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FALL ALL-AREA: Cross Country Capsules
GIRLS RUNNER OF THE YEAR
Colonial Forge junior
Rebholz had the best showing of all area runners with her 25th-place showing at the Group AAA championships. She was the Commonwealth District runner-up and was fourth in the Northwest Region.
BOYS RUNNER OF THE YEAR
In the Commonwealth District and Northwest Region meets MacLeod was the area’s best runner—he was second and third in those races, respectively. He also placed 21st at the Group AAA championships.
Mountain View sophomore
Angers ran to a fourth-place finish at the Commonwealth District meet and was seventh in the Northwest Region.
King George senior
The Battlefield District’s individual champion also placed 10th at the Region I championships and 44th in Group AA.
Lowery was the top local finisher by placing third at the Northwest Region championships. She was third in the Commonwealth.
Colonial Forge senior
Moore finished 15th at the Northwest Region championships, following up her sixth-place finish in the Commonwealth District.
Parent led local runners in the Region I (third) and Group AA (13th) championships. She was second in the Battlefield meet.
Colonial Forge sophomore
Taylor was fifth at the Commonwealth District race and placed 13th for Colonial Forge in the Northwest Region meet.
Abbatiello had the best showing of all local racers at the Group AAA championships, where he placed ninth.
Bailey won the Battlefield District’s individual title. He was 11th at the Region I meet and qualified for the Group AA state race.
Schubel finished second in the district and was the best local finisher in Region I (ninth) and in Group AA (42nd).
Mountain View senior
Sorenson ran to a fifth-place finish in the Northwest Region meet after placing third in the Commonwealth District.
Brooke Point junior
Walker finished in the top 10 at both the district (sixth) and region (eighth) championships.
After finishing eighth in the Commonwealth District, Young ran to an 11th-place finish at the Northwest Region race.
COACH OF THE YEAR
In his second year with the Cougars, Mersiowsky helped Courtland to its first boys district cross country title since 1994. Courtland’s boys were also third in Region I.
Bridget Abbatiello, Stafford Fr.—14th in district, 16th in region
Kathryn Beddoo, W&L So.—Northern Neck, Region A champion
Taylor Boruch, Massaponax Fr.—Ninth in Commonwealth District
Kristen Hornbaker, King George So.—Top 10 in district, Region A
Kelsey Peace, Colonial Forge Jr.—Top-30 finish in region meet
Emmie Schmitt, Spotsylvania Sr.—Fourth in district, ninth in region
Jenna Walker, Colonial Forge Sr.—18th in region, 32nd in state
Zachary Batt, North Stafford So.—District’s ninth-place finisher
Andrew Boykin, Colonial Forge Sr.—14th in Northwest Region
Aaron Carter, Caroline Jr.—Third in district, 12th in region
Colin Doescher, Colonial Forge Jr.—27th in Northwest Region
Bruce Garth, Riverbend So.—15th in district, 25th in region
Hudson Hutt, W&L Sr.—Northern Neck District champion
Kyler Jourdan, Courtland Jr.—District’s fourth-place finisher
Madalyn Amos, Chancellor
Lindsey Armentrout, King George
Maddie Biddle, Mountain View
Megan Brady, Mountain View
Alana Collins, Chancellor
Mary Copeland, Fred. Christian
Aaliyah Cyrus, Culpeper
Annie Davis, Mountain View
Hannah Field, North Stafford
Helen Gilliam, Orange
Anna Kniceley, King George
Taylor Lewis, W&L
Kelsey Metcalf, Culpeper
Emma Oliver, W&L
Jillian Parkyn, North Stafford
Ashley Perkins, King George
Ranea Saadeh, Eastern View
Hannah Sharp, Chancellor
Katherine Smith, James Monroe
Casey Soper, Riverbend
Michael Amrhine, Courtland
Zach Bowen, W&L
Jeffrey Bryant, North Stafford
Alex Burlingame, Mountain View
James Burtle, Fred. Christian
Michael Crombie, Fred. Academy
Hasan Gill, W&L
Ryan Glavy, Mountain View
Ian Higgins, Stafford
Travis Hinton, Chancellor
Mike Knaus, Brooke Point
Jonathon Mersiowsky, Courtland
Clay Metcalf, Culpeper
Cullen Monahan, Colonial Forge
Ben Ramirez, Stafford
Elliott Sellers, Culpeper
Andrew Thorpe, Courtland