Head Coach: Chris Mosley
Last year's finish: 13th- Decatur (St. Teresa) Sectional
Newcomer: Calvin Miller (Fr.)
Key losses: Will McClain has graduated and moved on to Illinois Math and Science Academy.
Coach Mosley's Outlook: Team has put in good work this summer, and will continue to build momentum as the season goes.
Head Coach/Coaches: Eric Kirkpatrick
Last Year's Finish: 9th- Benton Sectional
Projected Top 7: Hilliard, Swiney, J. Gomes, D. Gomes, Killian, Smith, Slayde Huntley (So.)
Newcomers: Slayde Huntley (So), Reece Tilley (Jr.), Brian Winter (Jr.)
Coach Kirkpatrick's Outlook: I am excited about the guy's team this year. We are coming off of our first conference championship in 35 years and we are hoping to build on that success.
Head Coach/Coaches: Mike Lucas
Last Year's Finish: 26th- State Championship
Projected Top 7: Schikel, Fogarty, Gregory, Giordano, Torkelson, Leighton Gerdes, Noah Parra
Newcomers: Donovan Murphy (Jr.), Mason Christanson (Jr.)
What Spot Do You Feel Your Team Should Be Ranked At?: I feel we could earn our way into a
top 25 team with solid running at the Morris Early Bird Invite and the First to the Finish race at
Detweiller. At this time I feel a bubble team would be an accurate assessment.
Key Losses (Transfers or People That Quit The Team): none
Coach Lucas's Outlook: The 2019 Pontiac xc squad is a talented squad that could repeat last
years success - however, I as the coach must find the proper training sequence to facilitate that
Head Coach: Carol Bauer
Last Year's Finish: 10th- Oregon Sectional
Projected Top 7: Echeveste, A. Gochanour, R. Gonchanour, Skaggs, Wiesenhofer, C. Gochanour, Mason Stoeger (So.)
Key Additions: Mason Stoeger (So.)
Unexpected Losses: None
Coach Bauer's Outlook: I feel we may surprise a few people this year. While we were a decent cross country team last year it was on the track that the boys really shined. Ryan, Andrew, Christian, and Andy all set huge 800 PR's to advance to state in the 4X8. The four of them plus Victor all were under 5 minutes for the mile and set new best times. I tend to undertrain my athletes, believing that college is where they should hit their peak so they have yet to tap in on their potential. That is starting to change. Summer running has been going very well for the top six and they have logged more miles at a higher intensity than they ever have before. With six of the top seven back and healthy I'm excited about what this year will bring.
Head Coach/Coaches: Ryan Bruns/Hunter Queen
Last Year's Finish: 8th- Benton Sectional
Projected Top 7: Garavagika, Hirte, Martin, Morgenstern, Baggert, David Wagner (Fr.), Nick Greer (Fr.)
Key Additions: David Wagner (Fr.), Nick Greer (Fr.), Brayden Schubert (Fr.), Dawson Chaney (Fr.), Dylan Bledsoe (Fr.)
Coach Bruns' Outlook: If we stay healthy, I hope we will be able to improve and have a chance to qualify for state by the end of the year.