He won over Elijah Armstrong, Tanner Anderson and John Dressel.
He said it was a close choice between Oregon and Washington.
In addition to the individual win, his team got 3rd.
The F-M girls were upset last year to snap their streak of seven straight NXN titles but they're back on top in 2014 and had some company on the podium; the F-M boys, runners up in 2004 and 2010, broke through to win their first NXN title. Individually, Tanner Anderson (15:11) and Allie Ostrander (17:19) got the win at Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland. Pretty amazing one high school could have the best boys and girls teams in the country.
Bill Aris' famed F-M has seven women's titles but has never claimed the men's crown; can the upstate New York school become the first to sweep both titles? North Central (WA)'s Tanner Anderson is the favorite in the boys' race after a 14:32 CR at the Washington state meet; Fiona O'Keeffe (Davis CA) looks to be the top girl in the field.
Apparently they talked during the race about just running it in together, but Dressel secretly still planned to kick and won by less than a second over Maton and Anderson. Oregon's Ella Donaghu won the girl's race. Washington won both team races.
*Video Interview With Dressel Where He Explains His Plan/Decision *2nd video
*Vide0: Maton And Anderson React *2nd video
*Race Video *Video Of Just The Finish