SHENANDOAH – Mark Comer and his family wanted to set aside a day to pay tribute to their Mother that passed away last year and they did so with amazing success on Saturday morning. In what the Comer family hopes to be the first in an annual event somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 family and friends merged in downtown Shenandoah for the Lois Comer Memorial Run (3.2)/ Walk (2.0).
The weather could not have been better for the event as the field of serious runners and casual walkers (I fit into that second group for sure) joined together for I feel is the greatest of causes – honoring a parent!
The new name brings a smile to my face because when I first started covering High School sports part-time for the Northern Virginia Daily back in 2006 one of the first events I covered was Strasburg @ Stonewall volleyball. Katie Baker and Kaitlin Smoot were juniors on a very talented team that night and my opening paragraph mentioned that the Strasburg Express rolled into Quicksburg that night!
The line just had a certain ring to it and now 3+ years later… Congrats to the Express!
For the third straight season Strasburg Rams VB Coach Suzanne Mathias will have a player participate in the festivites down in Tidewater. Smoot follows Bethany Doman (Class of 2009), Katie Baker (2008) and Kaitlin Smoot (2008) as members of the Purple & White to represent the school on the state wide stage.