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Chase Geter

Geter blazes track for gold

Local youth Chase Geter struck gold in the 100-meter dash in the boys 9-year-old division at the 2017 AAU Junior Olympic Games, contested July 31 through Aug. 5 at Eastern Michigan University. A member of The Mustangs Track Club, Geter posted a winning time of 13.1 seconds in the final.

Ashburn Elite athletes and coaches at the AAU National Track & Field Championships.—Courtesy Photo

Local track athletes medal at nationals

Ashburn Elite athletes produced a strong showing at the AAU National Track & Field Championships, combining for seven medals. More than 5,000 youth athletes competed in the championships, contested July 7-15 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida.

From left: Marjane Coley, Mikajah Hayes, India McNeil and Natalie Barnes of The MVP League.—Courtesy Photo

Combining forces for track and field success

Loudoun Special Forces Track Club athletes Erin Kelly, Erin Irlan, Cullen Capuano, Ryan Thomas, Mikajah Hayes, Kayla Copeland, Natalie Barnes and Sabrina Sokol, and founder/coach Nick Savage have been selected to compete/coach for The MVP League. The newly-formed prestigious club is centrally-based in Lorton to accommodate the rising talent of Virginia.

Loudoun Legacy athletes and coaches.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun Legacy qualifies 18 track athletes for Junior Olympic Games

The Loudoun Legacy Track & Field team will send 18 athletes to the 2017 AAU Junior Olympic Games, slated for July 29 through Aug. 5 at Eastern Michigan University. Loudoun Legacy athletes combined for seven gold, seven silver and seven bronze medals at the AAU Virginia Region 5 Olympic Qualifier Championship.

Ashburn Elite Track Club athletes and coaches.—Courtesy Photo

Ashburn Elite athletes qualify for Junior Olympics

Ashburn Elite Track Club produced a strong showing at the Virginia State Championship and AAU Junior Olympic Qualifier, June 23-25 in Gloucester.
Bruce McBarnette

Loudoun high jumper wins USA Masters title

Sterling resident Bruce McBarnette added to his long list of national championships at the 2017 USA Masters Track and Field Championships. McBarnette cleared 5-feet, 7-inches to win the high jump title for men ages 55-plus July 13 at Louisiana State University.

Recent Stone Bridge High School graduate Connor Steggerda poses next to his state-championship distance of 174 feet, 9 inches in the discus throw.—Courtesy Photo

Discus champion: Steggerda is best in throw

Record-setting discus champion Connor Steggerda can't leave well enough alone. Four years ago, Steggerda entered Stone Bridge High School as a travel-level baseball player and a promising distance runner. He leaves as an elite Division I-caliber athlete who does neither of those things.

Leesburg Christian School track and field athletes.—Courtesy Photo

Leesburg Christian School athletes make mark on track

Seven athletes from Leesburg Christian School medaled at the Amateur Athletic Union Region 5 Track and Field National Qualifier, contested June 23-25 in Gloucester.

The Loudoun Valley Vikings are 2017 Virginia 4A state boys’ track and field champions.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun Valley boys, three local athletes strike gold at state track championships

The Loudoun Valley Vikings racked up 58.5 points in eight events to claim the boys' team championship at the Virginia 4A state track and field meet, contested June 2-3 at Harrisonburg High School. Loudoun Valley edged runner-up Jamestown by three points for the team crown.

Loudoun County Day School’s annual Blue and Green track meet was a big hit with students.—Photos Courtesy/Amy Warner, LCDS

Loudoun Country Day School hosts annual track meet

Loudoun Country Day School students in fourth through eighth grades participated in the Leesburg school's annual Blue and Green track meet last week. LCDS athletic director Cathy Fernandez worked out a schedule that allowed students to compete in various events during their scheduled physical education class times after the full-day event scheduled for May 25 was postponed due to weather.


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