10 Best Girls of 2018 Track Season

1. Annika Reiss - Bellingham

No stress fracture can keep Bellingham's Annika Reiss from making her third consecutive trip to the 2A State Track meet. Although Reiss didn't run personal best times, she still managed to run 5:06.41 in the 1600 and 11:05.99 in the 3200. She also placed 5th in both the 1600 and 3200 at the state meet. When healthy, Reiss is one of the best distance runners in the state of Washington at any level.


2. Cameron Hodges - Sehome

For a girl that plays volleyball in the fall and doesn't run cross country for the best program in the state at the 2A level, Sehome's Cameron Hodges ability to run fast and have success in the 800 and 1600 is incredible. Despite a rough 800 race at the 2A State meet, Hodges had a great season overall. She ran personal bests of 2:16.08 and 5:07.9 in her sophomore season.


3. Alyce Harlan - Nooksack Valley

A senior season for the books for Alyce Harlan of Nooksack. Claiming the first 1A cross country state championship and then 5 months later breaking a school record in the 3200. Did not place at the 1A State Track meet in the 3200 that was stacked full of really good runners from the same district as her. Ran personal best times of 5:20.07 in the 1600 and 11:13.01 in the 3200. Harlan will enlist into the National Guard in the future before pursuing her running career.


4. Jess Gill - Sehome

Jess Gill (Black Compression Sleeves)

A very talented sophomore for the Lady Mariners, Jess Gill is another person that put a lot of time and effort during the off-season to run the times she did this spring. Gill ran personal best times of 5:17.27 in the 1600 and 11:30.54 in the 3200. She also won a total of 3 races in the 3200. Last week, Gill ran the Burlington Half-Marathon in 1 hour and 24 minutes. Very impressive for someone her age.


5. Rosie Kirker - Sehome

This was another girl dealing with stress fracture problems earlier on in the track season, but sophomore Rosie Kirker still made it to the 2A State Track Meet in the 3200. Finished 14th in the 3200 at state. Ran her best 3200 time in 11:37.58 and a season best 1600 time of 5:25.12. When she gets fully healed, her and teammate Jess Gill will be leading the Mariners cross country team once again to another hopeful state championship next fall.


6. Grace Much - Bellingham