HOW ABOUT THOSE REDSKIN RUNNERS!?
We are about half way through the cross country season and what a first half these Redskin Runners are having! The boys program is coming off of their first state title in 2016 and fighting for a chance at a repeat, the girls are looking to improve upon an impressive state performance from last season, and the JH programs remain dominant year in and year out! We have some outstanding talent and are starting to look like a well oiled machine.
Results so far this season:
Shelby County Preview
The HS Boys, HS Girls, and JH Girls all took 1st place and the JH Boys finished in a respectable 3rd for an early season meet! The bar was set high for the season with these performances but still room for growth!
Celina Rotary Invitational
In an annual trip to Wright State Lake Campus, the Fort Loramie Redskins walked away with gold in all 4 races, successfully sweeping the competition! Another outstanding day for the Redskins!
In one of the nations most prominent and well attended events, the Redskins faced some TOUGH competition. But if the competition was paying attention, we were there to provide some of our own! The HS Boys finished as Runner-up in what could possibly be a preview race for the state finals! The girls finished a respectable 5th place in a VERY tough race that included perennial powerhouse programs. Finally both JH programs took home gold in their races proving once again that the younger group of runners is always up to a challenge!
49th Annual Fort Loramie Invitational
The Redskins defended their home course in fine fashion with (3) 1st place finishes by the HS boys, HS girls, and JH girls, and a 2nd place finish by the JH boys. It is important to note that the JH boys were tested and improved since their 3rd place finish at the SCAL preview by beating out 1 of the 2 teams that clipped them earlier in the year. Only 1 more team to go JH Boys!
Eaton and Minster Invitationals
Both of these races were JH only races for the Redskins. The JH boys finished 1st at the Eaton Invite and 2nd at the Minster. The JH girls took home 1st place honors at both races!
If you are keeping track that is (15) total 1st place finishes for all combined teams and our JH Girls team is UNDEFEATED on the season! Outstanding!
On the HS side of things, state rankings have come out and the HS boys are ranked 3rd in Div III behind Leesburg Fairfield and East Canton while the girls are ranked at a VERY respectable 6th behind Minster, McDonald, Mt. Gilead, West Liberty Salem, and Columbus Grove. VERY exciting times for our XC programs!
The remaining races for the XC program are:
Saturday, September 23 – Centerville Saturday Night Lights (HS Only)
Saturday, September 30 – CVNP (Varsity Only), Botkins (JH & JV)
Thursday, October 5 – Coldwater Invitational
Saturday, October 14 – SCAL Championships @ Anna
Saturday, October 21 – Districts @ Cedarville University
Saturday, October 28 – Regional @ Troy High School
Saturday, November 4 – State @ National Trail Raceway, Hebron, OH
Best of luck to ALL our Redskin Runners the rest of the season and we look forward to seeing you go for the gold in November!