After having their season cancelled in fall of 2020 due to COVID-19 shutdowns, Virginia high school cross country runners were given a condensed 2 month season this March and April.
Despite the circumstances, the Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School Boys Cross Country team from won the Cardinal District and the Regional Championships. This qualified them to run at the State VHSL competition for the first time in school history.
The state cross county meet was hosted in Leesburg at the Oatlands Plantation. After running the hilly, 5 Kilometer course, they placed 5th as a team – with two individual runners placing top 10 in the state meet. Bryce Lentz ran his way into Colgan history getting 1st place in the race, achieving his 3rd State Champion title. According to Colgan coach William Stearns, Lentz is “the first Prince William County male in over 30 years to win the state 6A Cross Country Title”. Lentz will be attending the United States Air Force Academy this fall, and plans to continue his running career while preparing to be a leader in the Air Force.
We wish the Colgan Cross Country team the best of luck as they continue to thrive and represent the heart of the Coles District.
– Coles District Staff