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2016 Season Recap

Varsity

The varsity cross country teams grew in numbers (19 boys and eight girls), and experienced many team and individual successes throughout the season. The highlight of the girls season was their second-place finish at the James River Challenge, which included both private and public school teams. Senior captain Summer Owens ‘broke the tape’ (was the first place finisher) at numerous races during the season and achieved all-state honors for the second consecutive year with her 12th place overall finish at the state meet. The boys’ team had commanding wins for both of their home races. Their season highlight was at the state meet, where five runners ran PRs (Personal Records) on a tough course and five of the top seven runners were eighth graders. The team finished 14th out of 39 teams, even without junior captain Kyle Sims, who could not race for health reasons. The team’s trajectory is positively sky high. The team was coached by Laura Akesson, Zach Dalton, and Todd Serr.

Middle School

The Middle School Cross Country teams consisted of four Middle School girls and 17 Middle School boys. Our seven eighth-grade runners usually competed as varsity runners, but competed as middle school runners at the Milestat Invitational and the Middle School FUMA Invitational. The highlight of the boys’ season was winning the highly competitive Milestat Invitational for the second straight year. The highlight of the girls’ season was great effort and teamwork in the Collegiate Relay. The teams were led by eighth-grade captains Jabrianna Lara and Ben Poling. The team was coached by Laura Akesson, Zach Dalton, and Todd Serr.

2016 Notable Achievements

  • All State Girls Cross Country: Summer Owens
 

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