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Mount Vernon Sports Briefs: MV's Rowell Competes at Regionals

Mount Vernon's Katja Rowell competed at the Northern Region cross country championship meet on Nov. 4 at Burke Lake Park, placing 51st with a time of 19 minutes, 42.4 seconds.

<b>West Potomac Football Ends Season</b>

The West Potomac football team lost to Annandale 41-31 on Nov. 5, dropping the Wolverines' record to 6-4 and ending their season.

Three 6-4 teams qualified for the regional playoffs — Westfield, Fairfax and Langley — but West Potomac and rival T.C. Williams were left on the outside looking in with the same record. The Wolverines finished 5-2 in the Patriot District but dropped their final two games of the season.

<b>MVHS 5K Moved to Nov. 20</b>

The Mount Vernon High School 5K Turkey Trot and Wellness Walk will take place on Nov. 20 rain or shine. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 8:30 a.m. General registration fee is $35. Teachers or students with a valid ID card can participate for $25. The race begins at the Rock entrance of MVHS. The race benefits the MVHS Cares Emergency Fun, to help provide education-related assistance and incentives for MVHS students.

<b>Running Club on Sundays</b>

The Mount Vernon Milers running club meets at 8 a.m. on Sundays. The group usually meets along the Potomac River, but the exact location is listed in an e-mail sent every Wednesday for the coming week. Distances vary but runners can expect between four and eight miles.

To join the Mount Vernon Milers, send Lee Britton an e-mail at lbritton7@yahoo.com to be put on the e-mail list.

<b>Fort Hunt Rugby Meeting</b>

The first organizational meeting for Fort Hunt boys-girls high school rugby will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Dec. 7 in the meeting room at Sherwood Hall Library. Additional information can be found at www.fhyaa.org/rugby or by calling 703-780-5859. Head coach is John Dacey.