3rd is the best we've ever done.   3 points from 2nd.

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

In virtual meet all class, we rank #3 vs #8 last year.  2 years in a row top 10.

Mid 40s degree temps and calm winds made for fast running.

> Josh pulls off the individual podium finish.   Check out last year's state notes.  Called that one.

> Cato did Cato things.   Ran up front.  He always #refusestolose

> Doty.  Maybe the most talented runner in West history.  He was very good.  Just how good can he be?

> Imagine being Yash?  Dealing with so much stuff.   Plane ride back to India 24 hours away and he crushed it.

> When it mattered most for the team, Trent comes up big.

> What made this team work is that they were a team all year.   7 guys, pulling on the oars in the same direction.

> These guys have started the ball rolling.  It is our job to keep that ball rolling.  We WILL keep the ball rolling.

> Time to make a decision.  Anyone can say they "hope" to be good.   Few are prepared to actually do what it takes.

> Our goal is excellence.   We will support anyone who wants to be their best self.    In running and in life.

2019

2018

STATE MEN 2019

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.