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XC: Behind The Clipboard With East's Michael Draut

By Taylor Eldridge

I used to misspell Draut’s last name all the time. I mean if you hear it spoken by somebody, one would assume it’s Draught? Right, right? Well, it isn’t. It’s D-r-a-u-t. Like sauerdraut. Just wanted to set the record straight there.

For those of you who have read this blog, you have known that I have been intrigued by both teams from East. Especially the girls’ team. So I finally caught up with coach Draut earlier week and got the scoop. How does the girls team seem to have new runners every week and still succeed? Is East really under-rated? Do they have a true No. 1 runner?

Find out after the jump.