Quick facts: Aris played sports in high school, but "didn't want any part" of XC., he was a real estate agent before he was a coach and has a 2:43 marathon PR.
Coach Bill Aris talks about the status of his runners as they've been dealing with some injuries.
Webcast starts at 9:30AM. Stream will be here. Live results here. Full list of team/individual qualifiers here.
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Fayetteville-Manlius is ranked #1.
There aren't cuts at FM, but the team is only 25 or so for each gender because Aris asks for a ton of commitment. He says, "A lot of kids would rather be on the bench in another sport than do this. I'm always looking to cultivate any new potentials but I'm not twisting any arms. There's a dedication requirement to being in our program."
We recap the week that was and talk about Sarah Disanza rocking it, Jeff Eggleston going for it, Paula Radcliffe improving, Patrick Makau returning and investigate whether Bill Aris is the greatest high school coach ever?
The F-M girls were upset last year to snap their streak of seven straight NXN titles but they're back on top in 2014 and had some company on the podium; the F-M boys, runners up in 2004 and 2010, broke through to win their first NXN title. Individually, Tanner Anderson (15:11) and Allie Ostrander (17:19) got the win at Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland. Pretty amazing one high school could have the best boys and girls teams in the country.
Bill Aris' famed F-M has seven women's titles but has never claimed the men's crown; can the upstate New York school become the first to sweep both titles? North Central (WA)'s Tanner Anderson is the favorite in the boys' race after a 14:32 CR at the Washington state meet; Fiona O'Keeffe (Davis CA) looks to be the top girl in the field.