RHS boys, Scoggins run at state cross country meet

The Rangely Panthers cross country boys team–Colton Noel, Andrew Dorris, Anthony Dorris, Fisher Winder, Kevin Wren, and James Talbot–and Mary Scoggins all competed at the state meet last weekend in Colorado Springs.

MATT SCOGGINS PHOTO

RANGELY I The Rangely High School cross country team took the boys’ team and Mary Scoggins to the state championship meet that was held on Saturday, Oct. 30 in Colorado Springs at the Norris Penrose Event Center.  

The boys ran six boys as a team, they scored four and the other two runners displaced other teams’ runners. This was the second year in a row for the boys to make it to state.   On the state team it was senior Colton Noel; juniors Andrew Dorris, Anthony Dorris, Fisher Winder and Kevin Wren; and freshman James Talbot. The boys placed 18th as a team.  

Andrew Dorris was the number one runner for the team placing 54th with a time of 18:50. Colton Noel made his third appearance at the state meet finishing in 77th place with a time of 19:40. Talbot was the third runner on the team with a time of 20:26.  Anthony Dorris and Wren were right together at the end with a time of 21:07 and 21:10.  Fisher rounded up the boys with a time of 22:08. 

“It was a great year for the boys. They should be as tough next year since we will only be losing one senior, who was on the state team. We will definitely miss Colton with his leadership skills and sense of humor,” said coach Beth Scoggins. “We will also be losing Joseph Adams who served as an alternate on the state team.”  

Mary Scoggins was the lone girl runner for the Panthers. She had a great race at the meet. She came in 13th with a time of 21:06.  

“She ran strong and smart on the course. We couldn’t have asked for more. She will definitely be missed next year. She is a great leader for the girls and boys team and provided a sense of direction for the team,” said coach Scoggins.

The team will host their banquet on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Several of the runners will be staying in shape and going to the Nike Southwest Regional Cross Country meet on Saturday, Nov. 20 in Tempe, Arizona. Be on the lookout for the team members on the basketball court and wrestling mat.  

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