Keith Barnes profiles the Beaver boys cross country team.
(Photo: Beaver Area cross country runner Sean Rendar helped the Bobcats to a first-place finish in the Class B division at the recent Central Catholic Invitational. Jim Nagle/Tri-State Sports & News Service)
"It would be easy to call 2014 a developmental year for the Beaver Area boys cross country team.
Only one of the top five starters was an upperclassman and the Bobcats did not have a runner finish in the top 15 at the WPIAL Class AA individual finals at Cooper's Lake Park.
A year later, though, those same five starters are back and could make some waves when the team heads to the WPIAL finals Oct. 29.
"It's basically the same group of guys, but they've just gotten stronger," Beaver cross country coach Steve Goldcamp said. "We didn't have any seniors last year and they bonded really well last year and they've just gotten better.""