USA middle distance preps are building again, and the momentum continues. Below, top-five results from Hartford Public H.S.:

1 Barnicle, Chris Newton North 8:50.82#
2 Gras, Victor Belmont High 8:52.05#
3 Christo, Landry Thomas Jeffe 8:54.07#
4 Spooner, Christopher Lewisburg Ar 8:56.56#
5 Haji, Ahmed Conard High 8:58.69#

Franklyn Sanchez had MR of 9.03,50 back in 1999.

USA had a prep 2-mile depth drought for much of the 1990s, but has picked up the pace over the past four, five years. Great to see the movement on again after Sanchez-Powell; Ritz-Webb-Hall; Solinsky, and the newest crop.