Riverwood Cross Country runners Elizabeth Graves, left, and Anna Hayden.

The Riverwood Lady Raiders Cross Country team is currently ranked 5th in State Class 5A. Junior Anna Hayden is ranked No. 1 in the state. Sophomore teammate Elizabeth Graves is No. 2. Both Hayden and Graves have been recognized this year by Ga. MileSplit with “Runners of the Week” honors. With Hayden meeting the MileSplit U.S. First Team standard and Graves meeting the Milesplit U.S. Second Team standard, this is the first time that the Raiders have ever had two athletes qualify for first and second team national elite status in one season.