Ivan Mendez, a junior at Monache of the Central Section, is the state's top-ranked boy in CIF Division 2 for 5,000 meters, according to this MileSplit database report.
Mendez, 61st at the CIF State Championship last season, ranks third in D2 when the database is filtered for three miles, the more common distance during the regular season.
Elias Opshal of Redlands East Valley of the Southern Section, ranks first on the report for three miles. He was 36th at State last season.
The CIF State Championships are contested over 5,000 meters. The finals are Nov. 25 at Woodward Park in Fresno.
This is the top 25. For the full 5K rankings list, click here.
5,000 Meter Run
For comparison, here's the MileSplit database report for CIF D2 boys at three miles.