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Today @ 10:16PM

Albermarle Invite Week

We have two weeks left in our regular season for JV and then we start the postseason. We have four meets over the next two weeks to decide the varsity squads. We have a district meet on Thursday at Nokesville Park. Girls race at 3:15 pm and boys at 4 pm. On Saturday the bus leaves at 8 am to Panorama Farms, Earlysville, Va. (3 miles north of Albemarle HS) for the Albermarle Invite. 

This week's schedule:

Monday at Patriot at 2:30 pm

Tuesday at Bristoe Station at 3 pm

Wednesday at Patriot at 9:00 am

Thursday at Nokesville Park. Girls at 3:15 pm and boys at 4 pm

Friday at Patriot at 2:30 pm. Team Pasta Dinner at Connor Balcolm's home.

Saturday at Panorama Farms. Bus leaves at 8 am. 

  • 11:30am Girls Varsity 5k (teams can enter 8 athletes)
  • 12:15pm Boys Varsity 5k (teams can enter 8 athletes)
  • 12:45pm Girls JV 5k (unlimited entries)
  • 1:30pm Boys JV 5k (unlimited entries) 
  • 2:00pm Girls Freshman 5k (unlimited entries) 
  • 2:45pm Boys Freshman 5k (unlimited entries) 

Team News

1 week ago @ 3:59AM

Great training week ahead

No meet this week. A chance to get a great training week in without racing or traveling. The following two weeks will have meets on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Monday, 9/26 - 9 am at Patriot, door 20. 

* 5 pm at Safeway

Tuesday, 9/27- 3 pm at Brownsville Parking Lot off of Groveton. If are injured or can't make it there, meet with Coach Trexel at 2:30 pm at Patriot in Aux Gym.

Wednesday, 9/28 - 2:30 pm at Patriot

* 6 am Rooster Crew

Thursday, 9/29 - 3 pm at Bristow Station Battlefield, If are injured or can't make it there, meet with Coach Trexel at 2:30 pm at Patriot in Aux Gym.

Friday, 9/30 - 2:30 pm at Patriot

Saturday, 10/01 - 9am, Wendy's, 10700 Bulloch Road by the mall and the Manassas Battlefield


Team News

2.0 weeks ago @ 2:41AM

Big Week Ahead

Sept 19th-24th: Two meets this week. The first is Wednesday and is a district meet at Nokesville Park. The girls' race is at 3:15 pm and the boys are at 4 pm. On Saturday we compete at the Oatlands Invitational. This is the state course and also the largest invitation this season for us.

Rooster Crew on Monday and Wednesday.

Monday at Patriot 2:30 pm to 4:45 pm

Tuesday at Brownsville Parking lot off of Groveton from 3 pm to 4:30 pm. If you can't make it or need to cross-train, meet with Coach Trexel at 2:30 in the Aux Gym. 

Wednesday meet at Nokesville Park. Buses depart at 1 pm. Girls race at 3:15, boys at 4 pm.

Thursday at Patriot from 2:30 pm to 4:45 pm 

Friday at Patriot. 2:30pm to 4:00pm. 

Saturday at Oatlands Invitational. Buses leave at 6:30 am.


Team News

2.0 weeks ago @ 2:23AM

Huge Win For Boys XC at RVA Relays!

The boys' varsity won the RVA Relays on a very exciting night of competition at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville. The RVA Relays featured 44 high school teams in the "A" race. The five-person relay is at night on a grass course lit up by mobile light towers dotting the course. Each runner covers 2500 meters (a little over a mile and a half).

Senior James Fillmore got things started for Patriot and was in 9th most of the race. Fillmore went through the mile in 4:57 and was able to get a few more spots before handing off in 6th in a great time of 7:24 (59 seconds faster than his time from last year!). Jacob Casey moved Patriot from 6th to 3rd very quickly, running an aggressive leg in 7:36 (37 seconds faster than last year!). Our big question going into the meet was how Conner Utter would race. Utter, running in his first race of the season, ran an awesome leg of 7:37 to move us into second. All of his hours of dedication to cross-training when he was injured paid off big time for the team. Carlos Garcia was about 26 seconds behind South County when he received the baton. At the mile, Carlos was 23 seconds back, but over the last half mile, he was able to close to within two seconds at the handoff! Carlos made up 24 seconds on South County splitting a 7:32. Patrick Lowry, running the anchor leg immediately took the lead. Lowry ended up bringing home the victory, 27 seconds over the second-place team (Glen Allen)! It was so exciting to watch! Lowry was 27 seconds faster than his time from last year. He split 7:21. 

The Patriot girls varsity relay team placed 28th and were missing two of their top runners. Rena Johnson led the team with her 9:15 split, 45 seconds faster than her time from last year. Huge shoutout to Kira Baker, who anchored the team and ran four minutes faster than last year! 

Patriot will compete on Wednesday at Nokesville Park for a district meet. On Saturday the team will head to Oatlands for a preview of the state course and the biggest invitational of the year.

Team News

3.0 weeks ago @ 11:02PM

Change in practice schedule

Due to Monday's weather, this week's training has changed.

Tuesday at Patriot and not Brownsville Parking lot. 2:30 pm- 4:45 pm

Wednesday at Patriot from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Thursday at Brownsville Parking Lot off of Groveton Road - 3 pm - 4:45 pm

Friday at Patriot from 2:30 pm-4:15 pm

- Pasta Party at Koury Residence from 5 pm-8 pm.

Saturday meet at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville. Buses leave at 1 pm. 

Team News

3.0 weeks ago @ 11:29AM

First 5K was a very big success!

We had our big team trip to the Pole Green XC Invite in Mechanicsville and we had a very good first meet. The boys placed 5th (out of 29) led by Patrick's 4th place finish in 16:06 (a personal best!). The team ran without James Fillmore (ACT test) and Connor Utter (will be back racing soon). Placing them right behind Carlos Garcia ( 21st in 17:03) and Jacob Casey (23rd in 17:05), the team wins the meet. The girls were 11th out of 20 teams in the A varsity race and led by Anna Rigby's 14th-place finish (19:55), Sidney Nolan (48th in 21:25) and Rena Johnson (49th in 21:27). JV boys were led by Jackson Santiago (29th in 21:05), Carson Berget (34th in 21:11) and Tristin Koury (36th in 21:15). The JV boys squad finished 8th out of 20 teams. The JV girls were led by Ngozi Imala (63rd in 28:55) and Erica Shanahan (65th in 29:04). The JV girls finished 11th out of 12. 

The kids were well-behaved in the hotel and at King's Dominion. Very fun trip!

Monday - Patriot at 2:30 pm

Tuesday - Brownsville lot off of Groveton 3pm

Wednesday - Patriot at 2:30 pm

Thursday - Bristow Station Battlefield at 3 pm

Friday - Patriot at 2:30 pm. 

Saturday - meet at Pole Green for RVA Relays - 1 pm buses depart. Get back at midnight.


Team News

4.0 weeks ago @ 11:27PM

Lots of XC Action this Week!

Our first district xc meet is this Wednesday at Nokesville Park, just past Brentsville H.S. Girls race at 3:15pm and the boys are at 4pm. Student-athletes are out of class at 12:45 pm and the buses leave at 1pm. This is a great meet for our JV kids to get some racing experience and for our varsity to do a workout on the conference championship course.

Those going to the Pole Green XC Classic this Friday to Saturday, please bring back the permission form signed by your parents. If you need any medicines please have that form filled out as well. They are under team files.

Thursday practice is at Patriot at 2:30 and finishes at 5 pm. 

On Friday we will have a short practice after school at Patriot (2:30 pm to 3:30 pm). Buses leave for Mechanicsville at 4:30 pm. The trip itinerary is under team files.

Pole Green Cross Country Classic gets started at 8:30 am with the girls' varsity race.

Live results are here:

After the races, we will head to King's Dominion for some fun.

For next week we have a Saturday (9/17) evening meet. It is a relay where each runner runs 1.5 miles. Buses leave at 1 pm and we get back around 11:45 pm. 

Monday, Sept 12th - Patriot at 2:30pm-4:30pm

Tuesday, Sept 13th - Brownsville Parking Lot off of Groveton. 3pm. If you can't make that we will offer practice at the school at 2:30 pm. We prefer you at Brownsville but if you can't make it there, then go to the Aux gym at 2:30 pm to meet Coach Trexel. 

Wednesday, Sept 14th - Patriot at 2:30pm.



Team News

1 month ago @ 1:10AM

Thank you everyone! Team off to a great start.

Thank you everyone for helping with our first race. It was great getting to see all the kids run in their first competition of the season and for a lot of the kids their first race ever. Thank you to all the parents for volunteering, bringing food, tents, tables, and cheering on our team. It was a great day.

For results for all of our meets this season, they will be on a website called The link for Saturday's race results is here: Patriot Night of 2 Mile Results

The next two weeks are short school weeks with Labor Day Weekend. We will have practices, so if you are in town please attend and continue to get better. We also will have our first morning practice at 6 am on Wednesday (freshman and new runners do not attend. Athletes also can't attend if he/ she doesn't get a good night's sleep). Meet Coach Townsend at the weight room. We do not have a meet this weekend, but next week we have two. A Wednesday meet at Nokesville Park that begins at 3 pm and the overnight trip to Mechanicsville to Pole Green Park. The itinerary is under team files.

Monday 8/29 - 2:30 pm practice at Patriot. Done at 4:45 pm.

Tuesday 8/30 - 3:00 pm practice at Brownsville Parking Lot off of Groveton Road. Done at 4:45 pm.

Wednesday 8/31 - 2:30 pm practice at Patriot. Done at 4:30 pm. BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT!

Thursday 9/1 - 3:00 pm practice at Bristow Station Battlefield. Done at 4:45 pm.

Friday 9/2 no school. Team practice at 8:00 am at Patriot. Done at 10:30 am. 6 PM 2nd practice for the varsity at Safeway at 6 pm

Saturday 9/3. 8 am at Wendy's 10700 Bulloch Road by the Manassas Battlefield. Done at 9:45 am for beginners and 10:15 pm for veterans.

Monday 9/5. 8 am at Patriot. Done at 10:30. 6 PM 2nd practice for the varsity at Safeway.

Tuesday 9/6. 3pm at Brownsville Parking Lot off of Groveton.

Wednesday 9/7. Race time is 3:15 for the girls and 4 pm for the boys. XC District Meet at Nokesville Park. Buses usually leave school at 1:30 but will update once we know the departure time.


Team News

1 month ago @ 12:02AM

Three weeks done, now time for school and competition!

We have finished our third week and have welcomed a few more student-athletes to the team. The last day to join is Tuesday, the 23rd. It took time but we met our goal of ten freshman boys and ten freshman girls. We also bolstered our sophomore class quite a bit. We are up to 58 kids. We don't have any assistant coaches yet, but my hope is this week they will be cleared by HR. 

With school starting the schedule obviously changes quite a bit. For the first week, we will be at Patriot M-T-W-F and our first competition will also take place at Patriot on Saturday night. Thursday will be at the Bristow Station Battlefield. The race on Saturday will be on the track and not a cross-country course. The times the kids run will help me seed them for their first cross country meet on September 10th.  

If you have not joined the Remind group please do so. Download the app (Remind) and use the code 2022phscr

If you have not ordered your team uniform please do so now. The deadline to tomorrow (it has been extended several times).

This week's practices, 8/22-8/27 (School starts)

Monday 2:30 pm at the track. Done at 5 pm.

Tuesday 2:30 pm at the gym, done at 4:30 pm.

Wednesday 2:30 pm at the gym, done by 5 pm.

Thursday 3:00 pm at Bristow Station Battlefield. Done at 4:45 pm. 

Friday 2:30 pm at the gym, done at 4:30 pm.

Saturday meet at the Patriot track with Osborne, Gainesville, and maybe one to two others. Please be at the track at 4:55 pm if racing the 2K. 5:30 pm for everyone else. 

Team News

1 month ago @ 4:06PM

First week was good, the second week better!

Great week of training. The last two days we had a break in the weather which made running much more enjoyable. The beginners are already showing a lot of improvement from the first week. Our top group had a great summer of training and it is really showing in practice. A couple of shoutouts to Joseph, Balcom, Patrick, Anna, James F, Tristin, Meghan, Jacob, Ben, Kira and others for having such a great summer of training. We also have had some freshmen who have been with us most of the summer and are getting very fit. Zoe Patterson stands out. It's a great group I get to coach and we are working hard and getting better. We had our best attendance for a Saturday run today. It was fun seeing all the other teams out there at the battlefield training.  

* Some reminders! Team uniforms, shirts, and spirit wear is due. Please have it done by 8/14. Order goes in on the 15th in the morning so we can get the gear in 2-3 weeks. 

* IMPACT testing. 23 kids have it done but we need two more sessions to get everyone else done. Once I hear from Toby, our athletic trainer I will pass on the makeup dates. 

* Our last camp day is on Wednesday, on the 17th. Practice is 8am to 2pm and the kids need a lunch and change of clothes. 

* Orientation is on the 18th from 12 to 2pm. We will be done with practice that morning by 9:45am. 

Practice schedule for 8/15-8/20:

Monday 8am to 10:30am at Patriot

Tuesday 8am to 9:30am at Brownsville Parking lot off of Groveton

Wednesday 8am to 2pm at Patriot - Last Camp Day! Bring lunch and change of clothes

Thursday 8am - 9:40am at Bristow Station Battlefield 

Friday 8am - 10:30am at Patriot

Saturday 8am-9:40am at Wendy's off of 10700 Bulloch Road by Manasses Battlefield

Team News

1 month ago @ 10:56PM

Good first week!

Good first week for the team. Lots of new faces out for the team and great senior leadership! Despite being the first week, we were able to accomplish a full week of training. The freshmen and new runners to the team are quick learners. We got a lot of work ahead but a terrific group of workers and good attitudes!

Week #2 8/8-8/13

Monday - 8 am at Patriot

Tuesday - 8 am at Brownsville lot off of Groveton (Manassas Battlefield) //1:10 pm option for Summer Bridge group. Afternoon practice will have a high heat index so will have an indoor practice. Just 40 minutes max. 

Tuesday at 6pm Parent Fall Sports Meeting. Patriot Auditorium. 

Wednesday - Camp Day 8 am - 2 pm (bring lunch and change of clothes. Individual and team picture at 12:50 pm at the track. The Summer Bridge group can leave a little early to make the picture. 

Thursday - 8 am practice at Bristow Station Battlefield. Second practice option, a 6 pm practice at Safeway parking lot (near Sudley Manor road) for those who can't make 8 am session. 

Friday - 8 am at Patriot, IMPACT SESSION at noon! SPIRIT WEAR IS ALSO DUE!

Saturday - 8 am at Wendy's near Manassas Battlefield

Go Pioneers!

Team News

3.0 months ago @ 9:53AM

Basic Info - Summer 2022

Start Date - Monday, June 20th (Patriot High School - meet at Door #20)

Documents - please complete the following documents

  • VHSL Physical (dated after May 1st 2022) - must have in order to practice
  • PWCS Concussion Training - link here
  • Eligibility Form (white/yellow half sheet)
    • Available at the following:
      • Practice (Coach DeMarco)
      • The Running Store (Gainesville VA)
      • Patriot HS (outside Mr. Qualls' office)
    • Turn in to coaches or front office - must have in order to try out
  • Patriot XC 2022-23 Preseason Survey - please fill out the Google form at the link below:


  • Monday - PHS Indoor/Outdoor Track
    • 7:30-10:00am / Patriot HS
    • Meet at Door 20
    • Lifting and track workout for sprinters, jumpers, and distance
  • Tuesday - PHS Cross Country
    • 8:00-9:30am / Groveton Lot
    • Trail run (Manassas Battlefield)
    • Optional evening - 5:00-5:40pm @ Safeway
  • Wednesday - PHS Indoor/Outdoor Track
    • 7:30-10:00am / Patriot HS
    • Meet at Door 20
    • Lifting and track workout for sprinters, jumpers, and distance
  • Thursday - PHS Cross Country
    • 8:00-9:30am / Bristoe Station Battlefield
    • Trail run (Bristoe Station)
    • Optional evening - 5:00-5:40pm @ Safeway
  • Friday - PHS Indoor/Outdoor Track
    • 7:30-10:00am / Patriot HS
    • Meet at Door 20
    • Lifting and track workout for sprinters, jumpers, and distance

Locations (with addresses)

Remind Group Code - 2022phscr

Final Surge - this is the workout platform used by Patriot XC, follow the steps below to be added to the group.

  • Give the Patriot XC coaches your PWCS email either at practice, by emailing them or filling out the Preseason Survey (found above).
    • (Coach Lee -, Coach DeMarco -
  • You will receive an email from (check your spam folder as well)
  • Follow that link to accept your invitation to the Final Surge page for Patriot XC
  • You can now see the workouts posted, and post your own!

Team News

4.0 months ago @ 1:12PM

Preseason Student & Parent Meeting - June 8th, 2022

There will be a preseason meeting for students and parents interested in Cross Country on Wednesday, June 8th at 6:00pm (UPDATE - Room 1403, next to the Gym). Enter through Door 27.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, the information presented there will be posted to the Patriot Cross Country site on under Files.

Team News

1 year ago @ 7:36PM

Tryout Info - Patriot XC 2022-23

****IMPORTANT - this information pertains more to tryouts, which begin August 1****

Athletes should bring proper running shoes and clothing, plenty of water, and a recovery drink or snack for immediately after practice.

Documentation - you MUST have the following documents on file BEFORE you can try out/practice:

  • Sports Physical - all athletes must have a current sports physical on file (dated after May 1, 2022)
  • Concussion Training - All athletes trying out for Cross Country must complete the PWCS Concussion Training (online) at the following link before tryouts - link here
  • Eligibility Form - all athletes must fill out the white-yellow carbon copy form before you can practice/tryout; there are two ways to get this form:
    • At practice - coaches will have copies, fill out and return straight away
    • The Running Store - copies available at the store, just ask for a Patriot XC eligibility form. (7343 Atlas Walk Way, Gainesville VA 20155)

Blue Emergency Card - all athletes should fill out and turn in the blue Emergency Card as soon as possible (found in Team Files)

Remind Group - Please join the Patriot XC 2022 Remind group (using the Remind app)

  • class code - 2022phscr