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Time and time again, research has shown that participation in high school athletics has a positive influence on the scholastic achievement of the participants. The mission of the Research Triangle High School Athletic Department is to not only field competitive teams, but to teach student-athletes important values such as sportsmanship, hard work, and perseverance that will help them in high school and beyond.

RTHS is currently a member in the Central Tar Heel Conference, a conference in the 1A classification of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). Over the course of our history, Raptor athletic teams have won 16 conference titles, 4 NCHSAA regional championships, and two NCHSAA state championships (boys’ tennis and girls’ cross country, both in 2019), along with numerous individual state and regional championships in cross country, track & field, swimming, and tennis.

In order to be eligible for athletic participation, all student-athletes at RTHS must pass five of their six academic classes each semester and have a current physical examination conducted by a licensed physician on file. All student-athletes must also pay an athletics fee that will be used to defray the cost of essential expenses such as equipment, uniforms, and facility rentals.

All questions about athletics at RTHS can be directed to Alex Drake, the athletic director, at 919-998-6757 or by email.

Cross Country – Boys

Cross Country – Boys

Meets:

Staff Contact:

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS — 2014, 2018
NCHSAA 1A MIDEAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONS — 2013, 2014
NCHSAA 1A STATE RUNNERS-UP — 2013, 2014, 2015

Home Course:
WakeMed Soccer Park (201 Soccer Park Dr., Cary)

Practice Locations:
On campus at RTHS

Roster and Team Statistics on NCRunners.com

Head Coach:
Victor Swepson (vswepson@rthighschool.org)
8th season

Assistant Coach:
Fabrienne Swepson

Golf – Boys

Golf – Boys

Meets:

Staff Contact:

Home Course:
Falls Village Golf Club (115 Falls Village Dr., Durham)

Head Coach:
David Nance (dnance@rthighschool.org)
4th season

Soccer – Girls

Soccer – Girls

Meets:

Staff Contact:

NCHSAA 1A QUARTERFINALISTS — 2019

Home Games:
Mills Park Field #1 (441 Mills Park Dr., Cary)
$5.00 for adults, $2.00 for students

Practice Locations:
WakeMed Soccer Park (201 Soccer Park Dr., Cary), OR
Old RTHS campus (10 Park Dr., RTP)

Team Links:
2020 Roster
2020 Schedule/Results

Head Coach:
Jay Liotta (jliotta@rthighschool.org) – 5th Season

Assistant Coach:
Taeho Lim

Track – Girls

Track – Girls

Meets:

Staff Contact:

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS — 2016, 2018, 2019
NCHSAA 1A STATE RUNNERS-UP — 2018

Practice Locations:
On campus at RTHS

Roster and Team Statistics on NCRunners.com

Head Coach:
Victor Swepson (vswepson@rthighschool.org)
7th season

Assistant Coach:
Fabrienne Swepson

Track – Boys

Track – Boys

Meets:

Staff Contact:

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS — 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
NCHSAA 1A MIDEAST REGIONAL RUNNERS-UP — 2018

Practice Locations:
On campus at RTHS

Roster and Team Statistics on NCRunners.com

Head Coach:
Victor Swepson (vswepson@rthighschool.org)
7th season

Assistant Coach:
Fabrienne Swepson

Indoor Track

Indoor Track

Meets:

Staff Contact:

Practice Locations:
On campus at RTHS

Roster and Team Statistics on NCRunners.com

Head Coach:
Victor Swepson (vswepson@rthighschool.org)
5th season

Assistant Coach:
Fabrienne Swepson

Swimming – Girls

Swimming – Girls

Meets:

Staff Contact:

Home Meets Location:
Campus Hills Pool (2000 S. Alston Ave., Durham)
Free admission to meets

Practice Location:
Silverton Swim Club (1401 Evans Rd., Cary)

Head Coach:
Angela Cooper (acooper@rthighschool.org)
2nd season

Swimming – Boys

Swimming – Boys

Meets:

Staff Contact:

Home Meets Location:
Campus Hills Pool (2000 S. Alston Ave., Durham)
Free admission to meets

Practice Location:
Silverton Swim Club (1401 Evans Rd., Cary)

Head Coach:
Angela Cooper (acooper@rthighschool.org)
2nd season

Cross Country – Girls

Cross Country – Girls

Meets:

Staff Contact:

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS — 2017, 2018, 2019
NCHSAA 1A MIDEAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONS — 2019
NCHSAA 1A STATE CHAMPIONS — 2019

Home Course:
WakeMed Soccer Park (201 Soccer Park Dr., Cary)

Practice Locations:
On campus at RTHS

Roster and Team Statistics on NCRunners.com

Head Coach:
Victor Swepson (vswepson@rthighschool.org)
8th season

Assistant Coach:
Fabrienne Swepson

Basketball – Girls

Basketball – Girls

Meets:

Staff Contact:

Home Games:
Kestrel Heights School Gym (4700 S. Alston Ave., Durham)
$5.00 for adults, $2.00 for students

Practice Locations:
Hope Valley Gym (6900 Garrett Rd., Durham), OR
Yates Baptist Gym (2819 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham)

Team Links:
2019-2020 Roster
2019-2020 Schedule/Results

Head Coach:
David Nance (dnance@rthighschool.org) – 4th Season

Assistant Coach:
Maurice Cotton

Golf – Girls

Golf – Girls

Meets:

Staff Contact:

Home Course:
Falls Village Golf Club (115 Falls Village Dr., Durham)

Head Coach:
Alex Drake (adrake@rthighschool.org)
3rd season

Tennis – Girls

Tennis – Girls

Meets:

Staff Contact:

NCHSAA 1A SEMIFINALISTS — 2019

Home Courts:
Southern Boundaries Park (Third Fork Rd., Durham)
Free admission to matches

2019 Roster
2019 Schedule/Results

Head Coach:
Ralph Gildehaus (rgildehaus@gmail.com)
4th season

Assistant Coach:
Andrew Green (agreen@rthighschool.org)

Tennis – Boys

Tennis – Boys

Meets:

Staff Contact:

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS — 2019
NCHSAA 1A EAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONS — 2019
NCHSAA 1A STATE CHAMPIONS — 2019

Home Courts:
Southern Boundaries Park (Third Fork Rd., Durham)
Free admission to matches

Team Links:
2020 Schedule/Results
2019 Roster

Head Coach:
Josh Franceschina (schema81@yahoo.com)
4 seasons, 42-20 overall record (.677)

Basketball – Boys

Basketball – Boys

Meets:

Staff Contact:

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS — 2018, 2019
CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS — 2019

Home Games:
Kestrel Heights School Gym (4700 S. Alston Ave., Durham)
$5.00 for adults, $2.00 for students

Practice Locations:
Hope Valley Gym (6900 Garrett Rd., Durham), OR
Yates Baptist Gym (2819 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham)

Team Links:
2019-2020 Roster
2019-2020 Schedule/Results

Head Coach:
Lenell Wallace (lwallace@rthighschool.org) – 2nd Season

Assistant Coach:
Oliver Bobbitt

Volleyball

Volleyball

Meets:

Staff Contact:

Home Games Location:
Hope Valley Baptist Church Gym (6900 Garrett Rd., Durham)
$5.00 for adults, $2.00 for students

Practice Locations:
Hope Valley Gym, OR
Triangle Volleyball Club (121 Competition Center Dr., Morrisville)

Team Links:
2019 Roster
2019 Schedule/Results

Head Coach:
Jessie Howington (jhowington@rthighschool.org)
3rd season, 26-37 overall record (.413)

Assistant Coach:
Sherry Wendelburg

Soccer – Boys

Soccer – Boys

Meets:

Staff Contact: Jay Liotta

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS — 2017
NCHSAA 1A QUARTERFINALISTS — 2018

Home Games:
Mills Park Field #1 (441 Mills Park Dr., Cary)
$5.00 for adults, $2.00 for students

Practice Locations:
WakeMed Soccer Park (201 Soccer Park Dr., Cary), OR
Old RTHS campus (10 Park Dr., RTP)

Team Links:
2019 Roster
2019 Schedule/Results

Head Coach:
Jay Liotta (jliotta@rthighschool.org) – 4th Season

Assistant Coach:
Xavier Randle