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KEEPING TRACK

on 22 July 2015.

As hard as it is to believe, this year’s cross-country state championship will be the 16th meet of the 21st century. This month’s article will look back at some interesting facts about the Boys’ Division I Meet, 2000 through 2014.

1.              66 different teams have qualified to the state meet.

2.              39 of those teams have qualified two or more times.

3.              13 have competed seven or more times.

4.              The list includes the following schools, with the number of times they have run on the first Saturday in November at either Scioto Downs (2000-2010) or National Trail, 2011-2014.

-                 St. Xavier (14)

-                 Hilliard Davidson (12)

-                 St. Ignatius (11)

-                 LaSalle (10)

-                 Medina (9)

-                 Hudson, Mason, Reynoldsburg (8)

-                 Toledo St. Johns, St. Francis, Mentor, Strongsville, Centerville (7)

5.              Lowest point total for winning team – 61 – Hudson – 2001

Highest point total for winning team – 125 – Louisville – 2010

6.              Teams with 2 or more state championships – St. Xavier (4); LaSalle (2); Mason (2)

7.              Teams with 2 or more second-place finishes – LaSalle (4) and Hilliard Davidson (2)

8.              Largest winning margin – St. Xavier – 59 points – 2013

9.              Smallest winning margin – Louisville – 1 point – 2010

10.           Fastest average time – Scioto Downs – Hudson – 15:51 -2001

Fastest average time – National Trail – St. Xavier – 15:48 – 2013

11.           Athletes who have placed in the top 15 overall for four years:

-                 Jeff See – Middletown – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

-                 Donnie Roys – Medina – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

-                 Zach Wills – Mason – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

12.           Teams with 5 or more top 15 overall place winners:

-                 St. Xavier (17)

-                 Reynoldsburg, Hilliard Davidson (9)

-                 Hudson, St. Ignatius (8)

-                 LaSalle, Mason (7)

-                 Medina, Middletown (6)

-                 Toledo St. Johns, Chardon (5)

13.           Multiple individual state champions:

-                 Zach Wills (Mason) – 2008, 2009, 2010

-                 Jeff See (Middletown) – 2003, 2004

-                 Allen Bader (LaSalle) – 2000, 2001

Tradition begins with history, and history is very important in learning how to succeed in the future. Many of the programs that are included in this article have several things in common that have led to their success. In future articles, we will examine these traits, and similar numbers for Divisions II and III schools will also be presented.

Good luck to all cross-country teams as they begin practice and start to compete through the fall; they will be taking part in our great sport, that some say, “is too good for this world.”

Yours in track,

Rod O’Donnell

Read more of Rod O’Donnell’s Keeping Track articles on - www.runohio.com

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