Rangely cross country team does well at Hotchkiss meet

After a week off the Rangely Panthers’ cross country team headed to Hotchkiss for a hilly and challenging course. The course was run on dirt trails with rolling hills throughout the whole course. There were not a lot of teams but there was some good competition from several 4A, 3A and 2A teams. The junior high team ran first with a 1.55 mile course with plenty of hills. Many times the boys and girls run together but at this race the girls ran first, then the boys. Norrah Patch started with a great run of 14:19 taking 19th place. Colton Noel turned in a time of 14:46 taking 61st followed closely by Philip Noyes with a time of 15:14 taking 63rd place. The varsity girls were next to run. Due to injuries the Rangely girls are down to two girls for the season but were well represented. Raelynn Norman ran an impressive race placing 11th with a time of 26:09 and Chloe Filfred ran a 31:27. “It is hard to compare times from course to course since they all have different challenges but the girls rose to the challenges and will be ready for the next ones,” said coach Beth Scoggins. Patrick Scoggins placed fourth with a time of 18:19. Nick Miears is still getting his feet wet with this being his second meet, and he ran a 22:41 placing 36th. He is getting stronger and has the will to run well and will only get better with each meet. Landon Rowley ran his first meet of the season with a time of 27:15 to place 51st. The Rangely runners will be going to Gunnison next week where they will be able to watch RHS alum William Scoggins in a college run before the varsity races.