|Rich Spain IV|
High School: Coached by Andy Pittard and Brenda Averette ... Earned varsity letters in cross country (4) and track and field (6) ... Only varsity freshman runner on the cross country and track and field team ...As a sophomore, team finished third in the district ... Ran the 5K in 17:22 ... As a junior, cross country team won district title (third in region and seventh at states) ... Received Coaches Award ... Most improved Award (outdoor track and field) ... All-region for the mile and 800... eighth at outdoor state track meet in mile ... Member of school record setting team in the 4X8 indoor and outdoor ... All-academic in district and region for cross country (indoor and outdoor) ... All-district and all-region for cross country (indoor, outdoor, and track and field) ... Team won the Great American Cross Country Festival ... As a senior Most Valuable Runner (cross country) ... Named to the Richmond Times-Dispatch All Metro Team ... All-academic in district and region for cross country and track and field ... Career bests of 16:30 (5K), 4:30 (1600- meter), and 1:57 (800-meter) ... A time of 16:30 would place him tied for 20th all time at ECU with James McClellan ... Captain senior year in cross country and track and field.
Personal: Intended major is sports studies ... Son of Richard III and Gloria Spain ... 2002-2006 JRHS Academic Excellence Award (Honor Roll each period).