The Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jacket Cross Country Team continues positive strides in the NCC Conference.
The latest Cross Country Meet was held at Granville Central High School on this past rainy Tuesday.
The Yellow Jackets Lady runners won their 4th straight Conference Meet with Caitlin Bobbitt leading the way finishing 1st followed by Brooke Ott (4th), Anna Grace King (5th), Aseel Qasem (6th) and Alexus Madron (10th).
The Jackets Men runners finished a close 3rd behind Louisburg only missing a 2nd place outing by 1 point. Daniel Acree continues to be a strong competitor for the Jackets finishing 3rd behind a very strong Granville Central duo. Rounding out the top 5 Jacket Boy Runners were Allen Godsey (10th), Braxton Coggins (14th), Andrew Vincent (18th) and Matthew Price (19th).
Jackets Cross Country coach Aubrey Coker stated, "I am very proud of our group of runners. They ran in 100 degree weather last week to a 60 degree and raining meet this week. They adapted well to the conditions and many of them improved their times by several minutes. The team is working hard at practice and it is showing in the meets. The Lady Jackets ran a great race this meet and are leading the Conference at this time. The Jacket Men are sitting 3rd in the Conference close behind Louisburg for the 2nd Place Spot. We will keep working hard and continue to be strong competitors at the last 2 meets preparing ourselves for Regionals.