EHS teams perform well at Mud Run

EASLERY — Easley High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) found the mud on Saturday, April 30, at the seventh annual St. Francis Mud Run.
Easley entered two teams in this year’s competition, running against 18 other JROTC teams and 927 teams total. The course is 3-4 miles long and has 34 obstacles embedded along the route, ending with a 50-yard firemen’s carry.
Easley’s No. 1 team completed the course in 39:58, and the No. 2 team finished in 41:13, taking first and second place in the JROTC category. Overall, Easley’s two teams finished 69th and 89th respectfully out of the 927 teams.
“The two teams practiced hard for this event,” said Chief Mark Stauder, the athletic coach for Easley’s NJROTC unit. “They ran many miles to build up their endurance, and it paid off. I am extremely proud of these eight cadets!”
Team 1 consisted of Cadets Andrew Jonakin, Evan Callahan, Andrew Ross and Hunter Dodd. Team 2 Consisted of Xavier Guild, Case Godfrey, Rodney Rampey and Kane Owens.
The No. 1 team will have their names placed on a trophy that is kept at the Navy/Marine Corps Reserve Center in Greenville. This is the second time that an Easley NJROTC team has won this distinction.