Certainly don't want to hijack this thread, but the bigger issue that was touched upon in the preview is the way schools qualify for the championship race.
It is briefly mentioned how unimportant the regular season is, and only one or two meets (outside of conference/regional) have any significance.
How is the sport suppose to attract fans when there are hardly any meets? How do I follow my alma mater when they only race 6 times during the season. Can you blame them as the races don't count?
ADs will cut XC programs because they rarely race, and how's fault would that be?
Outside the conference/regional race, we are supposed to get excited over one big race all season?
I do not have the answers, but these coaches should. Something needs to change ASAP. Is it possible to be more fringe than it currently is?