Whitney Young placed 9th (I kid you not) at the CPS varsity cross country meet last year. However, they finished 3rd at the freshman race and 2nd at the sophomore level. Their sophomore team had 5 runners finish in the top 10 - 3 of which were freshman. That is why there is optimism and greater expectations for Whitney Young cross country this year.
In track, Whitney Young had at least 6 freshman or sophomores run 4:53 or better in the 1600 meter run. Sophomore Charles Sandburg(so) ran a 4:37. Freshman Keduse Worku(fr) ran a 4:38. Freshman Evan Radomski(fr) ran a 2:02 800 meter run.
As long as those young runners keep developing, Whitney Young will be much improved.