Final Speed Rating National Rankings For 2020

Boys Individuals

Note: An interesting turn of events here in regards to the Speed Ratings vs. race results. By the data, Riley Hough had the best race of the Season, going #2 All-Time at the Michigan State, bettering the mark set by Grant Fisher before he went on to win Foot Locker in 2014. However, racing later at the XC Town Champs, Hough had an off day, placing tenth. We know it was an off-day because the Runner-Up in that Michigan Race, Hobbs Kessler, was also Runner-Up at XC Town Champs. However, racing comes down to who was better on the day.

Unlike Hough, who had Kessler two seconds behind him for his top mark, Tristian Merchant was running all alone all Season, essentially time trialing each of his races. Much like Allie Ostrander, who raced in Alaska, then came down to win NXN, had there been a culminating opportunity for Merchant, he would have been the top seed. Athletes run better with competition, and we could expect that number to jump.

Of all those in the Top Slots, however, it was Parker Wolfe that comes out on top. With the margins so slim, it comes down to competition and wins. Wolfe was undefeated, broke the CO State Course Record, and managed to hold off the field at the RunningLane Champs, and did so with a comfortable margin.

NameGradeSchoolStateRating Rank
Riley Hough11HartlandMI196.461
Tristian Merchant12Anchorage ChristianAK1962
Hobbs Kessler12Ann Arbor SkylineMI195.743
Parker Wolfe12Cherry CreekCO195.534
Nathan Moore12Uniont. LakeOH195.175
Kamari Miller12MariettaGA195.096
Nick Bendtsen12WolcottCT194.677
Gavin Sherry11ConardCT194.58
Aidan Puffer11ManchesterCT194.399
Judson Greer12MelissaTX194.310
Ben Shearer12The Woodlands ChristianTX192.811
Nathan Green12BorahID192.7312
Nate Jaster11American ForkUT192.7313
Creed Thompson12SkyridgeUT192.5414
Luke Schildmeyer12St. Charles EastIL192.3315
Vidhur Polam12South Brunswick HSNJ192.3316
Nathan Walker12FremontMI192.2717
Justin Wachtel12Mary PersonsGA191.9718
Joshua Truchon12West Allis HaleWI191.919
Aidan Cox10Coe Brown AcademyNH191.8720
Larry Josh Edwards11University HighWV191.5121
Izaiah Steury11AngolaIN191.122
Christian Balcer12East CentralMS191.0623
Peyton Geehrer12FMNY191.0324
Christian Simone12Newbury Park (SS)CA190.9325

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