DyeStat's Marc Bloom previews the nation's top cross-country squads and runners, state by state, today on ESPN High Schools, and tabs defending Division 2 state champion Bishop Feehan and Division 1 runner-up Weymouth as teams to watch.
MASSACHUSETTS: Feehan Front Four Fabulous Females
Bishop Feehan, Div II defender, looks like it might have a shot at returning to NXN with 4 scorers back, with a 58-second spread, to more than make up for the loss of state champ Viviana Hanley. Senior Katie Powell leads the squad. Similarly, in Div I, defender Weymouth loses its top girl but has its next 4 back with a 36-second spread.
Traditional state powers Lincoln-Sudbury and Newton South have some big gaps to fill. The top individual looks like Div I runner-up Catarina Rocha (Peabody), state 2-mile champion (10:54.47) and New England 3200 bronze medalist (10:41.27).
You can view Bloom's entire rundown here.