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Friday, August 3
On August 3, 1999, King XC had its humble beginnings. We met in front of Earhart Middle School as King wasn't completed yet, and Earhart was the only middle school in town. We all kind of met each other as we were all so, so very new. We snapped a picture using a camera to record the moment on, well, film. In the background was a Christmas tree farm and orange groves. 35 or so 9th and 10th graders -- mostly 9th graders and mostly boys -- posed stiffly for the pic and perhaps wondered who this 34 year old guy was that was taking the picture.

Today, 19 years later, King XC came back to where it all started. With a bit of surprise planned for the workout this morning, we ran over to Earhart, had some breakfast, and talked about our past and present and hopes for the future. The time goes by so very quickly. It wasn't lost on me that none of these kids were even alive in '99.

And then we took a picture (using a phone!), pretty near the spot where that first team posed last century out there in front of Earhart Middle School. The Christmas tree farm has been covered over by suburbia, but what does remain is the story that we are all in the midst of writing. King's story hasn't been perfect, but it's been one that hopes to end well and as we look back over the last 19 seasons of our program, we see so many young people who took a chance and ran with us, leaving the legacy that this year's kids get to enjoy.


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