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Widlcat cross country running to regionals
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Wildcats runners continued to improve on their march to the region competition at the end of the month by finishing strong at Wayne County High School last weekend. The boys team finished third in the 13-team field behind Wayne and Camden County while the girls also placed third behind Camden and Bradwell.
“The train is now rolling forward,” head coach Levi Sybert said of the boys performance.
The top three runners for Richmond Hill managed to knock 15 seconds off their runs at Wayne County, and Sybert has been rallying for the rest of the team to follow suit.
Jameson Cunningham finished in ninth place overall in 18:35, Nathan Scroggins was 14th in 18:56 and Clint Martin was 21st at 19:18. All three were personal best performances.
“I want PR’s from everybody, every week, for the remainder of the season” remarked Sybert afterward on his teams’ goals of reducing their overall time by 41 more seconds.
Having missed the last meet due to testing conflicts, illness and injury Sybert was excited about seeing the girls running together again.
“It was great to see you girls running again,” he told the team. Strong, you are now hitting stride when it matters most.”
The girls finished ahead of all the region competition that ran including Wayne, Ware and Glynn Academy.
Morgan Stubblefield had a 10th place finish in 23:13, Tina Shwayri was 15th at 23:47 and Chelsey Callahan 16th at 23:57. All three were personal bests, and Sybert is expecting his team to ride this wave of success all the way to the region meet. But there is little time to do it.
The teams last regular season meet is today, Oct. 20, at Savannah Country Day. The AAAA meet in Statesboro will be Oct. 30.     

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