- Loudoun Valley set the national high school indoor record in the 4xmile at the New Balance Indoor National meet, running 17:01.82. Connor Wells, Jacob Hunter, Sam Affolder and Colton Bogucki also won the 4×800 relay, running 7:39.30, the all-time second fastest indoor 4×800 time.
The Vikings also had a pair of relay teams earn All-American honors.
Affolder, Wells, Bogucki and Akere Simms ran 10:00.58 to finish third in the distance medley relay, and Peter Morris, Chase Dawson, Jacob Windle and Kevin Carlson teamed up to finish sixth in the 4xmile, running 17:46.
Poolesville’s Ryan Lockett was second in the mile, running 4:08.82
West Springfield’s Chase Kappeler, Lillian Stephens, Anna Marcucci and Sarah Coleman. ran 9:13.18 to finish sixth in the 4×800 relay.
In non-distance events, the Bullis School’s girls won the shuttle hurdles, 4×200 and 4×400 relays, running national records in the first two.
Shuttle Hurdles 30.44 : Lauryn Harris, Masai Russell, Leah Phillips, Cierra Pyles
4×200 1:34.75: Shaniya Hall, Leah Phillips, Sierra Leonard, Sarah Walbrook
4×400 3:39.86: Leonard, Hall, Russell, Phillips
- Sabrina Southerland, who previously ran at Georgetown, won the NCAA Division I championship in the 800 meters. Now running for Oregon, she ran 2:01.55.
- Derek Holdsworth, formerly a member of the District Track Club, was named national athlete of the year at the National Junior College Athletic Association Championships, where he won the 800 meters (1:52.73) and mile (4:16.10) and anchored the second place distance medley relay team. He is a freshman at Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado.
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Since everyone seems to be remarking that last year felt like five, here’s some of what happened in the local running scene in 2021.
RunWashington’s coaches panel reviewed the 2021 season and picked the 62 best cross country runners in the D.C. area.
RunWashington’s coaches panel reviewed the 2021 season and picked the seven girls and seven boys for the All-RunWashington Virginia team.