Coach Frank Strakonsky and members of the “combined” Frederick High School Cross Country team are the guests this Sunday on Frederick County Sports Weekend on WFMD Radio and WFMD.COM!
32 young women and 21 young men make up the combined cross country team of Frederick High School under the leadership of Coach Frank Strakonsky who began teaching at Frederick High back in 1986. The team includes the largest number of freshmen out for cross country in the history of Frederick High according to Frederick P.A. announcer and coach Brandon Brewbaker. We welcomed 3 of those young athletes into the WFMD studio this week: Senior Sydni Brown, one of the Captains and a member of Frederick’s state champion Girls Outdoor Track and Field team last Spring, Junior Channah Comeau (maybe the fastest runner on the team according to her coach) and the promising Freshman Mario Martinez who can really fly and already is using strategy to beat other runners. The team had just returned from a big cross country meet in New Jersey. Coach Strakonsky said the school found itself without a boys C.C. coach this summer and he said he met with Frederick High Athletic Director Keivette Hammond and they decided to go with a combined team of boys and girls and take part in meets around the county and state this season. Coach Strakonsky emphasizes two hour team practices every day with total running of about six miles. Coach Strakonsky said everything is new at Frederick High School this year including the “LYNX” program which allows students to make their own choices and has allowed the team to have suppers together at the school. Frederick High School sounds like a good place to be this year and you can hear much more by tuning in this Sunday (10/8) at 12:05 pm for Frederick County Sports Weekend on 930 WFMD Radio and the streaming audio of wfmd.com