Boys Middle School Cross Country · Host Richmond Defeats Trojan Boys in Middle School Cross Country

39 New Castle High School
19 Richmond High School
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Richmond started off with three runners taking an early lead. Colton Lawson and Bryceron Cheeseman kept in contact until late in the race. Lawson looked as though he might have been gaining slightly on the Richmond second and third runners, but missed a turn with just a quarter mile left and fell further behind. He pushed to regain his fourth place position, but was unable to catch the opponents. He did lower his PR for the third straight meet. His 12:21 was a 30 second drop. Cheeseman took fifth, his best by 16 seconds. Darin Reynolds and Evan Millikan moved up throughout the race to place eighth and ninth with 16 and 17 improvements respectively. Nicholas Smoot, in just his second race, finished as the Trojan’s fifth runner. Richmond’s top three guaranteed their team victory and their number four and five runners kept their score at a low 19 points. It also pushed NC’s score up to 39. While the pavement often leads to faster times than the grass, the very hilly course and heat were challenging. In addition to those mentioned prior, Sam Mathis and Eli Murphey managed 3 second improvements as well. For Mathis, it continued his streak of incremental dropping of time. Sammy Huynh had a big breakthrough race, dropping a minute and 28 seconds from his best.
The team runs at home at Baker Park this Thursday against Centerville and Connersville.