Nate Jaster of American Fork had a very successful junior season finishing in the top 3 for returners in the 1600m, 3200m, and 3 Mile. Jaster was also played a crucial part in the cavemen's success when they won the runninglane national championships and broke the national record for the fastest five-man 5000m average.
Heading into his senior year, Jaster will take the spot on his team and he is the defending 6A champion. He will look to lead his team to another state title but they will be challenged by a very talented Farmington squad who is joining the 6A classification for the first time this season.
Throughout the 2021 cross country season, we will be maintaining all-classification subjective cross country rankings for the state of Utah. Our initial release this week will be pre-season top 10 rankings for teams and top 15 for individuals in the state of Utah.
These rankings take in numerous factors including performances from the last cross country season as well as improvements made during the track season.
1.) Nate Jaster (American Fork)
2.) Seth Wallgren (Skyridge)
3.) Jaron Hartshorn (Lone Peak)
4.) Logan Peel (Cedar)
5.) Tayson Echohawk (Orem)
6.) Ethan Peterson (Farmington)
7.) Ryan Bennett (Farmington)
8.) Jefferson McMullin (Lehi)
9.) Jackson Henstrom (Corner Canyon)
10.) Tyler Chipman (Mountain View)
11.) Jayden Fitzgarrald (American Fork)
12.) Sam Hansen (Woods Cross)
13.) Jake Seegmiller (Riverton)
14.) Liam Heninger (Mountain View)
15.) Logan Garnica (Springville)