The Scoop: Recapping A Massive Weekend Of Action At New Balance Nationals Indoor


So much for disappointment. 

The Loudoun Valley (VA) High boys shook off a tough loss in the distance medley relay on Friday at the hands of Brentwood Track Club (TN) and came back with a fury on Saturday, setting a new national record in the 4x1-mile at New Balance Nationals Indoor in a time of 17:01.82. 

The Vikings surpassed the previous record by Christian Brothers Academy from 2014, an impressive 17:07.17. 

Hopewell Valley was second in 17:30.73, while Ann Arbor Pioneer was third in 17:34.55.

Perhaps needing to change the chemistry of the squad to elicit more of a response after the loss, the Vikings' coaches, Mark and Joan Hunter, switched out anchor Sam Affolder to the third leg, replacing him with Colton Bogucki. And the move proved brilliant, as Affolder split a 4:10, while Bogucki followed with a 4:11.

Connor Wells took the lead leg in the relay, keeping pace when Benjamin Seiples made a move with a little more than a lap to go. He finished in 4:28.09 and gave the stick to Jacob Hunter, who continued on with his best effort at the distance indoors, finishing in 4:19. 

The win sets up one more potential championships for the squad, who hope to claim another win in the 4x800. 


Finals                                                                
  1 The Jungle Tc-Va                                   17:01.82N  2   
     1) Wells, Connor 19                2) Hunter, Jacob 19           
     3) Bogucki, Colton 18              4) Affolder, Samuel 19        
       41.732 (41.732)       1:14.753 (33.021)       1:48.093 (33.340)
     2:21.394 (33.301)       2:55.254 (33.860)       3:27.985 (32.731)
     3:58.338 (30.353)       4:28.094 (29.756)       4:57.881 (29.787)
     5:29.437 (31.556)       6:03.108 (33.671)       6:35.623 (32.515)
     7:08.296 (32.673)       7:41.067 (32.771)       8:13.245 (32.178)
     8:43.147 (29.902)       9:12.071 (28.924)       9:42.172 (30.101)
    10:12.382 (30.210)      10:44.477 (32.095)      11:16.739 (32.262)
    11:49.105 (32.366)      12:19.859 (30.754)      12:52.679 (32.820)
    13:24.228 (31.549)      13:55.717 (31.489)      14:26.422 (30.705)
    14:57.684 (31.262)      15:30.110 (32.426)      16:01.754 (31.644)
    16:32.297 (30.543)      17:01.817 (29.521)                        
  2 Hopewell Valley Tc-Nj                              17:30.73   2   
     1) Pavicic, Michael 18             2) Meredith, Teddy 18         
     3) Dolan, Tim 18                   4) Dolan, Sean 19             
       41.391 (41.391)       1:15.138 (33.747)       1:47.669 (32.531)
     2:22.014 (34.345)       2:55.972 (33.958)       3:29.201 (33.229)
     4:01.276 (32.075)       4:34.597 (33.321)       5:04.659 (30.062)
     5:37.074 (32.415)       6:08.877 (31.803)       6:41.330 (32.453)
     7:14.508 (33.178)       7:47.439 (32.931)       8:19.568 (32.129)
     8:49.737 (30.169)       9:22.363 (32.626)       9:54.816 (32.453)
    10:27.766 (32.950)      11:01.433 (33.667)      11:35.440 (34.007)
    12:08.578 (33.138)      12:41.581 (33.003)      13:14.456 (32.875)
    13:45.761 (31.305)      14:18.169 (32.408)      14:50.949 (32.780)
    15:24.026 (33.077)      15:56.360 (32.334)      16:29.190 (32.830)
    17:00.343 (31.153)      17:30.729 (30.386)                        
  3 A2 Tc-Mi                                           17:34.55   2   
     1) Paige, Netunji 18               2) Wallace, Jack 18           
     3) PandoGirard, Aldo 18            4) Foster, Nick 19            
       42.268 (42.268)       1:15.608 (33.340)       1:48.776 (33.168)
     2:22.254 (33.478)       2:56.489 (34.235)       3:30.804 (34.315)
     4:03.726 (32.922)       4:36.874 (33.148)       5:08.118 (31.244)
     5:40.354 (32.236)       6:14.223 (33.869)       6:47.413 (33.190)
     7:20.519 (33.106)       7:53.270 (32.751)       8:25.367 (32.097)
     8:56.518 (31.151)       9:28.951 (32.433)      10:02.686 (33.735)
    10:36.736 (34.050)      11:11.361 (34.625)      11:44.382 (33.021)
    12:18.198 (33.816)      12:50.711 (32.513)      13:22.328 (31.617)
    13:52.807 (30.479)      14:25.474 (32.667)      14:57.089 (31.615)
    15:30.107 (33.018)      16:02.017 (31.910)      16:34.249 (32.232)
    17:06.249 (32.000)      17:34.549 (28.301)                        
  4 Staples Tc-Ct                                      17:35.15   2   
     1) Seiple, Benjamin 18             2) Lorenz, Luke 19            
     3) Myers, Christian 18             4) Landowne, William 18       
       42.425 (42.425)       1:15.038 (32.613)       1:48.351 (33.313)
     2:21.482 (33.131)       2:55.576 (34.094)       3:28.297 (32.721)
     3:58.052 (29.755)       4:28.321 (30.269)       4:58.952 (30.631)
     5:33.201 (34.249)       6:06.675 (33.474)       6:42.457 (35.782)
     7:16.326 (33.869)       7:50.521 (34.195)       8:25.649 (35.128)
     8:59.222 (33.573)       9:30.945 (31.723)      10:03.473 (32.528)
    10:37.716 (34.243)      11:12.062 (34.346)      11:45.494 (33.432)
    12:18.872 (33.378)      12:52.225 (33.353)      13:24.822 (32.597)
    13:56.038 (31.216)      14:27.665 (31.627)      14:59.220 (31.555)
    15:30.656 (31.436)      16:02.949 (32.293)      16:34.686 (31.737)
    17:05.722 (31.036)      17:35.143 (29.422)                        
  5 Plainsboro Tc-Nj                                   17:36.05   2   
     1) SantaMaria, Matthew 18          2) Johnson, Luke 20           
     3) Lad, Vedang 19                  4) Kulkarni, Atharv 18        
       42.240 (42.240)       1:14.251 (32.011)       1:47.284 (33.033)
     2:21.363 (34.079)       2:55.539 (34.176)       3:28.618 (33.079)
     4:02.205 (33.587)       4:34.531 (32.326)       5:04.863 (30.332)
     5:36.446 (31.583)       6:08.985 (32.539)       6:41.557 (32.572)
     7:14.511 (32.954)       7:47.437 (32.926)       8:19.158 (31.721)
     8:50.858 (31.700)       9:21.839 (30.981)       9:55.025 (33.186)
    10:28.037 (33.012)      11:01.692 (33.655)      11:35.074 (33.382)
    12:08.906 (33.832)      12:42.387 (33.481)      13:14.650 (32.263)
    13:45.884 (31.234)      14:18.222 (32.338)      14:51.207 (32.985)
    15:24.092 (32.885)      15:57.117 (33.025)      16:29.187 (32.070)
    17:02.684 (33.497)      17:36.041 (33.357)                        
  6 The Jungle Tc-Va  'B'                              17:45.71   1   
     1) Morris, Peter 18                2) Windle, Jacob 19           
     3) Dawson, Chase 18                4) Carlson, Kevin 20          
       39.302 (39.302)       1:14.682 (35.380)       1:47.584 (32.902)
     2:20.244 (32.660)       2:52.435 (32.191)       3:25.629 (33.194)
     3:58.441 (32.812)       4:29.499 (31.058)       4:59.268 (29.769)
     5:31.628 (32.360)       6:05.144 (33.516)       6:39.278 (34.134)
     7:13.860 (34.582)       7:48.757 (34.897)       8:22.673 (33.916)
     8:54.118 (31.445)       9:26.510 (32.392)       9:59.298 (32.788)
    10:32.572 (33.274)      11:06.992 (34.420)      11:40.615 (33.623)
    12:13.999 (33.384)      12:48.121 (34.122)      13:20.083 (31.962)
    13:51.069 (30.986)      14:24.412 (33.343)      14:58.806 (34.394)
    15:33.768 (34.962)      16:09.210 (35.442)      16:43.270 (34.060)
    17:16.680 (33.410)      17:45.702 (29.022)                        
  7 Louisville Xtreme-KY                               17:46.71   2   
     1) Marchal, Cooper 18              2) Larkin, Zach 19            
     3) Schaefer, Patrick 18            4) Shiflet, Grady 19          
       42.223 (42.223)       1:14.453 (32.230)       1:47.490 (33.037)
     2:21.812 (34.322)       2:56.391 (34.579)       3:29.332 (32.941)
     4:01.834 (32.502)       4:34.005 (32.171)       5:04.703 (30.698)
     5:37.058 (32.355)       6:09.236 (32.178)       6:42.625 (33.389)
     7:15.716 (33.091)       7:49.813 (34.097)       8:23.672 (33.859)
     8:57.461 (33.789)       9:29.270 (31.809)      10:03.201 (33.931)
    10:37.781 (34.580)      11:11.378 (33.597)      11:45.409 (34.031)
    12:18.428 (33.019)      12:51.074 (32.646)      13:21.413 (30.339)
    13:54.044 (32.631)      14:25.688 (31.644)      14:58.287 (32.599)
    15:31.451 (33.164)      16:06.369 (34.918)      16:39.142 (32.773)
    17:13.119 (33.977)      17:46.705 (33.586)                        
  8 Western Cary Tc-Nc                                 17:48.35   1   
     1) Kemper, Ryan 18                 2) Vo, Daniel 18              
     3) Barish, Peyton 18               4) McBride, Finn 18           
       39.631 (39.631)       1:14.428 (34.797)       1:47.488 (33.060)
     2:19.980 (32.492)       2:53.458 (33.478)       3:27.142 (33.684)
     4:00.900 (33.758)       4:32.381 (31.481)       5:02.383 (30.002)
     5:34.221 (31.838)       6:07.760 (33.539)       6:42.007 (34.247)
     7:16.905 (34.898)       7:52.989 (36.084)       8:27.935 (34.946)
     9:01.464 (33.529)       9:30.220 (28.756)      10:01.877 (31.657)
    10:34.903 (33.026)      11:09.425 (34.522)      11:43.967 (34.542)
    12:20.123 (36.156)      12:56.312 (36.189)      13:31.637 (35.325)
    14:01.911 (30.274)      14:32.746 (30.835)      15:05.863 (33.117)
    15:38.862 (32.999)      16:12.156 (33.294)      16:46.148 (33.992)
    17:17.776 (31.628)      17:48.346 (30.570)           



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