Malcolm Gladwell’s A Modest Proposal.
He’s right, high school cross country is tons of fun. But his scoring proposal is goofy, not gonna happen. The focus should be on mass participation. The best teams are huge, a hundred kids. Just get ’em out running. For most, it’s their last chance to be involved in a marvelous, compelling, hopefully life-long activity. Having JV and freshman races help develop the competitive spirit.
Watch The Long Green Line.