6. Acer Iverson, Roseville Area (MN)
Iverson has been dominant all season long, winning every race except state -- he came in second to Hussein. But this is where Iverson had his breakout race a year ago.
Choosing to compete with his team instead of running unattached, he ran the open race and finished in a time of 15:50, taking third. It was a time he has beat in all but two races this year.
The Roseville standout has been very consistent yet again, running 16:02 at the Central Open. But he hasn't gone under 16 minutes this season. He also holds PRs of 4:20.22 in the 1600m and 9:30.00 in the 3200m. If the junior is able to stick with the first pack through 3500m-4000m, his nasty kick could easily punch him a ticket to NXN.
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