The Red Devil IS Cross Country team continued to build momentum with a solid performance at the Wayne County Meet Thursday. The meet was held at Centerville as IU East was unable to host due to COVID restrictions.
The highlight of the evening was Keena Barker racing to a photo finish victory (that’s #gRit!) in the girls race with a time of 12:08.4. Katy Peacock (11th) and Sophie Reising (17th) finished out a strong top 3 for Richmond. Coach Sybil Roseboro said, “Keena did great! I am so happy that she continues to set the bar. She showed great effort at the end and I am proud of her for continuing to push to get the win!”
The boys team finished 3rd with Xavier Ogle leading the way with his 2nd place finish (4 seconds away from victory). Josh Gilbert (9th) and AJ Carter (11th) rounded out the top 3 for Richmond. Coach Roseboro said, “Xavier Ogle came in first; he has recently joined the team and has raised the bar for our team as a whole! I am proud of Josh Gilbert for the improvement that he has shown over this past week. All of the middle school teams did great, even from the fans there was great sportsmanship throughout the night!”
The teams are back in action Saturday at the Randolph Southern Invitational. Good luck, Red Devils!