The 6-foot-2, 145-pound senior raced to the Class 4A individual state championship this past season with a time of 15:20.9. The state’s returning Gatorade Player of the Year in boys cross country, Rich also broke the tape at the Great American Cross Country Festival, the Southern Showcase and the Bob Jenkins SCTCCCA Coaches Classic.
Rich has maintained a 4.0 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at the University of Notre Dame this fall.
A devoted member of his church community, Rich has donated his time as a math tutor and Vacation Bible School leader, and has also volunteered assisting the homeless.