Cross country works to rebuild team


Christine Rakov

Senior Dylan Evans finishes the last leg of the Norfolk Academy 2-mile event at Norfolk Academy on Aug. 31 at 3:30 p.m.

Riley Devlin, Editor-in-Chief

Boys and girls cross country teams continue team-oriented practices over the summer to prepare for upcoming meets. 

New recruits work on consistency, strength and dedication through endurance workouts and strength training, many of which are held at Seashore State Park. Some of the workouts consist of fartleks, tempo runs and maintenance runs. 

“With a bunch of last year’s varsity runners graduating, the boys and girls cross country team is really young and inexperienced at the high school level. They have a lot to prove, but with the right mentality and dedication, they can make it back to States,” said senior Tyson Jacques. 

Dolphins had their first scrimmage of the season on Aug. 31 at Norfolk Academy at 3:30 p.m. The girls placed second out of 11 teams, and the boys placed first out of 10 teams. The first official meet of the season will be held on Sep. 14 at 3:30 p.m. against Kellam, First Colonial, Bayside, Green Run and Kempsville.

A bunch of promising new freshmen have joined the team who will hopefully be the future of the team and lead once the class of 2023 graduates,” said Jacques.

New students can find more information about the cross country team at the Ocean Lakes Website.