Laney cross country runner Raheem Newton is the Fall Sports Player of the Week

“I just keep motivating myself to do better each week. I’m trying to win the county, win the region and, hopefully, win state," Newton said.

RAHEEM NEWTON

SCHOOL: LANEY

SPORT: CROSS COUNTRY

CLASS: SR.

HT.: 5-FOOT-11

WT.: 160 LBS.

HOW HE FARED: Newton blew away the field in the first Richmond County meet of the season. His time of 17 minutes, 1 second was 37 seconds faster than his next closest competitor.

WHAT NEWTON SAID: “I just keep motivating myself to do better each week. I’m trying to
win the county, win the region and, hopefully, win state.”

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: “He runs like he’s in the 800 (meters). He never slows his pace down. He’s a tremendous runner who’s focused and has a lot of respect for what he’s doing.” – Laney coach Otis Smart

– Joey Jones, Staff Writer

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