Nike Cross Nationals: Let's Meet The Hersey Boys


Hersey is a team that you better not overlook

High School Name: Arlington (Hersey)
Club Name: Arlington XC Club
High School Head Coach: Kevin Young
School enrollment: 1864
Regular season finish: 3A State Runner-Up
Entry To NXN: NXN MW Champions
MileSplit 50 ranking: #10 ----> HERE
Line up: Josh Methner (Jr.), Max Svienty (Jr.), Ryan Buch (Sr.), Thomas McCarthy (Sr.), Colin Safford (Jr.), Luis Vasquez (So.), Josh Harden (Sr.)
How good are they: Hersey pulled off a wonderful surprise over Wheaton South to take the NXN MW title. The three-point win was not a fluke though. State champ Josh Methner led the way with a second place finish. He had plenty of help from his teammates who closed the door with a 1:07 scoring spread. The guys are not star-struck as some might think they would be wondering around the NIKE compound. They have been relaxed and they know it is all a bonus getting this far. But don't think for a moment the Huskies are not greedy once the gun goes off on Saturday. They will be after a top 5-10 finish. Max Svienty and Ryan Buch will need to produce one last great effort in order to achieve such a feat.


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