The morning fog was so thick you could barely see 10 feet in front of you. It hovered across the starting line as the boys invitational runners lined up for their race. Then “bang”. The starter’s gun went off. Slowly, white, red, green and maroon colored jerseys appeared in the distance. Spectators began to get their first glimpse of the runners they were there to cheer for. Niceville’s Thomas Howell took the early lead and was looking very strong as he led the pack down the hill back into the fog.