Despite its domination of the Central Coast Section, the St. Francis High boys cross-country team didn’t expect a runaway win at the state championships – not with Dublin in its division. The North Coast Section champs beat the Lancers seven weeks earlier on the same course.
“That race was a wake-up call,” St. Francis junior Eric Eng said of finishing 40 points behind Dublin Oct. 7 at the Clovis Invitational. “We came into Clovis a little too confident; it kind of humbled us. It showed us what we needed to do and how hard we needed to work.”