ROCKINGHAM — The grind doesn’t stop for Reggie Miller and his year-round runners.
Not even three weeks removed from Richmond’s outdoor track and field season, Miller has already began mentally preparing himself for the upcoming cross county campaign. The boys and girls cross country teams won’t run their first meet for another two months, but the preparation begins early next month.
Summer workouts for cross country start Tuesday, July 10, at 7 p.m. at Hinson Lake. In order to participate, runners must have a physical either on file or ready to turn in — with the athletic package filled out.
“I’m looking for kids to come into workouts with the eye of the tiger,” Miller said. “I want them to be committed, determined and ready to work hard. Plus, I want them have a 110-percent work ethic.”
This fall, Shellie Wimpey is going join the cross country program as head coach of the girls team.
Wimpey has coached the school’s volleyball team to back-to-back conference championships the last two years and has been an assistant for the school’s softball team that has also won consecutive conference titles and made it to the Western Regional Finals for the second straight time.
With her help, Miller is now eased of some of the troubles that come with “trying to build two teams in the same season.”
“She’s going to be great for cross country because she’s very dedicated and committed to coaching. Just look at how she turned the volleyball team into a dynasty,” Miller said. “She helped me with the girls during track season by keeping them motivated and competitive in her strength and conditioning class. I’m going to enjoy coaching with her.”
For more information, contact Reggie Miller at 910-206-1914 or Shellie Wimpey 910-723-5463.
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