The Blanchester cross country teams have two returning runners from last season — Drew Wyss on the boys side and Emma Damewood on the girls side, third-year head coach Tiffany Wyss said.
The boys were sixth with Wyss and Nick Musselman both earning second team All-SBAAC honors.
Coach Wyss said Brendon Crothers, Landon Abt, Chloe Paulson and Kaleb Tabor are newcomers to note this season.
“We have a lot of new younger runners, which is exciting,” the coach said. “We still need more runners to be able to compete as a team.”
Wyss said the athletes can contend individually if they work hard at conditioning. She noted several athletes have the opportunity to earn first team All-SBAAC honors this season.
“Cross country is such a great, positive sport,” Wyss said. “I’m excited to get to know our new runners and watch them all succeed this season.”