Davis, Woods Cross XC teams to compete again
The always-popular race, which has seen thousands of runners combine to form teams ranging from recreational to cross country teams, will run its annual trek through the Wasatch Front starting in Park City and ending in Logan.
Even though none of the legs will run through Davis County, there will be plenty of Davis County representation ready to take on the 196.5-mile, two day racing affair.
Registration for the race ran out weeks ago; the website posted that all slots have been filled for several weeks.
Among those in participation are some local high school teams.
Taking its usual place at the starting line is Davis High School and its cross country team, which has won numerous state titles.
The girls’ team set a new state record when they captured the 5A crown in 2013 and the entire team has been a part of the race for many years.
Other high school cross country teams coming into this year’s race are Woods Cross, Syracuse, Riverton, Sky View, San Juan, West and Park City, among several others.
According to the Wasatch Back website, 29 different names have registered as high school teams. The teams include both boys’ and girls’ teams.
Davis finished in the top five in the high school rankings last year.
Another staple team that typically finishes towards the top of the team standings is Brigham Young University. The BYU mens’ team finished in the top five last year.
The first six legs of this year’s race will be the longest, spanning 40.5 miles. Legs 19-24 will be 40.4 miles and will be the second longest set this year.
For more information about this year’s race visit ragnarrelay.com/relay/wasatchback.