Most of us think that the state cross country meet is won in November.
Yes - the state cross country meet is run in November, but it is already over by then. Runners who train diligently in the summer and the fall are the ones most prepared for the state meet. Those who put in the appropriate training mileage in the summer have a significant advantage over those who do not train during the summer.
So get out there and train this summer to gain an advantage over those who wait to train in the fall.