Coffee County Cross Country Team Wraps Up Season

Maxwell Nicoll running for the Raiders... Photo by Dennis Weaver

Maxwell Nicoll running for the Raiders… Photo by Dennis Weaver

Coffee County’s cross country team culminated its 1st season in 30 years with a good showing in the Region 4 meet as they placed 7th overall. The only 8AAA team that outran our boys was Columbia which finished 6th. Coffee County was hampered by the absence of their #4 runner, Caleb Buck, who had a health issue. Freshmen runners Neil Slone and Aaron Buck performed well as Slone finished in 21:11, which was a new personal best time, while Buck ran a 21:38 which was 30 seconds better than his previous best time. Coffee County’s top finishers were Andy Rosson for the boys as he ran a 18:04, Scott Randolph finished at 18:49, and Maxwell Nicoll came in at 19:01.
For the Lady Raiders, Makenzie Morgan finished at 24:16, Kayla McCormick ran a season’s best 27:44 and Claudia Bertuzzi finished in 28:30 cutting 1 minute off of her best time for the season. The Cross Country team is coached by David Muckle who resurrected a program that had been dormant since the 1980’s. Muckle had the following praise for his runners: “I am really proud of all of our runners for their hard work and consistent improvement all season”