Junior Ralph Brown becomes Boys’ Cross Country Sectional champion


Anna Evilsizor

LIKE THE WIND Sprinting to the end, Ralph Brown, junior, finished his 5k with a time of 16:17.8 averaging 5:15.5 per mile at Sectionals.

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Running across the finish line, Ralph Brown, junior, won first at the Boys’ Cross Country team’s Sectional meet Oct. 8. At regionals, Ralph ran 16 minutes and 40.6 seconds, averaging 5 minutes and 22.8 seconds.

“It was nice knowing that I had met expectations,” Brown said.

He also mentioned how much he appreciates his family, coach and teammates supporting him throughout the season.

“I knew it was the smallest of the challenges to come, so I wasn’t too nervous,” Brown said.

Brown started doing cross country in sixth grade when he noticed he was good at running for long periods of time. He believes his experience from playing soccer and basketball opened the doors of cross country for him.