NCS Scholastic Awards Recipients are out and a number of Redwood Empire teams showed they have the brains to go with those great legs.
Cardinal Newman, Petaluma and Montgomery all had both their boys and girls teams honored by the NCS.
I did some of my stat maniac work on the list and found that the NCS teachers found that cross country runners are smarter than those from other sports. See list below local winners.

Complete list of winners
CROSS COUNTRY
GIRLS

DIVISION II
3rd Montgomery – 3.72

DIVISION III
2nd Petaluma – 3.74 (tie)

DIVISION IV
2nd Cardinal Newman – 3.81

BOYS
DIVISION II
2nd Montgomery – 3.20

DIVISION III
3rd Petaluma 3.60 (tie)

DIVISION IV
3rd Cardinal Newman – 3.62

DIVISION V
2nd Clear Lake – 3.71

Average by sport for top teams
Girls Cross Country 3.80
Girls Tennis 3.76
Girls Volleyball 3.63
Girls Water Polo 3.60
Boys Cross Country 3.58
Girls Soccer 3.57
Boys Water Polo 3.54
Boys Soccer 3.45
Boys Football 3.21