Soph Hannah DeBalsi absolutely crushed the CR at the New England Champ, and is a secret to the nation no more!
Saucony Elite 50 Individual Girls | Week 9
*Editor's Note: The Saucony Elite 50 refers to the top-50 individuals in the country (25 boys and 25 girls).
Alexa Efraimson (WA) set a scorching course record of 17:01 to win the 3A Washington state title. Megan Reilly (NY) has certainly come on when it counts, setting the course record at the NY state champs with a 17:23.50 clocking, better than Foot Locker champ Aislinn Ryan ever ran. She will vault into the rankings at #9 overall. Katie Lembo (NY) was also under the record in 2nd place at is now in the watch list. Hannah Debalsi (CT) moves up to #6 overall after crushing the course record at the New England Champs with her winning time of 17:16. In her wake were watchlisters Claire Howlett (CT), 17:39.50, and Autumn Eastman (VT), 17:48.30. #4 Taylor Werner (MO) also was in course record form, running 17:31.30 to decimate a CR that had just been set by #13 Hannah Long with a time of 17:46.82! Amazing running going on in MO!
The first NXN regional also occurred this weekend in South Dakota as the Heartland athletes got their shot to qualify. Twins Bethany Hasz (MN) and Megan Hasz (MN) rode the momentum of a 1-2 finish at the state meet to finish 1-2 here as well, clear of the field by 22 seconds. Bethany ran 17:17.5 to break Katie Flood's record of 17:19. Megan ran 17:21 and both athletes are now on the national watch list.
Stay tuned for another exciting week of XC coming this week and of course each week as we bring you the Saucony Elite 50 Individual Girls every Monday morning!
|2||15:57 3.0M||Sr.||Sarah Baxter||Simi Valley||CA|
|4||16:47.20||So.||Taylor Werner||Ste. Genevieve||MO|
|5||16:35.31 3.0M||Jr.||Makena Morley||Big Fork||MT|
|7||16:56 3.0M||Sr.||Anna Maxwell||San Lorenzo Valley||CA|
|8||17:26||Sr.||Tessa Barrett||Abington Heights||PA|
|9||17:23.50||So.||Megan Reilly||Warwick Valley||NY|
|10||17:35.34||Fr.||Lauren Gregory||Fort Collins||CO|
|11||17:10.40||Sr.||Caroline Alcorta||West Springfield||VA|
|14||16:47 3.0M||Jr.||Samantha Ortega||Saugus||CA|
|15||17:47.2||Jr.||Jordyn Colter||Cherry Creek||CO|
|17||17:31.80||So.||Katie Rainsberger||Air Academy||CO|
|18||16:54 3.0M||So.||Fiona O'Keeffe||Davis||CA|
|19||16:47.8||Jr.||Allie Ostrander||Kenai Central||AK|
|20||16:20 3.0M||Jr.||Marissa Williams||Palisades Charter||CA|
|21||16:46.2 3.0M||Sr.||Courtney Smith||Unionville||PA|
|22||17:08.70||Sr.||Abbie McNulty||Bishop Feehan||MA|
|24||16:53 3.0M||Sr.||Sarah Feeny||Ogden||UT|
|25||16:53.30 3.0M||Jr.||Lucy Biles||Herriman||UT|
|Watch List (Alphabetical Order): Annika Avery (NY); Lauren Brasure (MI); Bella Burda (NY); Mackenzie Caldwell (IN); Mady Clahane (PA); Destiny Collins (CA); Mary Grace Doggett (NC); Autumn Eastman (VT); Clare Flanagan (MN); Anna French (MN); Briana Gess (NJ); Hannah Gindlesberger (OR); Bethany Hasz (MN); Megan Hasz (MN); Annie Heffernan (OH); Paige Hofstad (TX); Claire Howlett (CT); Dani Jones (AZ); Gabriella Karas (KY); Allie Klimkiewicz (VA); Bethan Knights (CA); Katie Lembo (NY); Kayla Montgomery (NC); Josette Norris (NJ); Kirsten Olling (MI); Amelia Paladino (WV); Natalie Rathjen (TX); Sara Tsai (OR); Kennedy Weisner (PA); Kelcy Welch (IN)|