When Sandburg’s boys’ cross country team competed in last Saturday’s Reavis Invitational, it did so with an entirely different group than had run for the Eagles in the previous week’s meet.
That suited head coach John O’Malley just fine because he was putting a coaching philosophy into practice. And the results turned out to be even better than O’Malley had anticipated.
Even with starters Justin Adams, Henry Becker and Greg Burzinski resting, six Sandburg athletes finished among the top 20. That enabled the Eagles to easily win the 10-school meet, as they were 31 points better than second-place Marist.