Festus Tigers sophomore Ian Schram is the next in a long line of excellent cross country runners to wear the black and gold.
He made that evident with a selection to the Regional Radio Dream Team.
Schram won the individual Class 4 District 1 championship and helped Festus win a seventh straight team state title.
And, in his eyes, living up to the legacy of what the Tigers do as a team matters as much as his personal success.
Schram earned a top-four finish at the state meet alongside fellow Dream Team member and teammate Cullen Krieg.
Schram says he and his sophomore teammate knew right away they had a chance to be great.
But Schram also says there’s motivation in knowing he has a chance to win an individual state championship.
Schram also won the JCAA Championships race, the Forest Park meet and the Bowels Invitational.
To hear the full interview with Ian Schram, click play below.