2019 MileSplit50 Individual Boys XC Rankings Countdown

School: Xavier, CT

Year: Class of 2020

Notable Finishes: First in the 5K at 2019 New Balance Nationals Outdoor, first 2019 CIAC State Open Outdoor Championships 3200m, second 2019 CIAC State Open Outdoor Championships, and third at The Penn Relays Carnival 3000m

Analysis: Robbie Cozean finds himself on this list after a strong track season. In the spring Cozean was the New Balance Nationals Outdoor 5K champion, running 14:26.18. That time was the US No. 1 5K time for all high school athletes in the 2018 track season. He also posted PRs of 8:30.28 for 3000m to take third at the Penn Relays and 4:15.65 in the mile. Last fall on the cross-country course Cozean competed at the Nike Cross Nationals Northeast Regional where he finished 13th, just missing a bid to NXN. He did, however, run at NXN in 2017 after placing 19th at regionals. Their success at the Northeast region meet earned the team a bid to Portland where Cozean placed 155th.

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