DyeStat XC Rankings 11-16-17:
The Boys Top 30, 11/16
This week (Last ranking)
1 (4). James Mwaura, senior, Lincoln WA: His 14:48 win at the Washington state meet and subsequent win at NXR Northwest show he has what it takes to win Nike Cross Nationals.
2 (1). Brodey Hasty, senior, Brentwood/unattached TN: Over the weekend he ran 9:08.85 in a HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals 3,200 meters on the track. While that may not be a true indication of his fitness, it’s nearing time for Hasty to back up his preseason acclaim.
3 (10). Dustin Horter, senior, Lakota East OH: He tracked down Danny Kilrea in the late stages of NXR Midwest and ran an impressive 14:57.6 on the LaVern Gibson course.
4 (2). Alex Maier, junior, Flower Mound TX: Maier has overcome the illness that knocked him out of the Texas UIL 6A championship race and should be in command this weekend at NXR South.
5 (5). Aidan Troutner, senior, Timpview UT: He is the individual favorite this weekend at NXR Southwest.
6 (6). Danny Kilrea, senior, Lyons Township IL: The Illinois 3A champion showed strength and courage by controlling the race at NXR Midwest and he’s a safe bet to get through Foot Locker Midwest as well.
7 (12). Dalton Hengst, senior, McDonogh School MD: The Maryland and DC Private School champion has had a lot of time to prepare for a run at Foot Locker.
8 (14). Drew Thompson, senior, Fairfield Prep CT: He won the New England High School Championships by 32 seconds.
9 (NR). Conant Smith, junior, Middletown OH: The third-place finisher at NXR Midwest is emerging as one of the top runners in the class of 2019.
10 (3). Dylan Jacobs, senior, Carl Sandburg IL: He’ll have a little something to prove at Foot Locker Midwest, which he won last year.
11 (NR). Devin Hart, junior, Point Pleasant Boro NJ: He won the Group 2 title to stay undefeated in New Jersey with a 15:34 effort at Holmdel Park.
12 (13). Meika Beaudoin-Rousseau, senior, Bellarmine Prep CA: He cruised to the CIF Central Coast Section Division 1 title to remain unbeaten.
13 (11). Mason Gatewood, senior, St. Anthony’s NY: He won the CHSAA title in New York City.
14 (20). Drew Bosley, junior, Homestead WI: His undefeated season now includes a win at NXR Heartland.
15 (23). Nathan Lawler, senior, Pittsford Mendon NY: He won the NYSPHSAA Class B title with the fastest time of the day at Wayne.
16 (9). Derick Peters, senior, West Central SD: He was second at NXR Heartland.
17 (17). Justin Hazell, senior, El Camino Real CA: He should cruise through the CIF L.A. City Section finals.
18 (18). Liam Anderson, junior, Larkspur Redwood CA: He won the MCAL Championships title.
19 (16). Graydon Morris, sophomore, Aledo TX: He won the Texas UIL Class 5A title.
20 (24). Sam Affolder, junior, Loudoun Valley VA: He won the Virginia Class 4A title in 15:20 at Great Meadow.
21 (7). Gabe Fendel, senior, Hamilton Southeastern IN: He had an off day at NXR Midwest but he will be looking to bounce back at Foot Locker Midwest.
22 (19). Michael Phillips, senior, Lawton Chiles FL: He won the Florida Class 3A title with the fastest time of the day (15:14).
23 (NR). Clayton Mendez, senior, Whitney Young IL: He was second in the Class 3A Illinois state final and fifth at NXR Midwest.
24 (21). Grant Gardner, junior, Springville UT: He was second in the Utah 5A state final.
25 (8). Zach Kreft, senior, Buckeye Valley OH: He was sixth at NXR Midwest.
26 (29). Jacob McLeod, senior, Trinity Christian GA: He won the GISA championship.
27 (25). Carter Cheeseman, junior, Forth Worth Christian TX: He has NXR South this weekend.
28 (27). Ryan Raff, senior, Lehi UT: He has NXR Southwest this weekend.
29 (30). Cameron Ponder, senior, Mount Tabor NC: He won the North Carolina Class 3A title.
30 (NR). Silas Derfal, senior, Ithaca NY: He won the NYSPHSAA Class A title last weekend.
Watch list: Shuaib Aljabaly MI, Duncan Hamilton Jr MT, Kashon Harrison NM, Cole Hocker IN, Tyler Spencer CA, Tristan Shelgren MA, Charlie Perry CO, Rusty Kujdych PA, Kevin Ramos CA, Colin FitzGerald CA, Jack Landgraf CA, Elias Opsahl CA, John Tatter NC, Sam Bowers GA, Peter Morris VA, Noah Beveridge PA, Chris Romero NJ, Charles Hicks FL, Josh Methner IL, Khalid Hussein MN, Stetson Moss, ID, Evan Holland OR, Nick Foster MI
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