Easley High NJROTC unit competes in 13th annual Goodwill Mud Run

EASLEY — Easley’s Naval Junior Reserve Officer Corps (NJROTC) unit entered three four-person teams in the Spring 2014 Goodwill/St. Francis Sports Medicine Mud Run held April 12-13 at SC-TAC (formally The Donaldson Center).

The event consisted of 36 obstacles stretched over a 3.5-mile course with mud pits, walls to climb over and obstacles requiring team effort to complete. Easley’s three teams were the A team consisting of Justin Hill, Brandon Marsh, Eric Crenshaw and Jacob Davis, the B team consisting of Freddy Juarez, Tyler Burton, Floyd Horne and Matthew West, and the C team consisting of Ryan Jeanes, Chase Wengerd, Anthony Davis and Brenda Lopez-Perez.

There were a total of 523 competing teams, and Easley’s teams came in 29th, 84th, and 110th respectfully. In the 20-team JROTC category Easley’s teams came in second with a time of 40:53, seventh with a time 46:48 and eighth with a time of 48:21 respectfully. In the registration process Easley’s teams were somehow all listed as All Male division and not JROTC division so the top 3 in each division results reflect misleading results.

Pickens County School District was well represented by the JROTC athletics in three of the school districts JROTC units with Liberty placing first, Easley second and D. W. Daniel placing third. Bravo Zulu to all JROTC coaches and to the JROTC Cadets that competed.