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Cross Nation Pocket book: Warren County having fun with early-season success | Nvdaily

Warren County’s cross nation groups are having fun with loads of success this season.

The Wildcats have carried out nicely in all of their meets, together with sweeping longtime rival Brentsville final week.

Warren County’s women squad hasn’t missed a beat even with out Kaley Tanner, final yr’s Class 3 state runner-up who selected to play volleyball as an alternative of cross nation this season. The Wildcats have been the Class 3 state runner-up final yr.

Warren County coach Mike Tanner mentioned the crew carried out very nicely on the Knights Crossing Invitational held in Salem, on the state meet course, on Sept. 10.

“Amber Riley simply had an incredible time at Knight’s crossing,” Tanner mentioned. “Ella She ran at 19:29, like a 25 or 30 second PR. So ella she’s actually stepped up in Kaley’s absence.”

Within the Knight’s Crossing Invitational, Warren County’s women completed thirteenth and Riley completed fifteenth total.

The boys crew completed twenty sixth led by Shea Henson in 81st. Final yr Warren County certified for the state meet.

Tanner mentioned he has a younger boys squad and he is been impressed with how they’ve executed.

“On the boys aspect 4 of the seven guys are new to varsity,” Tanner mentioned. “Three of them are new to working utterly. So it is a rebuild, however we’re rebuilding at an expeditious tempo. I believe they’re doing nicely. I am sort of excited to see the place this goes.”

Warren County participates within the Oatlands Invitational on Saturday.


The Falcons have had success, particularly on the women’ aspect this season.

The ladies crew beat Madison County, Luray and Rappahannock County in a meet final week, regardless of not having two of its high runners. Sisters Asia and Laniah Hoover have been on trip final week.

Main the way in which for them at that meet was Eden Shelhamer, McKenna Rimel, Anika Perry, Lucie Erickson and Ava Pulizzi.

“The lady’s crew is off to begin,” Central coach Melissa Wright mentioned. “I really feel that our depth is healthier this yr. Eden led the way in which final week at our meet. First yr McKenna Rimel is contributing huge to begin her cross nation profession. Anika is doing nicely and may proceed to enhance as she adjusts to racing three hundreds. I’ve been impressed with Lucie and Ava’s work ethic.”

Central’s boys crew lacks depth and had solely 4 runners for final week’s meet, however Wright mentioned she is seeing progress from the crew. Hayden Pence, Isaac Barb, Elliot Artz and William Eberly have been main the way in which.

“The boy’s crew is working laborious,” Wright mentioned. “They need to proceed to enhance because the weeks go by. Hayden and Isaac are robust runners.”

Central runs within the Alleghany County Invitational on Saturday.

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The Generals have been having fun with some success this season, particularly with the women crew.

On Sept. 10, Jadyn Foster completed second within the women race on the Japanese Mennonite Invitational, whereas her twin sister Jordyn Foster completed fourth. Final week the pair led the way in which once more on the Augusta Invitational.

“They supply an exquisite 1-2 entrance for the crew with our others getting in larger situation day by day,” Mountain View coach Mary Clanahan mentioned. “This offers an attention-grabbing mixture of fantastic younger girls who get alongside nicely and are supportive of one another. The district meet might show to be very attention-grabbing for the Woman Generals.”

The boys crew has additionally had success, regardless of being younger. Mountain View’s boys crew has been led a lot of the season by Aday Martin-Fonseca, Tai Croushore and Charlie Hoover. Chris Bonnet, Kyle Layman, Landon Brinkley and Micah Nichols. 4 of the highest seven are freshmen.

“Sophomore Aday Martin-Fonseca has come into the season with a brand new outlook,” Clanahan mentioned. “As has junior Tai Croushore, who’re our lone returners. With the addition of 5 freshman and a brand new sophomore they appear younger on paper, nonetheless they’re very seasoned. Lots of the freshmen we gained have been on the North Fork Center College Cross Nation District Championship crew a yr in the past.”

Mountain View hosts East Rockingham and Web page County on Sept. 28.


The Warriors are coming off a powerful efficiency final week on the Escape the Rock Invitational at Rock Ridge. Sherando’s women completed fourth and the boys crew completed fifth.

Sherando’s women crew has been led all season by Emma Ahrens, who completed second final weekend, and Eva Winston, who completed seventh. However they’ve additionally had plenty of depth.

“The ladies’ crew is making constant progress,” Sherando coach Megan Roberts mentioned. “They’ve been working good instances on quite a lot of difficult programs and have been getting ready for the upcoming hilly programs. Emma Ahrens has had a fantastic begin to the season, with a person win and several other excessive placements at meets. She continues to race neatly and with confidence. Eva Winston has made good points and is poised to interrupt 20. Cassidy Crittenden and Addy Wallin are nearing PRs already. Gracie Defibaugh is new to cross nation and getting the dangle of find out how to race and tempo. Ryleigh Combs, Emily Fisher, and Rachael Lucas are additionally coming alongside and within the combine, giving us much more depth than final yr.”

The depth can be exhibiting on the boys’ aspect. Dylan McGraw completed second final weekend, whereas Ben Freilich was sixteenth. The Warriors additionally had three runners end from Thirty ninth-to-Forty fifth place.

“Dylan McGraw was coping with some accidents early within the season, however has bounced again, tying his PR from final yr this previous weekend,” Roberts mentioned. “Ben Freilich is constantly breaking 18 and with all of the laborious work he’s placing in, I count on to see an enormous PR from him quickly. Behind Dylan and Ben, we now have Chris Walsh, Brock Smith, Ryan Maki, and Jed Bell, all of whom have already PR’d or are very shut, so they’re exhibiting huge good points since final yr. We even have newcomers Adrian (Banks) and JuJu (Mendez) studying the ropes and will make an influence.”

Sherando is working within the Oatlands Invitational on Saturday.


The Hawks have had a number of strong showings this season.

Skyline’s women completed third in a quad meet final week in opposition to Sherando, Meridian and William Monroe.

They have been led in that meet by Kaitlyn Antonelli, Megan Arp, Olivia DeFrates, Ashley Gambill and Alison Sears.

Skyline senior did not run in that meet, however earlier this season she had a powerful efficiency in an enormous meet.

On Sept. 3, Bordner, the reigning Class 3 particular person state champion, completed seventh within the Hood Faculty Invitational with a time of 19:30.9.

Skyline’s boys crew can be making progress this season. Sophomore Louden Schucker led the way in which final week in Skyline’s house quad, ending eighth in opposition to a high quality subject.

Gabe Tweedie, Ben Arp, Aaron Romo and Sebastian Bieker have additionally been huge items of Skyline’s squad.

The Hawks will take part within the Oatlands Invitational on Saturday.


The Rams are off to a strong begin to the season.

Each the girls and boys groups are younger and inexperienced however have nonetheless had good meets to date.

Strasburg’s women crew has been led by juniors Claire Keefe and Paige Hiserman and senior Neila Coughenour.

“I really feel the women crew has plenty of coronary heart for the game, and it exhibits,” Strasburg coach Brittany Cowl mentioned. “I really feel that they’re doing rather well. They’re centered, and decided, and I’ve been pleased with the end result up to now. Claire, Paige and Neila are leaders each on the crew and within the classroom. The youthful women and boys as nicely look as much as them, and the group of three are all the time actually encouraging and provide recommendation to the youthful ones.

The boys crew has been led by Gracen Hottle, Nehemiah Thomas, Wyatt Hockman Yoisel Balderas and seniors Anthony Atchariyakornchai and Holden Mrizek.

Cowl mentioned she has seen enchancment from the younger squad.

“There may be undoubtedly a studying curve with the boys as eight of the ten of them are new to the game, however I’ve loved seeing the development,” Cowl mentioned. “Gracen, Nehemiah, and Wyatt have been nice entrance runners for the group, and watching their consistency over the previous few races has been spectacular. All of them work collectively rather well. Yoisel has additionally been constantly dropping time, which is nice to see. He’s younger, so I believe the extra he understands find out how to race, the extra that can occur. Total, the boys crew works collectively rather well, and as we transfer on within the season, and even by the years since they’re all fairly younger, it will be thrilling to see how far they arrive from this level.”

Strasburg participates within the Alleghany County Invitational on Saturday.


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