Track is done, it's time for XC. Individual and Team predictions for all classifications.
- First you obviously have to throw in Lexington for the team title, I also think Mauldin will have a good team. They finished 5th at State last year and from the first 4-5 guys I saw on the results they weren't seniors. Individually I really gotta pick Tony. Also, Mike Lantz is moving from Ridge View to Blythewood so they could possibly have a solid team. Probably won't be state caliber, but should still be solid.
- Greenville High Will be in the mix of it, have quite a few guys who will be running low 17s
- @dmoney011 Low 17s won't get you very far in Statewide competition. They could be Region Runner-ups but that's about it. In 4A, Lexington wins team title, Stratford and Wade Hampton battle for second. 3A the favorite should be Hilton Head with a small chance of Eastside making a run, No one to effectively match up with Jack. 2A, Waccamaw should pull it out, a lot of young talent as Bishop England is on the decline with their two best being seniors. 1A, Christ Church wins by a lot.
4A: Michael Lantz, Tony Morales, Blake White, Zack Langston all in the hunt
3A: Jack Manesiotis, Ivankovic if Jack gets injured.
2A: Omar Shariff
- @Cazel Will Ivankovic be running xc for Daniel this upcoming season?
- @thoefel15 What is the transfer rule? I had always heard you had to sit out one year if you transfered to stop recuitment but may not be true just asking if anyone knows???
- @thinkaboutit If he changes his actual residence then he doesn't,but if he just transfers there he won't be able to compete for a full academic year.
- @thinkaboutit I know what you're talking about, and yes, I'm pretty sure that is the rule. I know it's been in effect for baseball, basketball, football, and sports like that, but I'm not sure if it necessarily is in effect for track and xc? I know part of it was for recruiting, but also so teams wouldn't have an advantage by knowing things about plays from that player (could very well be mislead information). But like I said, maybe it's not in effect for track and xc? Someone else will have to give us the info that applies to track and xc.
- I don't think such a rule exists anymore, you only have to prove residence in the school you want to attend's district. There was a rule several years ago on transfers, I recall a big issue over a QB transferring into Dorman or one of the upstate schools...anyways he was ruled ineligible even though his family had picked up and moved before the season. That rule no longer exists, to my knowledge.
- AAAA Langston
Team win Lexington
Team win Hilton Head
AA Shariff, Jazz,or Widenhouse
Team win Liberty, BE, or Pendleton
A Quattlebaum or Melanson
Team win CHrist Church
- For 2A, Shariff has to be the favorite at this point, but don't count out Chesnee's Lawrence. He had a bad race at xc state last year, but he's still one of the fastest returning runners, and he ran a very impressive 800 at state on Saturday.
- Idk, he always seemed like more of a track guy to me, but you never know.
- 4A should be really tight come the end of the season. Lexington won't be able to just run away with it (haha) this time. Tough teams from all over showing huge improvement.
- I am a member of the Mauldin Varsity Team and we are trying to get 5 runners under 16 and 6 and 7 in the 16s, so I think we could compete with Lexington.
- @zmarion98 I'm an Eastside Runner and I feel the same way with Hilton Head.
- Is anyone calling any HUGE upsets in the season?
- Zack Marion are you high?? No offense but ur team is not fast enough to get 5 guys in the 15's.... I mean u guys are all right you might have 3 16's but ur top 5 in the 15's?? Really?? And Lexington is a power house no one is beating them any time soon.
- No I am not high. We had 4 guys in the 16:20s so I think all of them will be under 16, and I think another one of us can step up.
- I am calling you guys out! If u do what you say you will do this season you can rub it in my face all you want, but when u guys don't pull this off u might want to stay off this forum for a while....
- By the way I see 3 guys that PR'ed in the 16:20's but who is ur forth? And do actually think u and Smith are gonna drop a whole minute and a half off ur PR's this season??
- We had Marc DeLisle at 16:22, Noah Labelle and Jeff Sinkele at 16:24, and Charlie Cook at 16:27. And yes I do think me and Ryan can drop a minute and a half, because I dropped almost 4 minutes in one year and Ryan almost dropped 2:30 during the regular season. So I think me and him are very capable for it.
- @zmarion98 dude, dropping four minutes and 2:30 minutes off your time when you run in the 20's or so is much easier to do than cutting 1:30 minutes off when you are running 16:30's. It gets much harder to shave off seconds and minutes the faster you get.
I pick Lexington 4A (they can't be stopped) although it won't be as dominant obviously without the miraculous god of running Colby Coulter, but anyways, I don't think Mauldin will be all that close...and Zack Langston as 4A individual, him running 4:15 in the mile at state was ridiculous, I know it's a whole different distance but that was still incredible as a sophomore.
And 3A Hilton Head and Jack Manesiotis individual.
2A OMAR and idk any of the teams...
1A Quattlebaum and same for 1A...
- Langstons 1600m was a state record for a Sophomore. The 3200m by Gawryluk was also a state record for a freshman.
I wouldn't talk to much crap about Mauldin, they have the best coach in the state and improvement will happen.
That said, Lexington is clearly the favorite, they are head and shoulders above Mauldin and everyone else right now.
- NEWS FLASH: In 3A, I'd look for the Clemson Area Racing Team to win it. They are building a charter school around the team: CART Charter School.
Even though enrollment is only 7 students (although rumor has it several exchange students from Ireland, Croatia and Canada will soon enroll) it has received approval to compete in Class AAA from the SCHSL which was spending so much time on this unusual request that it completely ignored the indoor track proposal, a proposal for Bass Fishing to be a team sport, and a bathroom break.
The new school is being built deep in the Issaquenna Forest, mainly from bricks salvaged from the old Daniel High School. The team is expected to wear old Clemson singlets found in a ratty cardboard box and labeled: Gooodwill.
In yet another unusual twist, the entire athletic training budget is being spent on home-made roller sticks, created by a mad scientist only known as "Crazy Eddie." The training program is currently being developed. Early reports say it includes 300 kilometers a week of mountain running, and each workout concludes by guzzling a liter of chocolate reindeer milk.
Stay tuned for more developments.
- WOW Oncearunner. that is a great story and made me laugh.