FAYETTEVILLE – On a rainy Saturday this past weekend, the Richmond Senior High School Lady Raiders track team was able to place fourth in back-to-back meets to begin their season.
Taking place at Reid Ross High School in Cumberland County, the Lady Raiders finished fourth out of 15 teams.
According to head coach Reggie Miller, the 4×2 relay team of Monasia Kearns, Harmony Jones, Dymond McNeal and Maddisyn Diggs came in first place in their race, while Kearns finished second in the 55-meter run.
Crystal Johnson came in fourth in the high jump, Jones placed fourth in the 300-meter run, and Jayana Nicholson placed third in the 500-meter race, respectively.
Meanwhile, the 4×4 relay team finished third overall, sophomore Airel Brown finished sixth in the 1,000-meter race, and senior Shelby Matheson came in seventh in the 1,600-meter contest.
After two straight fourth-place finishes, Miller said his team is improving very well from the first meet a week ago until Saturday, and fared running well in bad weather.
“We scored points in every event that we competed in,” said Miller. “We have a break the rest of this week to get in our speed endurance and workouts with the sprinters, and our endurance with the distance runners and prepare for next Wednesday.”
The Lady Raiders will travel back to Alamance County on Wednesday, December 13, for their meet at Alamance High School. Following that meet, the team will travel to Winston-Salem on Saturday, December 16, to run indoors for the first time this season.