Bishop Ireton’s Girls Cross Country Team Wins First State Championship in Almost Two Decades

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The Bishop Ireton Girls Cross Country team brought home the first state victory in two decades. (Photo courtesy of Bishop Ireton High School)

Alexandria, VA – On Wednesday, October 23, the Bishop Ireton Girls Varsity Cross Country Team won their first State Championship in 19 years. The Cross Country win was for the State Catholic Championship.

“Wednesday’s race was the culmination of many weeks of hard work and preparation,” said Head Coach Brad Byrnes. “As their coach, I’m so happy for them to win as they’ve come so close over the past few years. This victory was well earned and our ladies deserve it!”

About Bishop Ireton: Bishop Ireton High School, a Catholic preparatory high school located in historic Alexandria, Virginia, began its proud heritage of academic excellence in 1964. As a Salesian community of learning, Bishop Ireton is dedicated to the educational and spiritual formation of young men and women, challenging them to Advance Always in scholarship, service, and in the love of God and one another. The school is accredited by the Virginia Catholic Education Association, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and AdvancED.