Area boys’ cross country teams to watch for the 2018 season.
Cedar Rapids Prairie
Coach: Bill Schwartz
2017 state finish: 5th in Class 4A
Returning state runners (3): Jack Pendergast, jr., 24th; Colton LaGrange, sr., 32nd; McKade Adams, jr., 61st
Cedar Rapids Washington
Coach: Will Harte
2017 state finish: 11th in Class 4A
Returning state runners (5): Max Locher, jr., 9th; Paul Schneidermann, sr., 21st; Khory Nobles, sr., 67th; Eryan Ennis, sr., 101st; Lewis Kleman, jr., 121st.
Clear Creek Amana
Coach: Ben Robison
2017 state finish: 10th in Class 3A
Returning state runners (7): Nick O’Connor, jr., 27th; Brandon Barker, soph., 42nd; Jack Sexton, jr., 47th; Cole Liebe, sr., 93rd; Caleb Alcorn, soph., 106th; Kaden McAreavy, sr., 122nd; Brandon McCarty, jr., 128th.
Iowa City West
Coach: Josh Kidman
2017 state finish: 10th in Class 4A
Returning state runners (4): Kolby Greiner, sr., 29th; Ken Wilbur, jr., 39th; Will Conrad, sr., 64th; Yousif Salama, sr., 85th
Coach: Terri Keeney
2017 state finish: 6th in Class 3A
Returning state runners (5): Harrison Vanderlinden, sr., 14th; Gaven Hiler, jr., 56th; Cole Hemann, jr., 70th; Matthew Brase, sr., 110th; Tanner Shindelar, soph., 114th.
Coach: Eric Walsh
2017 state finish: 3rd in Class 2A
Returning state runners (5): Ben Ellis, sr., 15th; Caleb Schumaker, soph., 20th; Trent Pelzer, jr., 34th; Noah Jedlicka, sr., 61st; Gabe Peach, jr., 93rd.
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