Mon., Jan. 16 | 08:15 AM - The United States Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association have selected Marc Hunter as the Virginia High School Boys Cross-Country Coach of the Year. Hunter guided Loudoun Valley to a second consecutive Virginia 4A state championship in 2016.
Wed., Nov. 16 | 10:44 AM - The Loudoun Valley Vikings ran away with the boys' team title Nov. 12 at the VHSL State Cross-Country Championships. The Vikings placed six runners in the top 40 overall, highlighted by junior Peter Morris crossing the finish line first in 15 minutes, 14 seconds.
Mon., Nov. 7 | 08:38 AM - The Loudoun Valley Vikings placed first in the boys' standings and second in the girls' standings at the 4A West Region cross-country meet. Freedom, Rock Ridge and Dominion boys, and Loudoun County and Rock Ridge girls also raced to top five team finishes Nov. 2 at Kernstown Battlefield in Winchester.
Thu., Oct. 27 | 07:15 PM - Riverside (Conference 28 boys), Tuscarora (Conference 14 boys and girls), Freedom (Conference 22 boys), Loudoun Valley (Conference 21-B boys) and Loudoun County (Conference 21-B girls) raced to team titles Oct. 26 at their respective cross-country conference meets. Derek Johnson and Emma Wolcott of Tuscarora, Bethany Graham of John Champe, Peter Morris of Loudoun Valley and Kathryn Harris of Rock Ridge each placed first in their respective races.
Thu., Oct. 13 | 10:54 AM - Over the past few years, the rise of Loudoun Valley High School cross-country has been meteoric. From being just another team of green-clad runners on the course, the Vikings have emerged as a distance-running powerhouse, scoring individual and team victories while producing distance-runners good enough for the college ranks or even the professional ones.
Mon., Sep. 19 | 08:47 AM - Eight races. More than 2,000 runners representing high schools from seven states. The 2016 Oatlands Invitational was once again a big hit Sept. 17 at historic Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg. The Loudoun Valley Vikings easily paced the boys' field in the Varsity 'A' race. The Vikings placed five runners in the top 45, highlighted by junior Peter Morris crossing the finish line second.
Wed., Jul. 20 | 03:32 PM - It wasn't four weeks after Drew Hunter graduated from Loudoun Valley High School that the young man found himself a good job. It's a job doing something Hunter genuinely enjoys, something at which he's among the best in his class and perhaps someday the world. And when he gets his college education, his job will foot the bill.
Wed., Feb. 24 | 02:14 PM - Loudoun Valley High School senior Drew Hunter was honored Wednesday morning as the Gatorade National Boys' Cross-Country Runner of the Year. 2004 U.S. Olympian Alan Webb presented Hunter with the award during a ceremony at the Purcellville school.
Wed., Dec. 16 | 07:04 AM - For just the second time in the 37-year history of the elite Foot Locker Cross-Country Championships National Finals, the title winners of the boys and girls hail from the same state. Against the fastest high-school cross-country athletes the United States has to offer, Weini Kelati of Heritage and Drew Hunter of Loudoun Valley proved Dec. 12 they were the fastest of them all.
Sun., Dec. 13 | 09:47 AM - Loudoun runners Weini Kelati (Heritage High School) and Drew Hunter (Loudoun Valley) shined on the national stage Dec. 12 in San Diego, Calif. Kelati won the girls' race and Hunter crossed the finish line first in the boys' race at the Foot Locker Cross-Country Championships National Finals.
Mon., Nov. 30 | 02:36 PM - Tuscarora High School seniors Fitsum Seyoum and Simon Shi signed national letters of intent Nov. 16 to continue their athletic careers at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. Seyoum will join the Hokies' cross-country and track and field programs, while Shi will join the Hokies' swim program.
Wed., Nov. 18 | 07:04 AM - There's a cross-country boon going on right now in Loudoun County. Four local high school teams - Loudoun Valley's boys, Heritage's girls, Tuscarora's girls and Stone Bridge's boys - raced to state championships under a breezy blue sky Nov. 13 at Great Meadow in The Plains.
Fri., Nov. 13 | 06:55 PM - Four races. Four team champions. Three individual champions. Varsity runners from Loudoun schools enjoyed a day to remember Nov. 13 at the Virginia High School League Group 5A and 4A state cross-country meets, contested at Great Meadow in The Plains.
Wed., Nov. 11 | 08:44 AM - Growing up, Loudoun Valley High School's two-time state cross-country champion Drew Hunter always liked running - but his passion for running involved dribbling a basketball at the same time. The first time he tried out competitive long-distance running, when he was about 10 years old, he didn't much care for it.
Fri., Nov. 6 | 08:24 AM - Four Loudoun teams - Heritage girls, Loudoun Valley boys, Stone Bridge boys and Tuscarora girls - placed first in their respective regional cross-country meets. Heritage's Weini Kelati, Loudoun Valley's Drew Hunter and Tuscarora's Fitsum Seyoum each won individual titles.
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