This week’s Athlete of the Week is Brody Cox ’25 from the varsity boys’ cross country team. Brody is new to Walsingham this year and this is his first season ever running cross country.
Brody has quickly established himself as a key scoring contributor for the varsity cross country team because of his work ethic and his ability to challenge himself. Last week, the Trojans hosted a large home meet with 15 schools including several Division I teams on the William & Mary’s home cross country course at Eastern State. Not only is this a college cross country course, but it is one of the most challenging cross country courses on the Peninsula due to the hills.
Brody was not phased by the excessive heat and humidity or the hills as he ran the course faster than he has ever run a 5K, improving his previous best by 14 seconds. Brody was the Trojans’ third runner across the finish line with a time of 19:33 and he was the only top-five Trojan finisher to achieve a personal best at the race. Brody’s seventh-place finish out of 76 varsity runners on the Eastern State course is an impressive feat for a first year cross country runner. Brody enabled his team to score 42 points in the meet, good for a second-place finish to Catholic High School by a mere eight points.
The Trojans’ next meet is the RVA Relays at Pole Green Park in Richmond on Saturday, Sept. 25.
Congratulations Brody and Go Trojans!!