Last weekend saw one of the state's top girls runner return and in a fine fashion.
The first month of the cross country season included a hurricane, heat and heavy competition.
Eight different meets were held across the Carolinas and Georgia with several in-state runners and teams shining at the end.
Heat and humidity partly stopped the Bob Jenkins SCTCCCA Coaches Classic. But, the elements couldn't halt Daniel from having a banner day.
The five-time defending state champion Warriors claimed another notch in their belt with a 52-86 victory against Hillgrove in the International Girls Division at the Eye Opener.
Dorman knows its road to a second straight 5A state championship will be more of an uphill climb.
Ian Kimbrell hopes to one day have the same success that his dad, Dorman girls cross country coach Jerry Kimbrell, has enjoyed over the past dozen years.