Top 5 Girls to Watch in 2018 XC

Annika Reiss, Bellingham

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After recovering from an injury track season, Annika Reiss's quest for a state title is right in front of her. The senior leads a heavy loaded Red Raider team this fall after running 17:35 for a personal best the season before. She finished 2nd individually at the 2A State Cross Meet, while her team placed 3rd.

Rosie Kirker, Sehome

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Another runner last spring who dealt with injuries, Rosie Kirker is back to once again run well this fall for the Mariners. Ran 18:08 for a personal best and placed 8th at the 2A State Cross Meet last season. Led the Mariners to a state best 10th team title in program history.

Aspen Allsop, Sehome

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An impressive fall showing for Aspen Allsop last cross season. Help the Mariners to another state championship title, while also placing 11th individually at the state meet. Ran a personal best time of 19:02.

Jaclyn Denham, Ferndale

Another young runner from Ferndale High School who made a name for herself in both cross and track, Jaclyn Denham was the only Golden Eagle to qualify for the 3A State Cross Meet last fall. Ran 19:10 for a personal best time last season.

Grace Much, Bellingham

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Grace Much is one of many Red Raider girls to return to a super talented team this fall. Help the Raiders to a 3rd place team finish at state while placing 23rd overall in the 2A State Cross Meet. Ran 19:15 for a personal best.

Others to Watch This Season:

Livi Lackland-Henry (Bellingham) - A great first year of cross country last fall. Ran 19:16 for a personal best time.

Jess Gill (Sehome) - Impressive track season last spring running 5:17 in the 1600 and 11:30 in the 3200, looks to build on the momentum.

Kendyl Otter (Meridian) - The senior has been part of 3 teams to qualify for the state meet since her freshman year. Ran 19:55 last fall.

Juliette Haggith (Mount Baker) - Has qualified for the 1A State Cross Meet her first two years of cross country. Top returner for the Mountaineers (20:35).

Lily Snow (Nooksack Valley) - Went to the 1A State Cross Meet as a freshman last fall, top returner for the Pioneers (20:38).

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