Boys Varsity Cross-Country
Fall 2021 Includes both Varsity and JV Cross-Country students
Message from the Coach
The Boys Cross Country team is building on the strengths of last season, represented by a diverse, enthusiastic, and committed group of young men in record number this season. Kent has nurtured many excellent runners in our recent past, young men known throughout the league for their natural talent, exceptional conduct, and race-day accomplishments. They were respected by other teams, and they have left a legacy that others are taking hold of now. Currently we are building new legacies, with the returning Founders League Champion in our midst, and a talented group of harriers always prepared for what the day puts in their path.
We strive to get as many people interested in running as we can. Running is an adventure. While very much a team sport, running can be a singular experience in many ways. For those who enjoy pushing themselves, setting goals and working hard to reach them, getting out into nature and moving fast, cross country is the perfect endeavor. Running is a lot of fun, and we want to share that with people.
Our team enjoys a great variety of resources at our disposal. We have amazing trails right on and near campus, with parks, dirt roads, and mountains all around. Our home course is one of the most challenging in New England, built by hand, and certainly one of the most beautiful and natural. Our workouts are varied and interesting. Hills, distance, speed, technique drills, form work, core strengthening. We try to cover everything in moderation. With a strong but well-spaced racing schedule, the boys can train properly, and have ample time to prepare for each race without the risk of over-racing. This season, we are looking forward to continued success and enjoyment!
Running presents an opportunity to test oneself, push limits, and excel. I hope to instill a passion and enthusiasm for the sport in the young men who join the Kent team. Running has added great balance to my life, and I am routinely reminded by Kent alumni of the enjoyment that their seasons with the team have brought them, and the strong memories that remain with them far into the future. The thrill of the race, the challenge of the workout, the good friends and the great times are what running is all about. Competing well is a nice bonus!
Contact Coach Jeremy Sokolnicki
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