The Dark Horse: Boys 5A Pre-Season

Liberty senior Caleb Mann could be a real threat on the course this fall.

Dark Horse: "A previously less known person or thing that emerges to prominence in a situation, especially in a competition involving multiple rivals."

The Class of 2020 dominated the state meet last year, leaving the door wide-open for a slew of dark horses to run wild on the course this fall. 

As mentioned previously in this series...

The lack of an outdoor track season definitely added to the difficulty in deciphering who fits this definition of a "dark horse."

So, to clarify: this list is subjective, and taken mostly from the 2019 cross country season. The criteria used to come up with the following athletes was heavily based on how sharp of a curve a runner had from the beginning of the season to the end of the season.

And bare with me - some drastic leaps cannot be predicted. The following is simply a look as to who could most likely make a big splash on the cross country course this fall.

Next Page: Three runners to keep an eye on this fall...