Cross Country Blog

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Welcome to the Virginia cross country blog! Below you will find weekly blog entries from members of the men's and women's teams, in addition to weekly Q&As with current student-athletes, photo galleries from selected meets, occasional video highlights and much more!

The No. 12 men’s squad is currently undefeated as it has won the Lou Onesty and Panorama Farms Invitationals at home (upsetting No. 11 Syracuse for the Panorama Farms title), in addition to the George Mason Invitational. The No. 11 women's team won the Lou Onesty and George Mason titles, while finishing runner-up to No. 2 Villanova at the Panorama Farms Invitational. Both teams are currently preparing for the ACC Championships set for Saturday, Oct. 31 in Cary, N.C.

Thanks for reading and Go 'Hoos!



Blog: Stephanie Garcia
10/28 - Growing up on the track in high school, all I wanted was to be a part of a team: being best friends with my teammates and spending time bonding, training and carefully crafting our success as one unit, together. I wanted to win races and reach my individual potential, for sure, but I craved that sense of wholeness within that group of cross country teammates, knowing that when I lined up beside them, they would be there for me and with me every step we raced. It is exactly what I have found this year at Virginia. (Read more...)

LetsRun.com: ACC Cross Country Preview





Q&A: Morgane Gay
Sophomore Morgane Gay is a member of the women's cross country team that heads to the ACC Championships this weekend. Virginia's third finisher at the conference meet a year ago, Gay earned all-region honors in her first season and has helped the women's squad to a No. 11 national ranking this year. (Read more...)


Daily Progress: Cavs host strong field at Panorama
It would have been easy to assume that the gloomy weather in Central Virginia rained on Virginia cross country coach Jason Vigilante’s parade.

It was quite the opposite. (Read more...)

Best Seat In The House: Jason Vigilante
University of Virginia Cross Country Coach, Jason Vigilante, joined The Best Seat In The House to discuss his team and the Panorama Farms Invitational tomorrow at Panorama Farms.



Jeff White: Elite Runners Descend on Charlottesville
At the Panorama Farms Invitational, which will be held Friday at Virginia's home course in Earlysville, Jason Vigilante hopes to learn more about their teammates. The ACC championships are little more than two weeks away, and Emil Heineking and Catherine White will need help if the Cavaliers are to capture the team titles. (Read more...)


Cavalier Daily: Team hopes to make statement Friday
As ACC Championships approach, Virginia squads look to gauge strength in Panorama Farms Invitational. (Read more...)




Q&A: Kevin Tschirhart
Senior Kevin Tschirhart recently sat down with VirginiaSports.com to talk about his summer internship, his plans for after graduation and the strengths of this season's men's cross country team. (Read more...)



Cavalier Daily: Cavaliers continue uphill battle
Men's, women's teams focus on long road that makes up the remainder of challenging season. (Read more...)




Q&A: Trey Miller
Redshirt junior Trey Miller opened his cross country season this past weekend, helping the men's team to its second-straight George Mason Invitational title. Miller finished seventh overall in 25:19. (Read more...)




Jeff White: White Finds Comfort Zone at UVa
When it came time for Catherine White to pick a college, she didn't consider the distance that separated Fayetteville, Ark., from her hometown of Roanoke -- about 1,000 miles -- to be a negative. (Read More...)



Cavalier Daily: Cross country teams head to Mason Invite
Men's, women's squads aim to steadily enhance performance, endurance. (Read more...)




Q&A: Graham Tribble
A key performer on the Cavaliers' back-to-back ACC Cross Country Championship teams, senior Graham Tribble earned his first-ever All-Southeast Region honors at the regional championships last season - helping the men to a runner-up finish. With the Cavaliers heading to Fairfax, Va., to compete in the George Mason Invitational on Saturday, Tribble checked in with VirginiaSports.com to talk about his internship in D.C. this summer and the strengths of this season's team. (Read more...)


Q&A: Sean Keveren
Sean Keveren is a redshirt freshman on Virginia's cross country team that won the Lou Onesty Invitational at Panorama Farms last weekend. In his first race wearing a Virginia uniform, Keveren was the second Cavalier to finish, and fourth overall, clocking in at 25:13.4. This past August, the Brentwood, Tenn., native competed on the track in the 5k at the Pan American Junior Championships in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, finishing second with a personal-best time of 14:14.46. (Read more...)


Cavalier Daily: Cavaliers charge into season, take team titles
Heineking, Dezubay highlight sweep of home invitational with individual championships; tight Virginia pack outdistances foes. (Read more...)



Cavalier Sports Weekly: Host Stephanie Garcia
Stephanie Garcia, senior on the track and cross country teams, hosts the September 20th edition of Cavalier Sports Weekly. (Click to watch...)



Video Highlights: Lou Onesty Invitational
Senior Lauretta Dezubay and junior Emil Heinkeing each won individual titles at the Lou Onesty Invitational, leading both the men's and women's squads to a sweep of the team titles. (Click to watch...)



Cavalier Daily: Runners gauge off-season progress Saturday
Both men’s, women’s teams hope to continue success of last year as squads open season at home (Read more...)




Q&A: Lauretta Dezubay
Senior Lauretta Dezubay was the Cavaliers' top finisher in four meets last season, including winning two individual titles - the Lou Onesty and George Mason Invitationals. In a season in which Virginia's cross country program had to adjust to a new head coach, the women won its first-ever Southeast Region title and advanced automatically to the NCAA Championships - finishing 26th overall. VirginiaSports.com checked in with Dezubay to chat about her final cross country season and the upcoming year. (Read more...)