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.

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