RCHS Cross Country Races to State Championship
By Kathy Fallert; photo courtesy of Jennie CartwrightBy Kathy Fallert; photo courtesy of Jennie Cartwright
The Rock Canyon High School (RCHS) cross country team went to the state championship at the Norris Penrose Equestrian Center in Colorado Springs this year.
As reported by Dan Davies, head cross country coach at RCHS, “We closed out the season with a strong showing at Norris Penrose. The boys 7th place was the fourth time in the last five years we have finished in the top 10. Bobby Scott and Nandan Murugesan ran outstanding races for the boys. The girls 12th place this year showed great resiliency after not qualifying for last year’s meet! Amanda Bermingham and Maddie Snook turned in strong races in leading the Lady Jags!” The team consists of seven boys and seven girls that compete, plus two alternates.
Parent Jennie Cartwright commented, “We were thankful we even got to have a cross country season and the state championship. They had to modify it for social distancing. Normally there are over 100 boys/girls on the line for each race, and they all compete together. This year, they had to race in smaller waves. Qualifying for the state meet was also harder this year, to keep it smaller. Normally, the top four teams from each region would qualify, and this year it was only the top three. It was awesome that both the girls and the boys qualified for state this year, making the top three!”