Better and better

It took a while, but Bill Wrightson has gotten to the point where he doesn’t rebuild his cross country teams each year.  He just reloads them.  The Hilton Head Island High School coach, recently named as the state’s 3A Cross Country Coach of the Year, leads girls’ teams that have won four state championships and boys’ teams that have won six, the third-most in 3A South Carolina High School League history.  Both girls and boys have won the last two state titles, and both teams are young, with only one senior among the top five girls and only two among the top five boys.  Wrightson’s runners excel in the classroom, too, with remarkably high grade point averages.