Beach runners prepare for conference meets this week

The boys and girls cross-country 6A Conference 1 and 5A Conference 9 meets are set for Wednesday at Floyd E. Kellam High School. The top-three finishing teams move on to the regional meet.

Frank W. Cox's Jonathan Lomogda (Joe Saade/Southside Daily)
Frank W. Cox’s Jonathan Lomogda (Joe Saade/Southside Daily)

Here’s what you need to know.

6A Conference 1 

Girls – 3:30 p.m.

Boys – 4 p.m.

Beach teams competing: Bayside, Frank W. Cox, First Colonial, Tallwood, Floyd E. Kellam, Landstown, Ocean Lakes

Boys regular season standings, with the average 5K time of the team’s top five runners, according to

  1. Cox (16:24.71)
  2. Kellam (16:48.30)
  3. Ocean Lakes (17:09.00)
  4. Landstown (17:44.35)
  5. First Colonial (18:04.19)
  6. Tallwood (18:44.40)
  7. Bayside (18:52.62)

Overview: Cox’s Jonathan Lomogda looks to four-peat as the conference champion after setting a personal record (14:56.00) on Saturday at the XC Invitational. Falcons teammate David Scherrer is primed for a top-three finish, having run the second fastest time this fall (15:51.00), while Kellam’s Ryan Drew aims for a second consecutive top-three spot.

Girls regular season standings:

  1. Ocean Lakes (19:19.18)
  2. Kellam (20:54.80)
  3. First Colonial (21:56.59)
  4. Cox (22:02.21)
  5. Tallwood (22:24.20)
  6. Landstown (22:57.64)
  7. Bayside (23:12.92)

Overview: Ocean Lakes enters as the favorite to win its 10th consecutive conference title. Dolphins junior Madeleine King (18:30.00) leads the pack, alongside senior Rachel Boyce (19:11.00). The Dolphins have five of the conference’s top eight runners in the lineup. Kellam junior Eileen Vedder aims for her first top-three finish.


5A Conference 9

Girls – 4:30 p.m.

Boys – 5 p.m.

Beach teams competing: Green Run, Kempsville, Princess Anne, Salem

Boys regular season standings:

  1. Hickory (16:35.60)
  2. Princess Anne (17:29.34)
  3. Maury (17:51.18)
  4. Kempsville (18:57.36)
  5. Green Run (20:18.47)
  6. Indian River (21:14.10)
  7. Salem (21:45.26)
  8. Norview (22:09;.5)

Overview: Princess Anne senior Harrison Martingayle (15:38) aims aims for his first career first-place finish. Junior Joshua Spare (16:34.42)  placed third last season, while the Cavaliers as a team have finished second in the past two conference meets. Kempsville’s Daniel Lay looks for his third-straight top-10 finish.

Girls’ regular season standings:

  1. Hickory (19:38.00)
  2. Princess Anne (20:57.01)
  3. Maury (22:52.01)
  4. Kempsville (23:28.03)
  5. Salem (23:45.54)
  6. Green Run (29:17.38)
  7. Indian River (29:44.30)
  8. Norview (30:20.88)

Overview: Princess Anne junior Doria Martingayle, Harrison’s younger sister, is on pace (18:16.00) to finish first for the third straight season. The Cavaliers as a team have finished in the top two every year since 2008.

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