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Drew Hunter. Photo: USATF

Loudoun Valley alumnus Drew Hunter set a meet record in winning the U.S. indoor championship in the two mile, running 8:25.29 from the slower of two heats. More from LetsRun.

  • 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

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