2023 Boys Cross-Country Season Preview Capsules

The 2023-24 school year is upon us, which means that fall sports have started! Here are our boys cross-country previews

*All coaches were contacted multiple times for this piece. If you don’t see your school, have your coach reach out to Michael Wojtychiw at

By Michael Wojtychiw

School Name: Mather

Social Media Handle: @MatherXC (Instagram & Twitter)

Key Returnees (name, year in school, accolades):

Mohamed Abdullahi, Sr. – All-City, All-Regional, All-Sectional & All-State in 2022. 3200m City & Sectional Champion and State Qualifier in spring track season.

Hirsi Hirsi, Sr. – Team Captain past two seasons. Led 2022 Team that won Regional Title, finished City Runner-Up and 7th place at State.

Jesus Chavarria, Sr.

Jose Moreno, Sr.

Key newcomers (name, year in school):

Yacoub Fedjer, Soph.

Coach’s Season Outlook: Small group, but a dream to coach. They stay together and run for each other. This will be the strongest team I have coached at Mather. Mohamed Abdullahi can be one of the top runners in the state individually.

School Name: Northside College Prep

Social Media Handle: Instagram: @ncpxctf

Key Returnees (name, year in school): 

Ryan Feeney (SR)

Grant Anderson (JR)

Julian Hennagir (JR)

Jack Mullins (SO)

Jayden Kim (JR)

Andre Nelson (JR)

Daniel Ortega (JR)

Boys Key newcomers (name, year in school):

Quinntin Pyskacek (SO)

Coach’s Season Outlook:

We’re reloading our boy’s team after losing most of our varsity to graduation, but our junior class made great strides last season and are ready to prove themselves at the varsity level. 

School Name: Senn

Social Media Handle: @SennXCTF (Twitter)

Key Returnees (name, year in school, accolades): 

Jeremiah Wilkin, Sr.

Chris Vazquez, Sr.

Bek Oliver, Soph.

George Adewole, Soph. – All CPL Frosh/Soph 800m

Key newcomers (name, year in school):

Josh Anderson, Soph.

Santiago Aleman, Fr.

Coach’s Season Outlook: Our team is reloading as we graduated most of last year’s varsity team and we will be very sophomore-heavy. As far as CPL goes, we may end up aiming for a top 5 Frosh/Soph performance as it would give our younger guys a chance to compete with their peers.

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