I covered a pair of high school sports events for The Washington Post on Nov. 11 and 12, 2011. The first was a high school football playoff game between Lee and Hayfield. Lee won with a big second-half comeback.
The second event was the Virginia state high school cross country championship meet. Pretty amazing to see this kids run their hearts out.
The top individual winners in Class AAA were Sophie Chase of Lake Braddock and Ahmed Bile of Annandale. George Mason High in Falls Church, Va. won the team titles for both boys and girls. I also covered Albemarle High near Charlottesville for the Daily Progress. Albemarle finished second overall in the Class AAA boys competition.
The story for next year? Probably video of how wasted the kids are at the finish line after running as fast as they can for 18 or 19 minutes. Many of them need to be helped to their feet after crossing the line.