Rankings constructed by Donny Speas & Garrett Zatlin
Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen!
We have now reached the second edition of our Class of 2024 distance recruit rankings. With the cross country season now behind us, we wanted to update our top-50 lists as well as some of our scouting analysis.
Remember, these lists are for current high school seniors who specialize in the 800 meters and/or higher. Don't see yourself or a certain individual during this update? Don't worry, everyone will have another chance to crack our top-50 following the indoor track season and the outdoor track season.
As always, our rankings take a wholistic approach. We look at results across all three seasons of competition and also evaluate a few intangibles such as consistency, experience, progression, momentum, range, etc. Of course, with cross country recently wrapping up, these rankings will naturally favor aerobic-centric runners a bit more than they would following a winter or spring campaign on the oval.
Oh, and fast times help...a lot.