Cross Country Running

Tribe runners shatter Crapolfest 5K records

Last weekend was a mixed bag for Smithfield High School teacher Todd Kessler of Newport News, who is a two-time Colonial Road Runners men's overall Grand Prix champion (2011 and '13).

On the one hand, at the seventh annual Crapolfest 5K Run/Walk, he saw his course record destroyed in the William and Mary soccer scholarship fund benefit race as well as his undefeated status at Crapolfest when five W&M mens runners showed up to sweep the top-five spots before Kessler crossed the finish line.

On the other hand, Kessler received word that he was honored as the Virginia high school debate coach of the year, as his Smithfield High team has dominated the statewide competition...