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Garcia advances to steeplechase final at IAAF World Championships

Broad Run High School alum Stephanie Garcia has advanced to the final of the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase at the International Association of Athletics Federations‎ World Championships in Beijing, China. Garcia placed third in her preliminary heat Aug. 24 with a qualifying time of 9:29.34.

Brown to run for NOVA cross-country team

Woodgrove High School senior Cary Brown is taking her running talents to Northern Virginia Community College to compete for the cross-country team.

Noah Reimers and Anna Wasko of Tuscarora High School earned The Allstate Foundation/VHSL Achievement Award as Group 5A Male and Female Athletes of the Year.—File Photos

Tuscarora pair recognized as top student-athletes

Tuscarora High School senior student-athletes Anna Wasko and Noah Reimers have been honored for their stellar efforts in the classroom, community and athletic fields with The Allstate Foundation/VHSL Achievement Award.

Drew Hunter placed fourth at the Foot Locker Cross-Country Championships National Finals.—Photo Courtesy/photorun.net

Hunter runs to fourth at Foot Locker national finals

Drew Hunter, a junior at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, capped a tremendous season by placing fourth in the boys' race at the Foot Locker Cross-Country Championships National Finals on Dec. 12 in San Diego, Calif.

Andrew Hunter, a junior at Loudoun Valley High School, led the pack at the Foot Locker South Regionals on Nov. 29 in Charlotte, N.C. Hunter’s winning time was 14:36.—Photo Courtesy/Photorun.net

Loudoun trio qualify for Foot Locker Cross-Country Championships

Three runners from Loudoun high schools qualified to compete in the Foot Locker Cross-Country Championships National Finals by placing among the top 10 runners at the Foot Locker South Regionals Nov. 29 at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, N.C.

The Tuscarora Huskies capped a magical season by winning the girls’ team championship at the VHSL 5A state cross-country meet.—Courtesy Photo

Tuscarora girls race to school’s first-ever state championship

The five-year-old athletic department at Tuscarora High School reached a new milestone Nov. 14 when the school earned its first team state championship at the VHSL Group 5A cross-country meet, contested at Great Meadow in The Plains.

Loudoun Valley junior Andrew Hunter breaks the tape to conclude a record-setting performance Nov. 14 at the VHSL 3A boys’ state cross-country meet.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun Valley’s Hunter repeats, sets state record at 3A meet

In 20 years of Virginia High School League state cross-country meets at Great Meadow in The Plains, no one had done what Loudoun Valley's Drew Hunter did Nov. 14.

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs, shown here competing at the Loudoun County Public Schools Championships in October, placed second at the VHSL 5A Competition Cheer Championships Nov. 8 in Richmond. The Bulldogs capped a strong postseason that saw them win the 5A North Region championship with the runner-up finish.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Rick Wasser

Varsity Fall Sports Scoreboard

Stone Bridge, Broad Run and Briar Woods high schools placed second through fourth respectively behind Group 5A champion Hickory at the VHSL State Competition Cheer Championships Nov. 8 at the Siegel Center in Richmond.

The Tuscarora Huskies placed six runners in the top 10 individually to run away with the girls’ team title at the 5A Conference 14 cross-country meet Oct. 29 at Morven Park in Leesburg.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Cross-country: Conference championships results

Loudoun Valley High School ran to boys' and girls' team titles Oct. 29 at the 3A Conference 28 cross-country championships. Broad Run boys and Tuscarora girls both won 5A Conference 14 crowns, and Heritage girls claimed the 4A Conference 21 title.

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

Varsity Fall Sports Rewind

The 2014 varsity cross-country, golf and volleyball seasons are in full swing. Look inside for scores and submitted stats.

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

Loudoun runners sweep elite races at Oatlands XC Invitational

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Valley’s Hunter reigns supreme at Penn Relays

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.

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