2023 - 2024 NEW JERSEY
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JIMMY
WISCHUSEN
RUNNER
UNION CATHOLIC HS
SCOTCH PLAINS, NEW JERSEY
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-1
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
7TH - 15:25.5
NIKE CROSS NATIONALS FINAL
1ST - 15:12
UNION COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS
2ND
NON-PUBLIC A GROUP MEET
“Despite repeated adversity from injury, Jimmy Wischusen’s relentless perseverance culminated his prep cross country career in storybook fashion. Even when a hamstring issue derailed his final pair of in-state races, his resilience on the national stage is something very few saw coming. ”
Rich Gonzalez
PrepCal Track

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot-1, 150-pound senior delivered a signature performance by racing to seventh place at the Nike Cross Nationals Final this past season, clocking a time of 15:25.5 to earn First Team All-America accolades. Wischusen finished among the top two in every race he completed in 2023, including winning the Union County Championships in a personal-best time 15:12.0. He also crossed the line second at the Non-Public A Group meet, leading the Vikings to second place as a team.  

Academic Achievement


Wischusen has maintained a B average in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at the University of Virginia this fall.

Exemplary Character


Wischusen has volunteered locally at Theater To All, which conducts summertime shows and A Christmas Carol each year to raise funds for a chosen charity. He has also served as a volunteer youth coach for the Speed Skills Track Club.