Rayaan Kader – Boys Cross Country
Springstead – Sophomore
The first-year Kader continued to turn heads in Saturday’s muggy sixth annual Shark Invitational at Nature Coast Technical in Brooksville.
Rayaan posted the best finish of any of the 26 Hernando County competitors in the 103-runner field, placing seventh overall in the 3.1-mile event in 17:56.53.
The 5K finish was Kader’s county-best second top-10 effort of 2018. He just missed duplicating his personal record set at the Seffner Christian Invite at Holloway Park in Lakeland in 17:54.00.
In the classroom, he maintains a 3.67 unweighted grade point average.
Besides being a member of the SHS’ marching band’s pit (stationary percussion ensemble), he’s compiled over 100 hours of community service serving the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s food pantry.