2. Tommy Brady (Sr., Park Ridge [Maine South]) 
I know that runner-up is not what Brady wanted, but it's still amazing! When you take a look back at his XC career it has been a successful one. When he was a freshman he ran 17:24 for 3 miles and he finished his career running a 14:17. He improved by over 3 minutes in 4 years. That's almost unheard of.