The Eastmont girls cross country team was named to the preseason state top-10, but up until about a week ago, head coach Gary Millard was unaware.
“I think (Eisenhower head coach Phil English) collects the votes and advises the group on how to do the rankings. He saw what we did last spring and saw we had three top girls — (Betsy Arlt, Molly Gwinn and Jenny Albrecht) — that could really compete,” Millard said. "... We’re not at full strength right now. Jenny has some lower leg stuff and the learning curve behind our No. 2 is steep. It was a generous ranking but it was very nice and refreshing to see, hey, we’ve got a group of girls here.”