12 Boys To Watch In The Heartland Region

Acer Iverson, Roseville (MN)

Acer Iverson of Minnesota had come into the season as the biggest name to watch in Minnesota, and while he had a great season, a few losses to runners like Max Manley, Andrew Brandt, and Addison Stansbury resulted in him becoming a bit of an underdog at the MSHSL State Meet. His most notable race during the season to that point had been his runner-up finish to Max Manley at the Roy Griak Invite. However, he ended up taking an impressive win at State with a time of 15:14, the fastest time for a Minnesota runner this year and seventeen seconds better than his time at the same meet a year prior. If Iverson is on don't be surprised to see him finish in the top three at Regionals on Sunday. He ran a strong race last year at NXR with a time of 15:04 to earn a bid to go to NXN, and went of to run 16:16 out at Nationals.