Nicholas Scheller, Chanhassen (MN)
Minnesota looks to have a strong showing in the top 10 this year at regionals as the lineup is stacked with some impressive runners from the state. Another top finisher will likely be Nicholas Scheller who took 13th at the Heartland race last year in 15:20, finishing as the top sophomore in the field. Scheller has consistently run sub 16 races this year and notable races include a close second place finish behind Stansbury at the Alexandria Lions Meet, a win back in October at the Metro West Conference, and a 5th place finish at State (where he produced a season-best time of 15:29). In addition to running well at Heartland last year, he also ran it back in 2016 where he pulled off a second-place finish with a time of 15:57 in the Rising Stars race, so as a seasoned veteran of NXR and Yankton Trail Park, it will be interesting to see how he races on Sunday in Sioux Falls.