Saturday, September 7, 2013


NHSCA OVERALL BOYS NATIONAL TEAM POWER RANKINGSThere is a new US#1! The American Fork HS, American Fork, Utah Cavemen dominated the Utah Pre-Region IV with the fastest team time ever run in the State of Utah. The total team time 76:17.8 run at 4,500 feet elevation over 3-miles with a 49-second spread was astonishing. Team depth was even more impressive as the Cavemen took 1st and 2nd with the 3-5 spread 6-seconds and 3-7 spread 13.7 seconds! Connor McMillan 14:47.2; Zac Jacklin 14:53.6; Tyler Bell 15:29.9; Nathan Tracy 15:30.5; Caleb Thompson 15:36.6; Casey Clinger 15:42.5; Daniel Bentley 15:44.2. The week previous they were within 2-seconds of the American Fork Grass Relays team record set by last season US#2 Cavemen team.
The National High School Coaches Association Power Rankings are a team strength computer rating that take into account previous season returners, track performances, cross country performance metrics and current season results. They are used to recognize and award national championship recognition by the NHSCA for Division I and Division II high school cross country programs.

(National Rank; Team Name; Head Coach)
  1. .9694 American Fork HS, American Fork, Utah - Head Coach Timo Mostert
  2. .9685 Christian Brothers Academy HS, Lincroft, New Jersey - Head Coach Tom Heath 
  3. .9545 Arcadia HS, Arcadia, California - Head Coach Michael Feraco-Eberle
  4. .9168 Gig Harbor HS, Gig Harbor, WA - Head Coach Mark Wieczorek
  5. .9135 Henderson HS, West Chester, Pennsylvania - Head Coach Kevin Kelly
  6. .8948 North Central HS, Spokane, Washington - Head Coach Jonathon Knight
  7. .8874 Needham Broughton HS, Raleigh, North Carolina - Head Coach David Christian
  8. .8781 Carmel HS, Carmel, Indiana - Head Coach Erhard Bell
  9. .8558 Central Catholic HS, Portland, Oregon - Head Coach Dave Frank
10. .8431 Brentwood HS, Brentwood, Tennessee - Head Coach Derek Youel
11. .8318 Northport HS, Northport, New York - Head Coach Jason Strom
12. .8216 Wayzata HS, Plymouth, Minnesota - Head Coach Bill Miles
13. .8202 York HS, Elhurst, Illinois - Head Coach Joe Newton
14. .8168 Don Bosco Preparatory HS, Ramsey, New Jersey - Head Coach Kevin Kilduff
15. .8002 Dana Hills HS, Dana Pointe, California - Head Coach Tim Butler
16. .7750 Southlake Carroll HS, Southlake, Texas - Head Coach Justin Leonard
17. .7715 Belen Jesuit Preparatory HS, Miami, Florida - Head Coach Frankie Ruiz
18. .7592 Tatnall HS, Wilmington, Delaware - Head Coach Patrick Castagno DII US#1
19. .7540 Fayetteville Manlius HS, Manlius, New York - Head Coach Bill Aris
20. .7507 Madera South HS, Madera, California - Head Coach Rich Parris
21. .7385 De La Salle HS, Concord, California - Head Coach John Pelster
22. .7352 St. Anthony's HS, South Huntington, New York - Head Coach Tim Dearie
23. .7335 Saratoga Springs HS, Saratoga, New York - Head Coach Art Kranick
24. .6910 O'Fallon HS, O'Fallon, Illinois - Head Coach Jon Burnett
25. .6230 Bozeman HS, Bozeman, Montana - Head Coach Clint May

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