- Several runners with local connections won NCAA Division I conference championships this past weekend:
- Atlantic 10 – Ashley Lewis, George Mason, 800 meters – 2:07.09
- Atlantic Coast – Rachel Pocratsky Virginia Tech/Good Counsel, 800 meters – 2:03.43
- Big East – Rachel McArthur Villanova/Patriot mile – 4:58.14
- Ruach Padhal Georgetown, 800 meters – 1:49.08
- Mountain West – Weini Kelati, New Mexico/Heritage, mile – 4:37.51
- Arlington’s Mike Wardian ran the fastest known time for the Washington & Old Dominion Trail, covering 45 miles starting in Purcelleville and ending in Shirlington in 5:06:10.
- High school state indoor championships concluded last weekend. Here are distance event winners and some prolific performances:
- In Virginia’s 4A meet, Jacob Hunter led a top 10 sweep by Northern Virginia runners in the 1600 meters, including nine Loudoun Valley runners
- In Virginia’s 6A meet, Laura Webb was the first of nine Northern Virginia runners to sweep the 1600 meters
Ten years ago, a federal shutdown came in one of the busiest months for road racing,and nearly cancelled the Marine Corps Marathon.
Zoo Loop now closes at 5 p.m., Arlington Boulevard comments due Sept. 28, Kelati heading to world road racing championships.
After a nearly year-long hiatus, Pace the Nation has returned with St. Andrews graduate and Georgetown recruit Tinoda Matsatsa.
Keira D’Amato breaks the American record in the half marathon, Chantilly’s Sean McGorty makes the world 5k team and DDOT will hold a meeting on a new bridge to the Arboretum.