Running Shorts – May 21

A particularly pockmarked stretch of Beach Drive, south of Wise Road. Photo: Charlie Ban
  • The National Park Service will close Rock Creek Park’s Beach Drive, between Joyce Road and the Maryland state line, for roughly a year starting in mid-July. At the same time, Beach Drive will be reopened between Broad Branch Road and Joyce Road. The closure will include the paved path alongside Beach between Joyce Road and Bingham Drive and the Valley Trail between Joyce Road and Sherill Drive. Wise Road will remain open until work crews reach it.
  • The closure will continue to disrupt traditional long run routes that make use of Beach Drive. Here are some alternative loops.

 

  • General registration for the Army Ten-Miler opens Wednesday, May 23
  • The Runners Connect podcast featured Montgomery County-based coaches Julie Sapper and Lisa Reichmann. Reichmann was also on the Diz Runs podcast.
  • A variety of distance runners from local high schools and colleges are competing in the NCAA championships

Division I runners will compete in regional preliminary rounds May 24-26 to reach the finals June 6-9.

800 meters
Rey Rivera – Georgetown
Blaine Lacey – George Mason
Ruach Padhal – Georgetown
Owen Buck – Virginia Tech, West Springfield for a few years

Ashley Lewis – George Mason
Reagan Bustamante – Vanderbilt, West Springfield
Kelly Hart – Notre Dame, Yorktown
Brianna Belo – American

1500 meters
Tai Dinger – Stanford, St. Albans
Diego Zarate – Virginia Tech, Northwest
Amost Bartelsmeyer – Georgetown
Spencer Brown – Georgetown
Ryan McGorty – William and Mary, Chantilly
Nicolas Wareham – Georgetown
Jack Salibury – Georgetown
Joshua Bell – Georgetown
Matthew Rainey – American

Piper Donaghu – Georgetown
Katie Kennedy – Virginia Tech, West Springfield
Rachel McArthur – Villanova, Patriot
Leya Salis – Cornell, Oakton for a few years

3,000 meter steeplechase
Fitsum Seyoum – Virginia Tech, Tuscarora
Carter Day – George Washington
Matthew Lange – George Washington
Trent Lancaster – George Mason, Dominion

Katy Kunc – Kentucky, Lake Braddock
Margie Cullen – Georgetown
Meredith Rizzo – Georgetown

5000 meters
Sean McGorty – Stanford, Chantilly

Carolina Alcorta – North Carolina, West Springfield
Sara Freix – Virginia Tech, Westfield
Lauren Berman – Virginia Tech, Robinson

10,000 meters
Jonathan Green – Georgetown
Michael Crozier – Georgetown, Gonzaga
Chase Weaverling – Virginia, Poolesville
Alex Corbett – Virginia, Lake Braddock
Nicholas Golebiowski – Georgetown

Carolina Alcorta – North Carolina, West Springfield
Sara Freix – Virginia Tech, Westfield

 

Division III runners will compete in the finals Mary 24-26.

1,500
Tristan Colaizzi – Williams, Georgetown Day

5,000
Griffin Colaizzi – Williams, Georgetown Day

10,000
Jeff Gibson – Mary Washington, Edison

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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.

Capt. Kyle King won the Marine Corps Marathon, a year after he planned to make his debut at the race, and Chelsea Baker of the British Royal Navy made tremendous strides winning the women’s race.

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Born in 1984 as the George Washington Parkway Classic, it is among the most scenic and spacious distance races on the East Coast. From the serene beauty of our spacious course meandering through the finest spring bloom in the DC

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