Jesuit is well-known for powerhouse cross country teams, but 2018 is shaping up to be something particularly special. The Marauders bring back 6 of the seven runners that finished 11th in Division 1 last fall, and 5 of them are rising seniors - in fact, seven of their returning top 8 this fall will be in the Class of 2019. That doesn't include Matt Strangio, a junior that is unquestionably a superstar and will be an individual title contender. Jesuit also adds another strong junior in Chase Gordon, formerly at Rio Americano, putting his 16:37 squarely in the middle of the Marauders' top 5. Strangio led the way on the track, as well, winning the state championship in the 3200. Todd Russell had a breakthrough in the spring, clocking 9:49 and showing that he is ready to push the top 5 returners. With all of that depth and competition among the varsity runners and the leadership of a veteran group of seniors that needs to win this year, expect this team to come out of the summer primed for a run at the podium in November.
- 5K Improvement Rating: 26th
- 5K Returning Rankings: 11th
- 3200 Returning Rankings: 17th