State awaits

The RB’s boys cross country team ran to a third place finish at Sectionals.  They are moving on to state for the first time since 1979. 

The runners stuck it out with horrible conditions for running. They ran through mud and even puddles up to their ankles, but that didn’t stop them.

Justin Pomey lead the way for RB placing 19th. Keegan Buttimer really pulled it through for RB, being their second best runner in the race. Buttimer is normally around their seventh best runner but he proved he had it in him and beat his record by 26 seconds. David Melone and Peter Lyson all ran hard to get to 30 finishes.

“I’m very excited to be going down state with this team. They have worked hard both on and off season, and their hard work paid off,” said coach Daniel O’Rourke

The state meet is on Saturday November 7th at 12:30 pm. It is in Peoria, Illinois and the track is flat and held on grass. There is going to be about 20 teams and 170 kids running in the race. It will be a very intense race and all the runners will be striving to do their best and bring back first place for RB.

Coach Larry Forberg said, “My hope is that all the kids run their personal record this Saturday. It would really be great for the seniors to run their best race of the season at state”.