Who's #1: Hard Look At The Heartland

We had a big week in Minnesota including a huge outing at Roy Griak and two quality days spent with Edina and Wayzata. It made the most sense for this week's Deep Dive to be focused on the Heartland region. The speed round recognizes some record breaking performances and introduces a new athlete to the national scene.

Speed Round:

- Jess Lawson | DJ Principe | Seth Hirsch | Patrick O'Brien

In short, a speed rating is a number attributed to an XC performance, roughly one point per three seconds, adjusted for overall race quality and depth. Using these numbers, we can compare apples to apples, in terms of XC performances.

Deep Dive:

- Rise of Millard West

- NXN HL team contenders.

- What do Heartland teams need to do to earn a wildcard selection?

- If NXN HL was run today, which teams would advance?

Related Links:

- Athletes: Jess Lawson, DJ Principe, Seth Hirsch, Patrick O'Brien

- Teams: Wayzata, Edina, Millard West, Willmar, Dowling Catholic, St. Thomas Aquinas

- Meets: Roy Griak