Success With Honor

Rick Hawkins

Head Coach 

Rick Hawkins has been coaching cross country since 2000. He started his career as head cross country coach and head track coach at Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland. In 2004, he began coaching and teaching math at Conestoga. He has coached both cross country and distance for track and field during his career at Conestoga. Coach Hawkins is very dedicated to his runners and operates his program as a family. Much of the focus of his program is on the balance between training and competition. He also likes to foster sportsmanship, virtue, and honor amongst the team. His goals are to create fit, competitive, and honorable athletes.

Alex Rives

Assistant Coach 

Coach Rives has been coaching Cross County since 2017. He is deeply committed to fostering resilience, determination, and honor within the athletes. He believes that a strong mental will, physical fitness, and humility is critical in achieving success with honor. He is also a mathematics teacher at Conestoga and has been there for 11 years.

Stacy Warkentine

Assistant Coach 

Coach Warkentine has been a lifelong runner and a Cross Country Coach at Conestoga since 2022. She was a PIAA AAA Individual State Champion in Cross Country and a 2 time NCAA Division 1 Cross Country Team Champion while at Villanova University. Cross Country has taught her how to be disciplined, determined, work within a team, take direction and adjust when needed. Coach W's goal is to help teach the team these same values while learning about the importance of nutrition, health and fitness.