The season is still young, but the performances in Week 2 are by no means a reflection of this fact. Many of the top names in the state showed up and put down fast times on a number of fast courses around the state. Three of the biggest names in Missouri were in action and they did not disappoint. A number of top teams also showed why we ranked them as high as we did this preseason and there was even a bit of a team upset in Southwest MO. Further, we continue to see a number impressive freshman performances trickling in, particularly on the girls side as per usual, that make us excited for the future just as much as we are excited about the present. Here are seven of the biggest storylines from Week 2 XC. One meet we did not recap in this article, but has videos up on their meet page is the Ft. Zumwalt North Invitational. Check those out here!
You can also listen to a recap of the first two weeks by listening to the following podcast. Hosted by Connor Underwood, with co-hosts Wade Schmit and, yours truly, Kyle Deeken, we recap many of the big meets from the first two weeks and discuss some of the major storylines that have arisen. This week's is free, but in the future, the podcasts will be premium content exclusive to subscribers. There were a couple mistakes made during the recording, but have been clarified in the description.
Link to 2017 XC Podcast #1: