2016.11.02 Cross Country: 4A West Championships

Winchester, VA (November 2, 2016) – Not as steep as "the Hill" at Oatlands, the hill on the Kernstown Battlefield course is longer--and the runners have to do it twice. Granted, the finish is a fast downhill, but on an Indian Summer afternoon that last bit could only provide so much relief to the exhausted runners.

Loudoun Valley's girls team finished second overall, and they were joined in the top six by Loudoun County (3rd) and Rock Ridge (5th). All three teams qualified for the state championship. In the individual competition, Loudoun Valley's Natalie Morris was the top LCPS finisher, crossing the line in fifth place.

In the boys competition, LCPS schools took five of the top six team finishes including the championship, which went to Loudoun Valley. The Vikings will be joined at States by Freedom (2nd), Rock Ridge (3rd), Dominion (4th) and Woodgrove (6th). Loudoun Valley's Peter Morris finished in second place narrowly missing the title by just two seconds.

Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion and posted this gallery of 287 images from the event. Runners can find photos by bib number using the search box on the gallery page.

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

  • © Chas Sumser 2016

    Top 12 Boys Finishers

    Boys Race (122 photos):

    1. Alec Schrank, Millbrook, 16:07.3
    2. Peter Morris, Loudoun Valley, 16:09.9
    3. Colton Bogucki, Loudoun Valley, 16:34.2
    4. Jacob Hunter, Loudoun Valley, 16:42.6
    5. Connor Wells, Freedom, 16:44.1
    6. Osman Humeida, Freedom, 16:45.2
    7. Carson Fernandez, Fauquier, 16:49.7
    8. Rylan Pettit, Woodgrove, 16:52.3
    9. Samuel Haynes, Carroll County, 17:01.6
    10. Johnathan Krone, Jefferson Forest, 17:02.8
    11. Mo Berhe, Harrisonburg, 17:04.5
    12. John Delaney, John Handley, 17:05.3
  • © Chas Sumser 2016

    Top 12 Girls Finishers

    Girls Race (165 photos):

    1. Libby Davidson, E.C. Glass, 18:33.2
    2. Noel Palmer, Liberty Christian, 18:56.5
    3. Brooke Manion, E.C. Glass, 19:14.6
    4. Madelynn Knight, Jefferson Forest, 19:28.9
    5. Natalie Morris, Loudoun Valley, 19:38.2
    6. Jette Davidson, E.C. Glass, 19:41.6
    7. Logan Hartsell, E.C. Glass, 19:45.4
    8. Bethany Graham, John Champe, 19:50.4
    9. Kyra Holland, Fauquier, 19:56.7
    10. Hannah Moran, Salem, 20:08.0
    11. Nicole Uehlinger, Loudoun County, 20:14.3
    12. Sydney Haynes, Carroll County, 20:15.5

School specific photos:

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