Pacers Running DCXC Invitational Recap

A race-by-race quick recap from this past weekend's DCXC Invite, which saw runners from across the DMV drop some seriously fast times at Kenilworth Park.

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Freshman Boys

Winston Churchill freshman Nicholas Karayianis and West Springfield freshman Chris Weeks put on a show in the boys freshman race, with the former outlasting the latter in 16:37 and 16:38, respectively. Overall, five freshmen broke the 17 minute mark, while prior to this year no freshman had run sub-17.

Freshman Boys Results

Freshman Girls

FRESHMAN ALERT: Georgetown Visitation Prep freshman Megan Lynch absolutely demolished the previous freshman DCXC record of 19:58, blazing through the course in 18:10. John Champe's Bethany Graham was not far behind in 18:26, while overall an astounding ten girls broke the 20 minute mark.

Freshman Girls Results

Sophomore Boys

The old sophomore boys DCXC record was bested by nearly a full minute by Whitman's Aaron Bratt. The first time cross country runner finished a fraction of a second ahead of Wootton's John Riker, both placing at 15:37. Northwood's Obsaa Feda finished fourth in 15:53, making three Montgomery County sophomores who went sub-16.

Sophomore Boys Results

Sophomore Girls

The sophomore girls race featured a rematch from last year's freshman girls race with very similar results. Tuscarora's Ava Hassebrock (18:12) was once again able to outlast Poolesville's Nandini Satsangi (18:25) as both girls broke the 18:30 barrier.

Sophomore Girls Results

Junior Boys

The races just kept getting faster as the afternoon wore on. Tuscarora's Derek Johnson avenged his close runner-up finish from last season with a statement win in 15:21. Westlake's Jay Hall continued his spectacular 2016 with a second-place, 15:26 effort.

Junior Boys Results

Junior Girls

The race of the day - and maybe the year - in the DMV was the rematch between George C. Marshall's Heather Holt and Walter Johnson's Abigail Green. Holt had beaten Green at last year's DCXC sophomore race, as well as this year's Oatlands Invitational, and she kept the streak going by running 16:56 - yes, 16:56, in an amazing winning effort. Green turned in a solid race of her own, finishing second with a final time of 17:14.

Junior Girls Results

Senior Boys

This was the third year of the DCXC Invite, and the third win for Thomas Jefferson S&T's Saurav Velleleth. He won the freshman/sophomore B race in 2014, the varsity junior race last season, and now the senior race with a personal best of 15:01, setting a new meet record. T.C. Williams' John Mackey was second in 15:06; the top Maryland runner was Charles E. Smith's Reuben Winston, who finished seventh with a time of 15:59.

Senior Boys Results

Senior Girls

Patuxent's Hayley Jackson was the only Maryland girl to win a race at this year's DCXC Invite, pacing the girls field to a win in 17:42. Her time, although only the third-fastest of the day by a girl, would have between the previous meet record.

Senior Girls Results

House Of Run: Sprinters Have Stolen The Show In 2019

Jason and Kevin discuss the reaction to Noah Lyles’ close victory over Christian Coleman in the 100m, the budding rivalry between the two, Kenny Bednarek’s coming out party at JUCOs, Michael Norman’s smooth 19.84, Caster Semenya’s 3000m future and Matthew Boling’s superb Twitter skills.

Kelati, Oduduru & The 10 Biggest Stars At NCAA West Prelims


Yesterday, Lincoln took a look at the top athletes to watch in the NCAA East Preliminary Round. Today, I’ll do the same with the West Prelim, which begins this Thursday, May 23, in Sacramento.

FloTrack's NCAA Prelim Predictions


FloTrack predicts the mid-distance/distance qualifiers for NCAAs.

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Roberts, Holloway & The 10 Brightest Stars At NCAA East Prelims


The 2019 DI NCAA East Preliminary Round is this Thursday through Saturday, May 23-25, in Jacksonville, Florida, and it will be LIVE on FloTrack. 

Kenny Bednarek Makes History With 19.82/44.73 Double At JUCOs


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One day after riding a blustering tailwind to the fastest wind-aided 200m in history, Indian Hills freshman Kenny Bednarek decided to give wind legal a try on the final day of the 2019 NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The result? Still damn fast.

Shanghai Diamond League: Lyles Stuns Coleman, Samba Tops Benjamin

The second leg of the 2019 Diamond League season made its stop in Shanghai, China, on Saturday, and it was jam-packed with marquee matchups and tight finishes.

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Kenny Bednarek Runs Fastest Wind-Aided 200m In History

If you’ve ever wondered how fast a world-class sprinter could run with a comically strong tailwind, Indian Hills Community College freshman Kenny Bednarek had your answer on Friday with his 19.49 200m (+6.1 m/s) in the 2019 NJCAA Track and Field prelims.

What Did It Take To Qualify For NCAA Prelims Over The Years?

Since the NCAA moved to a two-regional system in 2010, the qualification process for the NCAA Championships has consisted of the top 48 individuals and top 24 relays in the West and East regions competing for 12 qualifying spots during the last weekend of May.

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Samba/Benjamin Pt. I, McLaughlin Debut Headline Shanghai DL

The first six-ish weeks of the professional track season have offered one clear lesson: the late World Championships aren’t going to tamp down fast times. From Michael Norman’s 43.45 to Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s 49.05, it’s feeling like mid-August already. Perhaps the non-championship year in 2018 caused some energy and emotion to be bottled up, only being released in a year with a clear championship target. 

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Schneider, Praught-Leer Notch 5k Olympic Standards At Oxy

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