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By Matthew Peaslee

Ringgold High School’s Charlee Leach and Ryan Pajak have been shining stars in various races over the past few months. They have set school records and have been considered among the best of the best.


Charlee Leach recently broke the Ringgold school record in the 800-meter run.
Ryan Pajak was the WPIAL Class 2A Cross Country Champion


Charlee Leach, she broke the school record in the 800-meter run recently at Edinboro University. She ran it in 2:28.10, to set a new RHS record. She came in fourth overall in the event. She also placed fourth in the mile run with a time of 5:31.68.

At the Edinboro meet, Pajak was third in the mile run with a time of 4:29.87. He qualified for the state indoor meet which was held in State College the last weekend in February.

In the fall, Pajak earned the WPIAL Class 2A cross country title. The sophomore had a winning time of 16:59.9 to beat his closest competitor by 35 seconds. He was even faster at the state cross country meet with a time of 16:40.2, good enough for eighth overall. Pajak was the second sophomore to cross the finish line in the PIAA Class 2A race.

To kick off the indoor track season, Pajak was named the Pennsylvania Boys Performer of the Week at the end of January, earning the title by gaining the most votes on

The Rams were well represented at the Edinboro meet, which was the TSTCA Indoor Track and Field Championship Qualifiers. Also running for the boys were Lorenzo Zeni, Nick Whaley, David Molisee and Aidan Fausnaught.   For the girls, Katelyn Ferrence participated in the high jump.


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