Preview: 2022 Idaho 3A Boys & Girls Cross Country State Meet

October 27, 2022

Preview: 2022 Idaho 3A Boys Cross Country State Meet

It looks like it is Timberlake's time to shine, led by Jacob Barnhart who will also look to add an individual title to what could be a banner day. Timberlake's 2-5 are only separated by 17-seconds and will look to keep that pack tight in hopes of hoisting the 3A state championship trophy. On paper, it looks like Kimberly High School is poised for a runner-up finish, but last year's state champion Sugar-Salem, Fruitland, McCall-Donnelly, and Snake River will all have something to say about that. McCall-Donnelly's Jack McManus and Barnhart are the only 3A athletes to go sub-16 this season and are just separated by one second, 15:58-15:59. Look for these two athletes to match each other's moves and it should make for a great finish. McManus finished third last year (16:53) while Barnhart finished ninth (17:10).

1. Timberlake High School
2. Kimberly High School
3. Sugar-Salem High School
4. McCall-Donnelly High School
5. Fruitland High School

Preview: 2022 Idaho 3A Girls Cross Country State Meet

The Panthers of Coeur d'Alene Charter are the hands-down favorites in 3A from a team and individual standpoint. The defending 3A individual champion, McKenna Kozeluh, is the clear class of the field with her season's best, 17:38 at the District I 3A Championships. The Panthers should have at least three, potentially four athletes crack the top 10 en route to a state championship, a huge jump from their seventh-place finish last year. Last year's state champions, Snake River, looks to claim that team runner-up spot, with Teton, Sugar-Salem, Weiser, and McCall-Donnelly duking it out for those next positions.

1. Coeur d'Alene Charter High School
2. Snake River High School
3. Sugar-Salem High School
4. Teton High School
5. McCall-Donnelly High School