Nolan Jez

Preseason Countdown: Girls' Individual #5 Nolan Jez Aug 18, 2017

After a fifth place last year at states Allison is now ready for a state title. Now we understand it is a big jump from fifth to first but when you have a personal best of 17:48 you're talking about an elite runner who on any given day can take on any runner our state has. That is exactly why Allison enters the season our #5 preseason runner.

Poll: Toughest Classification To Win States Nolan Jez Aug 17, 2017

Change has come and there has definitely been a power shift in the state. Unlike track it looks like size isn't as important as program history during XC. Check out the polls below and let us know what you are thinking about the new classifications and rankings for this season.

Preseason Countdown: Boys' Individual #4 Nolan Jez Aug 16, 2017

Now with a state title to his name in track and having made Foot Locker Nationals, Price Owens is ready to break thru and win that XC state title. He enters the season with the fastest personal best and as one of the fastest returners in years with his 15:07 best.

Preseason Countdown: Girls' Individual #6 Nolan Jez Aug 16, 2017

Ailene may not be the quickest returning athlete but she very well could have the most upside. She has run 17:49 for 5K and most impressively went 10:48 as a frosh in the two mile two years ago. Those two times tell us one big thing, she loves the flat fast courses. That speed will bode well for her this season and that is why have her ranked 6th in our top returning list.

Preseason Countdown: Boys' Individual #5 Nolan Jez Aug 15, 2017

Despite facing injuries all last year Grant Northcutt just has too much talent and speed to overlook him. This year, his senior year, he will be looking for that big break-thru race at Great Meadow. He finished second as a sophomore and didn't run as a junior but still boasts a 15:21 best and is in the shape to go even faster.

Preseason Countdown: Girls' Individual #8 Nolan Jez Aug 13, 2017

After a huge year as a sophomore the now junior is ready to battle the best in the state and on her team for the state and national spotlight. Ava boasts a 17:54 best and is seriously on the cusp of greatness. She has yet to win that state title and that will certainly be one of the best things for her training this year.

Predicted 3A State XC Competition Fields Nolan Jez Aug 10, 2017

Though the state meet will be the same size, the makeup of who is running and where they are from will be a whole lot different. Instead of two regions advancing six teams and 10 individuals it will be four regions advancing three teams and five individuals. Below are our pre-season predicted state fields.

Preseason Countdown: Girls' Individual #9 Nolan Jez Aug 10, 2017

After multiple team title runner-ups and three state runner-ups, Loudoun Valley's Natalie Morris is certainly ready to take home that state title. This season she enters as our #9 returning star in the entire state and second amongst 4A competitors. She is though the fastest returning state course runner this year in 4A.

Preseason Countdown: Boys' Individual #7 Nolan Jez Aug 10, 2017

Phillip may not have had one of the best XC or indoor seasons but by outdoor season it was very apparent that he was the real deal. Over the past few months the Stafford star tallied up an undefeated record in the 3200 and even took home the 5A state title in 9:11.

Preseason Countdown: Boys' Individual #8 Nolan Jez Aug 8, 2017

Following those trends we are predicting a big season from Colton and expect his improvements over distances to keep improving. We know we are being bold here but sub 15 could very well be in his future. 

Predicted 4A State XC Competition Fields Nolan Jez Aug 8, 2017

Though the state meet will be the same size, the makeup of who is running and where they are from will be a whole lot different. Instead of two regions advancing six teams and 10 individuals it will be four regions advancing three teams and five individuals. Below are our pre-season predicted state fields. 

Preseason Countdown: Boys' Individual #9 Nolan Jez Aug 7, 2017

This year though Derek is on a mission he returns as the second seed in all of 5A by only a second. Yared of Edison enters as the top seed but behind both of them are quite a few juniors who are also looking for that big break thru.

Preseason Top 5 Team Countdown: #5 Nolan Jez Aug 6, 2017

The thing that makes XC the best season for many is the undeniable team aspect of the sport. Though you can win national titles and state titles all while setting records as an individual, it truly takes five guys or girls to bring home a team trophy in cross country.

Predicted 5A State XC Competition Fields Nolan Jez Aug 5, 2017

Though the state meet will be the same size, the makeup of who is running and where they are from will be a whole lot different. Instead of two regions advancing six teams and 10 individuals it will be four regions advancing three teams and five individuals. Below are our pre-season predicted state fields. 

Predicted 6A State XC Competition Fields Nolan Jez Aug 4, 2017

Though the state meet will be the same size, the makeup of who is running and where they are from will be a whole lot different. Instead of two regions advancing six teams and 10 individuals it will be four regions advancing three teams and five individuals. Below are our pre-season predicted state fields.

Fair or Foul? Reclassification Hurts 6A North Hardest Nolan Jez Aug 4, 2017

There has been a lot of anger, disgust, and even distrust revolving around the new VHSL regional alignments. The epicenter of those emotions will definitely be in 6A regions C and D this upcoming XC season with two of the top 10 teams in the state slated to miss out on state competition. 

RVA Relays: The Most Hype XC Meet of The Year! Nolan Jez Aug 3, 2017

After just two years, the RVA Relays is quickly becoming one of the most hyped meets of the entire XC Season. This year's installment is not only going to be the biggest and best one yet but it will also feature a glow run race now under the lights!