DeKalb has state aspirations this year behind returning placer Riley Newport, and Sycamore and Kaneland expect to battle things out once again in the Interstate 8. Here's everything else you need to know about the boys cross country season.

A returning cross country runner of the year. His teammate. A pair of Sycamore runners looking to challenge for a conference title. A Kaneland runner of an injury. We take a look at five of the best boys cross country runners around.