2016.11.11-12 Cross Country: VA State Championships

The Plains, VA (November 11-12, 2016) – The site of the Virginia State Cross Country Championships could not be more perfect. Sunny, but cool weather invited the finest high school runners in the state to a treat of a course in perfect condition. The 1A, 2A and 3A races were held on Friday, November 11, and the 4A, 5A and 6A events were held on Saturday, November 12. Loudoun County high schools were entered in 3A-5A.

Riverside High School represented Loudoun County in the 3A races. Chloe Ramirez just missed a top fifteen finish in the girls race while Greyson Sequino was the highest Rams finisher in the boys event.

In the 4A races the Morris twins and Loudoun Valley were the story. Peter Morris captured the boys title while Natalie Morris came in second in the girls competition. The Vikings' girls team captured second place while the boys won the state title with three runners in the top six: Morris, Colton Bogucki and Jacob Hunter.

In 5A, Tuscarora was the strongest LCPS team earning the runner up trophy in the girls race and third place in the boys race. Emma Wolcott and Ava Hassebrock were top five finishers while Derek Johnson came in 6th. Freedom also had an excellent showing with two top twelve runners and third place overall.

Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion and posted this gallery of 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.

  • 3A Boys Race (55 photos:
    • 31st, Greyson Sequino, Riverside, 17:04
  • 4A Girls Race (53 photos):
    • 2nd, Natalie Morris, Loudoun Valley, 18:19
    • 14th, Kathryn Harris, Rock Ridge, 19:10
  • © Chas Sumser 2016

    Peter Morris wins the 4A Boys Race

    4A Boys Race (62 photos):

    • 1st, Peter Morris, Loudoun Valley, 15:14
    • 4th, Colton Bogucki, Loudoun Valley, 15:37
    • 6th, Jacob Hunter, Loudoun Valley, 15:53
    • 7th, Rylan Pettit, Woodgrove, 15:54
    • 9th, Osman Humeida, Freedom, 16:04
    • 12th, Connor Wells, Freedom, 16:09
  • 5A Girls Race (45 photos):
    • 3rd, Emma Wolcott, Tuscarora, 18:01
    • 5th, Ava Hassebrock, Tuscarora, 18:21
    • 13th, Ellie Desmond, Broad Run, 19:05
    • 14th, Deirdre Gilmore, Potomac Falls, 19:12
  • 5A Boys Race (24 photos):
    • 6th, Derek Johnson, Tuscarora, 15:44
    • 14th, Matthew Sapsara, Stone Bridge, 16:05

School specific photos:

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