Tiger Cross Country: Next 4 Meets
Crazily, we are already in October and are getting very close to the Kentucky Cross Country State Championship in early November. With only 5 meets left on the schedule, the Tiger Cross Country team is beginning to hit their stride. After performing well at both the Palatine Invitational and at Great American, let’s look ahead to these last 4 races.
Lexington Catholic Invitational – October 18
Now this is going to be a big meet. The Tigers will travel to Lexington to race on the course where the State Championship is against their two top competitors in Trinity and Cooper. The Tiger Cross Country have owned the New Horse Park in recent history, and they will look to maintain their success on a day which should give the state of Kentucky an idea of who will win this year’s state championship.
Metro Meet of Champions – October 25
Going off past year’s, this will likely be a race the top varsity guys take a break on. This will be one of the last races of the year for most of the team before the the top 7 runners head into the post-season. Last year the Tigers dominated this race even without the top guys, as they had 13 runners in the top 20. Look for that domination to continue at River Road.
Region 3AAA – November 1
The post-season begins for the Tigers on the first of November, and it usually is a fun day for the Tigers. The Tiger Cross Country team has won 6 straight regions and have not lost the region since moving to Region 3 AAA. Last year, the Tigers scored 20 points and had 7 runners in the top 8. The Tigers should take care of business and head to the State Meet as Region Champs again.
KHSAA State Cross Country Championship – November 8
The meet the whole season has been moving towards. One race will decide who reigns supremacy in the state. The Tigers main competition will be Trinity and Cooper. They both will be working extra hard to take down the Tigers and keep St. X from winning a fourth straight championship. Is there a favorite right now? That probably depends on who you ask. What we do know for sure, is that it should be a great race in Lexington.
The Tiger Cross Country team is beginning to hit their stride, and they have a chance to gain even more momentum before the State Championship. How do you think the Tigers are going to fare over the next month?