Matnz recovered from a stress reaction in October to make Footlocker where he was 10th and then win US Junior XC Champs in February. He was also 2nd (1st American) at the Pan America XC Cup.
Maksim Korolev was the only individual champ for the US. Justyn Knight won the juniors for Canada.
For the first time in history, the top three boys from last year all return, led by 2013 champ/4:02 miler Grant Fisher. He'll try to hold off John Dressel (2nd last year), Matthew Maton (3rd last year, 4:03 mile, broke Galen Rupp's Oregon state meet course record) and a slew of other contenders in one of the deepest Foot Locker fields ever.