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Friday, September 24, 2010

Cross Country Notebook: Area Teams Ready for Oatlands Invitational Saturday

(Sept. 24, 2010) - The good news for area cross country runners is that they don't have to go far for one of the largest meets, not only in Virginia, but on the East Coast as the 6th Annual Oatlands Invitational Saturday outside of Leesburg will feature 90 high schools and almost 4,000 athletes.

Freedom and Tuscarora are the hosts for the massive 5K meet run on the grounds on of historic Oatlands Plantation. The course is mostly grass, with rolling hills, some wooded trails, and two creek crossings (assuming there has been enough rain of late!).

Parking is $5 per car. Directions can be found here.

The record-breaking high of 95 degrees will cool a bit to 86 degrees on race day but conditions will still be hot for the normal race conditions.

Loudoun County senior Tommy Curtin was a Top 10 finisher on the boys varsity A race last year and should challenge for a podium place Saturday.

Oatlands Invitational Schedule
7:00 a.m. Course Open
8:00 a.m. Packet Pick-up at Officials Tent
8:30 a.m. Coaches Meeting
9:00a.m. JV Underclassmen Girls Race (Unlimited Runners)
9:30a.m. JV Underclassmen Boys Race (Unlimited Runners)
10:00a.m. JV Upperclassmen Girls Race (Unlimited Runners)
10:30a.m. JV Upperclassmen Boys Race (Unlimited Runners)
11:00 a.m. Varsity Girls Race B (7 Runners)
11:30 a.m. Varsity Boys Race B (7 Runners)
12:00 p.m. Varsity Girls Race A (7 Runners)
12:30 p.m. Varsity Boys Race A (7 Runners)
1:15p.m. Awards

Meet History
2005 - 40 schools ran in the first meet with Clarke County winning the boys team title and Northwest of MD winning the girls race.
Boys
Team
1, Clarke County 91
2, North Stafford 109
3, Herndon 132
Indivdiual
1, Abreham Daganchew (Herndon) 15:45.96
2, Brad Siragusa (Chantilly) 15:47.10
3, Ermin Mujezinovic (Herndon) 16:15.87
Top Loudoun
9, Nick McLaughlin (Heritage) 16:38.90

Girls
Team
1, Northwest (MD) 104
2, Westfield 174
3, Clarke County 197
Individuals
1, Brittany Copeland (Brooke Point) 19:04.94
2, Stephanie Garcia (Broad Run) 19:11.75
3, Danielle Moyer (Clarke County) 19:33.19

2006 - In year two the meet grew to 62 schools and almost 3,000 runners with Mountain View winning the boys title and Lake Braddock taking the girls title.
Boys
Team
1, Mountain View 168
2, Walt Whitman 210
3, Sherwood 216
Individuals
1, Brad Kenimer (T.C. Williams) 16:13.85
2, Chris Barnard (Sherwood) 6:19.74
3, William Palmer (Whitman) 16:23.23
Top Loudoun
6, Gidey Teferra (Stone Bridge) 16:38.05

Girls
Team
1, Lake Braddock 112
2, Langley 193
3, Westfield 226
Individuals
1, Amber Riley (University) 19:03.37
2, Brittany Copeland (Brooke Point) 19:06.35
3, Morgane Gay (Whitman) 19:08.18
Top Loudoun
27, Bekki Misanin (Dominion) 20:13.31

2007 - The meet continued its expansion with 71 teams including powerhouse Saratoga Springs making the trip South from New York and their girls ran away with the title while Thomas Jefferson took the boys crown.
Boys
Team
1, TJ 108
2, Robinson 177
3, Potomac Falls 236
Individuals
1, Brad Kenimer (T.C. Williams) 16:00.14
2, Leoule Degfae (Edison) 16:02.44
3, Brian Landry (TJ) 16:02.81
Top Loudoun
8, Josh Hardin (Potomac Falls) 16:20.54

Girls
1, Saratoga Springs (NY) 59
2, University 140
3, Millbrook 150
Individuals
1, Hannah Davidson (Saratoga Springs) 18:04.96
2, Morgane Gay (Whitman) 18:14.14
3, Lia DiValentin (Chantilly) 18:26.24
Top Loudoun
5, Christina Lee (Potomac Falls) 18:51.15

2008 - The meet breaks 100 schools for the first time as the Saratoga Springs girls returned to defend their title and Oakton won on the boys side.
Boys
1, Oakton 133
2, Robinson 165
3, Potomac Falls 216
Individuals
1, Solomon Haile (Sherwood) 15:25
2, Tyler Stutzman (Western Albemarle) 15:44
3, Thomas Porter (Mountain View) 15:49
Top Loudoun
16, Ryan Hagen (Potomac Falls) 16:35

Girls
1, Saratoga Springs (NY) 33
2, Brentsville 206
3, Oakton 218
Individuals
1, Kate Rosettie (Corning) 18:54
2, Kaitlyn Davis (Mountain View) 19:01
3, Sydney King (Saratoga Springs) 19:05
Top Loudoun
17, Julie Strange (LC) 19:33

2009 - More than 3,000 runners flooded the course on a rainy weekend as the Osbourn Park girls and Oakton boys took top honors
Boys
Team
1, Oakton 143
2, Mountain View 157
3, Battlefield 264
Individuals
1, Cody Pelliccioni (Morgantown) 15:49
2, Andrew McCullen (Oakton) 15:53
3, Yazid Zouaimia (Centreville) 15:58
Top Loudoun
9, Tommy Curtin (Loudoun County)

Girls
1, Osbourn Park 116
2, West Potomac 150
3, Western Albemarle 199
Individuals
1, Ariel Karabinus (Osbourn Park) 18:30
2, Kaitlyn Davis (Mountain View) 18:47
3, Katherine Walker (Brooke Point) 18:53
Top Loudoun
20, Julie Strange (LC) 19:36

Sept. 22 Round-up
Loudoun County, Woodgrove at Briar Woods
Boys:
1, Loudoun County 20
2, Briar Woods 44
3, Woodgrove 79
Girls:
1, Briar Woods 20
2, Loudoun County 42
3, Woodgrove 85The Skinny: On the boys side, Tommy Curtin and Austin Talbot went 1-2 to lead the Raiders to the win, warming up for Oatlands with runs just over 17 minutes. Raider Kathryn Eder won on the girls side but Briar Woods had a pack of girls cross in the next six spots, led by Amanda Pressler and Jackie Deffer, to easily take the team win.

Potomac Falls at Broad Run
Boys:
1, Potomac Falls 16
2, Broad Run 42
Girls:
1, Potomac Falls 15
2, Broad Run 50
The Skinny: Nick Morgensen and Jan Campos led a quartet of Panther runners across the finish line first in the boys race, at just over 17 minutes. Rachel Hagen, Kaeley Brady and Sarah Dillistin all finished with .6 of second of each other as the Panther girls easily won.

Dominion, Tuscarora at Freedom (Oatlands)
Boys:
1, Freedom-26
2, Dominion-35
3, Tuscarora-75
Girls:
1, Freedom-16
2, Dominion-60 (6th place runner was 16th)
3, Tuscarora-60 (6th place runner was 20th)
The Skinny: Thorpe Lichtenberg of Freedom continued his fine season to lead the Eagles to the win as he ran a 17:05 to finish almost a minute ahead of the next runner. Siobhan O'Toole led the Eagle girls to victory.

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