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Athletics Teams


Christy Hemby,

Christy was an outstanding runner in high school and at Wake Forest University. She is also a certified Master coach in Cross Country and Track & Field and has coached both at Summit. She currently serves as co-head coach of Cross Country.

Personal Coaching Mission Statement: I coach, teach and lead to build confidence in others, to help them know that their effort, perseverance and attitude directly affect their success. Coaching with fun and kindness so that the athletes then go out ready to change the world for good.

Stephanie Flores del Valgaz,

Stephanie serves as co-head coach of Cross Country. She is a Summit alum (‘01), UNC alum and avid follower of Tar Heel sports.

Personal Coaching Mission Statement: I coach XC to help young people grow their confidence, to strive for their personal best with perseverance and persistence, and to help each individual feel and know that they belong in this community.

Kirk Amos,

Kirk joined the Summit community in 2021, finding us after working in small private schools in Silicon Valley. Kirk ran cross country in high school and was captain of his team, winning the Virginia state championship two years in a row at EHS. Kirk is a fan of Carolina Basketball and Rafael Nadal.

Personal Coaching Mission Statement: I coach to model a positive attitude, celebrate student growth, and nurture excitement for what is possible.