There is clearly more in play with Borchers than just not being a good Xc runner.
MacKenzie is a 4:00.x miler who never ran XC well either and he is over 2 mins ahead of a Borchers, and Mackenzie did not even have a good race.
Borchers is over 3 mins.behind the winner at 5.2 miles,I don't care whether folks think he is an miler/800 guy or not. You have to be able to do better than this.
PSU ran well here, sure would be nice to have a 4:01 miler in your top7 at least? They are good,but not that good that he should not break in at that level.