1. Josh Methner (Sr., Arlington Heights [Hersey]) 
Methner looks to be the best shape of his life after a major win at the Richard Spring Invitational with a 14:12.60. Maybe it used a little more effort to win than he would have liked with Brett Gardner of Lincoln-Way East right aside him the whole race. This was obvious with him still having enough left in the tank to drop down a 4:40 final mile to edge Gardner out. It cut his time from last year by 25 seconds and with running another fast course this upcoming weekend, do we see Methner unleash it all at the Palatine Invitational and chase sub 14:00 the way he wants to?