Cora Baird

Cora Baird riding to 22nd place in the State Championships at Cedar City. [Photo courtesy of Greg Child]

In the last mountain bike race of the season, the 16 riders of Moab Red Devils mountain bike team came second out of 20 teams in their Division Three category. Overall, 65 Utah high schools competed in Cedar City on the weekend of Oct. 18 and 19, fielding 2,078 student riders – the league’s biggest event in its seven-year history. On the last race of his high school career, Elijah Topper earned the most points for Moab and took 16th place in Varsity Boys. On the podiums, Ryder Murdock took third place and Aiden Baird took seventh in Boys Junior Varsity B, while Jackson Sorensen took seventh place in Boys Junior Varsity A. The two female team members also excelled: Cora Baird placed 22nd among Freshman Girls, and Ariann Child, in Junior Varsity A Girls, was the team’s third-highest points scorer.