Mostly anyone who knows Joe would tell you the same thing, he is a beast. He is also the defending Class 3 State Champ and owns a personal best of 15:28 in the 5K. Not bad considering he ran 15:38 at XC States meaning he was probably capable of running way faster.
Joe Hawkes has been an athlete known for his strong XC skills but only this past outdoor season did we really see the speed he has stored up. He clocked a 1:58 800 and a 4:14 1600 this outdoor season which were a four and seven second improvement on his PR's.
With Joe and teammate Jack both back anything is possible. The best part though is that we might finally see them both race on a flat fast course this year.