- Heritage alumna Weini Kelati ran a world championship standard in the 10,000 meters at Sound Running’s Track Meet in Orange County, Calif. last weekend. Her 31:11.11 met the 31:25.00 qualifying time.
- Local distance runners scored some wins at collegiate track champhionships (and one likely would have won, if not for her teammate):
Atlantic 10 (Division I)
1. Ryan Fowkes George Washington 3:55.33
1. Logan Broedner George Washington 9:08.53
1.Kathryn Nohilly George Washington 10:33.01
2.Margaret Coogan George Washington 10:33.89
1. Jack Ikenberry George Mason 14:08.79
Coast to Coast (Division III)
1.Daniel Ferrante Christopher Newport (Fairfax Christian) 1:53.65
1.Heather Delaplaine Salisbury (Damascus) 2:19.86
1.Daniel Ferrante Christopher Newport (Fairfax Christian) 3:52.47
1.Logan Funk Christopher Newport (Meridian/George Mason HS) 4:42.81
Centennial (Division III)
1.Gavin McElhennon Johns Hopkins (Gonzaga) 30:28.89
1.Katie Hirsche Haverford (Burke) 37:45.01
University Athletic Association (Division III)
1.Cullen Capuano Washington (Gonzaga) 32:10.66
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.