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RANGELY | It was a busy week for the Rangely Cross Country team with Homecoming and two meets. They started the week with a meet on Tuesday in Soroco then finished the weekend off on Saturday in Craig.
The team traveled to the Soroco School Night Invite on Tuesday to run in the Rossi hay field. The course consisted of running through a hay field that had been cut shorter for the course as well as a few hills to challenge the runners, but the toughest part was having to run up the hill to finish. The boys started the night off with just two of them running: senior Marshal Webber and freshman Timothy Scoggins. Webber was able to take 15th place with a new personal record of 22:01. Scoggins ran a 25:28 to finish the course.
The girls were up next and knew that they would have to run fast or they would be running in the dark. The girls ran as a team with five of them competing; the goal was to beat West Grand. They took third and beat West Grand and Middle Park. Mary Scoggins led the girls taking fifth place with a time of 23:07. Raelynn Norman, who had been sick the previous week, took 18th place with a time of 24:25. Aliyah Jackson, who loves to catch up on the last 200 yards, took 21st place with a time of 24:42. Chloe Filfred came in with a time of 25:59, Brooke Filfred finished with a 39:42.
The rest of the week the runners participated in float decorating, the pep rally, parade and cheering on their fellow athletes for homecoming. On Saturday the runners got up early to head to the Moffat County Invite at the Loudy Simpson Park in Craig This race only had two small hills but it is still considered a slow course since it is run through mowed grass and soccer fields. The girls ran first at this meet. Scoggins took off faster at this meet to see if she could close the gap on some of the runners, it worked. She took 10th place with a time of 22:08. Norman took 25th with a 23:31, Chloe Filfred came in with 25:56. All three boys competed at this meet. Webber came in 35th with a new personal record of 21:34. Colton Noel was not too far behind with a time of 21:54. Timothy Scoggins set a new personal record of 23:47. The Rangely runners will next compete at the Chris Severy Invite at Aspen.
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