Multiple Teams · IS XC- Boys Win Wayne County Invite, Girls Finish Second


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!