Cross country is a team sport where all seven runners matter. In fact, one can argue that the #1 runner is insignificant at the same time. Conversely, very few people cannot dispute that the #5 runner is just as important. Every coach needs that kid who can close the deal on a championship race.
Jace Green and Jacob Adcock were interchangeable at the scoring end but it was Adcock who came through the most during the post-season. In Adcock's final three races of the season, he placed 15th (regionals), 18th (sectionals), and the Shazam Championships where he placed 46th overall (17:25/32nd scoring) in the #5 slot.
Adcock knew that his team was in the running for a top-four team trophy spot. The Knights were able to secure a second-place finish by scoring 90 points on the strength of a 1:28 spread. It is this type of teamwork that enabled Arthur to earn their first post-season "state" team trophy.