The #25 Team on our list is Coastal Christian High School! Coastal Christian High School was runner-up in last season's 3A NCISAA State Championship but returns this year with 5 of their top 7 last season. Among those returners is defending individual champion Isaiah Arnold. Arnold won the state championship last season in a personal best time of 16:16. Arnold is joined at the front by 3rd place finisher at the state meet, Nicholas Scrocco. If that duo can produce than we can see Coastal Christian shooting up the rankings this season!
Other notable names for Coastal Christian are Vince Bottiglier, Caleb Fargo, Cooper Henry, Michael Cooke, and Caleb Cottle. Cooper Henry finished at Coastal's #2 runner at the 2020 Without Limits XC Camp Race in July. Henry had the 9th best 5000m time on last season's team so hopefully, he can be a consistent runner in their top 5!
During the last Indoor Track season, Cooke ran a 5:07 1600m, which topped the team. Cooke also ran an 11:14 3200m during the very short Outdoor Track season, which topped the team. Cooke could be a focal point to this team going forward.
Coastal is the #27 team according to the returning rankings based on PR. However, the front power this team has plus the rising depth they've shown gives me great optimism this Coastal Christian team is worthy of a Top 25 ranking!
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