D2 State Appearances

yj_runfan

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How do you explain that? 1st, 2nd, 1st, yet only 3 times advancing past regional? I'm just curious on your view on this.
How do I explain it? An extraordinary coach revived a program that had been gone for years. He had an excellent coach at the middle school helping bring the sport back. A group of extraordinary athletes were convinced to take up running. The outstanding coaching they received, along with a two time individual state champion led to the three state appearances. Then the coach moved on. That was that.
 

Mr. Slippery

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All this D2 talk got me curious about the D3 boys numbers since there are some traditionally strong programs in the field.

D3 Boys
School Total Consecutive Since '10 1st Year Gold

Anna 12 2 6 1991 2
Belpre 1 1 1 2020
Botkins 8 2 4 1981
Canton CC 6 1 1 1996
Cedarville 3 3 3 2018
Columbus Grove 19 1 5 1969
East Canton 22 4 4 1982 2
Fisher Catholic 3 1 1 1973
Fredericktown 16 4 6 1976
Holgate 7 2 2 1979
Kansas Lakota 11 1 1 1966 1
Lincolnview 9 1 7 1985
Maplewood 38 1 8 1972 7
Minster 10 2 5 1974
Mt. Gilead 12 5 6 1969
New Riegel 2 1 2 2010
Northmor 6 1 2 1984
South Range 4 2 2 1974
Summit CD 9 5 9 2010 1
Tinora 2 1 1 1984
 

Newton's Third

Active member
How do I explain it? An extraordinary coach revived a program that had been gone for years. He had an excellent coach at the middle school helping bring the sport back. A group of extraordinary athletes were convinced to take up running. The outstanding coaching they received, along with a two time individual state champion led to the three state appearances. Then the coach moved on. That was that.
So they were consecutive? I was actually anticipating your answer. But for some reason I thought the three were spread out over several years and I wondered what caused them to win, 2nd, win with years of no appearances in between. Sorry for the confusion. That is a great run.
 

yj_runfan

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So they were consecutive? I was actually anticipating your answer. But for some reason I thought the three were spread out over several years and I wondered what caused them to win, 2nd, win with years of no appearances in between. Sorry for the confusion. That is a great run.
2002 , 03 , 04
 

Newton's Third

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When you can achieve that sort of success at multiple schools and multiple divisions you must really know your stuff. I enjoy seeing those kind of people people spread their insight.
 

Mr. Slippery

Well-known member
Mr. Slippery not a great chart. The teacher gives you a B- .
"Cs get degrees," so I'll take that B-, thank you very much.

I tried to copy and paste from Excel, and the format doesn't translate. I tried the insert table feature from the toolbar in the reply box and filled in the cells, and it didn't work either.

Bottom line was I learned what I wanted to learn from researching the information. As they say in those quick buck investment opportunity ads, "past performance is not indicative of future results," so Maplewood's 38 trips and 7 state titles won't give this year's edition of the "Goons," "Gophers," or whatever nickname they use these days, a head start in this race. However, I never bothered to look before at just how many times some of the blue-blooded small school programs in this year's field have made it to state. It's impressive stuff. My school used to think it was something special in the early 2000s after making 5 state trips in 7 years and winning 6 district titles in 8 years. Some programs would be impressed by that period, and other programs would look at it and say, "hold my Gatorade..."
 
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