Teams that make podium at state:

> Have athletes that started running as fast freshmen and ran all 4 years

> Have athletes who are dedicated, consistent year round runners

> Tended to have smaller year over year time improvements

> Have top 5 runners who can average around 16:30-16:40 during the year

> Have top 5 athletes who can place in the top 30, 17:00-17:15 or better @ state

> Many of these athletes go on to run in college

 

Best West Senior runners in school history have this in common:

> They got serious about running at some point and became dedicated runners

> They ran the winters of their Junior & Senior years (should have started earlier)

> Made big gains in time (over a minute a year) once they got serious

> The guys who ran track in the Spring progressed best

> Some did not run XC as freshmen or were not exceptionally fast

 

What happened in 2019 and what does the future hold?

> Cato #2, Josh #4, Yash #7, Logan make top 10 on the senior list.

> Tyler and Paul are #3 and #5 on the junior list.  Both have huge senior year upside.

> Trent #2 on the sophomore list.   Will #8 and he is going to make another jump.

> Aidan #5 and Caleb #13 on the freshman list.  The future is bright.

> Even if you are not on this list yet, you can make varsity!  Ask Brett Gammon.  He averaged 22:42 in 9th & 21:40 in 10th and placed 4th overall at varsity region as a senior.   Keep running!  Time and testosterone are your friends.

> As I've told you guys before, you are a predictable biology experiment and the facts never lie in this sport.   Math based off 2018 results had us 3rd in 2019 and that is exactly where we finished.  

> There is absolutely no reason why the 2020 team shouldn't set your goals very high.   You have the ability to podium next year. Commit now to reach your true potential.

 GUYS TIME AVERAGES BY GRADE