Here's what to watch for in Week 1 of the Kansas cross country season.
For four years Olathe East standout Brenna McDannold has come across the line at the state cross country meet finishing in the top ten. McDannold, who began running in fourth grade with an AAU team, capped off her cross country career with a 5th place finish, clocking in at 15:13, leading the Olathe East Hawks to a state title.
After running 14:50 to clinch the victory at the Seaman Invitational, Olathe East Senior, Brenna McDannold has been selected as this weeks runner of the week.
Avery Clifton is the star cross country returner in 2009 after burning up the track with performances that rank her 9th All-Time at 3200m (10:40.09), and 19th All-Time at 1600m (5:02.04) in Kansas.