It's hard to say right now who the top 2A boys team will be this fall, but Heritage Christian Academy and Seth Bruxvoort figure to be part of that mix, along with Lyons and the tandem of Jonjak-Plahn and Roberts.
With only three scoring runners in 2A (the proposal to change that to four passed the cross country committee but was killed at the Legislative Council meeting), 2A is a bit more vulnerable to being swayed by an impact freshman or two than the other classifications. And, in a few cases, we have some idea of who those impact freshmen might be. But, you will want to check the team-by-team previews coming the rest of the summer for more word on that rather than this piece.
In this piece, we will only be looking at rankings of returning runners. We look at them three different ways--from cross country, from 1600 times this spring, and from 3200 times this spring, but all three of those analyses are strictly of returning runners. Comments will be mostly up to the reader, but a few general comments are offered at the bottom of each set of rankings.
We start below with the rankings of returning runners from last cross country season. The next page will take a look at rankings from returning 1600 runners this spring, then the final page examines rankings of returning 3200 runners from this spring.
By Fall, 2016, Cross Country Times
Defending state champion Vanguard took three hits to graduation and one to the coaching ranks. It's a stiff uphill climb for the Coursers to be back in the hunt this fall. Mancos, Lyons, and Heritage Christian Academy, on the other hand, return very nearly everyone and look to be the three teams most likely to assume the mantle of 2A leadership this fall.
Click on Next to view the rankings by 1600 times.