5A Boys XC Preview: Has This Race Ever Not Been Close?


Last year it was close and this year it could be even closer at Great Meadow in the 5A Boys race. Leading the way in the preseason and moving up from 4A is Freedom South Riding. They are led by Connor Wells and Donovan Foley and feature a solidly consistent group. 

That being said, improvements will be needed to score in a smaller, more competitive, meet. States will be tough to win and requires both depth and at least one break thru runner. Deep Run and Tuscarora fall into that sweet spot with some really stellar athletes who could come away with the win in 5A. 

Our super underdog of the preseason are the Albemarle boys so watch out for them this November. 


Preseason 5A Boys' Top 15 Teams 

1Freedom (South Riding) (VA)153
1) Connor Wells16:07.0011
2) Donovan Foley16:28.0022
3) Sam Koltisko16:48.0035
4) Niklas Becker16:48.0036
5) Sam Wood17:02.0049
Average Time: 16:38.60 Total Time: 1:23:13.00 1-5 Split: 55.00
6) Jayson Call17:07.0055
7) Kenny Bolton III17:27.0095
2Lee-Davis (VA)167
1) Jack Ikenberry*15:37.002
2) Patrick Sutphin*16:27.0021
3) Cole McAndrew*16:33.0026
4) Lane Johnson*16:34.0028
5) Carter Mann*17:24.0090
Average Time: 16:31.00 Total Time: 1:22:35.00 1-5 Split: 1:47.00
6) Brandon Parknow*17:26.0092
7) Tyler Palicia18:12.00177
3Deep Run (VA)192
1) Matthias Cannon*15:40.004
2) Zachary Levet*15:55.009
3) Colby Burcham16:28.0023
4) Seth Lowers*17:17.0075
5) Jake Schindel*17:20.0081
Average Time: 16:32.00 Total Time: 1:22:40.00 1-5 Split: 1:40.00
6) Samuel D'Ascoli17:45.00133
7) Jonathan Graf17:55.00147
4Tuscarora High School (VA) (VA)206
1) Derek Johnson15:21.001
2) Benjamin Nibbelink16:30.0024
3) Avery Bryant16:49.0037
4) Evin Tunador16:55.0040
5) Tysen Gotschi17:31.00104
Average Time: 16:37.20 Total Time: 1:23:06.00 1-5 Split: 2:10.00
6) Seth Lord18:07.00166
7) Eduardo Trujillo18:10.00172
5Glen Allen High School (VA)243
1) Ali Ibrahim16:23.0019
2) Christian Wachter*16:33.0027
3) Ethan Billmayer16:57.0044
4) Andrew Lee*17:17.0073
5) Wade Carter17:20.0080
Average Time: 16:54.00 Total Time: 1:24:30.00 1-5 Split: 57.00
6) Tyler Hambleton17:36.00111
7) Devin Johnson17:37.00117
6J.E.B. Stuart (VA)264
1) Natnael Asmelash16:08.0012
2) Matthew O'Cadiz16:17.0016
3) Sem Asmelash17:12.0063
4) Quinn Early17:19.0076
5) Ethan Simaitis17:27.0097
Average Time: 16:52.60 Total Time: 1:24:23.00 1-5 Split: 1:19.00
6) Faraj Saud17:50.00139
7) Jeremiah Walker18:38.00210
7Douglas Freeman (VA)269
1) Ryan McCracken*15:45.005
2) Nick Newton16:56.0041
3) Campbell Collett17:06.0052
4) Justin Hakizimana17:12.0064
5) Sam Geissler17:35.00107
Average Time: 16:54.80 Total Time: 1:24:34.00 1-5 Split: 1:50.00
6) Jackson Woody18:03.00160
7) Joseph Gilman18:06.00165
8Albemarle (VA)291
1) Jonathan Muhler16:36.3029
2) Mark Pellissier16:40.0031
3) Harris Naseh17:09.0059
4) Josh Fard17:17.0074
5) J.D. MacKnight17:27.6098
Average Time: 17:01.98 Total Time: 1:25:09.90 1-5 Split: 51.30
6) Justin Fabrizio17:28.90101
7) John McDaniel17:36.00113
9Thomas Edison (VA)315
1) Yared Mekonnen15:37.703
2) Theodore Wetzler16:58.2046
3) Brandon Baumgartner17:06.9053
4) Emil Bissoondharry17:26.1093
5) Michael Taylor17:39.70120
Average Time: 16:57.72 Total Time: 1:24:48.60 1-5 Split: 2:02.00
6) Brandon Dakessian17:53.80143
7) Gregory Lawrence17:53.90144
10John Champe High School (VA)317
1) William Gay16:52.0038
2) Alex Mina17:00.0047
3) Sai Ravva17:04.0050
4) Kyle Lauffenberger17:17.0072
5) Gavin Halbert17:36.00110
Average Time: 17:09.80 Total Time: 1:25:49.00 1-5 Split: 44.00
6) Jack Sorensen17:40.00121
7) Grant Faircloth17:56.00148
11Thomas Jefferson S&T (VA)322
1) Dylan Klapper15:47.007
2) James McHugo17:14.0066
3) Rayaan Malhotra17:15.0067
4) Sean Clancy17:20.0079
5) Max Judish17:30.00103
Average Time: 17:01.20 Total Time: 1:25:06.00 1-5 Split: 1:43.00
6) Nick Begotka18:00.00153
7) Joeseph Waddington18:15.00183
12Hickory High School (VA)358
1) Andrew Nixon16:17.0017
2) Nicholas Tolarchyk17:08.0057
3) Jacob Clark17:09.0058
4) Kalei Leao17:27.0096
5) Zane Gonzalez17:44.00130
Average Time: 17:09.00 Total Time: 1:25:45.00 1-5 Split: 1:27.00
6) Jonathan Riddick18:07.00167
7) Trevor Gross18:12.00176
13Mountain View (VA)390
1) Henrik Anderson15:58.0010
2) Paul Sepulveda17:00.0048
3) Tyler West17:19.8078
4) Jorge Vargas17:35.00108
5) Luke Mellor17:54.98146
Average Time: 17:09.56 Total Time: 1:25:47.78 1-5 Split: 1:56.98
6) Anthony Solorzano18:06.00164
7) Edward Gaines18:12.97182
14George C. Marshall (VA)406
1) Benjamin S. Smith16:32.0025
2) Matthew C Brown17:11.0060
3) David Forney17:26.6094
4) Aiden Sanders17:36.00112
5) Oliver F Church17:37.00115
Average Time: 17:16.52 Total Time: 1:26:22.60 1-5 Split: 1:05.00
6) William Blackwell17:37.30118
7) Sanchir T Kennedy17:49.00137
15Menchville (VA)429
1) Terek Kirsch16:18.0018
2) Jeremiah Gaulding17:11.1061
3) Shane McFadden17:14.0065
4) Ian Mcfadden17:47.30136
5) William Fitzgerald17:56.00149
Average Time: 17:17.28 Total Time: 1:26:26.40 1-5 Split: 1:38.00
6) Lewis McAllister18:08.00169
7) John Meier18:49.00228


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