The Scoop: The Return Of Some Of The Nation's Best

Notable Performances From Around The Country

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1. Drew Bosley, Homestead (WI): In back-to-back weeks, Bosley has dropped two impressive outings. On Thursday, he won the Arrowhead Invitational in 15:10.91 for the second straight season. That effort currently is US No. 4. Bosley, ranked No. 3 in the preseason MileSplit50, is looking to repeat as Wisconsin's Division I champion and qualify for national competition. 

2. Kyla Becker, Portland Lincoln (OR): There's always significance behind any good debut performance. But if you have two big runs back-to-back weeks? That's no coincidence. Becker did exactly on Wednesday, scoring a eye-opening 17:34.40 win at the PIL Preview after opening with a 17:53.20 just a week earlier. The run ranks her No. 11 nationally at 5K, though from a regional and national standpoint, it also classifies her as an athlete we simply can't miss this season. A year ago, Becker ran 18:00.84 at the PIL Preview. 

3. Brooke Rauber, Tully (NY): The super sophomore opened up with a solid performance at the Chittenango Invitational, finishing second in 18:40.30. 

4. Katelynne Hart, Glenbard West (IL): No official results yet in our database, but we have this. 

5. Tim Sindt, Ankeny (IA): The returning Class 4A champion in Iowa wasn't too shabby in his opener, hitting 15:39.00 on the dial to win the Bobcat XC Invitational. Sindt was the only runner under 16 minutes and won the invitational after finishing third a season ago.