4. Khalid Hussein, Wayzata (MN)
Hailing from one of the dominant cross country teams this season, and of recent years, Hussein makes Wayzata's lineup tick. The Trojans, ranked No. 4 in the Flo50 boys rankings, remain a legitimate national title team contender and Hussein is hitting his stride at just the right time.
Hussein, who finished 29th at NXN in 2016, has the experience and know-how to compete in a race of this level. But while he finished ninth last year, expect Hussein to be among the lead pack this time around -- depending on how Wayzata plays the team race.
Hussein's season PR is 15:22, which isn't jaw-dropping, but after winning his state meet over Acer Iverson and many other talented athletes, look for a strong showing and an improvement from his finish just a year ago.
Derick Peters l Drew Bosley l Matthew Carmody l Khalid Hussein l Matthew Meinke l Acer Iverson l Gable Sieperda l Luke Labatte l Wesley Schiek l Ethan Marshall l Merga Gemeda l Max Manley