Editor's note: This started off as a thread entitled "NXN Predictions?" We are turning it into the official race discussion thread.
Haven't seen an NXN prediction thread yet so I'll kick things off
1. Brodey Hasty
2. James Mwaura
3. Danny Kilrea
Hasty is the top dog until proven otherwise. Mwaura's course record is extremely impressive too. Kilrea has consistently been strong and has come up big when it mattered all season. Huge win at FL Midwest.
3. Great Oak
Like Hasty, LV is at the top until proven otherwise. Wayzata lost by 25 or so to GO at Griak, but are at full strength for the first time all season. Being from MN I'm also pretty biased though. Great Oak has also been solid all year long.
1. Katelyn Tuohy
2. Camila Noe
3. Tierney Wolfgram/Emily Covert
I'm convinced that Tuohy will go down as the greatest girls HS runner ever. What she's already accomplishing is insane, and she's progressed well since 7th grade, when many girls plateau. Camila Noe looked really good at regionals. Wolfgram/Covert have been back and forth all year, so I can't pick one.
3. Naperville North
Again the MN bias, but I think that Wayzata is so deep 1-7 that they can sneak ahead of F-M. That being said, F-M's 1-4 went 2-6 at NXRNY which is unheard of. If I wasn't loyal to MN then I would pick them in a heartbeat. Their 5th wasn't even far back either. Naperville has been strong all year and Sarah Schmitt looks like she has top 10 potential.