Mountain, a recent University of Virginia Cavaliers commit, dropped a 14:46.90 effort to secure the individual victory and lead his Bombers squad to first place in the team standings. The formidable Cincinnati-based group placed five runners inside the overall top sixteen and recorded 42 points to outpace high quality teams from Floyd Central, IN (2nd place ~ 92 points) and St. Xavier-Louisville (3rd place ~ 126 points).
Mountain has been on a tear from the word go this fall - he collected early season victories at the Moeller Primetime Invite (15:52.10) and the Hot Summer Bash (15:19.20) leading up to the new pr mark he established in Kentucky.
We reached out to Nathan for more context on how he's clicking on all cylinders during his senior campaign.
"I knew from the start that I wanted to break the school record of 15:10, so I wasn't going to wait long to take the lead." "At the end of the straightaway I took the lead, and the rest of the race felt smooth from there."
"When I saw my time at the end I was shocked and very excited. Most importantly, though, our team is looking amazing right now." "My teammate Conor Bohrer ran a 15:31 and our 5th runner checked-in at 16:11." "I can't wait to see what the rest of the season brings!"
-- Nathan Mountain
We took a deep dive into Mountain's outstanding 14:46.90 5k clocking from last weekend to compile some supporting statistics.
By The Numbers
Ohio No. 1 mark for senior classmen
Ohio No. 1 mark for Division1 runners
Ohio No. 1 mark all divisions combined
National No. 4 mark for senior classmen
National No. 4 mark overall
No. 1 mark in the Midwest Region
New St. Xavier School Record
Fastest time run by an Ohioan over 5k since the 2017 XC season
4th fastest time run by an Ohio-based runner in the last 10 years
One of only six runners to eclipse the 15 minute standard in 2020, nation-wide
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