Cross Country

10/8/2020 Update:

The Raider Runners ran in Perham yesterday for the HOL Conference. With 9 teams participating, there were three teams that ran at a time and after all times were combined, 4 of our runners were All Conference! Taytum Nelson, Beth Schauer, Ellen Schauer, and Taylor Johnson all had times that put them in the top 15 of 55 girl runners and 63 boys! We are so proud of all of them! JV finished out their season with great times and coaches saw a lot of improvement throughout the season. 7 runners from the boys and girls will compete next week at Bagley on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Section Meet! Go Raiders!

10/5/2020 Update:

The last two weeks for Raider Cross Country have been wonderful! Last week we got to host a meet for the first time in a long time at Green Valley Golf Course. Even with all the hills and the heat, the girls managed to pull of first place with Taytum N., Ellen S., Beth S., Grace S., Laura S., and Kendra N. coming in first through sixth! The boys placed second with Taylor J. coming in first place. This week we traveled to Wadena for more of a flatter and cooler race. Both our boys and girls took first place this week with Taytum N. and Korey S. placing second. The Junior High team finished their season in Wadena as well. Our young runners worked hard this season and set great personal records. We head to Perham next week to run in the HOL Conference meet. The following week will bring Sections! Wishing luck to all the runners!!!

9/11/2020 Update:

Cross Country Girls win the 2020 Bulldog Invite! Taytum Nelson took 1st place with a new personal record of 19:31 on Thursday, September 8th in Battle Lake. Beth Schauer, with a time of 20:48, took second. Grace Schauer took third with her time of 21:33. Also helping take the gold, Laura Schauer ran a time of 21:48 to take 5th. Ellen Schauer took first for JV. Myah Rosing and Laney Mattson also came in together to take 6th and 7th. Kendra Nelson took first for Junior High with Gracie Olson coming in third!

All the Varsity Boys set new personal records and Taylor Johnson took first with an amazing time of 17:50. Thor Erickson took second in JV with Kody Johnson right behind him in 4th. For our Junior High boys, Ryan Francis took second with Tripp Eiter and Leif Shervey coming in 4th and 5th. It was a beautiful day for a meet and to see so many PRs set by the Raider Runners. Runners, coaches, and Raider fans are so proud!

We had a great first meet today in Frazee! Our JV and Junior High runners had great times and placed very well. Three of our Varsity boys finished in the Top 10 and our Varsity girls took first place with the top 4 finishers being our girls! Taytum Nelson set the meet record for girls as well! It was great to get out and compete again and so fun to see the runners cheering on and encouraging their teammates. Looking forward to a great season!

Raider Cross Country 2020

We are very excited to have our Cross Country season this fall! It will be great to have practices and compete in meets again. We will be following MDE and MSHSL guidelines during our practices, while traveling to meets, and at our meets.

This season, we anticipate that we will participate in 7 meets. Each meet will be limited to 3 teams and we are working hard to get into meets that were previously on our schedule.

We will begin practice Monday, August 17th at 7:00 am at the high school. Please be on the lookout for schedules and other information that the athletes will bring home that day. A typical practice will run roughly an hour to an hour and a half. We will have morning practice from 7-8 am until school starts. Then we will have practice after school each day. We are usually done with practice around 4:45. We really want to make sure our athletes are picked up by this time each day. Our season will go through October 24th.

With our other fall sports being postponed until the spring, we have the possibility of having a larger team this season. Annie Minske will be my assistant coach again this season, but if we have larger numbers we will be looking into adding another coach to our team.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me and I will get back to you. Looking forward to a great season!

Sammi Sapa