2021 Boys Cross Country
Letter Policy & Points

MS Letter

2021 Letter Points
The following are the amount of points earned in each of the meets this year.

Ch
Spr
 PND
 EP
Con
Met
Reg
 Sect
 State
Total
Julian Eckley
  6
 ---
--
 

 
 
 
 
 6
Taylor Fan
 ---
 ---
49
  

 
 
 
 
49
Grant Garrison
---
 ---
--
 

 
 
 
 
  ---
Kyle Nofziger
 16
  18
69 
  

 
    
  103
Joseph Scheele
 16
 18
71
 

   
 
 
105
Avery Seaman
 14  16
28
 

        58
Jonah Singer
 16
 18 69
 

     
 
103
John Tender
 15
 16
--
 

        31
Karsten Waisath
 16
 17 52
 
   
    85
Gabe Wisnasky  10
 10
36  
   
 
 
56
Alex Carpenter
 2 3
7  
 
      12
Gabe Difanis
 14
 13
28
 
        55
Hayden Grotelueschen
 16
18
55
 
        89
Ben Wallace
 16
17
57
 

 
 
 
 
90
Gage Williams
---
---
20
 

 
 
 
 
20
Manny Salinas
---
 ---
--
 

 
 
 
 
 ---
Grant Smysor
6
11
19
 

 
 
 
 
36
Jaxon Themanson
 5
8
11






24
Blake Dillman
11
13
23






47
Gavin Fan
---
---
--






---
Kaleb Kasper
1
3
9






13
Lukas Nykaza
14
16
32






62
Will Slezak
5
8
9






22
Zach Wilcoski
6
9
10






25
Caleb Xamis
5
8
10






23

In the past years our team has had a policy that we only letter the top 7 runners.  This policy was put in place using the logic that a varsity team consists of 7 runners.  A team can only enter 7 runners in regional and only 7 runners can represent the team in most meets where they have a separate varsity race.  When we had 8 to 12 runners on the team this policy was very appropriate.  As our team improves, it becomes increasingly harder to be in the top 7 runners.  A runner on a good team may not actually be in the top 7 of our team when in past years they could have been.  Along those same limes, if our team is especially strong, our runners who are not in the top 7 would actually be in the top 7 of another school's team and have been a varsity letter winner at that school.  To account for these factors, we have tried to use a letter system that seems to be the most fair system I have seen.  We borrowed this concept from St. Joseph-Ogden's cross country team that has one of the longest winning streaks in IHSA history.  SJO found that some years they lettered around 7 runners.  In their more competitive years, they tended to letter more runners.

Our runner will earn a letter if they earn a total of 20 or more varsity points in one season.
A runner earns 1 point for each number 5 runner they beat from another teams.  They can only earn a maximum of 1 point  for each opposing team.

If the competitor's team has fewer than 5 runners, our runner earns 1 point if they beat their slowest runner.

If we run our runners in a fresh/soph race, we will compare their time to the varsity race on that same day.

The logic behind this system is that our runners would be not only varsity for another school on that day, but also would be in their top 5 runners and also be a point earner for their team.
 


Past Letter Points
2020 2021  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019


2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009





Freshmen


Sophomores


Juniors


Seniors

Riley Fortune (14)
Gabe Pommier (13)
Bryson Keeble (15)
Andrew Walmer (13)
Lucas Prather (08)
Matthew Schaap (08)
John Prillaman (07)
Kyle Nofziger (18)
Alex Keeble (12)
Mathias Powell (15)
187
175
167
166
164
160
157
154
145
145

Forrest Smoes (11)
Kyle Nofziger (19)
Mathias Powell (16)
Brian Butcher (14)
Ryan Hodge (15)
Joseph Scheele (19)
Alex Keeble (13)
Ben Craw (14)
Ethan Russell (11)
Lucas Prather (09)
211
194
193
192
180
180
177
176
176
173

Jonathan Schaap (11)
Mathias Powell (17)
Alex Keeble (14)
Jack Hyde (14)
Jacob Mahaffey (07)
Ryan Hodge (16)
William Wolf (13)
Brian Butcher (15)
Bryson Keeble (17)
Gabe Pommier (15)
220
209
204
203
194
193
192
190
189
189

Lucas Prather (11)
John Butcher (11)
Ryan Hodge (17)
Jacob Mahaffey (08)
William Wolf (14)
Alex Keeble (15)
Cale McCormick (11)
Andrew Walmer (16)
Mathias Powell (18)
Ben Craw (16)
223
220
209
204
203
201
200
197
195
194
John Butcher (08)
Hayden Grotelueschen (19)
Jacob Mahaffey (05)
Forrest Smoes (10)
Jonathan Schaap (09)
Ethan Russell (10)
Joseph Scheele (18)
Kaelan Davis (15)
Jonah Singer (18)
Elijah Johnson (08)
142
136
133
132
127
125
121
120
118
112

John Prillaman (08)
Bryson Keeble (16)
Andrew Walmer (14)
Riley Fortune (15)
Jonathan Schaap (10)
Chris Carlton (11)
Kaelan Davis (16)
Jacob Mahaffey (06)
Jackson Powell (12)
John Butcher (09)
171
170
170
157
143
139
138
138
131
129

Riley Fortune (16)
Jackson Powell (13)
Andrew Walmer (15)
Justin Sebens (05)
Austin Beck (09)
Ben Craw (15)
Kaelan Davis (17)
Troy Pittman (05)
Forrest Smoes (12)
Evan Burge (16)
186
183
183
181
179
177
176
175
174
170

Justin Sebens (06)
James Williams (13)
Riley Fortune (17)
Brian Butcher (16)
Gabe Pommier (16)
Jack Hyde (15)
Ethan Russell (13)
Evan Burge (17)
Elijah Johnson (11)
Jonathan Schaap (12)
192
190
186
185
185
181
181
176
175
174
Brian Butcher (13)
Lucas Chittick (15)
Jack Hyde (12)
Jake Keller (12)
Ben Craw (13)
Ryan Hodge (14)
Chris Carlton (10)
Kyle Appelquist (10)
Callan Whitehouse (14)
Gage Williams (19)

103
103
95
95
93
81
79
72
72
69

Elijah Johnson (09)
Joe Churm (15)
Jonah Singer (19)
Jack Hyde (13)
Gabe Pommier (14)
Evan Burge (15)
Garret Williams (15)
James Williams (11)
Steve Roberts (05)
Kyle Appelquist (11)
122
121
120
116
116
115
115
106
105
103

Lucas Prather (10)
John Butcher (10)
John Prillaman (09)
James Williams (12)
Elijah Johnson (10)
Henry Wolf (08)
Garret Williams (16)
Joe Churm (16)
Joe Taylor (19)
Andrew Kumler (06)
170
151
150
145
144
134
133
129
128
125

Bryson Keeble (18)
Troy Pittman (06)
Trevor Hanlon (14)
Devin Lyons (06)
Jackson Powell (14)
Henry Wolf (09)
Dustin Kinkelaar (07)
Andrew Kumler (07)
Steve Roberts (07)
John Prillaman (10)
165
155
144
143
141
140
129
129
128
123
Evan Burge (14)
David Wilcoski (16)
Alex Charter (06)
Curt Kupferschmid (10)
Joe Churm (14)
Austin Beck (05)
Ben Wallace (19)
Jacob Jarrett (06)
Mason McAnally (12)
Adam Von Holten (15)
65
65
62
62
55
53
52
51
51
51

William Wolf (12)
Josh Wilcoski (19)
Kyle Sheehy (15)
Joe Taylor (18)
Nate Douglas (16)
Jake Keller (13)
Zach Rausch (07)
Alex Charter (07)
Curt Kupferschmid (11)
Trevor Hanlon (12)
102
101
100
95
87
83
79
77
77
72

Devin Lyons (19)
Nick Mies (19)
Curt Bucker (07)
Dustin Kinkelaar (06)
Steve Roberts (06)
Gabe Walder (05)
Joey Magyar (14)
Chris Carlton (12)
Zach Rausch (08)
Nate Douglas (17)
122
122
120
119
118
116
110
104
100
94

Matthew Chupp (12)
Jared Willard (05)
Patrik Elikins (16)
Kyle Appelquist (13)
Caleb Johnson (09)
Joey Magyar (15)
Austin Beck (08)
Evan Forbes (10)
Joe Churm (17)
Curt Bucker (08)
119
115
111
109
100
95
94
92
90
89
James Williams (10)
Joey Magyar (12)
Josh Wilcoski (18)
Kyle Sheehy (14)
Dhairav Vakil (11)
Ryan Huff (11)
Joe Taylor (17)
Bobby Butler (09)
Caleb Johnson (06)
Avery Seaman (18)
48
47
43
43
43
40
40
36
35
35

Hayden Grotelueschen20
David Wilcoski (17)
Dustin Kinkelaar (05)
Austin Beck (06)
Caleb Johnson (07)
Taylor Fan (19)
Dhairav Vakil (11)
Mason McAnally (13)
Karsten Waisath (19)
Evan Forbes (08)
70
67
64
61
60
57
56
52
52
47

Caleb Johnson (08)
Kyle Nofziger (20)
Curt Kupferschmid (12)
Mason McAnally (14)
Jonah Singer (20)
David Wilcoski (18)
Taylor Fan (20)
Joseph Scheele (20)
Evan Forbes (09)
Kyle Nofziger (20)
87
87
81
79
78
77
76
71
67
67

Chris Carlton (13)
Zach Rausch (09)
Daniel Middendorf13
Garret Williams (17)
Curt Kupferschmid13
Lucas Rose (09)
Alex Williams (09)
Dan Lewis (11)
Bobby Butler (12)
Dustin Campbell (05)
86
83
78
73
71
71
70
65
64
60
Karsten Waisath (18)
Gabe Wisnasky (18)
William Wolf (11)
35
35
35

Dan Lewis (09) 44
Peter Slezak (18)
Trevor Hanlon (13)
Brandon Keeney (05)
Bobby Butler (11)
Caleb Dowers (19)
Alex Charter (08)
59
57
55
50
49
47



maximum # of races
2020 - 8 races
2019 - 9 races   2018 - 9 races   2017 - 9 races   2016 - 9 races   2015 - 9 races  
2014 - 9 races   2013 - 9 races   2012 - 9 races  
2011 - 10 races   2010 - 10 races   2009 - 11 races  
2008 - 13 races   2007 - 13 races   2006 - 12 races   2005 - 13 races