'22 XC RUNNER OF THE WEEK POLL
Jude DeVries (1925), shown competing last fall at the Clovis Invitational, is this week's top vote-getter as MileSplitCA Boys XC Runner of the Week. (DeAnna Turner photo)
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This week's candidates (listed alphabetically by last name)
Jayden Hernandez (Godinez/SS) - The junior was a nine-second winner in the elite boys race at the Dana Hills Invitational, running 14:35.1 on the iconic 3-mile campus course at Dana Hills High.
Myles Nicacio (Sanger/CS) - The senior was the fastest boy on the course at the Douglas Rudolf Invitational, running 15:39.35 over the 5K layout at Mooney Grove Park to win by 10 seconds.
Landon Pretre (Menlo/CC) - The sophomore followed his impressive performance at Woodbridge with a victory at the Ram Invitational running 13:35 on to win by 22 seconds on the 2.7-mile Westmoor HS course in Daly City.
Omar Reyes (El Camino/SD) - The junior held off a tough challenge to win the elite varsity boys race at the Carlsbad Grit & Grind Challenge, running 15:11.50 to win by 2.4 seconds on the 3-mile Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course layout.
Cameron Rhone (Long Beach Poly/SS) - The senior was the top runner from CA at Portland XC, running 14:59.1 on the 5K course at Blue Lake Park in suburban Fairview, Oregon to place third overall -- 3.9 seconds behind the winner -- in Jim Danner Championship at the multi-state competition.
Nathan Short (Folsom/SJ) - The senior was a narrow winner at the Jessup Invitational, running 16:49.80 to win by 1.1 seconds on the 3.2-mile course at William Jessup College in Rocklin.
Photos by DeAnna Turner