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by Charlie Ban January 22, 2019 at 3:19 pm 0

The 2016 Navy-Air Force Half Marathon. Photo: Dustin Whitlow

  • Citing budget constraints, the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and 5 Miler have been cancelled. George Banker suggests registering discontent with the decision in writing to:
    • Captain Roy Undersander
      Chief of Staff, NDW
      1411 Parsons Ave., SE
      Suite 200
      Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5001
  • Two more locals qualified for the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials at the Houston Marathon Jan. 20. Poolesville alumnus Chase Weaverling ran 1:03:58 in the half marathon to beat the 1:04:00 standard and Georgetown Running Club member Maura Linde, a Sykesville, Md. native and Century alumna, ran 2:44:37.
  • Georgetown alumnus Amos Bartelsmeyer also appeared on the Citius podcast after running 3:55 for the mile in his first post-collegiate race.
  • Fairfax’s Rochelle Basil will compete at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, March 30 in Aarhus, Denmark, for her native New Zealand. She ran at George Mason University.

 

by Charlie Ban January 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm 0

Northwood coach Giovanni Reumente accepts a care package for Obsaa Feda and Eldad Mulugeta before they headed to Nike Cross Nationals. Photo: Charlie Ban

  • The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has named four local coaches Coach of the Year for their respective states:
    • Virginia – Marc Hunter, along with his wife Joan, guided Loudoun Valley’s boys team to its second straight Nike Cross Nationals title.
    • D.C. – John Ausema’s Gonzaga team won its third straight D.C. title.
    • D.C. – Emily Farrar guided the Woodrow Wilson girls to their first, and a public school’s first, D.C. title this fall.
    • Maryland – Northwood alumnus Giovanni Reumente returned to his alma mater and guided his boys’ team to county and regional championships and took two runners to Nike Cross Nationals.
  • A WTOP reporter rescued a runner who fell into Broad Branch Creek and nearly drowned Sunday, Jan. 13.
  • Lisa Reichmann and Julie Sapper of Run Father and Faster are producing a podcast during the approach to the Boston Marathon. Listen to it on iTunes here.
  • Gaithersburg High School alumnus Ian Torrence is conducting a survey on treadmill use. Take it here.
  • Lake Braddock alumna Kate Murphy appeared on the Citius podcast to talk about her injuries.

by Charlie Ban December 11, 2018 at 12:49 pm 0

  • George Mason freshman Siobhra O’Flaherty finished 54th while for Ireland’s U-23 team at the SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg in the Netherlands.
  • Clarksburg alumna Lucie Noall, a senior at Queens University, was named South Atlantic Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
  • Josh Estep, whose 50 state marathon journey we profiled in February, finished up over the weekend at the Honolulu Marathon.

by Charlie Ban December 4, 2018 at 12:56 pm 0

Photo: ArlingtonNow

  • A roughly 0.4-mile paved path opened in Arlington County over the weekend on the western side of Washington Boulevard, between Towers Park and Columbia Pike.
  • The California International Marathon Dec. 2 doubled as the U.S. Marathon Championships. Former Georgetown grad student Sam Roecker finished third in 2:30:25, Alexandria’s Bethany Sachtleben, a former George Mason runner, was sixth in 2:31:20 and former Silver Spring resident Maegan Krifchin finished eighth in 2:32:47. All had previously qualified for the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials. Former Silver Spring resident and University of Maryland runner Patrick Reaves qualified for the Olympic Trials, running 2:17:40, as did Columbia native Brian Harvey (2:17:48), American University alumnus Mark Leininger (2:17:50) and Arlington resident Kieran O’Connor (2:18:52).

by Charlie Ban November 20, 2018 at 11:58 am 0

Heritage alumna Weini Kelati’s runner-up finish led local runners’ performances at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, a new interactive map shows D.C. area trails, =PR=’s Arlington store moves and more suspicious results from Marine Corps.

NCAA cross country finishers after the jump

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by Charlie Ban November 13, 2018 at 3:53 pm 0

West Springfield alumna Caroline Alcorta and Patriot alumna Rachel McArthur are headed to the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships with Villanova. Photo: Lucas Carter

  • Several runners with local connections will be competing at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships, held Saturday, Nov. 17 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Please let us know if we missed someone.
    • Caroline Alcorta – Villanova – West Springfield (Mid-Atlantic region champion)
    • Emily Bracher – Maryland
    • Tai Dinger – Stanford – St. Albans
    • Abbey Green – Virginia – Walter Johnson
    • Heather Holt – NC State – George Marshall
    • Weini Kelati – New Mexico – Heritage (Mountain region champion)
    • Allie Klimkiewicz – Princeton – Oakton
    • Taylor Knibb – Cornell – Sidwell Friends School
    • Page Lester – Princeton – National Cathedral School
    • Rachel McArthur – Villanova – Patriot
    • Jack Van Scoter – Georgetown
    • Nicholas Wareham – Georgetown
  • To the northeast, at least seven local runners will be competing at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships the same day at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Please let us know if we missed someone.
    • Tristan Colaizzi – Williams – Georgetown Day School
    • Genevive DiBari – Pomona – Stone Ridge
    • Zoe Friedman – Emory – Montgomery Blair
    • Jeff Gibson – Mary Washington – Edison
    • Abigail Levine – Carnegie Mellon – Bethesda-Chevy Chase
    • Adam Nakasaka – Carleton – Bethesda-Chevy Chase
    • Abigail Shoemaker – Chicago – Thomas Jefferson

by Charlie Ban October 29, 2018 at 12:03 pm 0

  • McLean resident Philippe Rolly won the USATF Masters 15k championship, running 50:40 at the Tulsa Run Oct. 27.
  • West Springfield alumna Caroline Alcorta won the Big East Cross Country Championships, followed in second by Patriot alumna Rachel McArthur. The two run for Villanova.
  • Georgetown’s men won the Big East Cross Country Championships.
  • Heritage alumna Weini Kelati won the Mountain West Conference Championship. She runs for New Mexico.
  • The Walk  and 5k to End HIV has been postponed to Dec. 1.

by Charlie Ban October 16, 2018 at 12:57 pm 0

  • The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association named Weini Kelati, a sophomore at the University of New Mexico, as its women’s Division I National Athlete of the Week. Kelati attended Heritage High School in Leesburg for three years and competed for the Pride for two years, including 2015, when she won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships. She won the women’s White race at the Division I Pre-National meet last weekend.
  • The Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation reports the bridge on Donaldson Run Trail in Zachary Taylor Park, at the North Upton Street entrance, has been damaged from a fallen tree and is currently closed to pedestrian traffic.
  • Repairs to the Arlington Memorial Bridge will force detours for pedestrians, alternating at noon and 4 a.m.

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