RHS runners compete at state

RANGELY | The Rangely girls’ cross country team as well as Colton Noel competed in the Colorado State Cross Country meet on Saturday, Oct. 26 in Colorado Springs. They competed at the Norris Penrose Event Center. The course is on a trail that winds up hills, over a creek and ends in a horse arena. 

This is the first time Noel, a sophomore, had been to the state meet. He placed 99th out of 131 runners with a time of 20:25. “Our goal was to experience the race, have fun and to continue to work on racing well, he was able to accomplish that. He is young and has a bright future in running if you continues to work hard,” said head coach Beth Scoggins.

This was the second year in a row that the girls had qualified for the state meet. Only two of the four were on the team last year: senior Chloe Filfred and sophomore Mary Scoggins. This was senior Hannah Wilkie and freshman Rylee Allred’s first time to the state meet.

“All the girls competed well, they worked hard during the race, passing girls and moving up in the pack. The team will miss Filfred and Wilkie next year, they added a lot to the team,” Scoggins said. The girls were able to place 13th as a team. Wilkie placed 22nd with a time of 21:57. Scoggins was right behind in 25th place with a time of 22:10. Filfred had a time of 25:18 and Allred had a time of 31:56. 

”I am very pleased with the team this year, they worked hard and it paid off,” Scoggins said.

Special to the Herald Times

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