2017 Pre-Season Preview: Countdown Begins With Class A Girls Unclassified

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 teams-

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 pre-season poll

Tonyprepster's Do's and Dont's

2016 unclassified state championship capsule

20Amboy High School44249+71+90+104+128 (133+174)1:38 1-5 Split | 20:08 Avg
21Nashville High School44963+65+77+83+161 (173+177)2:31 1-5 Split | 20:22 Avg
22Westmont High School46832+87+92+106+151 (169)2:48 1-5 Split | 20:16 Avg
23Beecher High School46817+86+118+120+127 (140+160)2:19 1-5 Split | 20:12 Avg
24Central High School (Clifton)47951+102+105+110+111 (136+175)1:13 1-5 Split | 20:15 Avg
25DuQuoin High School62833+116+147+165+167 (170+172)4:03 1-5 Split | 21:22 Avg
26Chester High School63662+85+159+162+168 (178+179)3:25 1-5 Split | 21:30 Avg