SCTCCCA Preseason Rankings: Meet the No. 15 Teams

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The SCTCCCA is releasing the team pre-season poll leading up to Eye Opener. Meet the 15th ranked overall teams for boys (Hillcrest) and girls (Wren). 

Name: Alaric Gwynn
School: Hillcrest 
Years coaching: 5

SCTCCCA Overall Ranking: 15th boys team

2017 state meet team finish: 
Goals / expectations this year:  Producing the strongest number 4-7 runners Hillcrest has ever had ensuring our depth and contention for top 3 in 5A.     
Up and coming runners on the team (only team ranked):
Jacob Kerby, Kyle Wilson, and Elliot Dotson all contending for remaining two varsity slots.
Top meets going to this year:
Coaches Classic and GTC Tiger Classic.
Team leaders:
Lucas Conti and Jacob Kerby.
Team vision: We approach every practice like it's race day.  Proverbs 27:17-Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. 

Coach motto: I encourage all of my athletes to make sure they have no regrets by the time they cross the finish line.

Coach personal records: 400 - 53.49 800 - 1:53 5K - 18:13 8K - 32:23 10K - 42:21

School 5K xc record with year:  15:54 set in 2013

Number of returners from 2017 season: (Team-23 returning runners)  and (Varsity-5 of 7)

Number of new runners for 2018 season:  (Team-6 first year runners) and Varsity (2 former JV runners). 

Season expectations:  Top three individual and top three team placing at
SCHSL 5A Championship.