2020 - 2021 SOUTH CAROLINA
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
SAM
RICH
DISTANCE RUNNER
CATAWBA RIDGE HS
FT. MILL, SOUTH CAROLINA
JUNIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-1
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 15:08.07
CLASS 4A INDIVIDUAL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
23RD
RUNNINGLANE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
“Sam Rich is one of the most gifted athletes I’ve come across. From the outside he seems like a quiet, laidback runner, but he’s a real competitor and shows his leadership and talent via his actions on the course.”
David Helms
Head Coach - Catawba Ridge coach

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot-1, 145-pound junior raced to the Class 4A individual state championship this past season with a time of 15:08.07. Rich also won the Region 3 championship, the Lakelands Invitational, the George Moss Classic and the York County championship. He took 23rd at the RunningLane National Championships.

Academic Achievement


Rich has maintained a 4.0 GPA in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.

Exemplary Character


A devoted member of his church community, Rich has volunteered locally on behalf of a youth soccer program.