The Stratford girls and Kingwood boys are expected to contend for championships this season, but it is their resilience against Hurricane Harvey from a year ago which has prepared them the most.
The McKinney North junior has her sights on getting closer to a national title in 2018
London Culbreath, Halena Rahmaan and Allison Wilson all being in the same division might propel them to greater success at nationals.
London Culbreath has dominated the UIL 5A competition, now she has her sights on nationals.
Cellulitis kept Riley Nedrow out of the AAU Junior Olympics in 2017. One year later he not only competed but took gold.
The Keller Indians lost their top two runners from their state championship teams, now the entire team is in a "Next Man Up" mentality.
In The Woodlands, the expectations the last few seasons have been to win championships. All their head coach desires to see is development from his runners.