The men's 1,500 is totally stacked (Penn State's Brannon Kidder and Oregon's Blake Haney are among the other contenders) while a resurgent Donavan Brazier could threaten in the 800. Mason Ferlic of Michigan is the favorite in the steeple.
Haney is the top seed after running 3:56.36 to break Edward Cheserek's school record at Millrose. Boise State's David Elliott, UTEP's Jonah Koech and Virginia's Henry Wynne are among his top competition.
Taylor Wilmot of North Spokane won the individual title in 15:00 as 5 others finished in a close battle for 2nd, as Wilmot's teammate Tanner Anderson was third. Wilmot's a big talent who ran 8:57 2 years ago as a soph, but has been battling injures since. He was 4th at his state meet this year and picked the perfect time to put it all together. In the team competition, Gig Harbor, coached by 1:45:36 800m man Mark Wieczorek and 800m pacer Matt Scherer, got the win over CBA NJ.