The Oakton girls’ cross country team, which captured its second straight VHSL 6A state championship on Nov. 15, finished fourth at the Nike Southeast regional meet on Nov. 29 in Cary, N.C.
The Cougars posted a score of 176. Blacksburg (Va.) won the event with a score of 86, followed by Western Cary (N.C., 106) and Lake Braddock (143), which placed runner-up in 6A at the VHSL state meet.
The top two teams and the top five unattached individuals qualified for the national meet on Dec. 6 in Portland, Ore.
Sophomore Casey Kendall led the way for Oakton, finishing 15th with a time of 18:07.7. Sophomore Leya Salis finished 24th for the Cougars with a time of 18:16.7. Senior Allie Klimkiewicz finished 35th (18:30.4), freshman Kira Buttrey was 80th (19:01.7) and junior Jill Bracaglia finished 97th (19:19.3).
Patriot High School sophomore and VHSL state champion Rachel McArthur won the individual competition with a time of 17:16.
Klimkiewicz (third), Kendall (fourth), Salis (11th) and Buttrey (15th) earned all-state honors at the VHSL state meet.
Members of the Madison girls’ cross country team competed at the Foot Locker South regional meet on Nov. 29 in Charlotte, N.C.
Madison sophomore Devon Williams finished 24th with a time of 17:57. Senior Amanda Swaak came in 28th (17:59), junior Morgan Wittrock finished 36th (18:08), senior Laura Sullivan took 93rd (18:48) and junior Catherine Stone finished 136th (19:31).
Ryen Frazier, a senior at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, N.C., won the event with a time of 16:27.
The Madison Warhawks placed third at the state meet. Williams (eighth), Swaak (10th) and Wittrock (13th) earned all-state honors.