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
|1||Sam Affolder||12||Loudoun Valley||4:13.22||8|
|2||Jacob Hunter||12||Loudoun Valley||4:18.57||8|
|3||Connor Wells||12||Loudoun Valley||4:19.82||8|
|4||Brendan Taylor||11||L.C. Bird||4:24.38||8|
|5||Jacob Windle||12||Loudoun Valley||4:26.61||8|
|6||Kellen Hasle||11||Loudoun Valley||4:29.94||8|
|8||Jacob Plummer||10||L.C. Bird||4:32.25||8|
|9||Alex Murphy||10||Grafton High School||4:34.67||7|
|10||Corey Pisa||11||L.C. Bird||4:36.20||7|
|11||Josh Donnelly||11||Deep Run||4:39.88||7|
|12||Shahmique Cromwell||12||L.C. Bird||4:39.97||8|
|13||Elliot Petersen||11||Loudoun Valley||4:42.23||7|
|14||Carter Morgan||11||Maggie Walker||4:43.04||7|
|16||Ben Madrigal||9||Grafton High School||4:44.16||6|
|17||Benjamin Summers||11||Norfolk Academy||4:44.22||6|
|18||Zachary Sturm||11||Grafton High School||4:50.17||6|
|19||Luke Affolder||10||Loudoun Valley||4:52.55||6|