ESPN.com’s track and cross country blog released its top 25 preseason rankings for girls and boys cross country, and two Seattle-area teams were recognized.
The Seattle Prep boys were ranked ranked ninth, three spots behind Spokane’s North Central, the team that beat the Panthers in the state meet last year. Seattle Prep returns six of its top seven runners from last season.
On the girls side, Glacier Peak checked in at 11th on ESPN’s poll. The Grizzlies finished second in state last season and return their top two runners, Amy-Eloise Neale and Katie Bianchini.