cross country

Soccer star trades in cleats for track shoes

By Chelsea Commodari | When Thomas Gallitz arrived on campus in 2013, his plan was to play soccer. Two years later, you can find him sprinting short distances alongside the newly established track and field team. It was upon the recommendation of Track and…

Flagler Cross Country: GoPro Mile Repeats

Donning pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness, we powered through six mile repeats in late October. As a team, we ran a mile close to maximum effort, rested for four minutes, then went at it again, over and over.

A look at life on the cross country team

By August Carriuolo |

I’ve always found a great sense of satisfaction when pushing myself beyond both my physical and mental limits. It’s that empowering sensation of accomplishment one experiences as they push through their own mental barriers on what’s possible and drive themselves further than they ever believed imaginable; only to then start over the next day and repeat the entire process, setting their sights on even higher goals and working harder each day to obtain them.

Pavements to Somewhere

By Alex Bonus

Photo by Nate Hill

I’ve crossed the finish line, but this crowd is unfamiliar.   My surroundings, unexpected.  Until now, it was a place I’d only dreamt about, and this is not what I predicted.

My cross-country season is over.  Practices have ceased.  My races are done.  Like so many other senior athletes — and like generations of athletes who have come before me — my status as a student-athlete has effectively come to an end.

I’ve wondered about this day for years.  How I would feel?  How I would cope?  It’s the evitable finish to a 4-year race that, before today, was obscure and insubstantial, existing only in my mind as a quietly ignored but perpetually imminent mystery.

Runners reflect on Coach Williams resignation

By Donna Styron |

Earlier this month, it was announced that coach Dave Williams resigned as head coach of Flagler College’s cross country teams. Williams had been the coach for the men’s team for 14 years and the women’s from 1997-06.

Rising senior Rebecca Hoadley reflected on her time with Williams this past semester.

Cross country teams bond during relay for charity

By Mari Pothier |

The Lionheart Relay not only raised money for charities but helped the men’s and women’s cross country teams bond together as one.

Alex Bonus, a junior on the men’s cross country team, said at the beginning of the semester head coach Dave Williams of the men’s cross country team, took over both the men’s and women’s teams.