Cross-country preview: 6A and 5A South Region meets

6A South Region

3 p.m., Thursday at Bells Mill Park, Chesapeake

Cox senior Jonathan Lomogda won his fourth straight 6A conference title two weeks ago. (Joe Saade/Southside Daily)
Cox senior Jonathan Lomogda won his fourth straight 6A conference title two weeks ago. (Joe Saade/Southside Daily)

Beach boys teams participating: Cox, Ocean Lakes, Kellam

Individual Beach boys runners participating:  Daniel Valenzuela (Landstown), Ayoade Adebivi (Landstown), Nash Euman (Landstown), Austin Hampton (Bayside).

Beach girls teams participating: Ocean Lakes, First Colonial, Kellam

Individual Beach girls runners participating: Reagan Reeves (Bayside), Madelyn Ryan (Landstown), Anna Lot (Landstown).

What to know: Cox’s Jon Lomogda, the defending 6A Region champion, enters the meet once again as the favorite. His Falcons are fresh off the program’s first conference title in coach Lanny Doan’s six-year tenure. On the girls side, Ocean Lakes aims for its third consecutive regional title. The Dolphins are led by junior Madeleine King, the reigning individual regional champion, and Rachel Boyce, a top-five finisher last fall.

 

5A South Region

3 p.m., Wednesday at Bells Mill Park, Chesapeake.

Doria Martingayle crosses the finish line at 5A Conference 9 meet. (Joe Saade/Southside Daily)
Doria Martingayle crosses the finish line at 5A Conference 9 meet. (Joe Saade/Southside Daily)

Beach boys teams participating: Princess Anne, Kempsville

Individual Beach boys runners participating: Luis Marin (Green Run), Mitchell Holbrook (Green Run), Jamal Strayhorn (Green Run), Zachary Horton (Green Run), Mason Tarkenton (Green Run), Trevor Rovito (Salem), Joseph Brasfield (Salem).

Beach girls teams participating: Princess Anne, Salem

Individual Beach girls runners participating: Laura Kielbowicz (Kempsville), Haley Murphy (Kempsville), Paran Hope Gonzales (Kempsville), Lynn Dinh (Kempsville), Sara Wisher (Green Run), Shylien Robles (Green Run)

What to know: Princess Anne’s Harrison Martingayle, the boys conference champ, is primed for a third consecutive regional top-10 finish and looks to crack the top three this go-around. The Cavaliers finished second in the conference meet two weeks ago. On the girls side, Harrison’s sister, Doria, is the defending regional champion and is looking to rebound from a second-place finish in the conference meet. The Princess Anne girls finished fifth in last year’s regional meet as a team.

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