Now, cross country fans, I bring you a true rarity: a successful boys cross country team that didn't have a single senior in its top 15! In fact, JSerra finished 8th in Division 4 at the state meet last year with two freshmen and a sophomore in their top 7, and that sophomore was #1 runner Anthony Grover. The 2018 edition of the Lions, however, will likely have 4 seniors on the squad, and that kind of leadership should add motivation to the team's summer training. JSerra posted the state's 6th-best returning team 1600 ranking this past spring, led by Grover's 4:13 and Peter Herold's 4:17 (they both went under 9:20 as well) - and those kind of numbers are even rarer for a small school. With that kind of depth and another year of experience, I feel confident saying this team will be in contention for the Division 4 crown come November. Considering how much rising sophomore talent is on this team (4 of their top 9 were freshmen last fall), this team could be around for a while, too.
- 3 Mile Improvement Rating: 9th
- 3 Mile Returning Rankings: 34th
- 3200 Returning Rankings: 6th
- 1600 Returning Rankings: 21st