The Quad-Cities metro boys' cross country season will be about seeing how teams fit together.|
Alleman has won two straight Western Big 6 Conference championships, but it will be difficult to replace the top-end talent of Zach Hird, now a freshman at North Central College. A core of returners will make the Pioneers formidable, though, with Kienan Otto, Aaron Golding, Augie Darrow and Connor Darrow back from a team that finished 13th at state last season in transitioning to the 2A field.
United Township is primed to challenge for the conference title, with Kyle Riege and Justin Verlinden returning to lead the way. The Panthers' Isaac Boore also will be a valuable addition to the lineup, returning to the cross country team after he golfed last season. Boore ran a 16:18 at state as a freshmen in 2012.
Moline's Timothy Knobloch and Koffivi Vonor return to provide a tough 1-2 punch for the Maroons. The same can be said of Rock Island's Josh Hathorn and Mugisha Fashingoma, and the Rocks have some solid depth on this year's team as well.
Nathan Soria earned MVP honors for Geneseo last season. However, David Chenoweth has been Geneseo's top guy so far this season, and the senior is looking to push his team further.
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