The Columbus Cross Country coach is excited about the number of kids out this fall. Mike Jay is looking forward to the season. He says they have fourteen boys and fourteen girls out. He says many were active in the off season running in some 5k runs. Jay says he doesn’t push running 5k’s on the kids because he doesn’t want the to get burned out, but he thinks it helps get ready for the season to be in a race atmosphere where you have to push yourself. The Wildcats open at the IMS Early Bird August 31st.