*This week MileSplit USA will spotlight five underclassman athletes (girls and boys) with already large resumes who will head into the 2019 cross country season with ridiculous potential.*
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University High's (WV) Larry Josh Edwards sits top 10 on almost every returning distance list.
The rising sophomore had a stellar freshman cross country campaign, which included top-10 finishes at some of the Northeast's biggest meets. One of his biggest early season performances was a second-place finish at Penn State's Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational. He ran 16 minutes flat. He continued to show consistency time-wise from there, clocking a 16:01.00 at the 26th Annual Carlisle Invitational, a 16:07.78 at the West Virginia State XC Championships, and a 16:22.10 at the Foot Locker South Regional.
His performance at the state meets earned him runner-up in the Class AAA boys division behind only Wheeling Park's (WV) Ronnie Saunders, who graduated this past spring. His time of 16:22.10 in rough conditions at Foot Locker South earned him the win in the freshman boys race.
His times on the track have been strong as well.
During the indoor track season, Josh Edwards clocked a 9:12.85 to place 18th in the 2 mile at New Balance Nationals Indoor. He was the second-fastest non-senior boy in the race, behind only rising senior Graham Blanks. He also ran a 9:12.28 indoor at the MileSplit SPIRE Scholastic Showcase.
Some of the highlights of his outdoor season included an 8:39.78 3000m to place 12th at The Penn Relays Carnival and a 9:22.50 to place third in the 3200m at the West Virginia State Championships.
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Larry Josh Edwards has the fourth-best combined 3200m and 1600m time of any athlete in the Class of 2022 or 2023.
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Larry Josh Edwards ranks fourth for best 5K cross country times from the 2018 season.
|Rank||5K XC time||athlete||class||meet|
|1||15:13.77||Erik Le Roux|
CO Cheyenne Mountain High School
|2022||Nike Cross Regionals - Southwest 1st|
Nov 17, 2018
FL Belen Jesuit Preparatory School
|2022||Nike Cross Nationals Southeast Regional 13th|
Nov 24, 2018
|2022||MHSAA LP Region 04-1 at Brighton 4th|
Oct 26, 2018
|4||15:42.99||Larry Josh Edwards|
WV University High
|2022||WV Group AAA Region I 1st|
Oct 18, 2018
TX Miller Grove
|2022||UIL 1A - District 23 1st|
Oct 10, 2018
FL Satellite High School
|2022||Great American Cross Country Festival 39th|
Oct 6, 2018
FL Nease HS
|2022||FHSAA 3A Region 1 2nd|
Nov 3, 2018
NC Weddington High School
|2022||Great American Cross Country Festival 43rd|
Oct 6, 2018
CT Conard High
|2022||Manchester Invitational 1st|
Sep 22, 2018
WI Oak Creek
|2022||WIAA State Meet 6th|
Oct 27, 2018
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Larry Josh Edwards Performance Graph for CC 5000 Meter Run
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Each day we'll list our next athlete on the top five list, along with an accompanying honorable mention pick across our 6-10 selections.
- No. 8 Cameron Stocke Virginia High School (MN) - For only being a rising freshman, Stocke has some pretty impressive times on his resume. He's run 1:56.83 for 800m, 4:24.33 for 1600m, and 9:5.60 for 3200m. During last year's XC season, he was 19th at the MSHSL Section 7A Championships, running 17:57.00. He held his own against some of the best athletes in the state of Minnesota last cross country season, finishing runner-up in the D3 race at the Milaca Mega Meet.