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

Tara Davis Reportedly Transferring From Georgia to Texas

Update (Dec. 13): Georgia head coach Petros Kyprianou announced that Tara Davis is transferring to Texas, though she has yet to respond herself with her official plans for the future. 

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Aside from the inherent drama and intrigue present in every NCAA Cross Country Championships, last month’s meet served as an excellent table-setter for the indoor season. 

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Men's Mile, Heat 6

The sub-4:00 mile chase is one of the most compelling facets of the NCAA indoor season, and in 2019 there are plenty of collegiate contenders ready to punch their membership cards for the first time.

House Of Run: Scintillating FL Finish, Another Ingebrigtsen Double

Jason and Kevin discuss the Ingebrigtsen victory party at Euro Cross, an epic finish line fall, a thrilling final 200 meters at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships, Caterine Ibarguen and Eliud Kipchoge winning the IAAF Athlete of the Year, Russia getting its ban renewed and the most important people in track and field of 2018.

Champions Set To Return To Boston Marathon

It Still Hasn't Sunk In Yet For Des Linden

John Hancock Financial announced today that 2018 champions Yuki Kawauchi of Japan and Des Linden of the United States have been contracted to run the 2019 Boston Marathon. Reigning wheelchair division champions Tatyana McFadden of the United States and Marcel Hug of Switzerland are also set to return.

Weekend Recap: Cheserek Cashes In Again, Epic Foot Locker Sprint

Ed Cheserek After Running Fastest-Ever Mile On Hawaiian Soil

With Foot Locker, the European XC Championships and some early season indoor track events all happening over the weekend, it was particularly unique and busy few days in the running world. If that wasn’t enough, Edward Cheserek messed around and ran the fastest mile ever on Hawaiian soil to win his second-straight Merrie Mile in Waikiki in a photo finish.

U-Mary's Emily Roberts Conquered Injuries, Doubts To Crush It At NCAAs

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Race Replay: 2018 DII NCAA XC Championship Women's 6k

When University of Mary senior Emily Roberts crossed the finish line in third place at the NCAA DII Cross Country Championships on Dec. 1, a remarkable comeback that had been nearly unimaginable at the beginning of the season was complete. 

Fun Stats From The 2018 European XC Championships

Courtesy of Ken Nakamura, here are some fun stats from the 2018 European XC Championships in Tilburg, Netherlands.

Successful Marathon Debut For Donn Cabral In Honolulu

Donn Cabral Takes Fourth In Marathon Debut

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Despite Powerful Winds, Ekiru Comes Close To Honolulu Marathon Record

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2018 Honolulu Marathon Highlights

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