"He's really worked hard in the offseason, went to some running camps and he's really dedicated himself to running," Anderson said. "The work he's put in during the offseason is really showing up right now and it's really helped him a lot."
Anderson added he's been particularly impressed by the work ethic of Braxton McMillon and junior Tony Salgado, while senior Richard Roda and freshmen Matt Durgin, DeSean Williams and J.T. Erskine consistently produce solid results. Overall, the entire team has done its part to encourage each other, Anderson said.
"They really, really take to heart what they do at practice," Anderson said. "They constantly are pushing each other and are on each other about getting better. I thought, at this point, we would probably be not as advanced as what we are right now, but they haven't backed down from any of the workouts."
Running together the boys and girls squads prepare for success side by side, Anderson said.
"Our boys and girls work together at practice, we travel together - we're just one big family," he said. "I think that means a lot with the cohesiveness they have."
Together, the teams train in the present, planning for greater results later this season when it counts the most.
"There's a lot, a lot of good teams out there, so we definitely have our work cut out for us," Anderson said, "but we look forward to the challenge the rest of the season."
Both Winfield squads will next compete at the Ripley Covered Bridge Invitational on Sept. 21.