The Riverview Community High School men’s and women’s cross country teams are off to a great start, each winning the annual fight for the “Maroon Shoe,”
The “Maroon Shoe” is the prize for the combined winners of the meet between Riverview Community High School, Southgate Anderson High School, and Gabriel Richard High School. The event was so named because the main school color for each of the three competing schools is a version of maroon or burgundy.
Riverview won the men’s race with a score of 17. Anderson was second with 55 and Richard third with 66.
The top two men’s finishers for the Pirates were freshman Logan Ruffner, who was first with a time of 18:24, and senior Eric Pickell, who was second with a time of 18:26.
Junior Justin Shupe finished third with a time of 18:36, junior Sam Polgar finished fifth with a time of 18:40 and junior Gavin Shelton finished the scoring, placing sixth with a time of 19:08.
Freshman Hayden Holmes finished ninth with a time of 19:17 and Sophomore Blake Robinson finished 10th with a time of 19:38 to round out the Varsity squad.
In the women’s race, Riverview won with 21 points, followed by Anderson with 47 and Richard with 63.
The top finishers for the women were senior Paige Beaudry, who finished first with a time of 20:54, freshman Kiera Wood, who finished third with a time of 22:58, senior Grace Godlewski, who finished fourth with a time of 24:43, senior Emilee Monahan, fifth place with a time of 25:22, and senior Tylee Hunter, who finished eighth with a time of 25:56.
Junior Lexi Shaul finished 10th with a time of 26:32 and senior Adrianna Bahu finished 14th with a time of 28:05 to round out the varsity for the women.