West Springfield girls’ repeat DMR championship highlights postseason

Andrew Goldman (right) leads the boys 6A 3200 meter at the state meet. He went on to win in 9:12.58. From right to left- Alex Corbett (Lake Braddock, 2nd in 9:15.14), Ryan McGorty (Chantilly, fifth in 9:26.74) Matt Calem (James Madison, third in 9:23.03) and Kevin Monogue (Lake Braddock, sixth in 9:27.15) Photo: Ed Lull
Andrew Goldman (right, of Herndon) leads the boys 6A 3200 meter at the state meet. He went on to win in 9:12.58. From right to left- Alex Corbett (Lake Braddock, 2nd in 9:15.14), Ryan McGorty (Chantilly, fifth in 9:26.74) Matt Calem (James Madison, third in 9:23.03) and Kevin Monogue (Lake Braddock, sixth in 9:27.15) Photo: Ed Lull

On back-to-back weekends, local high school distance runners performed well at Virginia’s state meets and the national outdoor championships.

The top performance at New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. June 13-15 came from West Springfield’s distance medley relay team, which ran 11:39.45 to win thanks to performances by Katie Kennedy, Michelle Lipka, Reagan Bustamante and Caroline Alcorta, who lowered their 11:51.45. Lake Braddock was third at 11:52:17.  The Spartans were also third in the 4×800 at 8:58.32, and Poolesville was 27th in 9:31.67. In the girls 4xmile, Lake Braddock finished 23rd in 21:33.87.

In the boys two mile, Loudoun Valley’s Andrew Hunter, a sophomore, finished second in 8:53.81, just 0.22 back from first. George C. Marshall senior Mackenzie Haight was 13th in 9:41.82. Haight ran 14:53.72 to finish 10th in the 5k, ahead of Poolesville senior Chase Weaverling, who ran 14:55.59.

In the boys mile, St. Albans senior Tai Dinger was second in the mile in 4:08.23, less than 1.5 seconds from first. Hunter was 11th in 4:10.94 and Oakton senior Jack Stoney was 15th in 4:13.81. Robinson senior Macey Schweikert was 16th in the mile at 5:00.24.

Oakton’s boys were 27th in the 4×800 at 8:02.42.  Lake Braddock’s boys were 11th in the Distance Medley Relay in 10:19:47.

New Balance Outdoors came a week after Virginia’s state championship meets. The local winners:

Boys 6A
1,600 John Tolbert, Robinson 4:12.07
3,200 Andrew Goldman, Herndon
4×800 Oakton 7:51.55 (Isaac Mills, Phillip Hrinko, Matt Livingston, Jack Stoney)

Girls 6A
1,600 Caroline Alcorta, West Springfield 4:48.62
3,200 Caroline Alcorta, West Springfield 10:42.36

Boys 5A
3,200 Louis Colson, Edison 9:13.48

Girls 5A
3,200 Bailey Kolonich, Robert E. Lee 11:04.41

Boys 3A
1,600 Andrew Hunter, Loudoun Valley 4:10.04
3,200 Andrew Hunter, Loudoun Valley 9:28.49

Boys 1A
800 Truman Custer, George Mason 1:56.81

 

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