The number of girls during the last few years has really exploded!! The ups and downs always suprise me. A few years ago we barely had 5 or 6 girls showing up to run during the summer. On Monday we had 22, and that is not counting a couple from East Grand Forks. There are another 6 girls I know that are coming, but are out of town this week. It will be a lot of fun to watch this group over the next few years! There is a lot of talent in this young group of girls (only one senior on the team). The girls team has the talent to be a top 5 team in state, it will come down to if some of the younger girls are ready to be varsity runners.
We had 18 boys show up the first day, which is great! The biggest concern for me is always how many freshman boys will we have. They are our future, currently there are 5 of them but 4 of them are between cross country and another fall sport. So what we have when the season actually starts will be the factor. The boys team is really going to surprise people this year. We have four proven runners for our top 5, how success full this team will be will comes down to how well the team trains this summer and if a few boys step up to be give us 6 to 8 quality runners.