The Deep Dive For XC, 2018: 4A Girls

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The age-old distinction between rebuilding and reloading applies at Battle Mountain. Look for girls like Emma Reeder to be capably filling holes in the roster left by graduation.

2017 In Review

The big news for the 2017 season, of course, was Battle Mountain. Not only did the Huskies dominate at State, they went on to win the regional championship race at NXR-SW and then finish third at NXN. A season doesn't get much better than that. 

There were certainly other teams around the state that enjoyed solid seasons, teams like Palmer Ridge, Durango, Niwot, Air Academy, Centaurus, Valor Christian, and Golden. In a given year, any of those teams might have won a state title, but 2017 was not a given year. The stakes were higher in 2017 than they had been many previous years. 

And, the forward-looking view calls for more of the same in 2018.

Looking Ahead to 2018

We've already seen virtual meet analyses for 4A Girls in 2018. But, there's more to what's going to happen in 2018 than simply staring down a virtual meet analysis, no matter how good of a starting point that may be.

What I propose to do here is to go team-by-team through the teams I'm guessing will be next year's most competitive teams. We'll discuss things at a level of detail that a virtual meet analysis knows nothing about.

So, let's do that. We'll start with Battle Mountain. We'll go page-by-page with this, so keep clicking on Next to progress through the pages.