1. Mount de Sales
Postseason: Fourth at IAAM A Conference meet
Outlook: The Sailors won the outdoor track and cross country IAAM A conference championships and are primed to repeat with the addition of the Whittaker sisters to an already talented team.
2. Severna Park
Postseason: Fourth at 4A state meet
Outlook: The Falcons finished second in the 4A state championships last season. Emily Knight will combine with a solid distance unit featuring a plethora of members from the state championship cross country team.
3. River Hill
Postseason: 2A state champions
Outlook: The Hawks return over 56 percent of their points from their 2A state championship last season in Sydney Robinson and Faith Meininger and will threaten to repeat again.
Postseason: IAAM A Conference champion
Outlook: The Lions won last year’s IAAM A Conference title by a healthy margin and are expected to compete for the title again.
Postseason: 3A state champion
Outlook: The Indians lost a lot of talent from their 3A state championship team, but have depth and will count on Jasmine Johnson to score points.
Postseason: IAAM A Conference runner-up
Outlook: The Eagles took second place last season in the IAAM A conference indoor championships and have the area’s best runner in Jada Seaman.
Postseason: Third at 2A state meet
Outlook: The Bulls are the defending Baltimore County champions and are always in the mix for titles at the county and state level.
Postseason: Baltimore City champions
Outlook: The Mustangs are the defending city champions and hope to be competitive at the state level, led by Tenae Minor.
9. South Carroll
Postseason: Second at 2A state meet
Outlook: The Vikings finished second last season at the 2A state championship.
Postseason: Ninth at 4A state meet
Outlook: The Lions are led by returning state champion Chinenye Iloanya in the shot put.
11. South River
Postseason: Eighth at 4A state meet
Outlook: Sophomore Bronwyn Patterson’s big win at the 4A state cross country championships gives the Seahawks a big boost heading into the indoor season.
Postseason: IAAM B Conference champions
Outlook: The Cubs are the defending IAAM B Conference champions and have talent across the distances.
13. Mount Hebron
Postseason: Fourth at 3A state meet
Outlook: The Vikings will collect the bulk of their points in the sprints thanks to a rested and healthy Jaiden Ritter.
Postseason: 11th at 4A state meet
Outlook: The Bruins have depth at the distance events highlighted by Anna Janke.
15. New Town
Postseason: 16th at 2A state meet
Outlook: The Titans will be competitive on the strength of Janiya Valentine.
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Other teams considered: Atholton, City, Century, Digital Harbor, Glenelg Country, Notre Dame Prep