WATCH: Sam Affolder, Loudoun Valley Roll In Fast 1600m

Less than a week removed from their second straight Nike Cross Nationals title in Portland, Oregon, the Loudoun Valley boys arrived at the Real Deal High School Indoor Classic in Hampton, Virginia, on Saturday hoping to put down a few more fast times on the legs of cross country season. 

That was no more evident than in the 1600m, where a sea of pink jerseys--Loudoun Valley wore its 'The Jungle' Club uniform--dominated in the race. 

The team's top five runners all finished within the first six places, with senior Sam Affolder scoring a meet record in 4:13.22. Seniors Jacob Hunter and Connor Wells both run under 4:20. 

Loudoun Valley coach Joan Hunter confirmed after the meet that the Vikings were trying to see what their aerobic strength could yield them before an extending period of rest following the cross country season. 

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Top 1600m Results From Real Deal

PLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTH#
1Sam Affolder12Loudoun Valley4:13.228
2Jacob Hunter12Loudoun Valley4:18.578
3Connor Wells12Loudoun Valley4:19.828
4Brendan Taylor11L.C. Bird4:24.388
5Jacob Windle12Loudoun Valley4:26.618
6Kellen Hasle11Loudoun Valley4:29.948
7Kameron Helmlinger12Atlee4:31.578
8Jacob Plummer10L.C. Bird4:32.258
9Alex Murphy10Grafton High School4:34.677
10Corey Pisa11L.C. Bird4:36.207
11Josh Donnelly11Deep Run4:39.887
12Shahmique Cromwell12L.C. Bird4:39.978
13Elliot Petersen11Loudoun Valley4:42.237
14Carter Morgan11Maggie Walker4:43.047
15Jeshawn Walker12Lakeland4:43.377
16Ben Madrigal9Grafton High School4:44.166
17Benjamin Summers11Norfolk Academy4:44.226
18Zachary Sturm11Grafton High School4:50.176
19Luke Affolder10Loudoun Valley4:52.556
20George Henning11Atlee4:52.676


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