The Dale City “Lightning” Cross Country team competed in the 2014 AAU Virginia Cross Country State Championships in Portsmouth, VA on November 1, 2014. All 7 of the Lightning athletes finished in the top 4 places in their races, earning medals and qualifying for the 2014 AAU Athletics Cross Country National Championships in Lawrence, KS in December.


Those athletes are: • Zaria Gaskins finished 2nd in the U8 girls 2k race (11:18) • Ahmir Harris finished 3rd in the U8 boys 2k race (9:56) • Sydney Byrd finished 2nd in the U9 girls 3k race (13:29) • Justin Byrd finished 3rd in the U10 boys 3k race (12:32) • Eli Bennett finished 2nd in the U12 boys 3k race (10:55) • Cameron Byrd finished 4th in the U12 boys 3k race (11:36) • Katie Reed Bennett finished 1st in the 15-16 yr. old girls 5k race (22:18) “The Lightning Cross Country team had outstanding performances, running solid races,” stated cross country head coach Rusty Byrd. “We could not be prouder of all our athletes, their hard work and dedication shows.”


The Dale City Track Club will begin its winter indoor track season in February 2015. Spring registration will be announced in February, stay tuned.