Randolph Southern Rebels

Although Randolph Southern’s cross country teams did not bring home team trophies from the Centerville Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, each Rebel runner earned a personal record or season record at the event. 

Junior Olivia Keesling placed third overall and took nearly a minute off her previous best time. Keesling’s time of 21:08 is three minutes faster than what she was running a year ago at this point in the season and five minutes faster than she was running as a freshman. 

Freshman Allie Black has been a wonderful surprise and addition to the running Lady Rebels. Black took three minutes off her best run of the year and continues to get better. Her time of 23:13 earned her a tenth place finish overall. 

Junior Mattie Hale ran a season best finishing 23rd, and freshmen Whitney Sharp, Melody Black, and Emma Pegg earned PRs. 

Centerville’s Emily Tedder won the girls’ race with a time of 20:19 leading the Bull Dogs to a team victory. 

In the boys’ race Southern’s Wyatt Shinn was the first Rebel through the chute with a PR time of 19:28 and a 23rd place finish overall. Shinn has led the team all season and has shown improvement with each race. He has earned a PR each time out this season. 

Junior Keith Donell (34th) ran a PR of 23:22, and sophomore Ethan Sayers (35th) finished with a PR of 23:28. 

Dylan Brown and Jake Brant also earned PRs on Saturday. 

Junior Mylan Nocton (18:00) finished first and led Centerville to a team win.

Centerville Invitational Results


Team Scores

1. Centerville 22

2. Union County 70

3. Richmond 71

4. Randolph Southern 79

Individual Results

Randolph Southern - 4th

3. Olivia Keesling 21:08.2

10. Allie Black 23:13.5

23. Mattie Hale 25:12.7

32. Whitney Sharp 29:17.8

34. Melody Black 30:45.8

35. Emma Pegg 34:17.8


Team Scores

1. Centerville 24

2. Richmond 61

3. Blue River 67

4. Union County 98

5. Randolph Southern 127

Individual Results

Randolph Southern - 5th

13. Wyatt Shinn 19:28.3

34. Keith Donell 23:22.8

35. Ethan Sayers 23:28.0

39. Dylan Brown 24:45.6

43. Jake Brant 29:25.1