Plus, Nico's 3200 / 5000 and XC times are on par with plenty of guys that placed in the T10 as true freshman--Cheserek (1st), Goucher (2nd), Ritz (4th), etc.
I think he could place very highly in the fall if they actually run XC.
Also Sanchez. 6th as a FR in 2000. His 8:49i in 1999 was/is mindblowing.