Easton Allred is the second fastest returner in this field following former Colorado rival Cole Sprout. Allred had a late start to the season due to a foot injury but the 4:09 miler was able to make his return just in time for championship season where he helped his nationally ranked squad win their regional and state classification in a dominating fashion
Easton is surrounded by nationally elite runners such as Mark Boyle and Caleb Johnson who have both thrown down fast times for a 5k and 3 miles. Mark is the 5th fastest returner in this field and Caleb has been the top guy for this squad all season long. There is a very good chance that Corner Canyon could put three in the top ten!
Dalton Mortensen of Bountiful finished the 1st in the 5A Classification at State and ended up having the top time of the day! He managed to stick with Thomas Boyden of Skyline through it all and brought it home in that last mile finishing 27 second ahead of the nearest finisher!
Finishing with the second fastest time of the day was junior Creed Thompson of Skyridge who was the 6A State Champion finishing over the Corner Canyon & American Fork boys. Creed has always been a top runner this season and he found that going out harder earlier in the race plays to his advantage which he found out when he was the first to break the tape. Also be on the lookout for Creed's twin Davin Thompson who won't be too far behind.
Carson Belnap of Stansbury the 4A State Champion had the 4th fastest time of the day at State when he ran 15:24. Belnap was runner up to Ashton Hysell at BYU and 4th at Bob Firman. Look for him to be in the mix for a podium finish.
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Other runners to watch out for would be Joshua Armstrong of Hurricane. Armstrong has had a strong season running under 15 minutes for a 3 mile when he won the Larry Burgess Invitational in Las Vegas NV.
Porter Whitworth of Grantsville defended his 3A State title in a 15:43.70 on the tough State course and has been running well all season being a top finisher at Bob Firman back in September
Ashton Hysell of American Fork really made a name for himself when he won the BYU Autumn Classic back in September over one of the most talented fields this state has seen all year. Since then he has proven time and time again that he is a guy you can depend on to be with that lead pack all the way to the end.