Schrödinger's cat is out of the bag.
Or is it?
I think we can (almost) say that we've seen (almost) everyone's cards by now. Maybe. Maybe not. It's been a season full of misdirection, a season of racing at half-strength one week, maybe sitting someone out the next, or racing in another state, or simply just getting better every week.
Needless to say it gives a nice challenging twist to analysis.
So, for this week's edition of the Week In Review, let's go back to that Cats-Out-Of-The-Bag (or is it?) line...
The JeffCo League Meet was revealing in many ways. Let's zero in on the freshmen: Valor Christian's Brooke Wilson took her fist big win over a stellar field - in a course record, and Pomona's Emma Stutzman went stride-for-stride with the best in the state for the first time, and nearly hung on for that final kick...
Cat out of the bag: Wilson and Stutzman are Legit.
Cat still in the bag: Were Wilson and teammate Taylor Whitfield racing at full strength?
Perhaps we'll know in a few weeks...
We won't have to pose any question for Valor's Cole Sprout, because we (sort of) already know the answer, which makes his 15:13 course record at the Stony Creek Golf Course (Previous record: 16:25) all the more impressive (he wasn't racing at full-strength.)
Cat out of the bag: Nash is ready to Smash
Cat still in the bag: Was Ohlson racing at full-strength? Was Nash?
On the topic of Schrödinger's cat: Mountain Vista at the Continental League Finals.
Cat out of the bag: Fitzsimmons is (fully) back!
Cat still in the bag: Were Fitzsimmons and O'Sullivan cruisin'?
And on the boy's side, we've got to put a spotlight on the Kick Of the Week, because it was great (click on the link) - Jack O'Sullivan over Cory Kennedy by fractions of a second for the title. Meanwhile Wesley Beckham and Derek Fearon were just a few seconds back - that had to be one intense final mile...