With the 2017 Cross Country State Series now in the rear view, its only natural to start looking forward to Spring. That being said I've been chomping at the bit to get started with the Pre-Season Rankings since Kyle Deeken asked me if I'd like to contribute a few weeks ago.
Before we get to that I'd like to introduce myself to you all. My name is Ryan Taylor, and I'm currently an Assistant Track and XC coach at Francis Howell High School in St. Charles. I'm originally from Neosho, Missouri and graduated from Neosho High School in 2013. I ran track all 4 years of High School and continued my running career at Maryville University in St. Louis post-graduation.
For this series of rankings I will be doing the sprints, hurdles, and horizontal jumps, while Deeken will handle the distance, throws, and vertical jumps. We'll be doing 1 event per week, with a different class dropping each week day (Class 5 Monday, Class 4 Tuesday, etc.)
With all that out of the way, lets get to the whole reason you are here....The Pre-Season Rankings for the Class 5 100m dash! As a disclaimer since every hundredth of a second matters in the sprint races, I am excluding all hand-times from consideration. Lets start with the ladies!