Boys XC at Westminster

Boys XC at Westminster

On Tuesday afternoon September 25, the Boys Cross Country Team competed in the Westminster Home Meet #2. The Westminster Boys are ranked #3 across all state classifications, and they certainly looked the part. Of the first ten runners to cross the line, seven of them were Wildcats. Breaking up the Wildcat party was Raider sophomore Eli Hoppenfeld. He was with the lead pack for the first half of the race before finishing 6th overall. A tightly packed trio of senior Erick Ramirez, sophomore Cody Kaplan, and junior Harry Mehre followed across the finish line in under 19 minutes.

Head Coach Zach McKeone was happy with the results. "I like this meet because it gives us an afternoon race which is good preparation for the Region meet later this season. We finally got to do some pack running, which I always emphasize. We had two or three runners together for most of the race instead of being strung out all over the course. And we won the Public School division as a team today," he pointed out tongue in cheek. [Editor's note: Riverwood was the only Public school competing in the race].

The Raiders next race is Saturday, October 6 at the Nash Farm Battlefield in Hampton
View or download the Boys Cross Country 2018 Schedule

Raiders Top 10
17:56 Eli Hoppenfeld 6th
18:24 Erick Ramirez 13th
18:39 Cody Kaplan 16th
18:44 Harry Mehre 18th
19:02 Alex Culbreath 24th 
19:19 Jacob Johnson 25th
19:38 Samuel Miller 30th
19:41 Riley Cooper 32nd
19:58 Edgar Avalos Loaeza 36th
20:09 Oliver McLendon    38th