Of the eight state championship races at the 2017 Cross Country Finals four return the winner from 2016. The 2A & 4A boys title will be up for grabs after the graduation of Caleb Pottorff and Matthew Doyle respectively. 3A girls champion Alyson Churchill has been sidelined most of the year and is out for the meet while it remains to be seen if Bolles ace Caitlin Collier, the 2A defending champion will compete for Bolles. We take a look at the top returning individuals for every class. (Photo by Tyler Copeland)
Note: This list is based on athletes who competed at the state meet last year. It should be used as a guide to see which runners made it to state last year and how they fared. Runners on this list may or may not have advanced to the Cross Country Finals this year.