For the fourth year in a row, Ravenscroft's student-led fundraising team for Crucial Catch has been recognized as the top fundraising school in the nation, exceeding their goal of $30,000 by more than $6,000, and once again winning the prestigious Pink Cleat Award.
Head CoachMike Ramel joined Ravenscroft in 2018 as the Head Coach for Girls Varsity Basketball. Coach Ramel also teaches in the Physical Education Department at Ravenscroft. Before coming to Ravenscroft, Coach Ramel spent time in Southern California, teaching and coaching at Francis Parker School, Canyon Crest Academy and Pacific Ridge School. Coach Ramel has an M.A. in Coaching and Athletic Administration and is National Board Certified in K-12 Health and Physical Education. He lives in Raleigh with his wife Melissa, daughter Adalyn and son Matthew. As a high school athlete, Mike competed in track under longtime coach Art Jessup of Washingtonville High School in Upstate New York. His 4x400 relay team still holds the Sectional Record and finished first in the state meet and second at the prestigious Penn Relays. As a coach, he served as the head track coach and assistant cross country coach at Pacific Ridge School and Francis Parker School in San Diego, CA. During his tenure, the Parker girls won five straight CIF Championships, and the boys won their first CIF Championship after a 34-year drought.
Assistant Coach - Pole VaultDavid Hood began coaching Track and Field at Ravenscroft in 2007, primarily specializing in pole vault. Prior to Ravenscroft, he was a volunteer coach at Leesville HS. Coach Hood competed collegiately for the University of Virginia, where he was team captain and earned All-ACC honors in the pole vault. He continues to compete at the Masters level in the vault and several multi-event categories (decathlon, heptathlon and pentathlon). Coach Hood has lived in Raleigh for 31yrs, both of his children attended Ravenscroft and his full time job is in sales leadership for a top software company.
Assistant Coachboth Cross Country and Track. He went on to run Cross Country and Track at Florida State University competing all 4 years. He continued running after school, while also working at running specialty shoe stores, owning a Race Timing company, and putting on local running camps for runners of all ages and abilities. He has helped coach several Middle and High School teams when his work schedule permitted. Jim is looking forward to coaching full time at Ravenscroft, and sharing his passion for running while helping kids reach their full potential athletically and personally. His goal is to build teams that compete for the State Championship on a yearly basis.
Assistant Coach - Sprints, Relays & Triple Jump
RAVENSCROFT Boys Track & Field School Records
|100 Meters||Kofie Yeboah ||10.64||2013|
|200 Meters||Quannah Bullock||21.84||1983|
|400 Meters||Karan Patel||50.82||2011|
|800 Meters||Nate Cohen||1:58.64||2017|
|1600 Meters||Douglas Elks||4:30.67||2017|
|3200 Meters||Brett Haensel||10:03.87||2016|
|110 Meter Hurdles||Cameron Akers||14.23||2001|
|300 Meter Hurdles||Cameron Akers||38.74||2001|
|400 Relay||Tyrell Perry, Joe Coe, RaShawn King, Travis Young||44.14||2003|
|800 Relay||Crawford Sloan, Carr Walker, Kobina Johnson, David Stump||01:31.96||2013|
|1600 Relay||Keeton Glenn, Will Christman, Jamie Mason, Crawford Sloan||03:29.66||2014|
|3200 Relay||Ben Kasierski, Brett Haensel, Nate Cohen, Douglas Elks||08:15.76||2017|
|Shot Put||Watts Winston||51' 3.5"||2010|
|Discus||Spencer Winston||147' 7''||2017|
|High Jump||Doug Onuscheck||22' 2.5''||2008|
|Pole Vault||Garrett Anderson||14' 7"||2014|
|Long Jump||Greg Harper||22' 2.5''||2013|
|Triple Jump||Alex Marchi||44' 7"||2019|