A good cross country meet is a lot like chemist Alfred Nobel’s most significant discovery: if handled properly, it will produce fast, predictable, and dramatic results. Take this meet, for example. It has probably been around almost as long as Mr. Nobel’s second most significant contribution to mankind, but, under the more recent management of Deland coaches Jim Lowenstein and Dale Papineau, it has, well, exploded. This year’s event attracted a combined 58 teams and 563 athletes. Kaboom!