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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 @ 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)

> Often 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 2023 and what does the future hold?

> Diego, Parker, Vedant = 2,3,18 on the Senior list.

> 7 guys make the Junior list.  Kevin slowest but might be the best.

> By far the best sophomore class in West history.  Podium or bust.

> Eli and Tyler crack the top 15 Freshman list.

> 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.  Ask Vedant!  He averaged 25:05 9th / 20:20 10th.

> You are a predictable biology experiment and the facts never lie in this sport.   Guys get older, do the work and stay healthy get faster.  FACTS!

guys progression by grade 23.jpg


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