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In only the meet's second year the 2016 installment of the RVA Relays looks to be one of the most exciting meets of the entire season. Aside from the awesome idea of running under the lights around Pole Green Park's 2500m loop, the competition is jam-packed with stars and deep teams.
It would come to surprise no one that three of the very best teams in the state have very good JV teams as well. Right now the top three teams in VA are Blacksburg, James Madison, and Oakton according to our database rankings and that order the same here for JV runners. It just shows how a deep program is a great program.
A team's top seven rankings shows us how good they are now but sometimes the better insight into how a team will look this post-season and down the road is their JV team scores. Here is a definitive list through the first couple weeks of the season for who has the best JV 5K squads in the state.
Cross country is something that is just awesome. The weather is perfect, the races are big and the competition is tough. Unlike many track events, it involves tact, versatility, and many different terrains. This weekend highlighted all of those things and much more with the Oatlands Invitational.
Slowly but surely all the top runners in VA are opening up their 2016 campaigns. This weekend saw Rachel McArthur open up in a big way but Heather Holt improved her already state leading time on a very difficult course. Casey Kendall also utilized this big weekend to move up as well.
Finally after this weekend's slate of meets the entire preseason top 15 have competed. This level of inclusion provides us with great insight for how everyone is going to run this season. Though we are barely a third of the way through the season, it is still very telling based on season opening times. Check out the top 100 boys below.
Here are the top 1,000 ranked freshmen and sophomore boys in the state this season so far. With nearly 90% of the teams in action already this list is a great starting point for what will be a huge season.
The season and these rankings are quickly heating up. Check out the top 1000 freshmen and sophomore girls all ranked for 5K here!
Check out the top 500 boys' performances at the hilly and tough Oatlands Invitational. Making this list are individuals from multiple states who have taken home numerous national titles. It is a stacked field and starting at the top it is star-studded.
Check out the awesome photo coverage of Oatlands Invitational by Eric Green.
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Over the past three weeks of the XC season Virginia has been welcoming in some of the top talent from around the country. The season started at Great Meadow with Saratoga Springs and last week saw Green Hope and Cardinal Gibbons put on a clinic at Knights Crossing. This week though, NC is going to get a lesson in how good Team VA is this season.
This weekend marks the largest meet in Northern Virginia this year and the meet with by far the most out-of-state competition entering Virginia to compete. This meet is of course the Oatlands Invitational which has grown to be the second largest meet in the entire state of Virginia each XC season.
This is a historic year on the girls' side. It is the culmination of three great years but just when we thought all the talented runners would graduate... they just keep getting faster. Here are the girls' team scores as they stand today. There definitely will be some changes but can anyone knock Blacksburg off?
The season is still very early and many teams have yet to fully flex their muscles but one team in particular looks unbeatable. That of course is Loudoun Valley led by the duo of Morris & Bogucki. Though the Vikings are very strong, they represent just one classification... check out all the other top 100 boys' teams ranked below!
This past week Heather Holt pulled off the double victory. First she took home the Monroe Parker (2.98miles) title in a blistering 17:27 and days after took home the performance of the week poll with a whopping 3,237 votes. For both of these accomplishments she is our athlete spotlight of the week.
There have technically been a couple meets this season already but we consider this weekend, the first big weekend, as the true opening weekend for VA's XC season.
Heather Holt and Ava Hassabrock were able to hold onto their spots this go around. The other 30 out of the top 32 moved up or jumped out the list this week. Check out all the movers and shakers in the third week's rankings here.
This past weekend produced a 90% change in the top 100 leaderboard at the top. Check out the new leaders and movers.
With the season finally getting into full speed, so are the class of 2020 boys. Here are every freshman boy performance for 5K ranked for this season.
VA has a lot of senior talent this year but don't forget about the class of 2020! It is going to be a big one and led by none other than Jette Davidson, Libby's little sister. Comparing the two, Jette ran just six seconds slower at the same meet as Libby did in 2013.
This weekend was the first huge weekend in VA. Vote here for what was the performance of the week.
This was a huge weekend for Virginia. Here are the top 500 girls' results from the weekend all merged into one list for 5K.
Here are the top 500 finishers for 5K from this past weekend. Nearly every meet in the state shortened or cancelled their races because of the heat. Most of these courses were also not of the "fast" variety.
Check out Jon's awesome photo coverage here.
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