High hopes for Winter Caps

 Despite the dropping temperatures, many of the runners from the men and women’s cross country team will continue to be found on the track, grinding away in the cold.

  With the end of a successful cross country season, the men’s team reigning in as state champions, winter track is sure to have some exciting races in store.

  Winter track is mainly a season for the track and cross country runners to stay in shape by continuing their training. There are some indoor races that the winter track runners participate in; however, the number of winter races is far less than in the spring.

  The winter team is prospectively led by cross country captains Stuart Holmes, Andrew Brooks, and Lanier Derbyshire, all seniors for the men’s team.

  Respectively, the women’s team will be led by cross country captains Savannah Jones, Anna Dillon, Molly Dillon, and Hope Hatfield.

  “Coming off as cross country State Champions, we have high hopes to perform well during the indoor season in order to prepare ourselves for a hopefully outstanding spring season,” Brooks said.

  The women’s cross country team, performing exceptionally well in both the state championships and regionals meets, are very excited for a promising winter season.

  “I am very proud of how the ladies performed this cross country season, I look forward to seeing our hard work and dedication carry into the winter months,” Jones said.

  With such a positive outlook on the season ahead, it is impossible to overlook Broughton’s outstanding men and women’s track teams as they battle it out in the coming indoor meets.

  Although the season is short, with only about four or five meets, the athletes know the importance of bringing their A-game every race. Any chance you get to hit the qualifying time for the state meet is very important.

  With such a large amount of talent in North Carolina this year, the standards to hit to get into the State meet have increased significantly. For example, last year, the standard to get into the mile was 4:35. This year it’s 4:31. This cuts out a large amount of people and forces everyone to run faster.