19. Christian Knowlton (Sr., Plainfield South) 
I am super proud of Knowlton with how he performed this past weekend. I know it wasn't his best performance, but he still was 16th in 3A (14:44), which is huge! I will be honest, I cried a little watching him cross the finish line as I have seen all the hard work he put into the season finally pay off. I know he has some huge goals coming up including qualifying for NXN and winning state in the 3200m. I think he can do both, but it will take a lot of great training.