2021 Top 50 Washington XC Girls: No. 41-50

Updated: Jan 28

With the high school cross-country season in Washington set to begin in February of 2021, The Runner WA has put together a list of the top 50 runners to watch for this coming spring season. These rankings are based on their 2019 season performances and the 2020 COVID season this fall if they had run a time trial or virtual meet.

Lewis & Clark's Bridget Burns ranks 44th in the 2021 Top 50 Girls Cross Country Rankings. (Keenan Gray/The Runner WA)

Here are the girls ranked 41 through 50 to kick off the new set of rankings.

50. Anna Grabowski, Liberty (Issaquah)

2019 Time: 19:03.3

2019 State: 13th (2A), 19:03.3

2020 Time: N/A

Analysis: Anna Grabowski is among the many returning juniors in the 2A ranks, and with an end of the season personal-best mark of 19:03.3 at the state cross country meet, she is coming into her junior year with plenty of confidence. To build upon her 13th place finish at state, Grabowski ranks 10th in 2A heading into the new season.

49. Katelyn Flolo, Camas

2019 Time: 19:01.1

2019 State: 27th (4A), 19:03.3

2020 Time: N/A

Analysis: As Halle Jenkins moves on to the collegiate ranks after a great high school career, Katelyn Flolo takes over the Camas Papermakers' top role. Flolo was 27th at the 4A state cross country meet last fall, but her best race came at the USATF Region 13 Junior Olympic Championships running a personal best time of 19:01.1 and placing second.

48. Matise Mulch, Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls)

2019 Time: 18:56.4

2019 State: 8th (1A), 19:05.9

2020 Time: N/A

Analysis: The battle for the second-best runner in 1A this season will be a close one, featuring Lakeside's much improved Matise Mulch after she captured her second state medal in her young career. With a 5k personal best time of 18:56.4, Mulch will look to lead the Eagles back to winning ways this year as they try to avenge their state team title loss.

47. Aubrey Harrington, Capital

2019 Time: 18:55.3

2019 State: 22nd (3A), 19:06.8

2020 Time: N/A

Analysis: After a successful freshman track season where she qualified for the state meet in two events, Aubrey Harrington brought her talents to cross country for the first time as she placed 22nd overall at the 3A state cross country meet. She would record five personal best times in various races, including a 5k time of 18:55.3 at the Bill Kehoe South Sound Invite.

46. Belle Johnson, Gig Harbor

2019 Time: 19:00.7

2019 State: 21st (3A), 19:00.7

2020 Time: N/A

Analysis: A solid first couple of races for Belle Johnson in the early part of her sophomore season, but it was during October where she struggled the most to get back to the times she had run in September. Like most athletes on this list, Johnson found her rhythm once again and ran the race of her life in Pasco at the 3A state cross country meet placing 21st in a time of 19:00.7.

45. Christina Crow, Holy Names

2019 Time: 19:00.3

2019 State: 20th (3A), 19:00.3