Sept. 11th NSSF Regional Rankings

Weekly High School X-Country Regional Rankings 2008

Team rankings by Marc Bloom and Rich Gonzalez

Individuals-To-Watch lists by national and state correspondents

Boys Midwest Teams

(IL, IN, MI, MO, OH)

1.Neuqua Valley (IL)           Defending natl champs win Hornet-Red Devil Inv running 1-2-8-10-11

2.York (IL)                          No major meet yet

3.St. Louis Univ (MO)          Wins First Capital Inv taking 7 of top 14

4.Carmel (IN)                       Streaking Greyhounds’ latest win State Preview Inv by 36 points

5.Naperville No (IL)               No major meet yet

6.Centerville (OH)              Wins Tiffin Carnival 1-A race over state powers

7.Saline (MI)                        No major meet yet

8.Pioneer (MI)                      Wins W. Bloomfield/Bro. Rice Inv with 44-second spread

9.Mentor (OH)                     Close 2nd in Tiffin meet ahead of several state powers

10.St. John Jesuit (OH)        3rd in Tiffin meet

Cut: Fishers (IN), Medina (OH), St. Ignatius (OH)

Bubble teams alphabetically: Dexter (MI), Ft. Wayne Carroll (IN), Fishers (IN) Francis Howell No (MO), Geneva (IL), Kickapoo (MO), Linden (MI), Lyons Township (IL), Mason (OH), McCutcheon (IN), Medina (OH), North Central (IN), Palatine (IL), Parkway West (MO), Rochester Adams (MI), Rockford (MI), St. Francis de Sales (OH), St. Ignatius (OH), Terre Haute No (IN), Waubonsie Valley (IL), Westfield (IN), West Plains (MO)


Ohio Boys To Watch:

Zach Wills (Mason)

Stuart Edmonds (Twinsburg)

Danny Roys (Medina)

Shawn Roberts (Centerville)

Jarrod Eick (Marlington)

Kyle Sullinger (Cuyahoga Valley)

Stephen Schulz (Mentor)

Kevin Yarnell (St. Johns Jesuit)

Danny Neff (Vandalia)

Jason Salyer (Tippecanoe)

Jimmy Hudd (Mentor)

Tyler Ames (Lakeview)


Girls Midwest Teams

(IL, IN, MI, MO, OH)

1.Carmel (IN)                           Continues unbeaten with State Preview win over Carroll

2.Lee’s Summit West (MO)      Wins Craddock Inv taking first 4 places at 2 miles

3.Geneva (IL)                           No major meet yet

4.Hinsdale (IL)                         Wins Hornet-Red Devil Inv taking 4 of top 10 to defeat Palatine

5.Ft. Wayne Carroll (IN)           Solid 2nd to #1 Carmel in State Preview meet

6.Traverse City Central (MI)      Earlier Rochester Adams Inv winner over host school

7.Rochester Adams (MI)          Wins W. Bloomfield by 66 after earlier 2nd to Traverse City

8.Palatine (IL)                         2nd to Hinsdale in Hornet-Red Devil meet

9.CayugaValley Christian (OH)    Tiffin Carnival 2-A winner with top team performance of meet

10.Magnificat (OH)                Tiffin 1-A winner by 76 over Hoover

Cut: Brecksview-Broadview Hts (OH), Hoover (OH), Grand Haven (MI)

Bubble teams alphabetically: Benet (IL), Colerain (OH), Eureka (MO), Franklin Central (IN), Gaylord (MI), Grand Haven (MI), Hoover (OH), Jefferson City (MO), Lafayette (MO), Lake Central (IN), Lindbergh (MO), Lyons Township (IL), Minster (OH), Naperville No (IL), Neuqua Valley (IL), Parkway Central (MO), Rochester (MI), Rockford (MI), Troy (MI), Valparaiso (IN), Washington (MO)


Ohio Girls To Watch:

Katie Gillespie (Cuyahoga Valley)

Hannah Neczypor (North Royalton)

Michelle Thomas (Glen Este)

Brooklyne Ridder (Oak Hills)

Brittany Stockmaster (Seneca)

Abbie Clifford (Perry)

Kaitlin Smith (Canal Winchester)

Tori Brink (Hilliard)

Chelsea Oswald (Walsh Jesuit)