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Top Moment #8: Red Devils Rack up Regional Spots

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With the 2017-18 athletic season set to begin at the end of this month, here’s a look back at the top ten stories of the year from Richmond High School athletics from 2016-17. The Red Devils enjoyed a great deal of success in many sports, but a few teams and individuals merited a bit more distinction. Check the website throughout the month of July for stories and photos from those moments. Also, check below to links from previous Top Ten Moments.

Here’s the No. 8 story of the year for the Red Devils: Red Devils Rack up Regional Appearances

A solid and young core of Red Devil athletes made quite an impression at last spring’s Connersville track sectional.

Overall, Richmond finished second as a team, but there were highlight performances that left coach Ken Hittson remarking on the possibilities of similar success in future years.

“A lot of younger girls playing bigger roles…so I think Richmond track is going to be on the positive the next several years,” he told the Richmond Pal-Item.

Perhaps no athlete has an exciting future as Nakala Bennett, who won the 100, 200 and 400 as a freshman. Bennett also teamed with Payton VanMiddlesworth, Jada Hunter, and Riley Wetzel to finish second in the 4×400 relay.

Richmond’s 4×100 relay team of Riley Austin, Hunter, Daenisha Austin, and Lindsey Griffin also won a sectional title. Camile Golay was second in the pole vault, while VanMiddlesworth (400) and Austin (long jump) added third-place finishes. Austin, a junior, won the NCC title in the long jump, while also qualifying for the indoor state meet.

Richmond’s track team will return to action in 2018 as the indoor season opens.

Check back often for more of the top ten stories from this past season.

#10: Volleyball Racks up Wins

#9: Girls Golf Team Serves Notice

#8: Red Devils Rack up Regional Spots

#7: Revealed July 12

#6: Revealed July 17

#5: Revealed July 18

#4: Revealed July 19

#3: Revealed July 24

#2: Revealed July 25

#1: Revealed July 26

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