September 24th NSSF 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

(IL, IN, MI, MO, OH)

1.Geneva (IL) [1]                  Wins Kaneland Eddington Inv with partial team
2.Neuqua Valley (IL) [2]      No major meet
3.Carmel (IN) [5]                  Wins Trinity (KY) Inv by 41 over Centerville (OH) with 22-second spread
4.York (IL) [3]                        Dual meet win as prelude to this Sat opener at Palatine invite
5.St. Louis Univ (MO) [4]    Third-string line-up runs 8th at Hazelwood Inv
6.Mason (OH) [7]                 Wins Malone Inv by 39 taking 4 of top 8
7.Naperville No (IL) [6]        No major meet
8.Pioneer (MI) [9]                  Wins Jackson Inv by 52 over Saline with 36-second spread
9.Centerville (OH) [8]          2nd to Carmel at Trinity meet
10.West Plains (MO) [10]   No major meet

Bubble teams alphabetically: Ft. Wayne Carroll (IN), Heritage (MI), Kickapoo (MO), Lake Orion (MI), Lee’s Summit West (MO), Lyons Township (IL), McCutcheon (IN), North Central (IN), Palatine (IL), Parkway West (MO), Reynoldsburg (OH), Saline (MI), Sandburg (IL), St. Francis de Sales (OH), St. John Jesuit (OH), St. Ignatius (OH), Terre Haute No (IN)


Individuals to Watch from Ohio


First Name Last Name School Name
Colby Alexander Strongsville
Marty Coolidge Elyria Catholic
Stuart Edmonds Twinsburg
Jarrod Eick Marlington
Shawn Roberts Centerville
Danny Roys Medina
Kevin Yarnell St. John's Jesuit

Girls Midwest

(IL, IN, MI, MO, OH)

1.Geneva (IL) [1]                       2nd to Benet in Kaneland Eddington Inv while holding out some scorers
2.Carmel (IN) [2]                       Wins Trinity Inv (KY) by 75 over Assumption, Kentucky’s top team
3.Lee’s Summit W (MO) [3]    Unofficial Missouri Stampede winner by 74 in botched scoring
4.Hinsdale Cent (IL) [5]           No major meet
5.Ft. Wayne Carroll (IN) [4]     Close 3rd at New Prairie Inv with #2 girl out with an injury
6.Saline (MI) [6]                         Wins Jackson Inv by 32 points
7.Rockford (MI) [7]                    Holds out varsity taking 3rd at Cougar Inv
8.CVCA (OH) [8]                        Wins Malone Inv by 33 points
9.Palatine (IL) [9]                      Wins Notre Dame Inv by 53 points
10.Magnificat (OH) [10]          Sweeps top 5 for perfect 15 at All-Ohio Catholics

Bubble teams alphabetically: Benet (IL), Colerain (OH), Eureka (MO), Franklin Central (IN), Gaylord (MI), Grand Haven (MI), Jeffersity City (MO), Kickapoo (MO), Lafayette (MO), Lake Central (IN), Lockport (IL), Minster (OH), Naperville No (IL), Noblesville (IN), Parkway Central (MO), Rochester (MI), Rochester Adams (MI), Traverse City Central (MI), Troy (MI), Valparaiso (IN), Washington (MO), West Plains (MO)


Individuals to Watch from Ohio


First Name Last Name School Name
Abbie Clifford Perry
Katie Gillespie CVCA
Hannah Neczypor North Royalton
Brooklyne Ridder Oak Hills
Madeline Chambers Magnificat
Jessica Zangmeister Fairview Park
Angela Williams Hudson