The Preseason MileSplit50 Top 25 Boys Rankings Countdown

No. 7: Jake Liebert

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School: Wando (SC)

Year: 2024

2022 Notable Finishes: 6th at Garmin RunningLane XC Championships in 15:20.50; 1st at SCHSL AAAAA Championships in 15:13.92; 4th at Southern Showcase in 14:54.60; 2nd at Eye Opener in 15:18.20.

Analysis: The University of Tennessee recruit will vie for his third straight state title this year, and he also could be a sneaky candidate to chase after a top five finish at nationals. 

So all eyes will be on Liebert, who's coming off the most successful campaign of his career yet. He finished the 2022 season with a sixth-place finish at the Garmin RunningLane XC Championships in 15:20.50 and claimed his second straight state win in South Carolina with a performance of 15:13.92 for 5K.

His fastest race of the year came at the Southern Showcase (also in Huntsville, Ala.), as Liebert ran 14:54.60 on a pristine John Hunt Park course to submit a fourth-place finish. Liebert won four times across seven races in 2022. 

He followed with two outdoor titles in South Carolina, clocking times of 4:11.04 and 9:05.95 at the state meet. He ran a 3,200m best of 8:53.80 in May. 





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23Aug. 21 -- Andrew Hauser
22Aug. 21 -- Jack Meier
21Aug. 21 -- Connell Alford
20Aug. 22 -- Ryan Pajak
19Aug. 23 -- Brayden Marshall
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12Aug. 30 -- Ty Steorts
11Aug. 31 -- Josiah Tostenson
10Sept. 1 -- Adam Burlison
9Sept. 2 -- Byron Grevious
8Sept. 3 -- Paul Bergeron
7Sept. 4 -- Jake Liebert
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