Josh Long and Quintin Talbott know they may be running their final
cross country races for Lafayette Jeff on Saturday, but the duo has
another goal besides taking the Bronchos to the state finals.
(Dave) Howell tells us that this team is one of the best teams he’s
ever coached, and we want to make sure it is the best team he’s
ever coached,” Talbott said. “We want to go to state, but even if
we don’t, we still can be the best.”
believes the New Prairie Semistate will be the best race he and the
Bronchos will run this season.
going to run it like it’s the last race we’ll ever run in our
entire lives,” said Long, whose mother and aunt helped Lafayette
Jeff finish sixth in the state in 1991. “I’m hoping to run in
college, but it could be my last high school meet. No matter what my
time is this week, it will be my best race.”
Bronchos, West Lafayette, Frankfort, McCutcheon and Twin Lakes will
be among 20 teams competing for six state berths. The level of
competition will be higher, and so will the toughness of the course.