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Raider XC “Run in the Mud” is in the books!

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The Randolph Cross Country program competed this past Tuesday, September 19 at the 2017 edition of the “Randolph Cross Country Classic” on the UAH campus.

After a few short delays due to weather, the meet was able to proceed. A few raindrops were not going to stop the fun in the mud!

The first race of the day was the “Junior High” boys 2-mile race at 2:15 p.m. The middle school boys finished a strong 5th out of 18 scoring teams.  They were led by 8th grader Eric Xing who went 11:39 for the 2-mile distance, and placed 2nd overall! Ben Pollock, raced a 12:41 in 21st place overall.  David Coomer placed 23rd overall with a 12:44. Felipe Marples Rodriguez, raced a 13:36 and placed 50th overall. David Young, and Jackson Howse, both ran a 13:38 and finished in 53rd and 54th place overall respectively. Shreyas Puducheri followed his teammates closely finishing in 14:44 and was 104th overall place. Wesley Hodge finished strong crossing the line in 17:07 for the 2-mile distance and in 171st place. View full results.

The second race of the day was the “Junior High” girls 2-mile race at 2:45 p.m. The girls raced strong finishing 5th out of 15 scoring teams, scoring 118 points.  Newcomer seventh grader Sarah Kate Mitchell finished 1st overall with a 12:58! Sydney Clary finished with a solid 14th overall place and 14:05 time for the 2-mile distance.  Claire Deaton was the third Raider across the line in 14:10 and 16th place overall.  Grace Stucky was next in 29th place and 15:05.  Grace Molloy and Corrina Matthews finished 92nd and 96th overall in 17:46 and 17:59 respectively.  Finally, we have Farrah Memon and Audrey Johnson in 18:17 and 19:11, in 104th and 115th place overall respectively.  View full results.

The third race of the day for the Randolph cross country program was the “Varsity Small School 1A-4A” boys division 3-mile race at 3:15 p.m. The boys stepped up to ensure the 1st place trophy! The team had a solid showing and finished 1st out of 20 scoring teams with 62 points. Senior Matthew Estopinal led the pack with a 1st place finish with a 16:06 3-mile time. Sophomore Lee Thomas and senior Kohl Kraus raced to the finish line to finish 5th and 9th respectively in 17:32 and 17:45. Sophomore Jack Schamban, finished 17th overall in 18:46. Junior Sims Fann finished in 33rd place in 19:22 with sophomore Max Pitsinos following closely behind in 36th place with a 19:28 3-mile time. Juniors Chris Wiginton and Will Kessler finished 43rd and 44th respectively in 19:40 and 19:43. Senior Esper Chao finished 56th overall with a 20:09. Freshman Alex Covert finished 63rd with a 20:36 3-mile time. Sophomore David Casimes finished 78th with a 21:19. Junior Nicholas Hammond finished 80th overall with a 21:22. Sophomore Simon Yang finished 105th with a 22:57. Freshmen Omar Memon, Evan DeVine, and Adin Rossi finished 126th, 128th, and 130th place overall with 23:54, 23:58, and 24:13 respectively. Fellow freshman Alex Anderson followed with a 24:53 and a 141st finish overall. Wrapping it up for the Raiders was Sophomore Jackson Riley finishing 187th overall with a 29:35 3-mile time. View full results.

The last race of the day was the “Varsity Small School 1A-4A” girls division 3-mile race at 4:35 p.m. The girls also secured a 1st place trophy defeating 10 other schools with a score of 38 points. Senior Zoe Evans was the first Raider to cross the finish line with a 20:20, and finishing 7th overall. Freshman Emma Hudson was not that far behind with a 20:53, and finishing 8th. Senior Katherine Hunter followed with a 9th placed finished and a 21:08 3-mile time. Junior Nisha Mailapur crossed the finished line afterward

with a 14th place finish in 21:54. Fellow Junior Sara Hutchens finished 18th place with a 22:57. Senior Caroline Stucky was in 26th place and ran a 24:02. Freshman Margaret Stucky ran a 25:45, and finished 45th overall. Junior Brooke Harmon was 64th with a 27:39. Freshman Faline Zhao finished 77th, and ran a 28:29. Senior Anna Grace Johnson wrapped it up for the Raiders with a 30:45, and finished 105th overall.  View full results.

Both high school teams were able to triumph today. The student’s hard work and commitment is paying off. This Saturday, the Raiders face another test in Montgomery! Go Raiders!

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