Deamer finished fifth in the Class 4A state meet and was one of the area’s top underclassmen as a sophomore in 2015. He should be another strong force for the Lions this season.
Hengst, the reigning All-Metro Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, won a second consecutive MIAA A Conference championship last season, finishing in 15 minutes, 11.2 seconds. He won the state private school meet the following week.
South River, sophomore
Keeny helped the Seahawks to a third-place finish at the Class 4A state meet last season and was the only freshman in Maryland to qualify for the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in the mile this summer. He finished 18th overall and is projected to be a another strong contender.
Severna Park, senior
Lane finished second at last year’s Anne Arundel County championship meet in 16:13.9 as the Falcons’ top finisher. He went on to place second at the Class 4A East Region meet and was one of two Falcons to finish in the top 16 at the 4A state meet.
Bel Air, senior
McDermott finished first in the Class 4A North region meet and fourth in the 4A state meet last season to help the Bobcats earn second in the state, one point behind champion Dulaney. He ran exceptionally well last year, with several first-place finishes in other races.
River Hill, sophomore
Nanjappa helped the Hawks dominate the Class 3A state meet in dramatic fashion. He finished 15th, the fourth Hawk to place in the top 15. He is expected to make strides this fall as a key contender for the Hawks.
Owens was the Lions’ top finisher at the Class 3A state meet last season. His sixth-place finish and Brian McCullough’s ninth-place finish helped the Lions win a second straight state title.
Mount Saint Joseph, senior
Petrik ran to a third-place finish at the MIAA A Conference championship last season. He went on to take second at the state private school meet the following week as the Gaels’ top finisher.
Saxon finished fourth, just 10 seconds behind teammate Nick Tilson, to help the Lions win a second straight 2A title. His third-place finish at the 2015 state meet in 16:48.43 remains the top time for a freshman at the state meet.
Spera placed fourth in the Class 2A West Region meet and eighth at the state meet to cap a solid fall season. He will join a good group of returners and newcomers set to add depth to the Knights’ roster.
Eric Accardi, Howard
Adam Allen, South River
Gabe Antone, Mount Saint Joseph
Andrew Brinker, Mount Saint Joseph
Ethan Brown, Broadneck
Samuel Brosh, Patterson Mill
Thomas Brosh, Patterson Mill
Garrison Clark, Severna Park
Dillon Coffey, Hereford
Drew Conboy, Towson
Brandon Cruz, C. Milton Wright
Frederick Eiland II, Oakland Mills
Christian Isham, Severna Park
Zach Fenton, Century
Brendan Fitzgerald, River Hill
Theo Johnson, Century
Ablel Gebreselase, Digital Harbor
Camden Gilmore Jr., Loyola Blakefield
Eric Gibson, Gilman
Sean Gore, Winters Mill
Liam Jones, Towson
John Lemaster, Liberty
Connor Martin, Dulaney
Brian McCullough, Dulaney
Kai Muniz, Reservoir