They return for the Generals along with other county meet standouts: senior Sally Mercer (16th), sophomore Morgan Jemison (23rd) and junior Karen Prem (27th).
The only runner who graduated from that group was senior Isabella Chestney (18th).
Coach Gil Stang thinks this year's team is ready to compete with the elite squads again — and with more depth.
That depth was on display earlier this month at the Barnhart Invitational at Dulaney High School.
Admiraal (2nd, 18:45) was the top Baltimore County finisher and Conboy (6th, 19:28), Prem (14th, 20:18), Mercer (20th, 21:01) and Miller (25th, 21:25) also placed in the top 25 for the third-place Generals (67), who trailed only front-running Hereford (47) and Dulaney (62).
While Admiraal is the leader of the pack, teammates like Conboy are well aware of where she is on the course and they often pace off of her.
"I think it helps if you are not having a good day and Jo is having a good day, but sometimes you have to pace yourself with who you are with," Conboy said.
"That's a great thing for us, and then having Sydney move up even closer, that one-two punch is powerful," Stang said. "We are working on getting three, four, five, six and seven moving up and closing that gap and now they know who and what they need to focus on doing."
Sheedy, the rookie, looks up to all the veterans when she races.
Note: Towson will run in four races at the Bull Run Invitational at Hereford High on Saturday, Sept. 26. They are scheduled to run in the Boys Large & Elite JV/Open (9 a.m.), Girls Large & Elite JV/Open (10:35 a.m.), Boys Elite (11:10 a.m.) and Girls Elite (11:40 a.m).