesville- 10:25.37

4A
800 Urgy Eado, Thomas S. Wootton- 1:54.88
1600 Diego Zarate, Northwest- 4:15.95

Recent Stories

Running Shorts

Divided lanes coming to Hains Point, safety measures in the works for the Mount Vernon Trail, three locals make national high school XC meet, local collegians race at NCAAs.

St. Albans and GVS’s Vivian Kelly won their first DC cross country titles while St. Johns’ girls and St. Albans’ Pierre Attiogbe repeated.

Running Shorts

Beach Drive remains closed to through traffic year-round, locals win conference, USATF titles.

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Try Or Fail Spring Forward 10K, 5K, 1 Mile

Come join us for the second annual Try Or Fail Spring Forward races! The 1-mile course will be run on the Workhouse Arts Center property starting and ending at the baseball fields going out and back. The 5K and the

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