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2014 Faith Lutheran Boys Cross Country Capsule


Head coach: Jeff Edwards, fifth season

Top athletes: Chase Wood (Jr.), Austin Hunt (Sr.)

Outlook: Wood finished third and Hunt 15th in last year’s Division I-A state meet.

Edwards believes Wood could win the state title this year and said Hunt could be a top-five finisher in the state meet.

“The team has a possibility of four seniors running on varsity who want to win a region and state title,” Edwards said.

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