Another very early weekend of high school cross country action on the 4th weekend of August, but more momentum is building towards when all 50 states will be back to racing this fall. On Thursday, two high quality season openers were found in Colorado on the state meet course in Colorado Springs with the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede, while big names such as Conner Mantz and Lucy Biles debuted this season at the Highland Invitational in Utah.
Despite the heat and humidity and a conservative race plan, Tanis Baldwin still posted a strong opening time.
Makenzie Jones and Morristown-West came to North Carolina and made a statement heard back in Tennessee.
Tanis Baldwin is the defending champion and the favorite to win this year's 3A individual crown.
The Jackson Park course has an infamous bottleneck that requires runners to get out fast and best the pack to the first turn.
Lily Anderson takes on some serious individual talent, just as T. C. Roberson will be challenged in the team competition.
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