4. Mathias Powell (Sr., Mahomet-Seymour) 
Before the gun went off for the boy's 2A race I told editor Tony Jones that Powell will win the race by 20 to 30 seconds. Tony looked at me as if I was crazy for saying that. But I wasn't that far off with my prediction as he won by 16 seconds in 14:31. I can't wait to see how he does at NXR considering last year his race there was arguably the greatest of his career.