The Runnin’ Bulldog Cross Country Team traveled to Gainesville on October 24th to compete in the Class 1A, District 5 Cross Country Districts hosted by Saint Francis Catholic School. The young Bulldogs team performed well considering that over half of the team was participating in their first ever District competition. On the girl’s side, Rayanah Mkuu officially finished in 15th place, running the 3.2 mile run in 24 minutes and 05.25 seconds which allowed her to qualify in the Regional Cross Country Meet. Tristan Townsend also qualified for Regionals on the boy’s run, finishing in 9th place with a time of 19 minutes, 04.69 seconds. The Regional Cross Country Meet will be held at Santa Fe College on Friday, November 2nd. As a team, both the girl’s and boy’s teams finished in 8th place.
“I am very proud of this team”, Coach Brad Surrency stated. “Most of these kids have been running since June in the heat and in the rain and have come a very long way. Every single one of them have improved on their time and their endurance. I am looking forward to an even better season next year and we are excited for Rayanah and Tristan to continue their running at Regionals. They are going to represent Bell High School very well.” To see more times and scores, go to FloridaMileSplit.com.
Runnin’ Bulldog Cross Country Team