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2018 Virgin Valley Boys Cross Country Capsule


League: Class 3A Sunrise

Head coach: Eli Colburn, 13th season

Returning lettermen: Two

Top athletes: Victor Colminero (Jr.), Kade Haviland (Sr.)

Outlook: Colminero was a state meet qualifier last year and will lead a boys squad that hopes to show improvement throughout the season.

“If Victor and Kade work hard, good things will happen,” Colburn said.

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