On Thursday, September 12th, the Richmond middle school cross country team competed in the Wayne County cross country invitational at IU East. Richmond competed against five other teams including: Northeaster, Centerville, Hagerstown, Lincoln, and Seton Catholic.
The girls’ team placed 2nd overall, scoring 50 points- just 5 points short of Centerville who finished 1st as a team. Keena Barker finished second overall and was the top runner for Richmond with a time of 12:24. This was also a personal record for Keena. Clara Knoxon, 17:24, and Jackie Orihuela, 14:47, also ran their personal records at this event.
The top 5 Richmond runners for the girls were:
Keena Barker, 12:24
Kami Depew, 14:42
Jackie Orihuela, 14:47
Allison Stout, 15:04
Sophie Reising, 15:51
The boys’ team placed 1st overall, scoring 41 points as a team. The first Richmond runner, Alex Orihuela, placed 5th for the boys’ race with a time of 12:00, making this his personal record for the season. Ethan Newton, 12:56, and AJ Carter, 14:02, also ran their personal records for this race.
The top 5 Richmond finishers include:
Alex Orihuela, 12:00
Jamie Pegg, 12:11
Isaiah Moore, 12:49
Greyson Farmer, 12:54
Ethan Newton, 12:56
This was a tough race for the middle school considering the heat advisory; however, all runners continued to perform outstandingly!