Preseason Boys Individuals


MileSplit’s Preseason Top 25 National XC Rankings, 2012; Boys Individuals

These rankings are based on 2011 XC and 2012 T&F distance performances, and project where athletes will be at the end of the 2012 cross country season.  Incoming freshman were not yet considered.  Future rankings will be based on relative accomplishments during the season, particularly in head-to-head competitions.

With his impressive first place finish at Footlocker Nationals 2011 we rank Edward Cheserek (senior, St. Benedict's Prep HS, Newark, NJ) number one nationally going into the 2012 XC season.  Others including Jake Leingang (senior, Bismarck HS, ND) and Bernie Montoya (senior, Cibola HS, AZ) also have their own high accolades to tout and in the coming high school season they will be forces to reckon with.  Both Montoya (8:48.25) and Leingang (8:51.23) have impressive track cred and are also tough on the XC terrain.  


1. Edward Cheserek, 12, St Benedict’s Prep, NJ

2. Jake Leingang, 12, Bismarck HS, ND

3. Bernie Montoya, 12, Cibola HS, AZ

4. Jacob Burcham, 12, Cabell Midland HS, WV

5. Andrew Gardner, 12, Mead HS, WA

6. Joshua Brickell, 12, Peachtree Ridge HS, GA

7. Sean McGorty, 12, Chantilly HS, VA

8. Blake Haney, 12, Stockdale HS, CA

9. Joe Hardy, 12, Seattle Prep School, WA

10. Zach Perrin, 12, Flathead HS, MT

11. Jack Keelan, 12, St Ignatius College Prep, IL

12. Nick Ryan, 12, Fayetteville-Manlius HS, NY

13. Andres Arroyo, 12, Colonial HS, FL

14. Brock Baker, 12, Oakland HS, TN

15. Jacob Thomson, 12, Holy Cross HS, KY

16. Grant Nykaza, 12, Beecher, HS, IL

17. Addison DeHaven, 11, Brookings HS, SD

18. Robert Domanic, 12, Lewisville Hebron HS, TX

19. Patrick Gibson, 12, Squalicum HS, WA

20. Jonathan Green, 12, Saint John’s HS, MA

21. Thomas Madden, 12, Skyline HS, VA

22. Ben Saarel, 12, Park City HS, UT

23. Sam Wharton, 12, Tippecanoe HS, OH

24. Elijah Armstrong, 10, Pocatello, ID

25. Brendan Shearn, 12, North Schuylkill HS, PA


Weekly rankings will follow through the end of the season beginning September 10; as -  girls individuals each Monday, girls teams on Tuesdays, boys individuals on Wednesdays, and boys teams on Thursdays.

Click here for the previously posted preseason girls individual rankings; and here for the girls team rankings.

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