Best / fastest race from a West girl's team at state.  EVER.

Lowest point total ever.  Would have been podium for the last 20 years.

In virtual meet all class, we rank #6 vs #22 last year.

40 degree temps and calm winds made for fast running.

> How do Haley, Izzy and Caroline place better at state than they did at region?

> How does Rachel Murray consistently pass people at the end of big races?

> How does Ava go from a mid pack JV runner to a huge factor on our best state team ever?

> How does Ashley start the season limping and end up 20:45 on the monster state meet course?

> How does Rachel run herself into near collapse at state 2 years in a row and finish every time?

> This ONLY happens when our girls begin to believe in themselves and in each other.    Team not time.  THAT is XC.

> 6th or better for last 6 years is some kind of consistency.

> Pretty obvious who the best teams are.   If we do the right things, starting this Winter, gotta like our chances in 2019!

> Ladies.   Let's focus on getting stronger in the off season and being consistent healthy runners.  That's the key.

STATE WOMEN 2018

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.   Girls who do this run sub 5:30 and sub 11:40 the prior year in track.

> To podium, you need to average around 30th place.  Girls who do this run mid 4:30s and under 12:00.

> To make the individual top 10 podium runners are typically sub 5:15, sub 11:30.