Local youth runner earns All-America honors
Rabon runs strong at nationals
Local runner Triston Rabon finished fifth in his age group in the AAU National Cross Country Championship, last month, in Knoxville, Tenn.
Rabon, 13, a 7th-grader at North Hills Christian School in Salisbury, ran the 4K (2.5-mile) course at Victor Ashe Park in 13:50.79, in a race that also included 14-year-olds. Rabon’s time earned All-America honors.
Rabon took fifth place among 13-year-olds and placed 12th with the older runners’ times included. Byron Grevious (13:26.19) had the top 13-year-old time while Caleb Hymans led the 14-year-olds at 13:22.88.
There were 248 young runners in the event.
Rabon’s coach, Kevin Marsh, supported Triston in Knoxville, along with his parents, Shane and Aimee Rabon.