Best season ever for Von Steuben. Stunned some folks by qualifying for sectionals. Jaime Marcos(sr) capped off a great season by finishing 39th in state. One of the best ever finishes in the modern era. A great time of 14:56.
Troubles for Jones at Regionals. Jones finished 2nd in the city at the varsity level and swept all the other levels. Unfortunately, their success this year may be marred by their unexpected 7th place finish at regionals thus did not qualify for sectionals. This is still clearly one of the top cross country programs in the city and looks to be so for years to come.
Julian Higueros(so) gives Lane hope. Lane finished 3rd at city at the varsity level. At the end of the year, they got a major result form sophomore Julian Higueros(so) after his 15:15 at the state meet. With Higueros and a young team, Lane seems to have the ingredients to make things great again.
The rest of the CPS has a lot of work to do. Lindblom graduates a lot of their varsity. Northside graduates their top 2 and will have to develop their pack as they do not appear to have a bonafide front runner. Payton and Solorio have a lot of young talent to develop. Charter schools as a group have frankly been disappointing. Lake View, Lincoln Park, Kennedy, Hubbard, Kenwood, and others have had some somewhat competitive teams in the past. Can they get back to their former levels? Mather is always solid. What about Taft. Their girls team has stepped up, what about their boys?