Coaches: Bob and Kris Carson
Last year: Finished 13th at the NWC Championships. Finished 12th at the 2A Northwest District meet.
Runners to watch: Nick Iaconetti (sr.), Eli Varner (sr.), Robby Swineford (jr.), Tyler Stokes (jr.), Alex Hathaway (so.)
Outlook: Bob Carson said he couldn't be more pleased with the attitude his team brings into the 2012 season. "We're well aware of the league we're in, and we're looking for our personal bests and be happy with that sort of thing," Carson said in a phone interview. "The biggest thing for us is to do better than we did last year for all the guys we have coming back." Though the Lions did graduate some top runners, they've got some very strong returnees among their 13 boys, including Swineford, Iaconetti and Varner. "This group is not lacking in work ethic," Carson said. "That's one thing I'm definitely not concerned about."
Reach DAVID RASBACH at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-2271.