The outgoing message for the Knoxville Cross Country Squads from Coach Michael Splavec at the end of the season this year was simple. Stay focused on what you’re doing right now. He knows many of his runners will be playing basketball this winter, and track in the spring. Splavec tells KNIA/KRLS Sports his message was to stay with your sport, and stay in shape to get in the miles needed when the summer months hit in preparation for the fall season. Splavec is the assistant girls coach so he sees many of his runners come in as distance runners in the spring.