The NXN Northeast Region is coming off a deep year thanks in large part to the class of 2017. Each top 10 finisher at the NXN Northeast meet was part of the graduating senior class, which included Stanford signee David Principe Jr. (RI) and Providence-bound David Rosas (NJ).
This year, the top returner based solely on time is Devin Hart (NJ), who didn't compete at NXN or Foot Locker Nationals. He's run a cross country PR of 15:12 at the Shore Conference Championships
, although most of his times average around 15:45 to 16:15. We will see what he can do when it comes time to toe the line in November and if he will attempt to run one of the national meets.
The best returner based on the 2016 Nike Cross Nationals Northeast Regional results is rising junior Patrick Kilcooley (NJ). He was the first underclassman to cross the line at the Nike Cross Nationals Northeast Regional meet in 2016.
Check out the full rankings of the top 5,000 returners below.