5. Ethan Kern (Jr., Elmhurst [York]) 
Kern has been straight fire to this point in the season. This past weekend he took third place at the Peoria High Invite with a 14:25. That puts him only 13 seconds from his older brother, Charlie Kern's three-mile PR of 14:12. Kern has broken 15 minutes ever since the Detweiller At Dark and looks to continue his roll at the West Suburban Silver Conference Meet on 10/13.