South Region Top Guys To Watch
John Tatter, Sr. (NC)
John Tatter is one of the top runners from the state of North Carolina this year. He burst on to the scene after a big race at the adidas XC Challenge, where he ran 15:00.70 for a 192 speed rating. He's had big wins at the NCHSAA state championship and the Foot Locker South Regional. After his regional win, he said he was super nervous about the race but executed his race strategy exactly how he wanted.
Graydon Morris, So. (TX)
Graydon Morris was a surprise last year when he made it from the South region as a freshman. He was one of the only freshmen to ever qualify, joining the company of Hoka professional athlete Futsum Zienasellassie. Last year at the meet, Morris finished toward the back of the pack in 34th place. I think this year with a year of training under his belt and experience at the national level, he will be a strong pick to be a top-10 finisher and top South region representative.
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