September 26, 2018
Rabun County Elementary School 's four cross country runners finished the middle school season yesterday during the region meet in Elbert County. These 6th graders have worked hard all season and represented RCES well.
G.B. Anderson finished the 2.1 mile course with a fast time of 14:58. His 31st place overall finish was ahead of exactly 100 other boys, the majority of which were older and bigger.
Jake Byron and Cauncey Nalley ran well, too. Jake finished in 17:15 and Chauncey finished with a respectable time of 21:22.
Katanna Bowyer finished with a very solid time 21:14 on a middle school girls team that finished third overall out of seven teams. Rabun's eight girls were edged by talented teams from Hart and Habersham, but finished ahead of large teams from Madison, Stephens, Franklin, and Elbert.
Congratulations to all our 6th graders who ran middle school cross country on a great season!
Sept. 18, 2018
RCMS Cross Country team recently competed in Hart County. In a very crowded field of 128 boys, G.B. Anderson continued his splendid season, posting a finishing time of 14:06 and finishing the 2 mile course 25th overall. As you can see in the picture above, G.B. runs surrounded by mostly much bigger 8th grade runners. Jake Byron and Chauncey Nalley ran extremely well, too. Jake posted a finishing time of 17:58, and Chauncey finished in 20:16. Congratulations to these 3 boys. They're continuing to represent their team and their school in an extraordinary way.
RCES collected over 1000 pounds of food for our local Food Bank. Mrs. Poss's class, Ms. Hollinghead's Class, and Ms. Shaw's class all collected over 100 pounds of food and were rewarded with a pizza party.
Cross Country Update from Coach Lampros
RCES 6th Graders continued to contribute to the success of the Middle School Cross Country team on September 7th in the heat of Franklin County. G.B. Anderson finished the 2.1 mile course with a time of 15:15. Jake Byron, 18:54, and Chauncey Nalley, 23:17. In the girls race Katanna Bowyer finished in 26:24. Pictured below is the girls team which finished second out of seven teams.
Here are some of our 6th grade runners in action at the cross country course in Stephens County. In a field of 130 middle school runners, G.B. Anderson finished 16th overall with a time of 15:21. Chauncey Nalley posted a solid time of 23:57. Jake Byron was knock out of the race when a hard fall left him with a bruised right hip. Katanna Bowyer gets better and stronger every single day. She finished the hilly course with a time of 28:03. Coach Lampros said he is incredibly proud of the contributions these 6th grade athletes are making to the Rabun County Middle School team. He said he is hopeful that the RCES 5th and 6th graders who aren't part of the team this year will want to become a part of the team next season. Way to go RCES Wildcats!
Virtual Reality Lab
6th Grade Cross Country
Updates from Coach Lampros
In the first meet of the season- and on the slickest 3000-meter course I have ever seen as a coach- the Rabun County Middle School team's four 6th grade runners ran extraordinarily well.
Katanna Bowyer, in her first race ever, finished the muddy course in 23 minutes flat. That is a fine time, especially in difficult conditions.
Our three 6th grade boys really excelled. G.B. Anderson was our top runner. In a field of almost 100 runners, G.B. finished 24th, with a time of 14:30. Jake Byron finished with a time of 18:44 and Chauncey Nalley in 20:15. Brock Gresham got sick prior to race start and did not run.
All of our runners were wet and mud-covered at the end of the race, but I saw a lot of smiles (once their breathing returned to normal). I can't tell you how proud I am of them.