Four of the top five guys from last year's Nike Cross Nationals Midwest individual squad are back on the scene. Danny Kilrea (#2), Gabe Fendel (#4), Dustin Horter (#12), and Dylan Jacobs (#3) are nationally ranked (in parenthesis) and will be almost guaranteed to make the trip back to Portland, Oregon.
I did not put out an edition last week because I realized that runners don't necessarily race every week. It's not like most collegians whose schedule post every two weekends, and when they do partake on hill and dale it is for keepers. For example, Danny Kilrea of Lyons Township competed in the Culver Invite last weekend. His team his ran in Peoria this past Saturday and he sat out. It happens all the time in high school and it makes it difficult to track individuals for the power rankings.
Power Ranking Episode #1