Podium!   In spite of Jeremy and Tyler getting trampled 150M in!

Fastest state team average ever.   Lowest point total ever.  Best boys team ever.

In virtual meet all class, we rank #8 vs #20 last year.

40 degree temps and calm winds made for fast running.

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> If Jeremy doesn't get up and battle, we aren't on the podium.  It is as simple as that.  1st West guy to run state 4 years!

> If Cato doesn't run like a champion, and pass 11 guys in the last mile, we aren't on podium.

> If Whedbee doesn't believe in himself after being our #19 guy at the team pre-season time trial, we aren't on podium.

> If Graffius doesn't start believing in himself as a cross country athlete & get 4 guys in the last mile, we aren't on podium

> If Trent doesn't run the 6th fastest time of any freshman all class at state, we aren't on the podium.

> If Logan doesn't run tough and out place the #6 runner from Brookwood, we lose the tie breaker and aren't on the podium.

> We say all the time that every runner matters.   Now, maybe your really believe.

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> Knocking off Brookwood and Milton is a great accomplishment.   Historically both have been podium squads.

> We have the talent to be on the podium for the next couple of years and in the hunt for a win.

> We will ask a little more of everyone on the team in 2019 to help us all take the next logical step forward.

STATE MEN 2018

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So... what does it take to make podium?

> Best XC runners run track and most run the 1,600M & 3,200M

> To win, you need to average around 15th place at state.   Guys who do this run sub 4:40 and sub 10:00 the prior year in track.

> To podium, you need to average around 30th place.  Guys who do this run mid 4:40s and 10:teens.

> To make the individual top 10 podium runners are typically sub 4:30, sub 9:40.