October 2nd 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.Neuqua Valley (IL) [2]       Wins Culver Acad Inv by 46 points over 5th ranked Carmel
2.York (IL) [3]                       Wins Palatine Inv by 58 points over Lyons Township
3.Geneva (IL) [1]                  Wins Rock River Run taking 5 of top 8

4.St. Louis Univ (MO) [5]     Wins Rim Rock Classic by 81 points with 34-sec spread
5.Carmel (IN) [4]                  2nd to Neuqua Valley at Culver meet
6.Mason (OH) [6]               Wins MW Meet of Champs over St. JJ and Centerville
7.Lee’s Summit West (MO) [BT}           2nd to Bismarck (ND) at Griak (MN) Inv
8.Naperville No (IL) [7]         Holds out top runners at Wheaton North Inv
9.Pioneer (MI) [8]                 No major meet
10.West Plains (MO) [10]    Wins Rhodes Inv in Memphis taking 5 of top 9

Cut:Centerville (OH) [9]

Bubble teams alphabetically: Centerville (OH), Fishers (IN), Ft. Wayne Carroll (IN), Heritage (MI), Kickapoo (MO), Lake Orion (MI), Lee’s Summit No (MO), Liberty (MO), Lyons Township (IL), McCutcheon (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)

Boys Individuals To Watch


First Name Last Name School Name
Marty Coolidge Elyria
Stuart Edmonds Twinsburg
Travis Hawes LaSalle
Julian Meyer Revere
Shawn Roberts Centerville
Donny Roys Medina
Zach Wills Mason
Kevin Yarnell Toledo


Girls Midwest

(IL, IN, MI, MO, OH)

1.Geneva (IL) [1]                          Wins Rock River Inv taking 5 of top 10
2.Carmel (IN) [2]                          Wins Culver Acad Inv by 58 in state-wide field
3.Lee’s Summit West (MO) [3]   2nd by 10 points at Griak (MN) Inv
4.Palatine (IL) [9]                          Wins home invite by 32 over Hinsdale Central
5.Magnificat (OH) [10]               Wins MW Meet of Champs by 58
6.Ft. Wayne Carroll (IN) [5]          2nd at New Haven Classic holding out top 2 girls
7.Hinsdale Cent (IL) [4]                2nd to Palatine at Palatine Inv
8.Saline (MI) [6]                            No major meet
9.CVCA (OH) [8]                         No major meet
10.Jefferson City (MO) [BT]         Wins Rim Rock Classic by 22 over inter-state field

Cut: Rockford (MI) [7]     

Bubble teams alphabetically: Benet (IL), Buffalo Grove (IL), Colerain (OH), Columbus North (IN), Eureka (MO), Franklin Central (IN), Hoover (IN), Kickapoo (MO), Lafayette (MO), Lake Central (IN), Lockport (IL), Minster (OH), Naperville No (IL), Noblesville (IN), North Central (IN), Rochester Adams (MI), Rockford (MI), Sandburg (IL), Traverse City Central (MI), Troy (MI), Washington (MO), West Plains (MO), Westfield (IN)



Girls Individuals To Watch


First Name Last Name School Name
Madeline Chambers Rocky River
Stephanie Morgan Barnsville
Hannah Neczypor Royalton
Chelsea Oswald Walsh Jesuit
Austin Perry St. Ursula
Brooklyne Ridder Oak Hills
Katie Betts Stow
Michelle Thomas Glen Este