The top 15 individual runners in both 5A and 6A earn all-state honors.
Recap: Cox’s Jonathan Lomogda ran away with his first state championship, becoming the first South Hampton Roads male runner to clinch a state title since 1984. Lomogda’s 15:34 time was 22 seconds ahead of Cosby’s Grant Northcutt (15:56.00). Falcons coach Lanny Doan said Lomogda executed his game plan from the start.
“It was a smackdown from the beginning,” Doan said. “We wanted him to start out hard enough to make everybody think twice about staying with him. Then, nobody challenged him. It was a very impressive performance. He just wanted to show everyone that he can win. He wasn’t thinking about the historical aspect of it.”
The Falcons team finished eighth overall. Cox junior David Scherrer’s 16:15.00 was good for seventh place.
“Honestly I think if you were going to rank us out of 100, we ran about a 90 today,” Doan said. “I’m a pretty happy guy. All in all a good day.”
Kellam’s Ryan Drew wasn’t far behind, finishing ninth with a time of 16:19.00. Lomogda, Scherrer and Drew all earned 6A all-state honors.
Results, with overall team score:
- Lake Bradford (46)
- James Madison (106)
- Cosby (127)
- James W. Robinson (150)
- W.T. Woodson (154)
- Forest Park (157)
- Patriot (169)
- Cox (171)
- Riverbend (203)
- Centreville (215)
- Manchester (251)
- Clover Hill (260)
Recap: The Ocean Lakes girls represented the Beach district with a fourth-place finish, while Kellam finished 12th. Individually, Dolphins senior Morgan Will finished 19th with a 19:42.00 time that was best for any Beach female runner. Her teammate, junior Madeleine King, finished right behind her at 19:43.00. For Kellam, junior Eileen Vedder finished 51st (20:40.00).
Ocean Lakes coach Mike Nestor: “I thought we were good, we just weren’t great. At the championship meets, all five runners have to be great. It was a fair finish, pretty much expected. We’re proud of being the pride of the south, but you still want more.”
- Lake Braddock (44)
- Oakton (77)
- James Madison (89)
- Ocean Lakes (130)
- West Springfield (132)
- Cosby (142)
- James W. Robinson (164)
- South County (179)
- Western Branch (211)
- Forest Park (293)
- Woodbridge (296)
- Kellam (342)
Recap: Princess Anne’s Doria Martingayle represented the Beach with a third-place finish of 18:50.00 — her second consecutive state top-three finish (last year she was runner-up). The Cavaliers finished 11th as a team. Princess Anne coach Kevin Rhue was proud of his girls’ last meet of the season.
“We just had our normal day,” Rhue said. “They ran about what they’ve been running all year. As a coach, you always want more.”
Rhue said of Doria Martingayle’s third-place finish: “Anything between one and three was about right for her. … She was with those other girls at a mile, then a gap opened up. On that course, nobody really catches anyone. Once gaps are created, that’s sort of the finishing order.”
- Tuscarora (75)
- Albemarle (89)
- Hickory (106)
- Deep Run (117)
- George C. Marshall (130)
- Potomac Falls (141)
- Glen Allen (195)
- Stafford (203)
- Menchville (216)
- Atlee (221)
- Princess Anne (235)
- Douglas Freeman (321)
No Beach teams participated in the 5A state meet, but Princess Anne’s Harrison Martingayle and Joshua Spare earned all-state honors.
Martingayle finished fifth with an impressive 16:12.00 time. Spare’s 16:32 was good for the 15th and final all-state spot.
“This was something they wanted from the get-go, to be on that podium,” Rhue said of his boys. “So as a coach, that’s really gratifying because those guys worked their tails off.”
Harrison said he drew motivation from his sister, Doria.
“I didn’t have a great region, but I knew I was capable of being in the mix for top-five,” he said. “I just hung on and ran a more consistent race than I have in the past. I feel like I could have gone a little harder. Third was not out of the question.”
“Watching her (Doria) succeed definitely helped me mentally going into the race,” Harrison said. “She had a good race; there’s no reason I can’t.”
Overall, Rhue was impressed with both of his girls and boys’ performances.
“When I sit back and look at it, its the first time I had multiple athletes of the same gender make all state,” Rhue said. “Walking out with three making all state is the most I’ve ever coached in one year.”