Wednesday, November 03, 2010


The Ocracoke High School Boys Cross Country Team just qualified for the NC State Championships. Wow! I talked with co-coach Kitty Mitchell on Tuesday. She reminded me that this is the team's very first year...and that they got a late start practicing...and that four of the five team members are only in ninth grade.

At the East Regionals at Manteo on October 30, every Ocracoke runner, boys and girls, ran their best times by a minute or more. There were 15 schools represented at the regional championships from 4 conferences. The first four teams would advance to the State Championships. The Dolphin girls placed 6th and the boys placed 4th, advancing on to the State championships this Saturday in Kernersville on November 6th. We send them off with encouragement and good wishes from the Ocracoke community.

The Dolphin boys are Joe Chestnut, Carlos DeLao, Wyatt Norris, Adam Carter and Andrew Tillett. The girls are Echo Bennink, Karina Rodriguez, Alin Tellez, Diana Perez and Annie Buchanan. Coaches are Kitty Mitchell and Charles Temple.

Congratulations! Below are a few photos, courtesy of Kitty Mitchell. Click on any photo to view a larger image.

Ocracoke Boy's & Girl's Varsity Cross Country Teams, 2010:

Andrew Tillett Approaches the Finish Line:

Alin Tellez:

Carlos DeLao Approaches the Finish Line:

After the Race Celebration:

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is an article, with a number of photos, documenting the history of water cisterns on Ocracoke Island. Click on the following link to go directly there:


  1. Way to go team and coaches!

  2. Anonymous10:57 AM

    AWESOME - congratulations TEAM! Great pics too.

  3. That is just great...what a team! I have been watching Kitty's notes to her team through the autumn. I am amazed at the work and the dedication of all! Congratulations to all of you.
    Lou Ann

  4. Anonymous10:20 PM


    How did the younger group do in Soccer last Saturday morning? We were on the 9AM Hatteras ferry with Bus & parents. Enjoyed my week of R&R on the Island, hated to leave - Nollie