Navarre set for start of cross-country season

The 2019 cross-country season is a six-meet sprint that begins Saturday at the Patriot Invitational in Pace.

Navarre has been putting in mileage since well before school started. And since, they’ve been practicing twice a day – morning and after school.

“We aren’t real deep as a program, so injuries could really cause some problems,” boys head coach Sean Tomey said. “The desire to get better every day.  I also think it’s important that we stay healthy.”

It’s been a challenge, given that races typically happen on grassy, hilly, uneven terrain. The Raiders are limited by proximity to asphalt and sand as available surfaces.

That means the Raiders are running on the track around the football stadium and around loops in surrounding neighborhoods. Bounding and agility work is done on the football field and there are beach workouts mixed in.

The team charged up and down the available sand hills near the Navarre Beach pier. Cool down runs were along the wet shoreline.

Read the full article in the Sept. 5 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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