Raiders Start Slow, Finish Fast!

Friday, August 30 2019 - Morris Early Bird Invitational

Raiders Start Slow, Finish Fast! Morris Early Bird Invitational. August 28th, 2019
What a start to the season! Little did we know it would start with a late bus, a huge slowdown on I80, and a
late start at Morris. Unfortunately, we missed the JV Race but all was not lost. With a beautiful day to run
in the mid 70's, everyone was able to run the Varsity Race and get a first taste of CC 2019! Leading the
Varsity were 6 Top 20 finishers and medalists Kelly Anderson (6th), Ellie Stewart (9th), Kylie DeNardo
(11th), Alex Gonzalez (14th, Abby Knight (16th), and Alyssa Kain (20th)! Ali Salt rounded out the Top 7,
finishing 24th! With a true Team effort, our Raider Girls were able to grab the 2nd place trophy, narrowly
missing the Top spot.
In the Personal Record department, Kelly, Alex, Abby, Kylie, and Alyssa were joined by Erin Sowl with
posting PR's! Abby, Alex, and Alyssa also established career best times in our First Meet of the season!
Congratulations to first timers Madeyn Weber, Maggie Riley, Casey Wheeler, Ava Castaneda, and Kylie
Graiber for shaking off the nerves and racing for the first time as a Raider! Well done girls, we are excited
by what is to come!
"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." – Booker T. Washington