Despite a chaotic start in which the entire field of runners went the wrong way on the course, the RL Junior Cross Country team kept its cool and relied on its patience and experience to take home the Jamboree title on Wednesday, 4 November. The team was missing two of its top-10 runners due to injury, but the squad still rallied to place 6 runners in the top 20—an excellent showing, given that there were 134 finishers overall! Daniel Gillis V led the way for the RL harriers, finishing 5th. Javi Werner VI, Daniel McElroy IV, and Nolan McKenna VI took places 7, 10, and 13, respectively. Luke Streckenbach IV returned to his early-season form to grab the all-important final scoring spot at 14th place. All five of these boys averaged under 6:10 per mile pace for the 1.65 mile course!
This year's Junior team scored just 49 points at the Jamboree; in cross country, as in golf, the lowest point total wins. Since last year's winning Jamboree team scored 72 points in 2014, it is easy to see that the 2015 squad is even better than ever! Congratulations to all the RL runners on defending their home turf by winning their second Jamboree in a row.
See Mike Pojman's photos here, and John Werner's photos here.