As a coach, sometimes it is scary to make predictions before the season starts. The Panther XC Boy's Press Release boldly pronounced that Isaac Stinchfield would make a name for himself around the state this fall. And that he did on Friday when he posted the fastest time for the 2A State rankings for the first week of the season, thus proving coach can see into the future. His time of 16:37 ranks 4th on the all-time Panther list. Considering the extreme heat, faster times are on the horizon for Isaac this season!
Last year, Kayla Lockard took the year off from XC, even though she did some training on her own. You might think that the time off would weaken her confidence. But during the warmup on Friday, she had a new aura of confidence about her. That helped propell her to being the lead girl Panther on the day and the only one to run a P.R. in the extreme heat. 24:11 is a great time for her to start the season as she is climbing up towards all league honors in 2011! Thanks for coming back out this year.