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  • Georgetown’s Maggie Donohue and John Champe alumna Bethany Graham, running for Furman, earned All-America honors at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships and Stone Ridge alumna Genevieve DiBari, running for Pomona, earned Division III All-America honors. In addition, George C. Marshall alumna Heather Holt was on the Division I-winning N.C. State team. Local results include:
    • In Division I:
      • 30. Maggie Donohue, Georgetown
      • 40 Bethany Graham, Furman – John Champe
      • 44 Sami Corman, Georgetown
      • 54 Rachel McArthur, Colorado – Patriot
      • 92 Annebelle Eastman, George Mason
      • 95 Ashley Holt, N.C. State – George C. Marshall
      • 132 Baylee Jones, Georgetown
      • 158 Chloe Scrimgeour, Georgetown
      • 207 Kiera Bothwell, Georgetown – West Springfield
      • 219 Chloe Gonzalez, Georgetown
      • 225 Katie Dammer, Georgetown
      • 245 Rachel Shoemaker, Rice – James Madison
      • 91 Shea Weilbaker, Georgetown
      • 107 Matt Young, Georgetown
      • 135 Jack Salisbury, Georgetown
      • 140 Luke Tewalt, Wake Forest – Washington Latin
      • 164 Sean Laidlaw, Georgetown
      • 169 Parker Stokes, Georgetown
      • 210 Quinn Nicholson, Georgetown
      • 216 Camden Gilmore, Georgetown

 

    • In Division III:
      • 25 Genevieve DiBari, Pomona – Stone Ridge
      • 202 Logan Funk, Christopher Newport – Merdian
      • 212 Ilana Zeilinger, Bates – Georgetown Day School
      • 249 Sarah James, Lynchburg – Brentsville
      • 266 Elizabeth Cassell, Dickinson – Quince Orchard

 

      • 62 Cullen Capuano,Washington U – Gonzaga
      • 77 Josh Fry, Colorado College, Bethesda-Chevy Chase
      • 96 John O’Rourke, Catholic
      • 111 Sam Llaneza, Lynchburg – Brentsville
      • 188 Gavin McElhennon, Johns Hopkins, Gonzaga
      • 206 Tyler Amos, Johns Hopkins, Chantilly
      • 217 Aidan Nathan, Case Western, Briar Woods
      • 219 Tim Boyce, St. Lawrence – Northwood
      • 232 Aaron Bratt, Haverford –  25:45
      • 259 Oliver Spiva, Amherst – Washington Latin 26:02

 

 

 

 

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  • A slew of runners with local connections will race in the NCAA Division I and III Cross Country Championships this weekend.
    • Georgetown’s men and women, including West Springfield alumna Keira Bothwell, will race the Division I championships Nov. 20 in Tallahassee, along with George Mason’s Annabelle Eastman. The field will also include:
      • Patriot alumna Rachel McArthur, running for Colorado
      • John Champe alumna Bethany Graham, running for Furman
      • Washington Latin alumnus Luke Tewalt, running for Wake Forest
      • George Marshall alumna Heather Holt, running for N.C. State
      • James Madison alumna Rachel Shoemaker, running for Rice
    • Catholic will have two individual qualifiers in John O’Rourke and Paige Wilderotter at the Division III race in Louisville. The field will also include:
      • Brentsville alumni Sam Llaneza and Sarah James, both running for Lynchburg
      • Gonzaga alumni Gavin McElhennon (Johns Hopkins) and Cullen Capuano (Washington University)
      • Bethesda-Chevy Chase alumnus Josh Fry, running for Colorado College
      • Stone Ridge alumna Genevieve DiBari, running for Pomona
      • Northwood alumnus Tim Boyce, running for St. Lawrence
      • Meridian alumna Logan Funk, running for Christopher Newport
      • Chantilly alumnus Tyler Amos, running for Johns Hopkins
      • Washington Latin alumnus Oliver Spiva, running for Amherst
      • Quince Orchard alumna Elizabeth Cassell, running for Dickinson
      • Briar Woods alumnus Aidan Nathan, running for Case Western
      • Georgetown Day School alumna Ilana Zeilinger, running for Bates
  • As winners of the Stone Mill 50 Mile Saturday in Montgomery County, Nicolas Crozier and Kristen Kelman won RRCA Ultrarunning titles for 2021.
  • The lottery for the 2022 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run will be open Jan. 3- Jan. 16.
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The two-point loss at the 2019 D.C. cross country championships gnawed at the St. John’s boys team. They had closed the gap on Gonzaga from the WCAC Championships a week prior, but they still had cause for optimism. Most of the runners were underclassmen, and they could start looking ahead to the next fall.

Then the next cross country season was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and all but one of those boys graduated or didn’t return two seasons later. It would be up to senior Nicolas Grabarz to exact his revenge.

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  • Heritage alumna Weini Kelati broke the America 10k road racing record Sunday at the Boston 10k for Women, running 31:18.
  • Sherwood High School is celebrating Dan Reeks’ more than 50 years in coaching Nov. 6 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.  Read more about his coaching career here.
  • George Mason University’s Jack Ikenberry and Annabelle Eastman were named Atlantic 10 Performers of the Week for their races at the Princeton Invitational.
  • American University’s Oscar Counsell was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for his race at the Pirate Invitational.
  • St. John’s coach Desmond Dunham was a guest on Pace the Nation, talking about his book Running Against the Odds.
  • Construction on a new pedestrian bridge over Wiehle Avenue is set to begin sometime next summer, Reston Now reported.
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  • The new dual trail portion of the W&OD Trail is open in Falls Church, nearly 1.5 miles of trail from Little Falls Street to North West Street. The altered section of trail features an 11-foot-wide path for cycling, an 8-foot-wide path for walkers, and a 2-foot-wide colored and textured median between the two paths to separate trail users traveling at different speeds.

  • Powerline work by Dominion Energy along the W&OD Trail in Ashburn will require a five-mile detour Oct. 18 – 22, with a chance it could take up to a week longer.
  • The Richmond Marathon, seen as Marine Corps fallback option, has sold out, though the race plans to expand the field somewhat.
  • The Montgomery County Planning Board will review and provide advisory comments to the Montgomery County Department of Transportation on the Capital Crescent Surface Trail and Tunnel on Oct. 14. Sign up to testify and send in comments.

  • The Road Runners Club of America will hold its 2022 one mile national championship at the Loudoun Street Mile May 30 in Winchester, Va.
  • Oakton and American alumna Keira D’Amato finished fourth at the Chicago Marathon.
  • Herndon alumna Hiruni Wijayaratne was a guest on the Run Eat Sleep Show.
  • Arlington resident and former Georgetown coach Julie Culley was a guest on the I’ll Have Another podcast.
  • Sidwell Friends alumna Taylor Knibb was a guest on the Inside Tri podcast.
  • Knibb will participate in a DC Triathlon Club discussion Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. Register here
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  • American freshman Oscar Counsell was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week following his race at the Jasper Fall XC Invitational.
  • Oakton alumnus Garrett Woodhouse, running for Utah State, was named Mountain West Freshman of the Week following his 14th place finish in the Montana State Cross Country Classic.
  • Loudoun Valley alumna Kyra Holland was named William and Mary Student-Athlete of the Week following her ning place finish at the Virginia Invitational.
  • George Washington junior James Glockenmeier was named Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week folliwng his win at the James Madison University Invitational.
  • George Washington first-year Olivia Syftestad was named Atlantic 10 Rookie Performer of the week following her ninth place finish at the James Madison University Invitational.
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  • The Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13. The guest speaker will be John Noel, Deputy Superintendent of the C&O Canal National Historical Park, which is responsible for the DC section of the CCT. RVSP here
  • The Active Transportation Advisory Group (ATAG) wants your input regarding improving bicycling and walking in Prince George’s County. M-NCPPC staff will update attendees on bicycle and pedestrian-related initiatives, opportunities for input regarding specific projects. ATAG also wants to hear your concerns, ideas, and recommendations on improving bicycling and walking in the county.
  • George Washington’s Olivia Syftestad was named the Atlantic 10’s rookie performer of the week for her third place finish at the Mount St. Mary’s Duals
  • GW has also hired the District Track Club’s Quamel Prince as an assistant coach.
  • American University hired Samford University volunteer assistant Tyra Massey as an assistant coach.
  • Former D.C. resident Brittany Peterson has written, directed and edited a short film about two runners completing ultramarathons in D.C. during the pandemic. Learn more here 
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