KAYSVILLE - no matter how successful they’ve been, the best teams still want to climb higher.
Davis High Cross Country, which has collected several state titles and strong national rankings in the last few years, has kicked off its current cross country season with first and second-place wins at the Grass Relays in American Fork.
Corbin Talley hopes the meet is the start of one of the best seasons ever.
“I really feel like the kids are ready for a strong, memorable season,” said Talley. “This group is one of those ‘once in a lifetime’ groups.”
The girls’ team is the defending state champions and has won four of the last five state 5A titles.
Six of the top seven runners from last year’s team are back again this year, including defending individual state champion Shea Martinez.
Martinez, Ellie Child and Joanna Boyd lead the varsity team, which also includes Madi Garlock, Ashley Tyndall, Chelsey Johnson, and Kami Dixon.
“It is a very experienced, talented, and hard working group of girls,” said Talley. “I think we have the potential to put together the best team we have ever had.”
Though the boys’ team has taken second place to American Fork at the last two state championships, the runners finished third in the nation at the Nike Nationals in December.
The varsity team, which consists largely of seniors, includes Brayden Cromar, Preston Johnson, Alex Hedquist, Andrew Aposhian, Skylar Williams (a junior), Hayden Hansen, and Jackson Sagers.
For more information check out the August 30 edition of Davis Clipper.