Running Shorts

Loudoun Valley’s Peter Morris, Lake Braddock’s Alex Corbett and Richard Montgomery’s Rohann Asfaw race the NCAA Division I Southeast Region Championships for the University of Virginia. Photo: Charlie Ban
  • A slew of Division I collegiate runners with local connections will race in the NCAA Championships Saturday in Vigo County, Ind. (let me know if I missed anyone, I imagine I left someone out in D III)
    • Georgetown’s men qualified as a team, with Nick Wareham, Spencer Brown, Jack Van Scoter, Price Owens, Matthew Bouthillett, Rusty Kujdych and Shea Weilbaker ran for the Hoyas at the Mid-Atlantic Regional. Madeline Perez and Sami Corman qualified individually, as did George Washington’s Suzanne Dannheim.
    • Loudoun Valley alumnus Peter Morris, Lake Braddock alumnus Alex Corbett and Richard Montgomery alumnus Rohann Asfaw will race for the University of Virginia.
    • Tuscarora alumnus Fitsum Seyoum and Northwest alumnus Diego Zarate will race for Virgina Tech, as will Westfield alumna Sara Freix, who qualified individually.
    • Sidwell Friends alumna Taylor Knibb and Loudoun Valley alumna Natalie Morris will race for Cornell University.
    • Patriot alumna Rachel McArthur will race with the University of Colorado team.
    • Hetiage alumna Weini Kelati, last year’s runner-up, will race with the University of New Mexico team.
  • Saturday, in Louisville-Jefferson County, Ky. the following local cross country runners would appear to be competing in the NCAA Division III Championships.
    • Edison alumnus Jeff Gibson will race for the University of Mary Washington.
    • Chantilly alumnus Tyler Amos will race with Johns Hopkins University’s team.
    • Quince Orchard alumnus Liam Walsh will race with Carnegie Mellon University’s team.
    • Georgetown Day alumnus Tristan Colaizzi will race with Williams College’s team.
    • Westfield alumna Didi Pace will race with the Washington & Lee University team.
    • Chantilly alumna Ana Morris will race with the Emory University team.
  • Four more runners with local connections recently qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Georgetown alumnus Nick Golebiowski ran 2:18:39 at the Monumental Marathon Nov. 9 in Indianapolis, and Lake Braddock alumna Kathy Newberry ran 2:43:47. Eleanor Roosevelt alumna  (and swimmer) Hannah Cocchiaro, of Columbia, Md., ran 2:40:08 at the Richmond Marathon, ahead of George Mason High School alumna Susanna Sullivan, who lives in Reston and ran 2:43:21.

 

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