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By: Kat McNeil

Two blonds...Both played soccer last year...both are first year XC runners...both are individual state champs. Caroline Beakes of B-CC and Will Bertrand of Clarksburg. Twins?

By: Gail Hyman

Jacob Hyman from Winston Churchill shows his xc spirit by dressing up as "the most interesting runner in the world" for his team's spaghetti dinner on Halloween, the day before the 4a west regional race.

By: Julia Pines

Montgomery County champion Chase Weaverling gives out senior gifts at a team gathering with women's underwear on his head.

By: Marleen Van den Neste

Clarksburg's Will Bertrand and Poolesville's Chase Weaverling sprint to the finish at the 2012 Montgomery County Championship. Weaverling held off his opponent for the win in a course record time of 15:24.99

By: Kevin Milsted

Albert Einstein boys hold the Consortia Cup for the fourth consecutive year

By: Jackie Severynse

Kevin Milsted questions Wootton's David Levine and Josh Trzeciak after Wootton defeated QO at home

By: Michele Weaverling

Poolesville's Chase Weaverling and Catoctin's David Dorsey in a tight race toward the finish line in the small school varsity race at the Frank Keyser Invitational

By: Jason Recht

Start of Oatlands Meet Varsity A Race with Thomas Wootton in the front of the picture

By: Teddy Meyers

QO Girls and Sherwood Boys pose with their plaques as they both took home first place in the first annual MD Track & Trail Invite

By: Brian Crilly

Good Counsel runners take their pre-race strides with the coach

By: Charlotte Corbett

Wootton seniors Patrick Sheridan and Grace Corbett competed in the 4x800 at the State Championship Meet in Baltimore (finishing 2nd and 4th respectively), and then raced to the parking lot to prepare for the senior prom, which was that same Friday evening. The kids borrowed the Dowling family camper to get ready.

By: Steve Ertel

The first and fastest sub-8:00 4x800 of the year: Wootton's Josh Trzeciak, Eli Bergman, James Ertel, Patrick Sheridan

By: Kevin Milsted

Clarksburg and Quince Orchard track teams pose together with trophy after tying with 85 points at a long and rainy Montgomery County Championship Meet

By: Marleen Van den Neste

Nicholas Hu in the 4x100 at the Penn Relays

By: Cheryl Treworgy

"He never smiled or celebrated his victory but seemed in a moment of thanks...allowing it to sink in"
-Treworgy on Sean Sutton after winning ACC 400m title in 46.82

By: Steve Ertel

Will Conway (4:16.1) and Josh Trzeciak (4:16.6) in the 1600m at Friday Night Spikes

By: Steve Ertel

Coach Pelkey taunts Wootton's Chris Siu in the Devil Takes the Hindmost Race

By: Kevin Milsted

Heat 1 of boys 100-meter dash at the first annual Clarksburg Coyote Invitational

By: Ginny Maycock

Whitman's Caroline Guiot prepares to overtake Churchill's Lucy Srour after emerging from The Dip during the 4A race at the Maryland State XC meet

By: Billy Kimmel

Unseasonal winter weather in October dumped a layer of snow on the paintball arena of High Point Farm just prior to the 4A West Regional Championship Meet. The Blair cross country team tuned up for the regional meet with a boys vs. girls snowball fight.

By: Brian Crilly

At the WCAC Cross Country Championship, Mike Crozier of Gonzaga jogs through the creek while Jack Riely of Good Counsel decides to make it a biathlon

By: Dave Watt

Evan Laratta embraces his mother moments after winning the Montgomery County Championship, a rare moment when the unexpected result gives everyone cause to celebrate

By: Casey Dowling

Wootton girls team getting pumped before the varsity race @ Georgetown Prep Meet

By: Maja Welch

Sherwood senior boys cross country team at their last home XC meet - remembering and missing their friend and teammate Alex Popeck

By: Steve Fitzgerald

Evan Rheingold finishing at Churchill's tri-meet between Churchill, WJ and Wootton on 9/27. Is Evan’s face one of joy or agony?

By: Brian Crilly

A couple of MoCoRunning’s future stars competing for Olney Cross Country in the 7-8 year old 2K race at the Howard County Junior Striders Invitational

By: Scott Silverstein

Churchill freshman Lucy Srour leading after the first mile in her first major invitational race. She went on to place seventh overall in 19:15.

By: Ginny Maycock

Whitman's Elizabeth Frank receives the baton from Nicole Ihrie at the Woodward Relays

By: Ginny Maycock

Whitman's Nick Adams puts in a final push to finish 10th in the Peter Geraghty Invitational

By: Kennedy Knight

India Knight consoles teary-eyed Olivia Ekpone as they stand together for the last time as teammates in Morgan State University stadium

By: Teju Adewole

Sean Sutton and Good Counsel teammates hold WCAC trophy after a 25 year drought and 5 years of rebuilding under Coach Buddy Crutchfield.

By: Priscila Prunella

First hurdle of 110-meter hurdle finals at Montgomery County Championship Meet

By: Scott Silverstein

Angelo Taylor draped himself in the American flag after anchoring the U.S. red team to a 4x400 victory at Penn Relays.

By: Kevin Milsted

Damiete Roberts of Watkins Mill edges out Mamadou Doukoure of Gaithersburg 15.1 to 15.2 in his first 110-meter hurdle race of the season

By: Brian Fanelli

On his last event of the day, Sherwood's Andrew Sarver begins to lose his focus...and his mind.

By: Scott Silverstein

Sam Martin's burst of speed on the final lap proves futile as the devil chases him down the track

By: Kevin Milsted

Clarksburg's Paul Joseph finished first or second in four events at the Screamin' Eagle Invitational including first in the long jump in 19-02.75

By: Joey Werble

Eric Holmstead of Poolesville leaps into the creek while running for team Maryland at the Battle of the Potomac

By: Melissa Morella

The RM girls cheer on the Rockets at States

By: Susan Fitzgerald

This photo by Susan Fitzgerald was taken to capture the five Good Counsel Xaverian Cornerstones of simplicity, trust, zeal, compassion, and humility. Danny Fitzgerald, age 9 with Down Syndrome, poses with older brother Mike's medals to show the happiness the brothers bring to one another.

By: Daniel Valero

Churchill varsity before the race

By: Kevin Milsted

Churchill vs. Walter Johnson. It was the theme of the week. The rivalry holds true for every man on the roster.

By: Ginny Maycock

Alex Willett powers to a win at the Manhattan Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park on Oct. 9.

By: Kevin Milsted

Andy Pejman of Churchill gutted out the win, but young Anthony Castillo of Northwest could be one to watch in the future.

By: John Roemer

The moon illuminates a cone near the mile mark an hour before dawn at Hereford High School, site of the Bull Run Invitational.

By: Steve Ertel

This photo of the start of the varsity girls race at the Magruder Invitational gives the appearance that thousands of runners ran the race.

By: Kevin Milsted

Lindsay Pinckney of Springbrook High School was perhaps the most unexpected state champion from Montgomery County this year. She jumped 17-07 in the long jump, her best by nine inches.

By: Larry Duvall

After putting on the most spectacular 4x800 performance this state has ever seen (9:05.23), Corinne Duval, Grace Corbett, and Andrea Maxwell, overwhelmed with emotion, embrace in celebration.

By: Kevin Milsted

Montgomery County throwing god, Thor Serafenas, won WCAC titles in the shot put and discus this past weekend. Thor is not the biggest guy out there in the throwing circle, but he is the fastest. Here is 1/800 second of his speedy throw.

By: Kevin Milsted

Joe Frazier was prepared to die in the ring on the night he fought Muhammad Ali. Garrett Brown of Maret School was prepared to at least eat a little dirt when he ran against Potomac's AJ Jones in the 400 at the MAC Championship.

By: Scott Silverstein

Churchill's Leo Leung demonstrates swimming over the hurdles doesn't work at the Hornets Invitational

By: Scott Silverstein

Cortlandt Harris, Thomas Tallerico, Fola Shokunbi, and Kyle Graves hoist the most coveted prize of all - a Penn Relays Championship of America plaque.

By: Priscila Prunella

Holton-Arms standout freshman Natiaha Hinnerichs soars way over the bar at the Viking Invitational

By: Nic Ryba

Walter Johnson runner Erin Fisher takes a dive in the steeplechase at the Woodward Relays

By: Scott Silverstein

At first glance, this is a photo of an unfortunate college runner wiping out in the steeplechase. Look through the water splash and see the grimace of former Northwest High School runner, Becca Stinner, competing for Salisbury University. Photo by Scott Silverstein.

By: John Roemer

John Roemer, ever the creative one, stood atop the far side of the dip and captured several of MoCo's top fifteen finishers swarming down the famous hill at the Maryland State Championship Meet.

By: Ginny Maycock

Jessie Rubin accepts congratulations after her win at Regionals on November 5.

By: Aaron Sacks

The B-CC Cross Country team celebrates the end of county champs in a refreshing and clean way.

By: Kevin Milsted

Anna Bosse of WJ leads Jessie Rubin near 2-mile mark on muddy downhill at Georgetown Prep XC Classic

By: Kevin Milsted

Tarek Elhage, Will Conway, and Zach Weinstein of Churchill High School guarantee victory for their team by sweeping the top three places in the final Division I tri meet of the season at Damascus

By: Scott Silverstein

Three-year-old Samuel Somwaru of North Potomac completed all 3.1 miles of Page's Run, Churchill's 5K for Cystic Fibrosis. His aunt says he "runs all the time."

By: Ginny Maycock

Whitman and Northwest runners tackle a steep downhill on the Whitman course

By: Mike McCary

The lead pack just past the one mile mark in the girls varsity race at the Magruder Invitational

By: Michele Smith

This picture features two Our Lady of Good Counsel athletes Jack Riely (left) and Kyle Graves (right) high-fiving each other in congratulations as they accept 4th and 3rd place respectively in the boy's varsity individual awards at the Peter Geraghty Invitational.

By: Kevin Milsted

Troy Shelton, Hassan Dixon, Marvin Lisk, and Christopher Onuigbo of Northwest High School embrace after winning the 4x400 state title in a county best time of 3:18.98. Marvin Lisk, shown most prominently in the front, ran the third leg.

By: Mike McCary

Richard Montgomery's Andrew Rodriguez holds the county's fastest time in the 300-meter hurdles but his season came to an abrupt end at this very moment at the 4A West Regional Meet.

By: Emily Wolf

Olivia Durr of Poolesville seen through the hurdles, ready to run the 100m hurdle prelims at the County Championship Meet.

By: Kevin Milsted

Cortlandt Harris, Sean Sutton, Eric Saleh, and Leo McLaughlin battled each other for a fast time and a spot in the 200-meter finals at the Draper Invitational.

By: Scott Silverstein

Matthew Gibney ran a 3:58.4 split for 1,600 meters in Villanova's stunning come-from-behind victory in the College Men's Distance Medley Championship of America.

By: Meryl Silver

Chris Onuigbo of Northwest and Leland Pittman of Landon after finishing 49.45 to 49.46 in the 400 at the Viking Invitational

By: Kevin Milsted

Owen Cain brings the intensity as he fights Malcolm Wyche of Paint Branch and his teammate Al Kallay for five points in the 110m hurdle race at the Gaithersburg tri meet.

By: Scott Silverstein

Quince Orchard coach Seann Pelkey stars as the Devil taking the hindmost — fourth-place finisher Zoe Maslen of Churchill.

By: Cheryl Barnard

Solomon Haile approaching the finish line at the cross country state championship. It was a well deserved win for such a phenomenal athlete.

By: Kevin Milsted

Solomon Haile of Sherwood High School leads the 4A West Region in the earliest stages of the race. Haile is most likely the first runner to ever break 16 minutes on the hilly course.

By: Meryl Silver

Solomon Haile of Sherwood at finish line breaks county record by thirty seconds in 15:11

By: Kevin Milsted

Wayne Bartholomew runs with QO teammates Conor Spaulding and Thomas McNamara at the half way point before breaking away and winning the race in 16:35.

By: Dave Watt

Several MoCo runners lead the pack of 300+ runners in the first 200 meters of the boys varsity A race at Octoberfest Invitational.

By: Ally Becker

Kyle Balderson and Thomas Arias during the first mile of the Sherwood vs. Damascus Duel Meet.

By: Keith Hogan

Sherwood's Solomon Haile Walks on Water at the Magruder Cross Country Invitational

Picture is of Solomon Haile crossing the creek at the Agricultural Farm Park during the Magruder Cross Country Invitational Meet on September 13th, 2008. He was the only one who didn't get his feet wet.

By: Brandt Silver-Korn

One second after Antonio Palmer crossed the finish line to win the 4A 800-meter state title in 1:54.76, Daniel Edmund of Eleanor Roosevelt came through and congratulated him. Edmund had to help Palmer stay on his feet for a brief moment.

By: Pattie Sullivan

Hassan Dixon, Cort Harris, and Jemel Sessoms congratulate an exhausted Chris Brown after anchoring the 4x400 to victory less than 10 minutes after anchoring the 4x100 to victory at the WCAC Championship. Brown also won the 400-meter dash earlier that day.

By: Christina Mullen

Wil Zahorodny on final straightaway, already on record pace, shatters county championship meet record by three seconds in 1:51.15. The fastest 800 meter performance in Montgomery County history left fans in awe of his athletic ability.

By: Kevin Milsted

Everything was going well for the South Lakes runner in the background of this picture...that is until something went horribly wrong. Her legs tangled, she lost her balance, and she fell to the ground. She was unable to finish the race while the two out front qualified for the finals.

By: Scott Silverstein

Jeremy Wariner runs the final lap in 44.0 seconds to lead USA Blue to victory in the USA vs. the World 1,600-meter relay at Penn Relays.

By: Mike McCary

Former 3200 state champion Emma Eckerstrom has been sidelined with injury all season long, but has faithfully attended every Northwest track meet this spring. The track official at the Wootton Tri Meet decided to put her to work, letting her start several races.

By: Cinda Davey

The Boys Steeple Chase event at Woodward Relays 4/12/08 - the highlight of the meet for obvious reasons!

By: Maryl Silver

Brandt Silver-Korn of Whitman and Rutvij Pandya of Blair lead their teams in the mile race at the mid-week dual meet

By: Meryl Silver

Competitors after States

By: Ardoth Hassler

A picture of six of the seven BCC Varsity boys dressed up for Halloween the night before the Regionals

Kneeling: Left - Kyle Short (centurion); Right: Matt Davey-Karlson (300)
Standing L-R: James Lough (aka Britney), Dylan Straughn (Superman), Alex Prevost (lady in black and white), Walter Beller-Morales (Thomas the Tank Engine)

By: Kevin Milsted

Athlete lost his beach ball in lake that formed on Episcopal's XC course during IAC/ISL/MAC Championship

By: Scott Silverstein

By: Scott Silverstein

By: John Roemer

By: Ardoth Hassler

BCC Varsity Boys Celebrate their First-Place Finish

L-R: James Lough, Alex Prevost, Tom Swartz, Matt Davey-Karlson, Kyle Short, (head of alumn Chris Bowie), Dylan Straughan, Andrew Finkelstein

By: John Roemer

Preparing for Bull Run

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