The Deep Dive For XC, 2018: 2A Girls

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Nederland gets first position here as defending state champions, but it will be a long, uphill road to repeat in Nederland. But, about half the roads out of Nederland are uphill roads to begin with, so maybe it's something they're used to in the shadow of the Indian Peaks.

Sarah Davidson won't be back. Graduation will see to that. Helen Cross will be back. And, Helen Cross likely comes back as the favorite to repeat as the 2A Girls individual champion. So, Nederland scoring figures to start out pretty well.

What happens behind Cross will determine how far this team goes next fall. 

Until we learn more about incoming freshmen, Elysia Nitsch and Meg Feeley are the top candidates to be filling out spots in the scoring order. Alex Sorokach is another candidate.

Nitsch was a freshman this fall and progressed nicely. There will need to be more of that kind of progression across the board for Nederland to be in the title hunt next fall.