Middleton after their 2017 NXN Heartland runner-up finish.
Team: Middleton, Wisconsin
Analysis: The Middleton boys team comes in at No. 20 in our MileSplit50 countdown as they return three of their top five and five of their top seven. The team's 1-5 split is just under a minute at 55.90 seconds. In 2017 they were the WIAA State Cross Country meet champions scoring 76 points. After state, they went on to finish second at the NXN Heartland region meet earning a bid to Nike Cross Nationals in Portland. Juniors Caleb Easton and Michael Madoch were two of the team's top athletes which helped them win their team title. The two of them, along with junior Roman Ystenes, will help look to lead Middleton back to NXN in 2018.