Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country team for winning the Class 4 State Championship on Nov. 9 in Columbia! Ray-Pec was in 14th place as a team after the 1K marker, but moved up throughout the race to finish in first place. Senior Braden Zaner placed 4th out of about 180 runners with a time of 15:26 for a new school record and his second straight All-State honor. Senior Marlon Williams placed 25th in 15:58 for his first All-State honor. Individual results for the rest of the team: Tyler Swift, 40th in 16:17; Luke Voelker, 41st in 16:18; Carson Eve, 52nd in 16:23; Josh Patterson, 92nd, in 16:42; and Chase Cunningham, with his first post-season varsity race in 17:34.
In front, from left: Luke Voelker, Tyler Swift, Carson Eve, Luke Hill, Braden Zaner, Chase Cunningham, Josh Patterson, and Marlon Williams. Second row: Assistant Coach Alan Shields, Varsity Boys Head Coach Jamin Swift, Assistant Coach Niki Dudek, and Varsity Girls Head Coach Jay Johnson.