The RHCD cross-country team had a strong first meet at Providence Country Day School, where the Mariners faced off against both PCD and St. Andrew’s School. A breezy, sunny September afternoon and flat, fast course created perfect conditions for our runners, many of whom clocked personal best times. Two of RHCD’s runners, Zachary Wilson and Skye Connell, placed within the top ten. The team will face off against PCD again next week, 9/27, at RHCD’s Homecoming Meet. Please come support the Mariners as they defend their home course!
Rocky Hill Hosts Mariner Invitational
- Graydon Sumrall posted the fastest time of the Invitational with 19:26
Rocky Hill hosted the first ever Mariner Invitational on campus on Thursday. St. Andrews joined in for a dual meet that had the Mariners winning the boys side and St. Andrews taking first on the girls’ side. Several Rocky Hill runners hit their PR for the year!
“It was great to host a truly home meet where our athletes got to run in front of a crowd,” said Coach Randall.
Varsity Cross Country hits the trail again next Wednesday.
Rocky Hill School Cross Country Races to Best Finish Yet
- The Mariners competed against Eagle Hill, MacDuffie, St. Andrews, and Hoosac.
- Graydon Sumrall led Rocky Hill with a fifth place individual finish and a time of 20:34.
It was a wet and hilly course, but Rocky Hill Cross Country strung together their best meet of the year. Graydon Sumrall finished 5th out of 38 male runners, while Mia Zheng grabbed 8th place overall in the female heat. Collectively, the Mariner Boys Cross Country team nabbed 2nd place overall, falling only to host Eagle Hill.
“Today was huge for our team,” said Coach Randall. “So many runners PR’ed and I’m proud of our effort.”
The Mariners hit the trail again next Thursday when they host their home meet at Goddard Park.
Rocky Hill Cross Country Races In Ocean State Invitational
- Runners from nine states competed in the Ocean State Invitational.
- Rocky Hill entered runners in four different heats – Freshmen Boys; JV Boys; Varsity Boys; and Varsity Girls.
Rocky Hill School joined teams from nine states in the Ocean State Invitational, a massive event featuring over 600 total runners. In the Freshman Boys’ heat, Alex Lawton took 61st out of 142 recorded finishes.
“It is great to get outside of our bubble, outside of our conference, and compete against so many different programs,” said Coach Randall. “Overall it was a fun day with great individual efforts.”
Cross Country hits the trail again on Saturday, September 29th at the Eagle Hill Invitational.
Rocky Hill Races to Great Results at PCD Invitational
- RHS Boys took four of the top 10 spots in the race, with Zachary Wilson coming in at 23:36.
- Mia Zheng took fifth place overall in the girls’ race.
Rocky Hill Cross Country put out a strong showing at the PCD Invitational Meet. On the boys’ side, Zachary Wilson, Jason DeGerlia, Alex Lawton, and Nick McConnell all finished in the top 10 of 38 total runners. On the girls’ side, Mia Zheng and Lanqi Huang both finished in the top 10 female runners. As a team, RHS Boys’ Cross Country finished second overall in points.
“The first meet of the year was great! The kids really pushed themselves and made a great effort,” said first year head coach Jenn Randall.
Next meet: Saturday, 9/22 at the Ocean State Invitational at Goddard Park.
Rocky Hill fared exceptionally well in the SENE Championship, hosted by St. Andrew’s School. Medals were earned by Scarlett Shen, Hannah Wahl-Dunnigan, Zack Wilson, Ella D’Arcy, and Graydon Sumrall. The boys’ and girls’ teams ran with great pride and represented the school with honor. Great job, team!
Rocky Hill had a strong showing at the St. Andrew’s Invite, with especially strong performances coming from Graydon Sumrall, Hannah Wahl-Dunnigan, and Ella D’Arcy. Our girls’ team won the meet!
We had a phenomenal showing at the Rocky Hill Invitational; the boys and girls teams both finished first overall. Zack Wilson and Hannah Wahl-Dunnigan also finished first in their respective races. Strong support also came in the form of a post-race potluck dinner!
The meet at MacDuffie School was an outstanding showing of talent for the Rocky Hill Mariners. Strong performances came from Alec O’del, John Bergstrom, Hannah Wahl-Dunnigan and many others. We have a race at the familiar territory of Goddard Park next!
The runners of Rocky Hill ran together in one race, and each runner improved since the previous race at Goddard Park. Strong performances particularly came from Nick McConnell, Ella D’Arcy and Steven Lora. The next race will be at the MacDuffie School.