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The JROTC Raiders are headed to states

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) Raiders teams qualified for the state competition at the Area Five meet on Saturday.

Both the girls and boys teams competed in five team events. The events were 5K team run, tire flip, Raiders fitness challenge, cross county rescue, and rope bridge.

The two teams both ranked third overall.

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The girls team placed first in the Raider fitness challenge, second in tire flip, and third in the cross-county rescue and rope bridge.

Senior Skye Stephens said, “For being a senior, this meet was rather overwhelming because I realized that this was one of the last times that I would be competing with my teammates that have become like my family. Seeing how well we did was amazing, but we are continuing to grow and hopefully win at states.”

The boys team tied for first in the Raider fitness challenge, second in the tire flip, and third in the 5K.

Captain senior Reed Smith said, “Hard work always pays off. Even though a 5K as fast as you can run does not feel good.”