Teams that make podium at state:

> Stay healthy and arrive at the starting line feeling good.

> Have a mixture of young fast runners and experienced veterans.

> Have at least 1 and sometimes several "low sticks".  Finishing place <=15.

> Have top 5 runners who can average under 19:40 on a fast course.

> Have top 5 athletes who can place in the top 30, sub 20:45 @ state

> Many of these athletes go on to run in college


Why don't girls progress at the same rate as the guys do:

> While maturity is a 100% advantage to young men as they grow, initially the opposite can be true for young women.

> Changes in hormones and body development often require patience.  Young women might take a few years to run as fast as they did as freshmen.

> Don't think you can't get better as you age.   Look no farther than state champion Liz Galarza who had, by far, her best high school season as a senior.   

> So what can you do to be as competitive as possible?   Stay consistent and run year round.  Work on your total body strength.   Eat great, supplement iron and calcium as needed, sleep >8 hours / night.  Believe in race day magic.


What happened in 2021 and what does the future hold?

> Varsity girls pushed our state meet qualifying streak to 9 years in a row!

> Sophia with a really tough luck senior season.  Just not fair at all.

> Freshmen girls really showed up big.  Mile madness and region point to our potential.   We believe our team can become dangerous if our freshmen girls enjoy the sport and become year round runners.

> Adding 2 female coaches to the team was a big win.  Thanks Loftus and Dish!

> Want to be the best you can be?  Run frequently, fuel the body thoughtfully, bring a strong, confident belief in yourself and your team to practice every week.

> Can't wait to see what our team can do in 2022.   '22 starts winter of '21.

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