RHS Scoggins, Dorris win divisions at Meeker meet

RANGELY I The Rangely Panthers harriers started the season off by making a short drive to Meeker last Friday for the Meeker Cowboy Invite. The meet was small but the terrain was challenging. Senior Mary Scoggins and junior Andrew Dorris both won their divisions, starting out in the front and never looking back. Scoggins had a time of 22:43 and Dorris had 20:04. 

The boys have been packing running in practice and put it in play during the race. Colton Noel came in seventh (22:27) with Anthony Dorris coming in eighth place (22:32). With only one runner separating them, Fisher Winder was 10th (22:35) and Kevin Wren 11th (22:39). Wren completed the race without shoes; he lost his first one at the mile and then the second one came off at about the two-mile mark. Since the boys were able to pack run they took second as a team right behind Rifle. 

The girls only had four running: Scoggins, Hayley Burr, Macy Morgan and Brooke Filfred. This was Burr’s first cross country meet and she competed quite well, taking sixth place in 29:02. Morgan was 10th (32:42) and Filfred was 12th (44:07). 

“I am super proud of the hard work that the kids have been putting in so far this season. It will be fun to see how the boys compete when we have the other three boys healthy,” said coach Beth Scoggins 

The Panthers will be competing at the Basalt Longhorn Invite next Saturday. It will be a test to see how they compare to some of the bigger schools in the area. 

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