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Perham's junior leader Keeghan Hurley is the Heart O' Lakes Conference champion, the Section 8A champion and will vie for the State Class A Individual Championship Saturday ranked No. 3 in the state. Robert Williams/FOCUS

Schnepf: Perham XC program rises to national prominence

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Fargo -- David Taylor, a distance running junkie who once got to try on Steve Prefontaine's Olympic warmup uniform, proclaims this fall as the golden age of high school cross country.


"This is going to be the greatest year in high school cross country," said Taylor, a 34-year-old U.S. Marine who runs one of three nationwide websites that chronicle the sport.

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