Vote For The Nation's Most Improved Boy This XC Season

* Jackson Watts was among Kentucky's best runners in 2020

Photo Credit: Jennifer Schoenegge/Kentucky Milesplit

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As with any cross country season, success is earned through teamwork, hard work, belief, and special moments.

    And this year, MileSplit wants to award those individuals and coaches who impact their teams in meaningful ways. 

    On top of our annual MileSplit50 rankings, which are awarded to the best overall male and female individuals and teams each season, we will also hand out awards featuring key members and the season's biggest moments.

    Wednesday, Dec. 16: The Best Fifth-Man and Best Fifth-Woman

    Thursday, Dec. 17:  Most Improved Boys And Girls Athletes

    Friday, Dec. 18: Ode To Winning: Top Boys And Girls Athletes With The Best Overall Career

    Monday, Dec. 21: Top Boys And Girls Coaches

    Tuesday, Dec. 22: Best Overall Performance Of The Year

    The five nominations in both the boys and girls categories have been decided on by the MileSplit national team. The winner will be decided upon by a public vote. Voting will be open until Dec. 26 and winners will be announced on Dec. 30. 

    Winners from each category will receive MileSplit gear. 

    Today we bring you the boys and girls most improved runner award. Click through the slideshow to see the nominees.