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.
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.
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:
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
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
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
800 Terrell Green, Douglass- 1:55.24
1600 Terrell Green, Douglass- 4:18.89
3200 Chase Weaverling, Poolesville- 10:25.37
800 Urgy Eado, Thomas S. Wootton- 1:54.88
1600 Diego Zarate, Northwest- 4:15.95
Comments on the Hains Point road proposal are due Thursday night, NPS will present study on Military Road pedestrian and bike access.
While D.C.’s Sebastian Grund fought to his first marathon finish, his fiance fought off moms who hoped her motivational sign was an open invitation.
Heritage alumna Weini Kelati ran the world championships 10 k standard and several local runners won distance races at college conference championships.
Beach Drive in D.C.’s Rock Creek Park will remained closed to through traffic until at least Labor Day, local infrastructure planners want runners’ input.