Raiders Early Bird Recap and Track & Field Updates

This past Saturday our Raiders Track and Field Team competed in their first meet of the season at the Raiders Early Bird Invitational. This was a major feat, as Alpharetta hosted a major meet in our home stadium! What an AWESOME turn out! Kudos to our OUTSTANDING coaches and the many AMAZING volunteers that contributed to the success! A special THANK YOU to the parents for your support at our first meet! Outstanding performances from ALL of our athletes despite the harsh weather conditions.

Congratulations to all of our following top performers!

BOYS: Robbie Ruppel - 2nd place in 100M and 200M; Jaden Slocum - 4th place in 200M and 7th place in Long Jump; Errol Williams - 3rd place in 400M; Dylan Merrell - 4th place 400M; Matthew Ashe - 6th place 800M; Jason Song - 7th place 800M; Sean Rager - 1st place 1600M; Arat Joanico - 5th place 1600M; Richard Arockiasamy - 5th place in 110MH, 3rd place in 300MH; Christopher McFerrin - 2nd place in 300MH, 5th place in High Jump; Mark Morozov - 2nd place in Long Jump and 3rd place in Triple Jump Jamal Ellis - 1st place in Discus and Shot Put; 4x100M Relay 'A' - Dylan Merrell, Dane Motley, Austin Joyner, Joshua Flynn: 4th place; 4x400M Relay 'A' - Dylan Merrell, Austin Joyner, Joshua Flynn, Dane Motley - 2nd place; 4x400M Relay 'B'- Jackson Frizzell, Cam Foster, Nick Haven, Blake Williams GIRLS: Gabrielle Cross - 1st place in 200M and 400M; Vashti Reese - 2nd place in 200M;

Janae Jefferson - 5th place in 400M; Sara Gotwalt - 4th place in 1600M; Kira Wiklund - 5th place in 1600M; Alyiana Aris - 8th place in 100MH; Jasmine Jackson - 2nd place in 300MH 4x100M Relay 'A' - Gabby Cross, Jasmine Jackson, Jenae Jefferson, Kendall Brown: 3rd place 4x400M Relay 'B'- Vashti Reese, Jenae Jefferson, Emma Palmer, Kendall Brown: 7th place We have several Raiders currently ranked in the top 10 in the State:

BOYS: Sean Rager is #6 in the 1600M; Jamal Ellis is #3 in the Discus and #8 in the Shot Put.

GIRLS: Gabrielle Cross is #9 in the 400M.

IMPORTANT: All athletes that picked up a singlet and did not see Coach Merine, please see him before practice today.

PHOTOGRAPHS: Do YOU have photos to share? If you have 1-3 good ones, email then to We'd love to display the photos.

Click here for the complete meet results.

Please Note: Link for Final Results from meet:

You'll always find link for final meet results in 3 locations:

1. Meet Info, at the bottom of the specific meets page

2. On the Team Calendar, click the event date to view

3. On the Meet Results page

Great Job Raiders!!!

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