Vote below for the deserving athlete for the title of North Carolina junior boys cross country runner of the year following the 2021 season. Poll closes at 11:59 PM on Thursday, December 16th.
Check out the field and what they've done this season, then scroll down and cast your vote! We normally do 10 runners per poll but this class was so deep we did not feel right cutting it down to only 10.
Runners listed alphabetically by last name
Andrew Burrell - Mount Tabor - 15:55 5000m PR, 21st at NCHSAA 4A State Meet
Chauncey Chen - Weddington - 15:40 5000m PR, 13th at NCHSAA 4A State Meet
Harper Clark - Cleveland - 15:44 5000m PR, 5th at NCHSAA 4A East Regional
Alex Fernandez - Green Level - 15:47 5000m PR, SWAC Conference Champion
Stephen Fernetti - North Lincoln - 15:50 5000m PR, 5th at NCHSAA 3A State Meet
Zack Gilbertson - Pinecrest - 15:49 5000m SB, 15:40 5000m PR, SAC Conference Champion, 2nd at NCHSAA 4A Mideast Regional
Gavin Hansen - Green Hope - 15:53 5000m PR, 4th at NCHSAA 4A Mideast Regional
Rocky Hansen - Christ School - 15:21 5000m PR, NCISAA 4A State Champion, 12th at Great American Race of Champions
Jacob Laney - Porter Ridge - 15:23 5000m PR, 2nd at NCHSAA 4A State Meet, 8th at Great American Race of Champions
Caleb Roesch - South Mecklenburg - 15:42 5000m PR, 5th at NCHSAA 4A West Regional
Ian Rouse - Jordan - 15:45 5000m PR, DAC VII Conference Champion
Krister Sjoblad - Athens Drive - 15:37 5000m PR, 7th at NCHSAA 4A State Meet
Caden Townshend - Weddington - 15:04 5000m PR, 15th at NCHSAA 4A State Meet, Top NC finisher from RunningLane