cross country

Cross Country Season

Start Date: Monday, July 29th

As a cross country runner you will gain the habits of a winner:
setting goals, working hard, and doing your best.
All interested runners are encouraged to join our summer conditioning sessions taking place now. The first official day of practice begins on Monday, July 29th. If you would like to learn more or join the team please email:
Boys Cross Country: Coach Ted DeVos at [email protected]
Girls Cross Country: Coach Heidi Johannesen or Coach Dennis Harrison at [email protected]

Boys 2024Cross Country Handbook
Girls 2024Cross Country Handbook

Ted Devos

Head Boys Cross Country Coach
[email protected]

Heidi Johannesen & Dennis Harrison

Head Girls Cross Country Coach
[email protected]
Nease Cross Country has a history of success but more importantly a successful future. The girls and boys teams have a tradition of qualifying for and placing in the state meet with several top 10 finishes. Cross Country is a messy, rugged, tough, mentally challenging, physically demanding TEAM sport where competitors race for a little over three miles over grass fields, up grassy hills, on golf courses, through parks and other tough terrain. The runners race for time as well as for place. It’s not easy! Nease Cross Country provides a unique experience outside the classroom where student athletes learn how hard they can push themselves each day, how to set goals and achieve them, understand what it means to both fail and succeed, and how to be a good teammate and friend. Nease Cross Country also teaches the athlete time management skills and responsibility. We also focus greatly on character. Nease Cross Country maximizes academic achievement, athletic achievement, personal achievement and fun.

Meet the Coaches

Ted Devos

Coach DeVos has been running for past 24 years as he started his running career at Nease. While at Nease he was part of 3 state qualifying cross country teams (7th, 3rd, 5th) and earned All-State honors his senior year finishing 9th individually. He went on to finish 3rd individually in the 3200m in track. After Nease he ran for University of North Florida before transferring to Wake Forest University where he graduated in 2002. He was first team All-ACC in cross country and in track. Additionally, he ran in three NCAA championships as well as competing high level collegiate meets.

Heidi Johannesen & Dennis Harrison

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