Orienteers return with state title

Sara Cestero – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program had a successful last week at their respective orienteering and rifle team meets.

Orienteering is a sport that requires teams to use compasses and trails to navigate through wooded trails.  It attracts teams from JROTC teams across the country.  Mustangs are divided into Green (advanced), Yellow (beginners) and Orange (intermediate) teams. 

The orienteering Mustangs went to their state meet in Apopka, Florida where the yellow team won the overall first place trophy and the orange team placed second overall.

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The following Mustangs placed individually:

  • Samantha Rees – First
  • Estaban Reyna – First
  • Andrew Legutko – First
  • Heidi Stenberg – Third
  • Denver Brown – Fifth
  • Faith Miiler – Fifth

Rees said, “I am so proud of the entire team, especially it being the day after prom. It’s always a great feeling to have all the hard work pay off.”

The rifle team placed fourth in their area five meet for Sarasota and Manatee County.

The rifle team will now move on to their state meet on Saturday, April 23.