Premium Boys Individual 25: The State Final Explosion

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1. Josh Methner (Jr., Arlington Heights [Hersey]) [1]

First off I want to congratulate Methner for winning his first state title. He joins an impressive company of runners who won the state championship in the highest classification before their senior year. These names include Verzbicas, Jorge Torres, Tim Broe, Pat Joyce, Tom Graves, Craig Virgin, Dave Merrick, Charles Schulz, and Weymouth Kirkland. These guys are, just casually, All-Americans, National Champions etc... obviously not a super huge deal. He will for sure be a national qualifier this upcoming weekend at NXR.... it was a big win for Methner who completed a great IHSA season and rocked the crowd with a big personal best of 14:11.