Cross country starts today at THS
Regardless of how the season goes, it will be a banner year for the Lansing High cross country team.
That much is a given considering a record 31 runners are out for the team this fall.
"We used to get like this," said LHS coach Errol Logue, now in his 39th year at the helm. "But we've never been over 30 since they expanded and added sports in the '70s, so I'm tickled about that."
With so many new runners out for the team, Logue admits he doesn't know what to expect this fall. He will get his first look at them in action at 4 p.m. today at the Tonganoxie Quadrangular.
Logue plans to hold out most of his top returners so that they can compete later this season at the Rim Rock Farm Invitational in Lawrence. Most of the new runners will race today.
It's the new runners that Logue is eager to see compete. He already knows what to expect from the returners, but it is the new faces - runners such as Kate Meara, Jennifer Totleben and Cassie Roberts for the girls and Ezra Carpenter, Grant Hinckley and Pete LaMoe for the boys - that will determine just how successful the Lions are this year.
After breaking in the new faces today, Lansing will next compete Sept. 6 at Girard.