MAIS Varsity Boys brought out some of the better challengers to date at MRA XC Invitational where the Top 2 were sub 17 and Ryan Skates got 3rd with his best time at 17:08 in one of the most accurate XC Courses in the state with nothing but hill all the way to the finish.
MRA Hosted the largest MAIS XC meet with over 50 schools. The boys Varsity was the most challenging bringing threes accomplish runners from 3 different schools and 3 different divisions competing to see who can grit it out on the Choctaw Trail. Chase Rose now a Junior at Kirk Academy who was injured throughout his XC Season his sophomore year decided 2019 XC Season would be a game changer for him wanting to finish what he could not the previous season. Coming off an impressive sub 17 at City Auto in Memphis which is a flat course, Choctaw Trails is the opposite with hills, turns, and a long hill climb to the finish line would be a worthwhile accomplishment sub 17. After all the summer training and the sub 17 minute finish at City Auto in Memphis Chase Rose after running XC for over 5 years finally not only wins his first overall XC Boys Meet but finishes 16:40 at Choctaw Trails in one of the most challenging raises in MAIS for him to date.
With a relative large break away Rachel Garmon after the first mile decided it was tie to lead and leave her competition separating herself from the pack early on all the way to the finish line with the runner up almost 40 seconds behind. This was Rachel's first ever overall win competing against the largest MAIS Schools to date at this meet.
MRA XC hosted over 50 Teams from around the state with one of the largest MAIS Invitationals to date.