Cream of the Crop Boys from the South (9/3)

Andrew Hunter is nuts! Crazy fast! A Virginia 3-time 3A state champ as a sophomore and 16th in last year's Foot Locker South Regional, Andrew Hunter is ready to make the jump to become a Foot Locker regional champ after a breakthrough outdoor season. His spring included two signature moments onto the national stage with a Penn Relays 3K win and national sophomore class record along with a New Balance Nationals two mile runner-up finish. 

MileSplit's Top 15 XC Boys Individuals for the Foot Locker South Region states as of September 3rd. Breaking up the country into four regions, these top 15 individual lists will be updated monthly on the first week of every month.

Rank Athlete/Team Last Result Comments
16th @ 2013 Foot Locker South
Made a big jump in outdoor with Penn Relays 3K champion (8:16) with national soph class record along with national runner-up finish in New Balance Nationals 2 mile (8:53). A 3-time Virginia 3A state champion with 15:09 5K best.
19th @ 2013 Foot Locker South
Nation leader in 1600 for much of spring with 4:05 best. Also dipped under 9 minutes for 3200. Went undefeated in Florida prior to Foot Locker Regional in 2013.
1st @ Marcus I Invite
Has already posted two swift times in August to start 2014 XC including 15:18 at Marcus. Won 3 Texas state titles as soph with 9:03 3200 and 4:14 1600 bests.
1st @ Jungle Night Run
Defending North Carolina 3A state champ (15:07 5K PR) now at new school with two fast times to start season (15:19 & 15:10). 4:13 1600 and 9:03 3200 on track.
29th @ Foot Locker Nationals
Qualified for both national races (Foot Locker & NXN) in fall of 2013 with a 14:51 5K best from the South Regional race. The 3-time Oklahoma state champ ran a 4:12 mile & 9:10 3200 in the spring.
12th @ 2013 Foot Locker South
Just missed Foot Locker Nationals last year with a 15:01 PR at McAlpine. Won his first Tennessee state title in the spring with a 4:10 PR race, while also clocking a 9:07 3200 on the track. Ran two 4:10 miles in post-season including 9th at New Balance Nationals.
69th @ 2013 Nike Cross Nationals
The 3-time Arkansas state champ missed most of the outdoor season, but is the defending NXN South Region champ and just missed a trip to San Diego at Foot Locker South (13th, 15:03 PR). Ran 4:22/9:22 indoors.
14th @ 2013 Foot Locker South
An 8-time Georgia private school state champ. Finished last fall with a top 15 finish and new 5K PR of 15:08 at McAlpine. Ran track PR's of 4:19 1600/9:20 3200 with competition at FSU Relays.
79th @ 2013 Nike Cross Nationals
Florida's top performer last fall winning state title and qualifying for NXN. Focused on the 1600 in the spring working his time down to a 4:16 state runner-up PR. Ran well into the 15's for 5K in half a dozen races last fall.
1st @ WNC Carnival
One of most consistent performers in North Carolina. Solid opener to start 2014 season, while NC 4A state runner-up in 15:08 PR and top 20 finisher at Foot Locker South in 2013. Indoor and outdoor state champ in 3200 (9:11 PR).
8th @ 2013 NXN South Region
Solid showings at end of 2013 XC season, but really took off during track season as the Texas 5A state runner-up in 3200 (9:07 PR) along with a 4:17 1600.
1st @ Wickerham Park Jamboree
Not running for school this season, so will be running unattached during season and hopefully post-season HS meets. During summer, won AAU Club titles in 3:59 1500 and 8:38 3K. Ran 15:23 5K last week.
3rd @ Marcus I Invite
Leads US top 10 ranked squad. Ran 15:17 5K and 9:15 on track in spring. Two years of racing experience at Nike Cross Nationals.
4th @ Marcus I Invite
Top returnee from Texas at 2013 Foot Locker South. Nearly broke 15 minutes for 5K on track (15:01) to go along with a 9:13 PR in the 3200.
12th @ 2013 NXN Southeast
A two-time Virginia state runner-up and #1 for US top 25 team. Ran 5K PR at season's end w/ 15:26 at NXN Southeast. 4:17 1600 and 9:15 3200 PR's run at end of outdoor season.