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Raptors Athletics

Research Triangle High School

Raptors Athletics

Research Triangle High School

Award Winners and Wall of Honor


Retired Jerseys

To have a jersey retired, a student-athlete must:

  1. Graduate from RTHS
  2. Remain on the team for which he/she earns jersey retirement through his/her senior year
  3. Meet ONE of the following merit-based criteria
    1. Make a first-team all-state team recognized by the NCHSAA or the media organization for the sport in question
    2. Win a state championship in an individual sport or event
    3. Win two (2) or more regional championships in an individual sport or event
    4. Win conference player/pitcher/goalie/runner of the year two (2) or more times
    5. Earn recognition as the team MVP on a team or relay that wins a state championship

Madison Daniel (Class of 2016)
Boys' Cross Country
Boys' Track and Field


Retired: May 23, 2016

Accomplishments:

  • 2013 NCHSAA 1A Cross Country 1st Team All-State (7th place in state meet)
  • 2014 NCAC Cross Country Runner of the Year and All-Conference
  • 2014 NCHSAA 1A Mideast Regional XC Champion
  • 2015 NCHSAA 1A Mideast Regional Track Champion (800m, 1600m)
  • Part of state-champion 4x800m relay team at 2015 NCHSAA 1A state championship meet
  • 2015 NCHSAA 1A Track Runner-Up (800m, 1600m)
  • 2015 NCAC Cross Country All-Conference
  • 2016 NCAC Conference Track Champion (800m, 1600m, 3200m)
  • 2016 NCHSAA 1A Mideast Regional Track Champion (800m, 1600m)
Jack Puryear (Class of 2016)
Boys' Cross Country
Boys' Track and Field


Retired: May 23, 2016

Accomplishments:

  • 2014, 2015 NCAC XC All-Conference
  • Part of state-champion 4x800m relay team at 2015 NCHSAA 1A state championship meet
  • 2014 Recipient of NCHSAA-Farm Bureau Insurance Sportsmanship Award for Boys' Cross Country
  • 2015 NCHSAA 1A Cross Country 1st Team All-State (6th place in state meet)
  • 2016 NCAC Conference Track Champion (High Jump, 400m)
Michal Swepson (Class of 2016)
Boys' Cross Country
Boys' Track and Field


Retired: May 23, 2016

Accomplishments:

  • 2014, 2015 NCAC XC All-Conference
  • Part of state-champion 4x800m relay team at 2015 NCHSAA 1A state championship meet (Team MVP)
  • 2015 NCHSAA 1A Track Runner-Up (3200m)
  • 2015 Recipient of NCHSAA-Farm Bureau Insurance Sportsmanship Award for Boys' Cross Country
  • 2016 NCAC Conference Track Champion (Triple Jump)
  • 2016 NCHSAA 1A Mideast Regional Track Champion (3200m)
Eric Young
(Class of 2016)

Boys' Cross Country
Boys' Track and Field


Retired: May 23, 2016

Accomplishments:

  • 2013 Recipient of NCHSAA-Farm Bureau Insurance Sportsmanship Award for Boys' Cross Country
  • 2014 NCAC XC All-Conference
  • 2015 NCHSAA 1A Cross Country 1st Team All-State (10th place in state meet)

 

RTHS Athletics Wall of Honor

A team that earns medals at an NCHSAA championship event shall be recognized with a plaque and team picture in the RTHS lobby:

2013 BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY
1A Mideast Regional Champions, 1A State Runners-Up

(Pictured L-R) Brendan Kane, Michal Swepson, Grayson Hassell, Eric Young, Jack Puryear, Spencer Jones, Coach Victor Swepson
Not Pictured: Madison Daniel, Coach Sarah Reid

 

2014 BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD 4x800m RELAY
1A Mideast Regional 3rd Place, 1A State 3rd Place

(Pictured L-R) Michal Swepson, Madison Daniel, Eric Young, Andy Klappenbach

 

2014 BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY
1A Mideast Regional Champions, 1A State Runners-Up

(Pictured L-R) Coach Sarah Reid, Jack Puryear, Eric Young, Brendan Kane, Michal Swepson, Diwani Robinson, Madison Daniel, Andy Klappenbach, Coach Victor Swepson

 

2015 and 2016 BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD 4x800m RELAY
2015 1A Mideast Regional Champion, 1A State Champion
2016 1A Mideast Regional Champion, 1A State Runner-Up

(Pictured L-R) Michal Swepson, Jack Puryear, Madison Daniel, Andy Klappenbach
 

2015 BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY
1A Mideast Regional Runners-Up, 1A State Runners-Up

(Pictured L-R) Jack Puryear, Madison Daniel, Josh Bynum, Abel Maasho, Eric Young, Andy Klappenbach, Michal Swepson, Sam Marchman

 

RTHS Scholar-Athletes of the Year

One male and one female student-athlete are honored each year for being the most well rounded in academic excellence, athletics, and other extracurricular pursuits.

  GIRLS' WINNER BOYS' WINNER
2013-2014 Nikki Khoshnoodi Andy Klappenbach
2014-2015 Leticia Tuset Brendan Kane
2015-2016 Mariah Menanno (11-12)
Natalie Bowers (9-10)
Jack Puryear (11-12)
Nathan LaFauci (9-10)
2016-2017 Leticia Tuset (11-12)
Halima Hasan (9-10)

Dylan Burns (11-12)
Jonas Trepanier (9-10)
Gustavo Nativio (9-10)

 

 

RAPTOR Award

One student-athlete is recognized each year for work ethic, determination, good sportsmanship, and embodying what it means to be a student-athlete.

2013-2014 Eric Young
2014-2015 Ashikha Arun                      
2015-2016 Madison Daniel
2016-2017 Anisha Watwe

 

TEAM MVP

One student-athlete from each team is recognized by that team's coach as the most valuable player.

  2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Boys' Basketball Brendan Kane J'Quan Deal J'Quan Deal Beau Bryant
Girls' Basketball Sierra Street Sheala Moore Traci Gagum Bryia Huskey
Cheerleading Ayanna Darden Leticia Tuset Leticia Tuset Leticia Tuset
Boys' Cross Country Madison Daniel Madison Daniel Michal Swepson Abel Maasho
Girls' Cross Country Catherine Hernandez Natalie Bowers Natalie Bowers Caroline Foley
Boys' Golf       Max Clarke
Boys' Soccer Myron Asamoah Andy Klappenbach (Offense)
Matthew Madden (Defense)
Akwasi Adu
(Offense)
Matthew Madden (Defense)
Travis Barker (Offense)
Dylan Burns (Defense)
Girls' Soccer Cassie Mills Cassie Mills
(Offense)
Brittany Worthy (Defense)
Sierra Street
(Offense)
Brittany Worthy
(Defense)
Grace Lincroft
(Offense)
Hope Labriola
(Defense)
Boys' Tennis     Ramis Chowdhury John Hankinson
Girls' Tennis     Alexandra Paff Varsha Nidamarty
Boys' Track and Field Michal Swepson Michal Swepson Madison Daniel Matthew Swepson
Girls' Track and Field Elizabeth Scott Natalie Bowers Candace Swepson Anne Elise Norris
Volleyball Krisann Mason Elizabeth Scheer Morgan Davis Y-Van Nguyen

 



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