12 Boys To Watch In The Heartland Region

Geno Uhrbom, Greenway (MN)

One more runner to watch out for from Minnesota will be the sophomore Geno Uhrbom, who has had a mighty impressive XC season this year, with first-place finishes virtually across the board and regularly running under 16 minutes despite not typically seeing strong competition. Geno also has experience running at NXR last year when he went out with the leaders of the Championship race and ultimately wound up with a season-best of 15:36, one of the top marks for a freshman in the country. This year, he has been faster in vitrually every race compared to last year, and he just came away with his first State Championship in Minnesota's smaller class, running 15:38. He will certainly be a dark horse candidate to earn a top-five finish.