Thomas Caputo

Fredericktown senior Thomas Caputo celebrates after winning the Div. III state cross country championship on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. In doing so, he became Knox County's first cross country state champion.

OBETZ, Ohio – Four weeks ago, before the cross-country postseason even began, Fredericktown head coach Bob Geiger had a t-shirt made.

It was red, and it had two words printed on the back: “State champion.”