“From last summer to where we’re at now has been a lot of hard work coming after school or on the weekends,” Mace said. “But it doesn’t seem so hard because it’s been a lot of fun.”
The North girls aren’t the only team with high expectations. At NHS, Mackenzie Wahpepah-Harris on the boys’ side and Hayley Redwine on the girls’ side are expected to finish in the top five and could challenge for an individual title.
The NHS girls are ranked No. 4 heading into state and are looking to break into the top three.
The fourth-ranked NHS boys will have its seven fastest runners all on the course for the first time this season, and hope it will give them the momentum to run their fastest team race of the season.
“We’re hoping to surprise some teams,” coach Scott Monnard said.
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