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  • Cross country in D.C. will be sandwiched by indoor and outdoor seasons under a plan announced by the DCSAA. . Winter sports, including indoor, will start practices in December, cross country will start in February and outdoor track will start at the end of March.
  • Nike Cross Nationals and its associated regional meets have been canceled for 2020. Last year, Loudoun Valley’s boys and girls teams finished 10th.
  • The Transportation Planning Board will be voting whether or not to adopt the National Capital Trail Network on July 22nd. Comments will be accepted until 9 a.m. July 22nd at [email protected].
  • Gaithersburg alumnus Aaron Anderson was a guest on the Run Farther and Faster podcast.
  • South Lakes sprinter and Michigan recruit Hannah Waller will be the guest on this week’s Potomac River Running Instagram Live, Wednesday, July 22 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Beach Drive in D.C.’s Rock Creek Park will remain closed to vehicles through the beginning of Phase 4 of the district’s reopening plan.
  • Oakton and American University alumna Keira D’Amato is a finalist for USATF Athlete of the Week. You can vote until 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 22.
  • Construction on the first phase of the W&OD Trail’s “dual trail project,” widening the trail to separate cyclists from pedestrians, will begin in Falls Church in August, with the second phase in Arlington being designed in the next few years.
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  • Fleet Feet Gaithersburg will close permanently in the next week. It was voted best running specialty store in Maryland in 2015 by RunWashington readers.
  • Dietician and Lane 9 Project cofounder Heather Caplan was a guest on the For the Long Run podcast.
  • A few weeks ago, Loudoun Valley coaches Joan and Marc Hunter were guests on the Final Surge podcast. Feel free to stop listening before the Upper St. Clair coach talks.
  • Keira D’Amato will be the guest on this week’s Potomac River Running Instagram live, Wednesday July 15, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Quince Orchard High School announced its 2020 Hall of Fame class, including five unners
    • Susan Katz- Class of 1996, Track & Field
    • Cara Harrison- Class of 2010, Cross Country and Track & Field
    • Caitlyn Kennedy- Class of 2005, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Track & Field and Cross Country
    • Kiki Manners- Class of 2006, Soccer, Indoor Track & Field and Lacrosse
    • Neal Darmody- Class of 2008, Cross Country and Track & Field
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D.C.’s Kerry Allen was a guest on the Run Farther and Faster podcast.

Oakton High School and American University alumna Samia Akbar was a guest on the Ali on the Run podcast.

The Guestbook Podcast recounted the Juneteenth Marathon held in Washington, D.C. June 13.

Herndon alumna Hiruni Wijayaratne was a guest on the Rambling Runner podcast.

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  • Oakton and American alumna Keira D’Amato ran 15:04 in a 5k time trial in Richmond, a time which, in a race, would have put her seventh among women over 35 and met the Olympic qualfiier.
  • Montgomery Parks will be removing hazardous trees along the Capital Crescent Trail  8 am-4 p.m. until Friday, June 19. The trail will remain open.
  • Beach Drive in D.C.’s Rock Creek Park will remain closed to through traffic north of Broad Branch Road thorugh July 24, though portions north of Joyce Road are open to allow access to picnic areas.
  • The expanded road closures on Sligo Creeek Parkway and Beach Drive in Montgomery County Friday-Sunday will last until at least Labor Day.
  • All NOVA Parks bathrooms are now open.
  • All water fountains along the W&OD Trail, aside from the ones near the Broad Street bridge in Falls Church and Sunset Hills in Reston, are now operating.
  • Montgomery County Public School track reopened June 15, but will not issue permits until at least Sept. 15.
  • The Montgomery County Road Runners Club has canceled all of its races through Sept. 13.
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  • Georgetown alumna Kate Landau was a guest on the Morning Shakeout podcast. She was the top finisher with local ties at the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials. Read more about her here
  • Mike Smith, another Georgetown alumnus and former director of track and field, was a guest on the Morning Shakeout a few weeks ago.
  • Fairfax County Public Schools tracks are now open to the public. Don’t be idiots about it!
  • Loudoun County High School alumnus Tommy Curtain will be a guest on Wednesday night’s Potomac River Running Instagram Live, from 8-9 p.m.
  • Georgetown alumnus Dylan Sorensen ran a 4:37 mile while dribbling a basketball.
  • The USA Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association awarded All-America awards to NCAA Championships qualifiers. Distance runners with local ties include:
    • Division I: Northwest alumnus Diego Zarate, a Virginia Tech student, in the mile; Briar Woods alumnus Jack Joyce, a Virginia Tech student, in the distance medley relay; Chantilly alumnus Brandon McGorty, a Stanford student, in the distance medley relay; Heritage alumna Weini Kelati, a New Mexico student, in the 5k, 3k and distance medley relay; Westfield alumna Sara Freix, a Virginia Tech student, in the 3k and distance medley relay and Patriot alumna Rachel McArthur, a Colorado student, in the distance medley relay.
    • Division III:  Quince Orchard alumnus Liam Walsh, a Carnegie Mellon student, in the mile; Georgetown Day School alumus Tristan Colaizzi, a Williams student, in the distance medley relay and Thomas Jefferson alumna Abigail Shoemaker, a Chicago student, in the 5k.
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  • The National Park Service has extended the usual weekend closure of most of Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park to traffic throughout the rest of April. Roads in Anacostia Park and Fort Dupont Park will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. every day until April 30.
  • Montgomery Parks is closing Little Falls Parkway between, Massachusetts Avenue and Arlington Road (River Road will be open midway), and Beach Drive, between Knowles Avenue and Connecticut Avenue (Cedar Lane is open midway) to traffic between Fridays at 9 am to Sundays at 6 p.m. Sligo Creek Parkway is closed on the same schedule between University Boulevard and Fores Glen Road (with Dennis Avenue open midway) and Piney Branch Road to Old Carroll Avenue (with Maple Avenue open midway).
  • A variety of local runners were guests on podcasts recently:

 

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