Here is the summary of a series of Summer articles on benchmarking....
Parkview's Alec Klassen(3rd at Nike XC SE Regional- 15:19), began competing in Cross Country in 2008 as a Sophomore at Berry with an 18:44
Here is the latest article on "benchmarking" titled "Benchmarking Sophomore Recruiting"
Bill Bowerman was a great developer of talent as seen w/ Steve Prefontaine in a rare pic(courtesy UofO library)
Article #2 of a series on Benchmarking by Tom Land. This article deals specifically w/ benchmarking runner development.
What should you do if you are a new xc coach and want to win the state championship this year? Chances are that boat sailed three years ago when your predecessor failed to attract enough freshmen onto the team. Without exception, the 2010 championship teams had as large or larger incoming freshman class (in ’07) than any other team in their classification.