In an effort to preview the upcoming cross country season we wanted to put out lists of the top boy and girl returnees based on their combined 1600m and 3200m times.
We begin with the boys. Randy Espinoza (Deer Valley, So.) is a top-tier performer on the track with some dangerous leg speed. In the spring, Espinoza ran 9:19 for 3200m at Chandler Rotary and won the Boys 1600m at the Arizona Meet of Champions.
While Espinoza's momentum was interrupted by injury last year, he still managed to place 6th at the AIA Cross Country State Championships and nearly broke 16-minutes at the Nike Southwest Regional. Espinoza's long overdue for a sub-16 performance and we can bet on him giving Schilb and Palmer a run for their money at Cave Creek Golf Course.
Check out the top boy returnees based on combined 1600m and 3200m times.