C.W. Moran

Potomac Falls, Senior

Won second consecutive all-state medal with a fourth-place finish in 16 minutes 3 seconds in the Virginia AA meet for the fifth-place Panthers. Led team to a second consecutive Dulles District championship by winning in 15:56 and was third (15:42) in Region II. Ran 16:03 at the Foot Locker South Regional Cross-Country Championships for the best finish (71st) among local runners.

Brian Blubaugh

Potomac Falls, sixth season

His Panthers were the only county squad to reach the Virginia AA meet, qualifying third with 104 points, only nine points out of second. The Panthers were fifth in the state without No. 3 runner Robby Law, whose senior year was cut short by mononucleosis, and with No. 3 through 7 runners in their first year on the varsity. He guided both boys and girls to Dulles District titles.

Matt Bierlein, Fauquier, Jr. -- Came on strong late in the year to finish 14th (16:45) at the Virginia AA meet. Fourth (16:41) in the Northwestern District and 13th at Region II.

Brian Carnes, Loudoun County, Sr. -- Medaled consistently all season and peaked to finish fourth (17:19) in the Dulles District meet and 22nd (17:07) in Region II. Placed 23rd (16:55) in the William & Mary Invitational B race.

Justin Kirk, Loudoun County, Sr. -- Three-time All-Extra was seventh (16:33) in Virginia AA. Runner-up (16:34) in the Dulles District and qualified ninth in Region II (16:25). Ran his fastest race (16:01) for third place in the William & Mary Invitational B race.

Brian Markley, Loudoun Valley, Sr. -- Repeat All-Extra overcame tendinitis in his hip to place sixth (17:33) in the Dulles District and 41st (17:34) in Region II. Best race was second (17:28) at Great Meadows Invitational.

Chris Mir, Potomac Falls, Sr. -- Repeat All-Extra finished ninth (16:38) in Virginia AA, eighth in Region II (16:21) and third (16:35) in Dulles District. Ran 16:34 at the Foot Locker South Region Cross-Country Championships.

Dan Nally, Liberty, Sr. -- Repeat All-Extra was 10th (16:39) in Virginia AA, fifth (16:06) in Region II and runner-up (16:11) in Northwestern District. Ran 16:12 at the Foot Locker South Region Cross-Country Championships.

Honorable Mention

Julian Hertz, Loudoun County, Sr.; Lee Moeser, Broad Run, Soph.; Torrin Patrick, Potomac Falls, Soph.; Anthony Phillips, Potomac Falls, Jr.; Andrew Shanley, Potomac Falls, Fr.; Adam Smith, Potomac Falls, Jr.; Sean Wilson, Potomac Falls, Soph.

The All-Extra boys' cross-country team: from left, Brian Carnes and Justin Kirk, Loudoun County; Brian Markley, Loudoun Valley; Chris Mir and C.W. Moran, Potomac Falls; Matt Bierlein, Fauquier; Dan Nally, Liberty; and Coach Brian Blubaugh, Potomac Falls.Coach of the Year Brian Blubaugh; top runner C.W. Moran.