The IMS cross country team is preparing to open the season with their Early Bird Meet. Head Coach Marty Gingerich says on the boys side they are a little low on numbers with four boys out which is one short to compete as a team and get a team score. Last year IMS qualified for state and this season have two key returners with Cody Miller who placed 61st at state and Jesse Shetler finished 86th. On the girls side, Senior Madeline Miller is a key returner having placed 15th at districts last year. Gingerich says the girls have enough to field a full team but do not have a lot of experience. Madeline Miller, Renee Buckwalter and Camila Segar have all been running well in practice. The Early Bird Meet will be August 30th.