8. Ryan Flood - Liberty - SR: Flood made his name for himself most when he took home the victory at Class 5 Sectional 4 in the 1600 over some of the most talented runners in the state. His 4:21 was replicated at the state meet and earned him 7th in Class 5. But at last season's state cross country meet, Flood put down a 16:00 PR for 12th. In fact, Flood hasn't ran over 17:00 since October 2015 (that's 11 races, by the way). He focused on the 1600 this spring, but 4:21 and 16:00 range puts us on notice. Watch out for this Liberty Blue Jay this fall.