Edward Cheserek moved to New Jersey from Kenya in 2010. He came on to the XC/Track scene immediatly. Winning 2011 and 2012 Footlocker finals as well as 4 track national titles (2 SMR indoor, 1 5k outdoor, 1 2mile indoor), indoor 5k and 2 mile high school records. Won 17 national titles in XC/track including winning the XC title as a freshman, soph, and junior. Some consider him the GOAT.
Lukas Verzbicas was dominant too though and had plenty of accolades. The only guy to win both NXN and FL; won FL twice; sub 4, 2 mile high school record, his epic triple win at indoor nationals.
And the only time he and Ches went head to head, Ches lost. For the indoor national 2 mile. 8:40 to 8:42. Lukas did this 2 days after winning the national title in the 5k. (Lukas was 18 AND listed as a senior, so he was not an age cheat)
Which leaves us to think...just how good was Lukas Verzbicas?