Ocean Lakes specializes in getting the most out of their athletes. They know when to peak and peak very well. That was evident last year with Brent Bailey having a huge breakthrough his senior year. This year though it could be his former teammate, Tyler Lipps, with the senior breakthrough.
Last XC Tyler finished fourth at states and enters the season ranked second amongst returners.
He owns a personal best of 15:53 and didn't get to race on a fast course during the regular season last year. That means he is probably more of a underdog on paper but not in reality where he already can run low 15's.
This XC season we are expecting him to follow Brent's footsteps and be one of the best athletes in the entire South Region and potentially be a sub 15 runner.