High-powered teams in rebuilding mode

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Senior Annabelle Stafford is tasked with filling the shoes of Nile C. Kinnick's departed big three girls cross country runners of last year, including 2017 Far East champion Taryn Cates-Beier. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Senior Annabelle Stafford is tasked with filling the shoes of Nile C. Kinnick's departed big three girls cross country runners of last year, including 2017 Far East champion Taryn Cates-Beier. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)

High-powered teams in rebuilding mode

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: September 07, 2018

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – Nothing lasts forever, especially where chasing multiple Far East cross country team championships are concerned.

That’s the view of both coach Luke Voth of two-time Far East Division I champion Nile C. Kinnick and coach Dan Galvin of three-time Division II champion Yokota. Much needs to be done, each says, to rebuild key portions of their teams lost to transfer and graduation.

Plenty of solid individuals return to the Red Devils and Panthers. But is it enough for them to keep their title runs going?

“We’ll still be competitive, but we have a lot of building to do,” Voth said.

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