Varsity Fall Sports Rewind
Loudoun County High School libero Emily Solis prepares for a dig during a recent match. Solis and the Raiders won four of five matches Oct. 10-11 at the Tournament of Champions in Roanoke.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
The 2014 varsity cross-country, golf and volleyball seasons are in full swing. Look inside for scores and submitted stats.
Thu., Oct. 23 | 10:02 AM
Loudoun runners sweep elite races at Oatlands XC Invitational
Weini Kelati of Heritage High School broke the tape first Sept. 20 in the Varsity ‘A’ girls race at the Oatlands Cross-Country Invitational. Kelati, who moved to the United States from her native Eritrea this summer, finished the race in 18 minutes, 12 seconds.—Times-Mirror/Beverly Denny
Heritage High School newcomer Weini Kelati and Loudoun Valley junior Andrew Hunter outpaced fields of approximately 400 runners to claim individual titles in the Oatlands Cross-Country Invitational elite varsity 'A' races Sept. 20 at Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg.
Tue., Sep. 23 | 03:55 PM
Conference 14 cross-country mini meet results
The Broad Run Spartans won the boys' title and the Tuscarora Huskies claimed the girls' crown at the Virginia 5A Conference 14 cross-country mini meet Sept. 10 at Oatlands Plantation.
Thu., Sep. 11 | 11:05 AM
Hunter, Mackenzie pace field at Great Meadow Invitational
Loudoun Valley High School junior Andrew Hunter stole the show Sept. 6 at the Great Meadow Invitational. Fresh off winning state titles in cross-country and track as a sophomore, Hunter ran a sub five-minute mile pace to lead a field of 247 runners in the Varsity 'A' boys race.
Tue., Sep. 9 | 01:35 PM
Former Panther standout Hardin going strong at Northern Arizona
Northern Arizona University's men's cross-country and track and field team has had an incredible year thus far. Every team needs an athlete that will put it all on the line and do the little things, while not getting a ton of publicity or recognition. For NAU, that person is fifth-year senior Josh Hardin.
Sat., May. 10 | 09:50 AM
Valley’s Hunter reigns supreme at Penn Relays
Loudoun Valley sophomore Andrew Hunter, shown here leading the pack during the 2013 VHSL state cross-country championships, won the high school boys’ 3,000-meters championship April 25 at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Greg Nash
Andrew Hunter put his name on the state map last fall when he became the first Loudoun runner to win a Virginia High School League state cross-country individual title.
Wed., Apr. 30 | 07:40 AM
Pitt is right fit for Falcons’ Hughes
Briar Woods senior Ryan Hughes is taking his running skills to the University of Pittsburgh. He plans to major in biomedical engineering.—Courtesy Photo
During his junior year at Briar Woods High School, Ryan Hughes decided he wanted to major in biomedical engineering and continue his athletic pursuits as a standout runner in college.
Tue., Apr. 1 | 07:03 PM
Large turnout for Freeze Your Gizzard 5K race
Anna Wasko, a student at Tuscarora High School, led all female finishers with a time of 20 minutes, 8 seconds in the Freeze Your Gizzard 5K race Nov. 23 in Leesburg.—Courtesy Photo
More than 1,000 participants came out and ‘froze their gizzard’ for a good cause Nov. 23 at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg.
Thu., Dec. 5 | 06:13 PM
Area runners close season with a kick
Senior Brady Guertin of Stone Bridge approaches the finish line Nov. 15 in the Group 5A boys’ race at the VHSL Cross-Country Championships. Guertin (16:09) placed 10th individually to help the Bulldogs garner runner-up honors as a team.—Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Beverly Denny
While Andrew Hunter's title winning run stole the show, he was not the only Loudoun athlete to shine at the VHSL State Cross-Country Championships Nov. 15-16 at Great Meadow in The Plains.
Thu., Nov. 21 | 10:15 PM
Raider alum Curtin qualifies for national championship
Tommy Curtin approaches the finish line Nov. 15 at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional cross-country race.-Photo Courtesy/Tim Hagen
Virginia Tech junior Tommy Curtin will compete in the NCAA Division I Cross-Country Championships following a fourth-place finish in the men's 10K at the Southeast Regional meet.
Thu., Nov. 21 | 02:30 PM