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2017 Girls Cross Country Runners To Watch

Alison Betler

Centennial, junior

Betler’s sixth-place finish at the Howard County title meet last season was a personal record time of 19 minutes, 27.3 seconds. She went on to finish sixth at the Class 3A East Region meet and ninth at the 3A state meet as the Eagles’ top runner.

Emily Beyer

Mount Hebron, senior

Beyer hit a personal record time with a second-place finish at the Howard County championship meet in 18:49.5. She took second in the Class 3A East Region meet and capped her championship season with a team-best fifth-place finish at the 3A state meet.

Anna Coffin

Annapolis, junior

Coffin is coming off a solid sophomore season and is expected to continue to make strides. She ran second behind her sister Maria at last year’s county championship meet and placed fourth in the 4A title race.

Haley Cummins

C. Milton Wright, sophomore

Cummins won the Class 3A state meet last year in 18:41.6 and is the 3A record holder in the history of the state meet. Her first-place finish is the ninth fastest all-time in the state of Maryland, and she also took first place in the Harford County and 3A North Region meets.

Lacey Eden

Archbishop Spalding, sophomore

Eden won the IAAM A Conference championship meet as a freshman to help the Cavaliers take second place. Eden and teammate Allysa Combs were the two top finishers for the Cavaliers.

Kamryn Eveleth

Severna Park, junior

Eveleth set a personal record time of 19:28.3 in a fifth-place finish at the Class 4A state meet, helping the Falcons earn fifth place behind tough contenders Broadneck and Dulaney. She was the top finisher for the Falcons and try to make some noise this year.

Emily Konkus

Hereford, junior

Konkus finished fourth in the Class 2A state meet last year to help the Bulls capture a second straight 2A title. Her personal best time (19:12.8) came at the Baltimore County championship meet, during which she placed second.

Natalie Poulton

Century, senior

Poulton ran exceptionally well as a junior last season and raced to second-, third- and fifth-place finishes in the Carroll County title meet, 2A West Region meet and 2A state meet. She was the Knights’ top runner last season and has showed no signs of slowing down.

Rachel Thomas

Maryvale Prep, sophomore

Thomas finished sixth at last year’s IAAM A Conference championship meet as the Lions captured a second consecutive title. She is one of Maryvale Prep’s top four returners poised to push for a three-peat.

Jasmine Tiamfook

River Hill, senior

Tiamfook is coming off a consistent junior season, having won the Howard County and the Class 3A East Region championship meets. She capped the year with a seventh-place finish at the 3A state meet to help the Hawks earn second place.

Other notables

Ashley Betz, Patterson Mill

Molly Bingham, Marriotts Ridge

Cora Blount, Centennial

Grace Chaverini, Oakland Mills

Allysa Combs, Archbishop Spalding

Annabel Cortez, Reservoir

Rebecca Cross, Bel Air

Tess Dandridge, Marriotts Ridge

Simone Evans, South River

Emily Francis, Hereford

Dorrie Gaeng, Dulaney

Delaney Georgiana, Winters Mill

Maddy Hurley, Broadneck

Maeve Lyons, Liberty

Hannah McGlynn, South River

Isabel Pineo, Maryvale Prep

Jordyn Powers, C. Milton Wright

Heidi Rinehart, Liberty

Brooke Ruffin, Dulaney

Sierra Schnell, Broadneck

Kelly Shearer, Hereford

Jacqui Sheedy, Towson

Sarah Siska, Severna Park

Emily Wayson, Notre Dame Prep

Grace Wisniewski, Patterson Mill

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