Good point...but keep in mind country schools can compete with suburbia cross country too. Like Cloverleaf, Tuslaw, Field, Crestwood, Minster, Fort Laramie, Smithville, etc.You call me NERD today but BOSS tomorrow.
XC is a suburbia country club sport. In my mind most NERDY type kids dominate those sports because it takes living in the suburbia and $$$$$ to play: golf, tennis, swimming, lacrosse and EVEN Soccer in the United States.
XC attracts usually suburbia white kids.
I mean, cross country runners tend to get the best grades. I think of you take a look at any schools list of Valedictorians, Salutatorians, top ten, etc, I'd imagine cross country runners are well represented. So yeah, I guess XC runners are pretty nerdy. At least at my school, XC runners tended to be very popular as well. Homecoming/winter formal/ prom court, tends to get good representation by cross country runners as well.CC runners at my school get mad respect from others. They know its hard. But yea we are nerds