By DP Daigle
it's your favorite coach on the coast with a preview of the action this weekend
in the bottom six.
Biloxi hosted a meet that posted some impressive times. The top three team totals were as follows.
Ocean Springs-20, 2. Madison
Central-74, 3. East Central-122.
podium was: 1. Ocean Springs-15, 2. Pearl River Central-116, Biloxi-128.
This week the
coast schedule takes us to Long Beach High School for the Bearcat Cross Country
Classic. It's hard to think of cross
country on the coast without thinking of Coach Olan Welch. He's loud and enthusiastic and has been
successful for a long time in both cross country and track & field. I asked Coach Welch about hosting this
weekend and he said, "I've watched this meet grow from a field of eight schools
to this year's total of twenty schools. The 3rd annual edition of the Bearcat
Cross-Country Classic will have competitors from twenty schools for a total of
490 runners from Louisiana & Mississippi competing in four separate
races. I look forward to the continued
growth of the classic over the next few years. But, for now...I'm very, very
proud of the huge growth of interest that we're experiencing for this annual
talk about the field of competitors. Ocean
Springs, the top ranked boys and girls team in the state, is travelling to
Pensacola, FL for the Gulf Coast Cross Country Stampede. That leaves room for someone else to get a
win at Long Beach. In all, twenty teams
are attending the meet: Biloxi, Boyet JH
(Slidell, LA), CCA, East Central, Gulfport, Hancock, Harrison Central, Long
Beach, Northshore (Slidell, LA), OLA, Pass High, PRC, Picayune, Poplarville,
Resurrection, St. Martin, SSC, South Jones, and West Harrison.
On the girls'
side look for the host team to take it home.
In fact I think your podium will be Long Beach, Pearl River Central, and
The boys' side
is tougher to predict. Look for East
Central and Saint Stanislaus to battle it out for the top spot, but don't count
Biloxi out - they'll be right there too.
So that's your top 3, unsure of the order though.
folks, see you on the course!