Welcome to the 2017 cross country season! Last year was quite a year with Tolono (Unity) tabbed as pre-season #1, but it was St. Joseph-Ogden that walked away as the state champion. Of course, no one can perfectly predict a state champion or even all 25 teams that will toe the Detweiller starting line on November 4. We will attempt this nearly month long of team previews from our point of view. Sit back and enjoy the ride!
Unclassified means teams not quite in the top 25 or ranked, but are on the verge of being noticed by the masses. Unclassified teams are dangerous because they have a chip on their shoulders and will do anything and everything to prove everyone wrong.
2016 unclassified state championship capsule
|20||Amboy High School||442||49+71+90+104+128 (133+174)||1:38 1-5 Split | 20:08 Avg|
|21||Nashville High School||449||63+65+77+83+161 (173+177)||2:31 1-5 Split | 20:22 Avg|
|22||Westmont High School||468||32+87+92+106+151 (169)||2:48 1-5 Split | 20:16 Avg|
|23||Beecher High School||468||17+86+118+120+127 (140+160)||2:19 1-5 Split | 20:12 Avg|
|24||Central High School (Clifton)||479||51+102+105+110+111 (136+175)||1:13 1-5 Split | 20:15 Avg|
|25||DuQuoin High School||628||33+116+147+165+167 (170+172)||4:03 1-5 Split | 21:22 Avg|
|26||Chester High School||636||62+85+159+162+168 (178+179)||3:25 1-5 Split | 21:30 Avg|