The Randolph Raiders continued their 2020 campaign close to home again here in Huntsville at the “John Hunt Cross Country Running Park” at the “John Hunt XC Series #3” meet this past Tuesday evening, October 13th, 2020. As advertised, the meet was a small one with only 15 schools competing on the old golf course turned running park. The event saw teams from Huntsville high school, Grissom High School, Mae Jemison, Jasper High School, Muscle Shoals High School, Madison County, Saint John Paul II Catholic High, and as far away as St. Paul’s Episcopal high school from Mobile, AL! John Hunt park offers up a very wide and open space that ensures social distancing is very easy to accomplish.
John Hunt also is almost a real home course as the Raiders have trained on this facility most everyday all summer long. Experience on the course proved to be crucial as the competition was fierce and each team wanted that first place trophy! View photos on Vidigami.
The Raiders are back in action in about a week and a half for the “Huntsville Metro Championships” meet at Palmer Park in Madison, AL on Thursday, October 22nd.
Varsity Girls 5k Race @ 5:00 PM
The Varsity girls had a strong showing at John Hunt Park with a relative dominating performance with senior-captain Sophia White (12th gd) finishing first overall in 20:07 for the 5k distance. Senior- captain Emma Hudson was our next finisher in 2nd overall and 20:21. Sarah Kate Mitchell (10th gd) was our next runner in 21:25 and 6th overall in the race. Parmida Amiri (9th gd) followed close in 10th overall and 22:21. Rachna Ghanta rounded out the top 5 scorers in 11th overall and 22:24.
Randolph girls won with scoring a low score of 23 points, Saint John Paul II Catholic scored 44 points for 2nd place, Deshler was 3rd with 77 points, Hatton was 4th with 104 points, and Muscle Shoals was 5th with 130 points.
Great job ladies! Full Results
Varsity Boys 5k Race @ 5:15 PM
The Varsity boys had a rougher day with a bit more competition in their division with a very strong Saint John Paul II Catholic High School and a top 5 7A St. Paul’s Episcopal visiting from Mobile. They finished 3rd as a team with a score of 64 points. The scoring members were Junior Eric Xing who finished 7th in 17:31. Jackie Howse (10th gd) 9th place with a 17:42 for the 5k distance. Freshman Evan Shields finished 10th in 17:43. Junior David Coomer was not far behind with 5th place and 18:13. Sophomore Zach Takacs finished 25th in 18:53.
St. Paul’s Episcopal (Mobile) finished with the lowest score in 1st place and 26 points. Saint John Paul II Catholic High was 2nd with 43 points. The Raiders finished 3rd with 64 points. Great job Raiders! Full Results