October 31, 2020 – Columbus North went into Saturday’s Boys Cross Country State Finals expecting a close battle for the team championship.
What they didn’t foresee was to win in dominating fashion.
The top-ranked Bull Dogs put five runners in the top 26 and ran away with the title. They scored 63 points to 112 for runner-up Carmel and 126 for third-place Brebeuf Jesuit.
“Not in our wildest dreams,” North boys coach Danny Fisher said of the margin of victory. “We came over here expecting to get a battle, and we did. The other teams ran pretty well. We just exceeded our expectations today.”
The 63 points scored by the Bull Dogs ties the lowest winning score since North scored that many in winning the 2003 title. The Bull Dogs also won state titles in 2002 and from 2009-11.