Foot Locker South Texas Athlete Entries And Preview

Boys Entries To Watch: Graydon Morris, Nick Majerus, Judson Greer, Roger Rivera, Nate Lannen, Gavin Saacke, Victor Neiva, Foster Wilfong, Michael Abeyta, Luke Lambert, Solomon Chavez, Julian Baeza, Will Muirhead, Gavin Frick, Jonathan Chung, Ryan Fillingim, Reese Vannerson, Colton Castaneda, Dillon Pitts, Trevor Chapman

Graydon Morris - Morris should be the favorite in the field. Even though, he was only eighth in the race last year, he did qualify for his third straight Foot Locker Finals and he finished second and third in the last two seasons. He will be coming off of three weeks after his last race, which was an epic race and third consecutive state championship.

Michael Abeyta - The Oregon commit hasn't ran a post season meet since the 2016 Foot Locker South race. He hasn't had the best of luck, but he is ready to change that and his fitness says he is ready to do so. Abeyta runs well when he races against or with Morris however you want to look at it. The nation may not know who he is yet, but they will find out this weekend!

Judson Greer - The UIL 4A state champion has been undefeated all season long until last week's NXR South race when he finished runner-up. Greer is a big time and big race runner. He won Chile Pepper and Marcus I this season and could get his winning streak started back up this weekend. He isn't a challenger, he is a potential winner this weekend.

Roger Rivera - The Hanks star is running with a lot of confidence. He started the season of big and then sat out the majority of the season with an injury. He worked his way back into shape throughout the championship season and finished third at the UIL 5A state meet. With three extra weeks of running, Rivera could be in tip top shape and confident as could be.

Will Muirhead -  The Lovejoy senior just signed to Oklahoma State and is ready to close out his senior year in style and qualifying for Foot Locker is just the way to do so. He was fourth at the UIL state meet and could be looking to rebound from a 20th place finish at NXR South. Muirhead is a front pack type of runner, which would put him in good position tomorrow.

Jonathan Chung - The Texas A&M Commit is one of the top runners in Texas. His last two meets aren't clear signs of what he can do but this weekend could be the turn around race he could be looking for. Much like Cruz Gomez last year, this could be the type of race Chung hits big.

Nate Lannen - Lannen is a front pack type of runner and that's what it takes to contend for this type of race. He will have several runners he is familiar with to pace with that could help him gage the race and pace. Lannen NXN to deal with as team qualifier, but putting himself in position to race individually the following week could be on his list.

Luke Lambert - The Wylie junior has been a part of a successful team for three years now. This year, was his turn to step up into a leadership role and he continued the team success he helped build. However, he grew into an important individual role this season. Lambert proved he can run with the best of them this season and his eighth place UIL 6A state meet finish is proof. He is a gutsy runner and is learning to finish strong. The better finish he gets, the better he will be. He is a sleeper in this race and can place top 10.

Gavin Saacke -  The Katy Tompkins junior had a fantastic race at the state meet. His sixth place finish and sub 15:00 race makes him a definite threat. Saacke is savy and has a heck of a finish. He isn't the front pack type of runner, but he is one of the best closers in the state, 

Julian Baeza - Baeza is the SPC state champ and he is for real. His training partner already qualified for NXN and now he looks to qualify for Foot Locker. Baeza is strong and fast and is a gutsy runner. Those qualities are all called for at a race like Foot Locker South. 

Victor Neiva -  The Keller Central senior is inexperienced and hadn't been exposed to many big cross country races, last weekend's NXR South results could be the evidence. This is only his second year running, but he has shown that once he learns the ropes he can perform. A strong senior year following his initial running season as a junior has produced some big time efforts. He was seventh at the UIL 6A state meet showing he can run with the big boys. For every not so great race, he follows that up with a very good race. That patter shows that this should be a very good one.