Roughriders News · Season Starts for Roughrider Harriers

Great Job

By Todd Dunfield

Roeper’s Middle School and Varsity teams hosted their first cross-country meet in a handful of years on 9/3 against Oakland Christian and Southfield Christian.  The meet was located at Beverly Park in Beverly Hills.  Natalie Gibbs was Roeper’s Middle School low runner of the day with a two-mile time of 16:05.  Sophia Salinas was close behind with a time of 16:16.  Will Claypool, running his first ever cross-country race, led the boys with a time of 16:57.  The MS team will return to Beverly Park for a dual meet against Whitmore Lake on Thursday 9/10.

The Varsity won the tri-meet with a combined score of 38.  Senior captain Will Hoover took first place with a 5K time of 19:06.  Jonnie Dunne finished in 6th place in his first ever cross-country race with a time of 21:22.  Freshman Van Saroukhanian finished in 7th place with a time of 21:27.  It was a promising start for a Roeper team that is in a rebuilding year after losing four runners from last year’s team.  Roeper’s next varsity competition is at the MIAC Jam on 9/22 at Thelma Spenser park at 5:00 pm.