The Voice

Mitchell secures second place; Raiders look to finish season strong

Senior+Ryan+Mitchell+finishes+strong+to+seal+his+second+overall+placement+at+the+Country+Championships.
Back to Article
Back to Article

Mitchell secures second place; Raiders look to finish season strong

Senior Ryan Mitchell finishes strong to seal his second overall placement at the Country Championships.

Senior Ryan Mitchell finishes strong to seal his second overall placement at the Country Championships.

by Sue Bevilacqua

Senior Ryan Mitchell finishes strong to seal his second overall placement at the Country Championships.

by Sue Bevilacqua

by Sue Bevilacqua

Senior Ryan Mitchell finishes strong to seal his second overall placement at the Country Championships.

Eric Booth and Jack Renz

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The boys cross country team has brought a competitive spirit so far to the courses this season, and they are ready to accomplish even more as the state races approach.

The 2018 Raiders are led by seniors Tyler Balas, Ryne Beni, and Ryan Mitchell. The team was hit with an obstacle early in the season when the first meet was rescheduled due to a rain delay, however, it was nothing that the boys could not overcome.

After spending months training in the summer heat, everyone was fully prepared for their races; they came out extremely well in the first three meets. Individually and collectively, the Raiders proved to be tough competitors. Issuing impressive times across the board in each meet.

On Oct. 18, the team competed in the County Championship at Phillipsburg. The whole varsity squad did well, but Mitchell was outstanding; he was awarded some hardware for his top three (second overall) finish in the meet with a time of 16:37.

“It was pretty good because I lost to some of those guys a week before and I was able to redeem myself,” Mitchell said. “It is cool because it shows how my hard work paid off.”

Although the seniors’ final season is ending soon, the Raiders have a lot of talent coming up; on Oct. 24, at Deer Path Park, freshman Matthew Callesano ran a “sub 18” (below 18 minutes) 5k, which is varsity time.

The Raider Boys look to maintain good times on Saturday, Nov. 10, in Holmdel, to continue their run in the state races.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Eric Booth, Op-ed Editor

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

Navigate Left
  • Mitchell secures second place; Raiders look to finish season strong

    Showcase

    Diagnosed with a case of senioritis

  • Mitchell secures second place; Raiders look to finish season strong

    Showcase

    Battle Of The Bands showcases local rock talent

  • Mitchell secures second place; Raiders look to finish season strong

    Showcase

    5 last minute gift ideas for that special someone on Valentine’s Day

  • Mitchell secures second place; Raiders look to finish season strong

    Showcase

    Raiders hockey brings the heat to the ice rink

  • Mitchell secures second place; Raiders look to finish season strong

    Showcase

    J.R. Spencer earns Educational Services Professional of the Year title

  • Mitchell secures second place; Raiders look to finish season strong

    Features

    A rainy St. Patty’s Day in Somerville

  • Mitchell secures second place; Raiders look to finish season strong

    Reviews

    Jonas Brothers make successful comeback with song “Sucker”

  • Mitchell secures second place; Raiders look to finish season strong

    Op-Ed

    Jussie Smollett is innocent until proven guilty and here’s why

  • Mitchell secures second place; Raiders look to finish season strong

    Sports

    Hillsborough girls basketball concludes a productive season

  • Mitchell secures second place; Raiders look to finish season strong

    Sports Showcase

    CYO championship is one for the ages

Navigate Right
The student news site of Hillsborough High School
Mitchell secures second place; Raiders look to finish season strong