2023.09.09 Cross Country: Great Meadow Invitational

The Plains, VA (September 9, 2023) - The widespread summer storms that enveloped the area the night before had a slight cooling effect on the brutal summer swelter that local  cross country runners had encountered so far this season. But still, a hazy, hot, humid morning greeted a dusty dry course and more than thirty teams from across the region on the legendary Great Meadows course. 

As has been the tradition, these six races do not fully follow the VA state championship course that takes place inside the park's equestrian arena at the end of the season. Instead, it takes one of the tougher 1.5 mile stretches and has the varsity runners do it twice to complete the 5k circuit. For the first time this year, the four JV races covered the loop only once, giving new and less-experienced runners a competition primer.

Loudoun County (LCPS) was well represented in the boys varsity race with Freedom taking the team title while Tuscarora (3), Loudoun County (4), Riverside (6) and Dominion (7) all finished in the top ten. In the girls varsity race, Tuscarora finished second and Lightridge, tenth. Tuscarora was the only LCPS school to have both varsity teams in the top ten.

Detailed results can be found at milestat.com.

Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion and posted a gallery of images from the meet.

Top Finishers from Loudoun County Public High Schools:

Varsity Boys: 3. Joe Tafe (Loudoun County); 8. Aaron Forgas (Dominion)

Varsity Girls: 7. Hannah Floyd (Riverside); 10. Fallon Fetterolf (Loudoun County)

Fr/So JV Boys: 1. Noel Madda (Freedom); 2. Noah Chinemilly (Woodgrove); 3. Patrick Commons (Independence); 5. Ebenezer Temesgen (Freedom); 6. Tony Perry (Freedom); 8. Chad Luck (Briar Woods); 10. Colin Weissman (Tuscarora)

Jr/Sr JV Boys: 1. Will Vlasto (Lightridge); 3. Tristan Raab (Freedom); 4. Nathan Xia (Freedom); 5. Spencer Jacobson (Lightridge); 6. Dominic Witt (Woodgrove); 10. Diego Doone (Freedom)

Fr/So JV Girls: 2. Addison Pounder (Freedom); 3. Ellie Oshea (Freedom); 4. Brooklyn Portes (Freedom); 5. Emmi Harris (Lightridge); 6. Ava Tessier (Freedom); 7. Ananya Amin (Freedom); 8. Anika Ammireddy (Lightridge); 9. Addison Fruzzetti (Independence)

Jr/Sr JV Girls: 3. Ruthie Dickersheid (Tuscarora); 4. Lauren Ryan (Independence); 5. Madison Coffren (Freedom); 6. Jane Fox (Tuscarora); 8. Jasmine Argueta (Tuscarora)

Photos by Event:

Varsity Boys | Varsity Girls | JV Fr/So Boys | JV Fr/So Girls | JV Jr/Sr Boys | JV Jr/Sr Girls

Photos by School:

Briar Woods | Broad Run | Dominion | Freedom | Independence | John Champe | Lightridge | Loudoun County | Potomac Falls | Riverside | Rock Ridge | Stone Bridge | Tuscarora | Woodgrove

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