On June 1, Coach Thomas Fisher looked out on the prospective cross country team that arrived to the first voluntary summer practice of the season. It was hot, approximately 90 degrees, and they didn't have to be there, but they were. After all, championships aren't won in October; they are won in the summer. It was then, at 7 a.m. during that famous Columbia heat, that Coach Fisher decided that 2017 was the year Ben Lippen Boys Cross Country would do exactly that: win a championship. Five months later and 22 miles away at Heathwood Hall on October 28, they pulled it off.
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