The RaiderRunners of SMSXC were back in action again on Saturday 9/26 at the Olathe North Invitational. The races were held on a newer course near Frontier Trail MS in Olathe. Overall, SMSXC performed well and showed improvement from the previous week.
The highlight of the day was another race championship for Hannah Gibson (Sophomore). Hannah ran a tactically perfect race and used her strength to bring home the victory in a new PR of 18:51. This is a new SMS school record for the girls 5K Cross Country distance!
In the team races, the Varsity Girls placed 4th despite missing a few key runners. The Varsity Boys placed 5th in the team race. The JV girls were runner-ups for the second straight week. The JV boys placed 3rd in a very competitive team battle.
Other individuals who earned hardware this week were Laci Sims (12th Var Girls), Nick Petrella (12th Var Boys), Lloyd Dodson (14th Var Boys), Veronica Fast (4th JV Girls), Audrey Schultz (11th JV Girls), Carson Guthrie (8th JV Boys), and Noah Campbell (9th JV Boys).
The RaiderRunners will be back in action with a C-Team race for a few runners at Blue Valley West on Thursday 10/1 and then a majority of the team will race on Saturday 10/3 at the KC XC Classic in Ray-Pec.