Julian Higueros(soph to be) and KC Pruitt(junior to be) shown here on the way to a 1-2 finish at last year's frosh-soph race at the St. Patrick Invitational.
Lane finished 7th at the CPS boys varsity cross country meet last year. That was the lowest finish by a Lane boys varsity team at the CPS meet in a very long time (if not the lowest ever). Don't expect Lane to finish that low again this year as last year was a rare rebuilding year. Lane returns 4 of their top 5 from their city varsity team. Jason Rivera(sr to be) was a pleasant surprise last year as the former baseball player turned distance runner finished 28th at the varsity level to finish as Lane's #2 runner. He followed up a good cross country season with a good track season in which he ran personal bests 4:36 mile and 9:55 2 mile. Look for Rivera to be a solid fixture near the front for Lane.
Furthermore, their sophomore team finished 2nd and their freshman team finished 4th at last year's CPS meet. Two to watch are Julian Higueros(soph to be) and KC Pruitt(junior to be). The pair were Lane's top underclassmen last year and will be major part of Lane this year. Higueros ran a 9:58 in the 3200 meter last year in track- a great time for a freshman. Pruitt ran a season best 10:10.
The key for Lane (and for every team) will be how close their 4th and 5th men will be to their top 3. This means the summer development of guys like Nicholas Schoessling(sr) and Vince Costello(sr) will be big for Lane.