Mariner cross country capsule
Head coach: Mike Grover, ninth season
Top returners: Girls – Abbie Steinhauer, Hong Lam Van; boys – Alvin Nguyen
Top newcomer: Girls – Suzy Pace
Outlook: Steinhauer has advanced to state the last two seasons, finishing 12th overall in 2015. Pace is an up and coming runner, who played soccer her freshman and sophomore years. She is shaping up the team’s No. 2 or 3 runner.
“The girls team has the lofty goal of trying to qualify as a team to state, but a top 50 percent team finish at the Wesco Championships would be a sizeable improvement over the past few years,” Grover said. “The boys are in a rebuilding year, with Alvin far out in the lead.”