2019 MileSplit50 Individual Boys XC Rankings Countdown

School: La Costa Canyon, CA

Year: Class of 2020

Notable Finishes: Fourth at the 2018 CIF State Cross Country Championships, 50th at Nike Cross Nationals, and fifth in the CIF State Track and Field Championships 3200m.

Analysis: The La Costa Canyon senior was one of the top guys at the CIF State Cross-Country Championships. In the overall merge, Niednagel finished eighth with a speed rating of 190. He will be the third-best returner overall at the CIF State Championships based on last year's merge. His team earned an at-large bid to Nike Cross Nationals, where he finished 50th overall. On the track, he was fifth in the 3200m at the CIF State Championships, running a PR of 9:01.76. His best time in the mile was a 4:18.72, which he ran at the Mt. SAC Relays.

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