2016.10.26 Cross Country: Conf. 21 East Championships

Ashburn, VA (October 26, 2016) – Upon first arrival at the Rock Ridge cross country course, it's hard to see where a beautiful route exists. Surrounded by rapidly expanding housing and school facilities you would guess that the 5k trek is mostly on roads and through neighborhoods. You would be wrong.

On this hidden gem of a course six Loudoun County public high schools met to decide the 2016 Conference 21 East championships. Led by four finishers in the top seven and five in the top fifteen, including champion Peter Morris, Loudoun Valley cruised to the boys title. The top fifteen runners all qualified for the regional race with Rock Ridge and Dominion joining the Vikings as qualifying teams.

Loudoun County's winning margin in the girls race was not as wide, but was still impressive as they also placed five runners in the top fifteen. Kathryn Harris, of Rock Ridge, was the girls champion. The top fifteen runners all qualified for regionals with Loudoun Valley and Rock Ridge joining the Raiders as qualifying teams.

Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion and posted this gallery of 199 images from the event

Click on the links below for race and school specific photos.

© Chas Sumser 2016

  • Boys Race (82 photos) and 4A West Regional qualifiers:
    1. © Chas Sumser 2016

      2016 Champion - Peter Morris, Loudoun Valley

      Peter Morris, Loudoun Valley

    2. Jacob Hunter, Loudoun Valley
    3. Clark Edwards, Rock Ridge
    4. Harrison Autry, Rock Ridge
    5. Harry Challis, Dominion
    6. Noah Hunter, Loudoun Valley
    7. Daniel Eisert, Loudoun County
    8. Nicolas, Vandenheede, Dominion
    9. David Velasquez, Loudoun County
    10. Jared Monseur, Park View
    11. Harrison Helmich, Dominion
    12. Jacob Windle, Loudoun Valley
    13. Chase Dawson, Loudoun Valley
    14. Keondre Willoughby, Loudoun County
    15. Daniel Umana, Rock Ridge
  • © Chas Sumser 2016Girls Race (117 photos) and 4A West Regional qualifiers (xx)
    1. © Chas Sumser 2016

      2016 Champion - Kathryn Harris, Rock Ridge

      Kathryn Harris, Rock Ridge

    2. Nicole Uehlinger, Loudoun County
    3. Sarah Phillip, Heritage
    4. Olivia VanNuys, Loudoun County
    5. Antonia Pellegrini, Rock Ridge
    6. Audrey Corbet, Heritage
    7. Kimberly Donohue, Loudoun Valley
    8. Heather Feconda, Loudoun Valley
    9. Madilyn Abbe, Loudoun Valley
    10. Kaite O'Neill, Dominion
    11. Alyssa Hughes, Loudoun County
    12. Noelle Saine, Loudoun Valley
    13. Caroline Ponticelli, Loudoun County
    14. Suzie DiLorenzo, Loudoun County
    15. Flora Grainger, Rock Ridge

School specific photos:

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