Tuesday, 9/26 - WMMSC Jamboree at Kenowa Hills

Boys placed 4th out of 7 teams:  Running Varsity and placing 2nd overall in the meet was Evan McCollum, 8th Jax Sieplinga, 22nd Eli Chevez, 24th Gabe Luna, and 65th Rodney Walker out of 115 runners. Running Personal Records were Drew Schalk and Sam Hoeker.

Boys' highlights for the evening: 

  • Evan made a great move coming out of the woods, then made a surge to move himself from 4th to 2nd. 
  •  Jax fell in the woods but managed to get up quickly to secure 8th place. 
  • Eli made great moves and passed people in the woods on a very narrow trail. 
  • Gabe was able to pass runners due to his strong drive up the hills of the course. 
  • Drew had an extremely hard finish that allowed him to set a new personal record for the season.

Lady Rockets also placed 4th out of 7 teams: Leading the Lady Rockets were Harper Roberts and Mia Hanichen. Running personal records were Savannah Church, Goddess Foley, Mary Grotenhuis, Emma Mathes, Harper Roberts, Ariella Smith, and Kaiden Yates.  

Girls' highlights for the evening:

Goddess Foley may be a sprinter in the sport of Track and Field, however, the coaches are pleased with her ability to pass others on the trails. Mia Hanichen is in her first season of Cross Country for RPMS. She is doing great at responding to the coaches during the race as they encourage her to drive up the hills of each course in order to outrun the competition. Harper Roberts has shown much consistency for the 6th-grade crew. She continues to go out in control and lead our ladies as she finishes strong in each race. Kaiden Yates is proving to be a force and has now taken 2 minutes and 20 seconds off her 2-mile time. Per her teachers, Yates demonstrates what it takes to be a student-athlete for RPMS.

Thursday, 9/28 - Mona Shores Invite

Congratulations to Evan McCollum for taking first place at the Mona Shores Invitational Cross Country Meet. Coming in the top 15 were Jax Sieplinga and Gabe Luna. Earning personal records on the 2-mile course were Sam Hoeker, Drew Schalk, and Rodney Walker

In the girls' race, leading the way was Mia Hanichen who took 14th place at the invitational. Earning personal records were Graci Bishop, Savannah Church, Mia Hanichen, Kelsea Kent, Emma Mathes, and Kaiden Yates.

Peers supporting Cross Country athletes at the Sailor Invite.