Lowell has been the dominant team in the San Francisco section for years, but this looks like more than the typical Cardinal squad. They did lose two of their top 7 to graduation but return their top 2, Noah Battaglia and Zachary Parker. There is plenty of depth returning, too, including possibly four rising seniors (in addition to Battaglia) to make for a veteran leadership group. My only hesitation with this year's Lowell team is that they didn't produce much on the track to indicate their off season progress. However, they do have a solid record of year-to-year improvement as measured by our Improvement Rating.
- 5K Improvement Rating: 25th
- 5K Returning Rankings: 19th
- 3200 Returning Rankings: 40th