Cross country team debuts at Orcas School | Sports Preview

  • Wed Sep 9th, 2015 6:40pm
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by MARTY ZIER

Sports contributor

A new opportunity for Orcas High School students is the 2015 Viking cross country team.

Running is in coach Laura Ann Hohman’s DNA, having done the sport since she was three years old and being active in full and half marathons. Laura and her assistant coach and husband Steve have just relocated from Texas and have their son, Stephen, is on the team.

“Coaching  was just in the cards for us,” Laura said. “I have already set some personal goals for the team with individual weekly improvement the primary goal.”

The team has a mix of male and female runners from both Orcas High School and the Orcas Christian School. Laura says she likes what she sees.

“I am so pleased to have this group of amazing athletes as my team,” she said. “We currently have seven meets scheduled with our season starting Sept. 12. We started practice on Aug. 24 and I am impressed with the talent. I have great hopes that we will do well.”