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Cross Country 1999

National Boys Rankings 11/3

302 boys now listed

by John Molvar

The List - Explanation of the Rankings


 Not many major changes this week.  I will soon be
issuing a region by region breakdown for the 4
Footlocker races.

The List

Notes:



FF-place in last year’s Footlocker Final

M,NE,S,W-place in last years Footlocker Region

all times have been converted to 800,mile and 2 mile

times plus or minus 1 second

*-Junior

**-Soph

Banned-runs in a state in which they are not allowed

to run in the Footlocker Meets.  Note that seniors

from PA probably will run the Footlocker since they

will be banned but since their HS XC career is over

the ban is meaningless. 



See purpose of rankings at bottom.



1 Don Sage, IL (9.06,4.09)

2 Ian Dobson, OR (6FF,6W,9.15,4.18)

3 Josh Spiker, CA (13FF,3W,9.00,4.13)

4 *Al Webb, VA (10S,4.06,9.15,1.53)

5 Josh Rohatinsky, UT (4FF,1W,8.59,4.23,1.57)

6 *Dathan Ritzenhein, MI (7FF,3M,9.02,4.16)

7 Brian Turner, NE (28M,4.09,1.53,9.25,48r)

8 Ricky Brookshire, NC (4.11,9.30,1.58)

9 Juan Reyes, AZ (19FF,8W,9.09,4.19)

10 Jake Flynn, MI (26FF,7M,4.26,9.36)

11 Golden Harper, UT (25W,9.14,4.26)

12 Dan Coval, PA (Banned,9.14)

13 Matt McInvale, CA (38W,9.09,4.17)

14 Jared Scott, CO (10M)

15 Ben Morales, CA (43W,9.16,4.23)

16 *J.J. Duke, CA (9.22)

17 Tristan Colangelo, MA (14N,9.17,4.17)

18 John Huber, NY (15N,9.30,4.25)

19 *Dave Vidal, MT (20W,4.18,9.24,1.59)

20 *Steve Hass, NC

21 Jason Jabaut, NY (4.11,1.55)

22 Casey Jermyn, MT

23 Brian Kerwin, NJ

24 Matt Tegenkamp, MO (19M,9.17,4.19)

25 Steve Padgett OH, (14M)

26 Brett Andrus, UT (26W,9.29)

27 *Seth Pilkington, UT (4.28) (Yes, it is Paul’s son)

28 Kevin Clarey, MT (40W,4.18,9.11,1.57)

29 Rowdy Sargeson, MT

30 Fernando Cabada, CA (28W,9.02,4.20)

31 Chris Emme, TX (11S, 9.16,4.21)

32 *Al Bosmenier, FL (9.28,4.26)

33 *Chandler Goodwin, UT 

34 *Duncan Lindquist, UT (9.37,4.30)

35 *Roger Cahill, AZ

36 Aaron Emery, NY (25FF,3N,9.21,4.26) (inj)

37 *Nick Schnieder, MN (44M,4.21,9.27)

38 Derrick Wyatt, SC (12S,1.55,4.21,9.58)

39 *Ossy Pina, CA (9.09)

40 Dave Adams, SC (9.24)

41 *Aaron Fisher, IN (20M,4.18)

42 Max Schmidt, WA (4.22,9.30)

43 Morgan Anderson, ID

44 Gudeta Roba, NY

45 Augie Escobar, CA (8.59)

46 *Billy Vasilyadis, NY (4.35,10.00,2.02)

47 Travis Laird, CA (4.22,9.22)

48 **Bobby Lockhardt, VA (4.22,9.29)

49 Matt Hansen, UT

50 Joe Fessahye, AZ

51 Kurt George, IN (15M,9.26)

52 Devan Lomayoma, AZ

53 Mike Kiter, WA (9.30,4.39)

54 Jon Severy, CO (16M)

55 Matt Emond, MA (9.23)

56 Jerry Claunch, OH (25M,4.17,9.25,1.56))

57 Chris Andrew, CT (31N,9.46)

58 Grant Shaddon, IA

59 *Rob Koborski, TX (9.17)

60 *Neil Davis, CA (35W,9.26,4.25)

61 Jeff Bullock, UT 

62 Ryan Bosquette, CA (4.19,9.36)

63 Tom Walsh, NY 

64 Ryan Cole, MI (17M,9.50)

65 Mason Ward, OH (58M,4.13)

66 Colby Frazier, UT

67 Dave Sheeran, UT

68 Hendrik Gerrits, WY (30W,4.31)

69 Dan Avilla, CA

70 Kyle Rabbitt, GA (46S,4.20,1.58)

71 *Sean Jefferson, FL (9.17,4.17,1.54)

72 Kurt Marlowe, MI (4.17, 1.57, 9.47)

74 Cory Presnick, FL (9.35,4.26) 

75 Dustin Bybee, UT

76 Ben Orozco, KS

77 Renny Provey, CT (36N,4.19,9.28)

78 Eric Logsdon, OR (34W,9.13,4.21)

79 *Erik Heinonen, OR,(24W,9.13,4.20)

80 Ian Dickinson, GA (18S,9.50)

81 *Said Ahmed, MA (19N,1.52,4.18)

82 Kenny Dunbar, OH (4.23,9.37)

83 Neil McDonagh, CA, (29W,4.20,9.49,1.57)

84 *Luis Bordes, TX

85 Kyle Robinson, OR 

86 Noel Paulson, OR (12W,4.17)

87 Trent Graham, IA

88 Scott Wietcha, SC

89 Eric Chaves, CA

90 Eric Rasmussen, NE (39M,9.32,4.26)

91 *John Jefferson, FL (4.14,9.16,1.53)

92 Pete Furia, WA, (9.22,4.26)

93 Darrel Andruski, NY (44N,9.40)

94 Tim Carrol, PA (Banned)(4.21,9.44,1.56)

95 Scott Munro, PA (Banned,4.18,9.37)

96 **Justin Corelli, NY (98N)

97 Parker Low, UT

98 *Tom Kubler, CA (9.21)

99 Jim Sjostrom, OH (4.24,9.44)

100 Tyler Cardinal, CT

101 Romney Stevens, UT

102 *Seth Watkins, MT (4.25,9.42)

103 **Kevin Catlett, NY (63N)

104 Dave Barrett, NH 

105 *Josh Palazola, MA (27N,9.40,4.29,2.00)

106 Girmay Guangul, CA (9.29,4.26)

107 Dave Altmaier,KY

108 *Dave Atkiss, PA

109 Tyler Weaver, WY

110 Nick Schuetze, OR

111 *Brian McGovern, CT (51N,9.26,4.20)

112*Andy Ice, WA (9.21)

113 Billy Nelson, CA

114 Joel Moceri, PA (banned)

115 Tyceson Low, UT

116 *Mark Nevers, CA

117 Chris Fayant, WA

118 Ryan Teising, IL (9.34)

119 Mosie Joseph, FL (59S,4.15,9.28,1.54)

120 Brett Holts, OR

121 Matt Stevens, PA (4.36,9.58)

122 Kevin Crosby, NC

123 Brock Call, UT (4.27,9.26)

124 Brian Greer, NC

125 Justin Neuroth, CA (4.17,1.59)

126 Ed Kelly, NC

127 Tim Keller, IL (9.19)

128 *Joe Kaufman, CA (73W,4.29,4.17,1.59)

129 Ryan Fennelly, PA

130 Mike Taylor, IN (40M,1.52)

131 Dan Powers, UT

132 Aaron Durham, CA

133 Dan Mejia, CA (72W,4.19)

134 Dave Albers, OH (27M,9.26)

135 Justin Rempel, KS (1.54,4.18)

136 Ryan Paul, CA

137 Geddy Ege, GA (17S,9.54)

138 Chris Williams, KS (4.26, 9.34)

139 Jason Gould, TX (22S)

140 Erik Goff, IA (4.18,1.54)

141 Colin Ingram, NH (96N, 1.56,9.56)

142 Evan Fox, CA (4.13,1.54,9.57)

143 Chris Lanese, CA (4.17,9.23)

144 Nick Cowan, GA

145 Mario, Macias, CA

146 **Brice Ruiz, VA (4.29,9.50)

147 Phil Laird, FL 

148 Corey Duquette, CA (9.23)

149 Jorge Ruiz, VA

150 **Jake Raines, MS (4.29,9.40,2.00,52r)

151 Tom Greenless, MI

152 *Matt Esche, WI

153 Pete Cioni, IL (4.22,9.26)

154 Matt Kalish, NH (23N,4.30,9.50)

155 Justin Schuelke, TX (4.18)

156 Leon Ardell, CA (4.20)

157 *Luis Brodey, TX (9.28)

158 Andy Bybee, UT

159 *Justin Romaniuk, NY (39N)

160 Adam Palumbo, IL

161 Ivan Banner, WA

162 *Lane Neely, OR

163 Mark Hanlon, VA

164 *Austin Smith, VA (24S)

165 Dave Aleman, VA 

166 John Leroy, WI, (9.24)

167 *Vance Twitchell, MT (69W,9.56)

168 *Dave Silver, VA

169 Brad Barker, NE (4.19,9.39)

170 *Matt Tillman, Al

171 Steve Maddox, TX

172 Jessie Hodges, CA (47W,9.36,4.28)

173 Larry Atkins, WV

174 M. Mevers, CA

175 Andy Carlson, ND (35M,9.34,4.26)

176 *Cody Loy, OR

177 Andy Jackman, NH (37N,4.28,1.59)

178 Chris Hardaway, IN

179 Tony Loanzo, CA

180 Jeremy Cadle, VA 

181 Brian Beckstead, UT 

182 Ben Ortega, NM (39W,9.31,4.28)

183 Matt Savtor, CA

184 Jeff Dichiara, NJ

185 *Mike Myers NJ

186 Joe Halin, NJ (9.33)

187 Navac More, CA (44W)

188 Matt Topping, WA (4.18,9.35)

189 Ben Lloyd, IA

190 Walt Kingsbury, NJ (40N, 9.27,4.24)

191 John Drappi, MA (2.01)

192 Adam Ambrose, NJ

193 Joe Iatauro, NY (35N,4.21,9.54)

194 Carlos Arizon, AR (9.43) 

195 Justin Amason, IL (4.18)

196 Vic Moreno, CA (4.22)

197 Jim Doaty, KY (1.50)

198 Ryan Hall, CA

199 ***Tim Nelson, CA

200 184 Pat Beattie, CA (51W)

201 Vic Thillet, MD (4.18,9.40)

202 Jordan Millam, MO

203 Mark Bahnuk, NJ (4.24,1.58)

204 Matt Rodrique, ME (123N)

205 *Arturo Garcia, CA (4.22)

206 Mike Hutsel, MO (1.54)

207 *Luke Garringer, NE

208 Jon Allen, AR (4.24,9.54)

209 *Bob Dunphy, TX (32S,4.20)

210 Joe Wieger, PA

211 *Chris Elder, NC (9.45,4.34)

212 Bryan Skelly, NJ

213 *Jim Vitale, FL

214 Graham Lovett, NC

215 *Erik Grumstrup, SD (4.26,9.43)

216 John Hughes, MI (4.12,1.58)

217 Tyler Williams, ID

218 **Oscar Mendez, CA

219 Steve Sundell, ND (4.27,9.42)

220 Jim Sanfort, MO

221 Kirk Dornton, NY

222 *Tim Scarpanato, NY (76N)

223 Carlos Hunt, MD

224 Jessie Zapata, CA

225 *Nick Cowan, GA, (31S,9.49)

226 **Rolf Steier, FL (45S,9.36)

227 Charlie Millioen, NY

228 Jarrett Van Tine, MD (62N,4.26, 9.38, 2.00)

229 Cory Jeffers, NV (56W,4.24,9.27)

230 **Jordan Kinley, CA (4.27,1.57)

231 Byron Peacock, UT 

232 *Sean Stevens, TN (9.37,4.28)

233 Dale Fox, WA (4.20, 10.02)

234 Brendan O’Keefe, ME (46N,4.18)

235 *Charlie Koeppen, IN (61M, 9.48)

236 Hendrick Kok, WA (4.18,1.57)

237 Dave Lantz, ME (9.44)

238 *Tony Rakaric, IL 

239 Joe McNair, AR

240 Ryan Fenton, ME (50N)

241 Jason Stover, MI

242 Brendan Gaffney, IL

243 Jerry Bonner, RI (61N,4.28)

244 Grant Shaddon, IA (4.26,9.26)

245 Jeff Gaudette, ME (9.44)

246 Bill Meador, VA

247 **Andy Baska, TN (9.40,4.29)

248 *Eric Gross, AR (4.22,9.50)

249 Carlos Mendoza, IL

250 Erik Eckstrand, DE (41N,4.30)

251 *Raymon Laboy, CT (9.38)

252 Mike Doran, KY

253 Andy Caron, ME (9.44)

254 Matt Harriman, WA

255 Nick Roberts, IA

256 Pat Norris, PA (banned)

257 Blake Jorgensen, GA (30S,9.43) 

258 Brian Hoffman, NJ

259 *Bruce Hyde, VT

260 Joey Lanzillotti, LA (36S,4.25,9.50)

261 Raleigh Green, TX (39S)

262 *Salem Bush, VA

263 Adam Roache, IL

264 Ryan Hampton, MO (4.18,9.42)

265 *Pat Slattery, NJ

266 Mike Audette, VT

267 Adrian Proietti, CT

268 Julio German, NY (30N,9.46 st)(inj)

269 Jeff Gorman, NE

270 Sean Ricketts, CA (1.53,4.20)

271 Robert Dwyer, MA (4.19,1.56)

272 Chris Acs, OH (4.17,9.28)

273 Brian Benham, AL

274 Bobby Mead, MD

275 John Summer, KS (9.34)

276 Andy Marsh, MI

277 Pete Stasiulis, IL

278 Trent Graham, IA (4.26,9.32)

279 Brett Hyde, UT

280 *Scott Loftin, KS (4.22,9.39)

281 Ryan Black, NE

282 Corey Elias, NH

283 Ed Umansky, IL (9.25)

284 Byron Gartrell, MA (9.38)

285 Jermal Hampton, KS (4.24, 1.56)

286 Tyler McCollum, TX

287 *Braxton Collier, DC (4.24,2.00)

288 Chris Young, KY

289 Craig Swisher, OH (9.38)

290 *Matt Penza, OH (9.47, 4.34)

291 ****Ryan Deak, FL (9.58)

292 Marshall Green, WA

293 *Ryan Sheehan, PA (9.40,4.37) (banned)

294 Jeff Gosselin, NC 

295 Geoff Atkinson, MA (53N)

296 Chris Bassinger, OH (4.22,9.36)

297 Eugene Roberts, OR (4.17,9.21)

298 ***Bobby Curtis, KY 

299 Bill Henk, VT 

300 Nate Peffley, IN (4.18)

301 ***Dusty Miller, TN (4.37,2.05)

302 Mike Devaughn, VA



 
Explanation of the Rankings
The purpose of the rankings is to expand the

visibility of the sport of XC, to make the season more

interesting, and to give recognition to the top

runners in the country.  Ranking runners from all over

the country, most of whom will never run against each

other, who run on thousands of different courses of

varying distances, varying terrain, varying weather,

and varying accuracy is an extremely difficult task. 

Additionally, many key race results are not widely

available or easily accessible across the country. 

Because of this, the list will contain inaccuracies,

errors and errors of omission.  Therefore, this list

should be used for entertainment purposes only.  It

should not be taken too seriously or used as a

recruiting tool for college coaches.  The response to

this list by runners, coaches, parents and fans has

been overwhelming.  I am averaging over 100 e-mails

per week.

	The rankings are based on 3 criteria of which the

first is by far the most important.  The first

criteria is which ranked runners the runner has beaten

in head to head competition this season.  If a runner

consistently beats runners who are ranked higher, they

will move up on the list.  The 2 other criteria are

necessary since many runners are undefeated, yet

haven’t faced any ranked runners.  For those runners,

I base their ranking on last year’s Footlocker

regional finish and track times.  Obviously, these

criteria are not dependable because being a good track

runner does not guarantee that one will be a good XC

runner.  Also rates of improvement for individual

runners over 1 year vary greatly.  Because there are

thousands of different courses of varying distances,

varying terrain, varying weather, and varying

accuracy, I cannot use XC times unless it is on course

in which many of the very best runners of the past

have run on year in and year out and their times are

available for comparison.  Even though these runners

are the toughest to rank, many deserve to be ranked

and I do the best I can with the relatively weak data

I have available to rank them.  Since most runners

never race out of state, there can be situations where

it is easy to rank the runners within the state but

very difficult to rate them compared to other states. 

In these situations I have to fall back on to the 2

less reliable criteria of last year’s Footlocker

Regional results and track times.  Again, XC times are

of no help.  Some runners and their supporters become

frustrated when they are ranked say 100 one week and

each week they fall 5-15 places for no apparent

reason.  Actually there is a quite valid reason.  This

is a very big country and even I am amazed by the

depth of the talent.  Almost every week I discover

some very good runners who not only deserve to be on

the list but ranked fairly high on the list.  Most of

them did nothing significant in XC or the track last

year and made dramatic improvement this season.  They

get added as they should, and runners already on the

list have to be moved down.  The bottom line is don’t

take this too seriously and enjoy.
John Molvar

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