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                                Paxton DePoe leads a very deep group of runners that finished fifth at the state 4A meet last season.

Mark Krulish | Kitsap News Group Paxton DePoe leads a very deep group of runners that finished fifth at the state 4A meet last season.

South Kitsap cross country | Fall Sports Preview

CROSS COUNTRY

Head coach: Ed Santos

Girls top runners: Paxton DePoe, Sr.; Kristina Ihlen, Sr.; Eugenia Palko, Sr.; Evelyn Collins-Wynn, so.; Casandra Hebert, Sr.; Emma Orser, so.; Rachel Sieck, Sr.; Ciara Najera, Jr.

Boys top runners: Zach Grams, Sr.; Jacob Laws, Jr.; Kevin McDermott, Sr.; Shawn Clough, Sr.; Jacob Simon, Sr.; Devon Keyt, Sr.; Mark VanDoornik, Sr.

Outlook: It could be a special year for both teams, but especially the girls, who finished sixth at state last year and return every single one of their top runners. The boys placed 13th at state last year and certainly look primed to improve upon that as well. League and district titles are in reach for both teams as well.

Schedule:

Sept. 8, 9 a.m., Bellarmine Invitational

Sept. 15, 9:30 a.m., Pacific Lutheran University Invitational

Sept. 20, 5 p.m., Curtis

Sept. 29, 8:45 a.m., Sunfair Invitational (Yakima)

Oct. 3, 5 p.m. at Bellarmine

Oct. 6, 9 a.m., Nike Hole in the Wall Invitational

Oct. 10, TBD, The Twilight (Lincoln HS)

Oct. 18, 5 p.m., SPSL Championships (Ft. Steilacoom)

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