MileSplit's Top 50 Class of 2018 Girls Recruits

MileSplit has made a subjective ranking of the top 50 recruits in both the national boys and girls fields ahead of the National Letter of Intent early signing period, which begins on November 8 and runs through November 15. We ranked our top 50 athletes based on current Flo50, FloXC rankings, MileSplit database records and historical results throughout athletes' state seasons. 

Check out our subjective rankings of the best Class of 2018 recruits over the 2017-2018 calendar year. 


RankAthleteSchoolEventSigningAnalysis
1Caitlin CollierBolles School (FL)DistanceStanford10-time state champion, Pan-Am Jr. Bronze in 800, USA Jr. Nat. Outdoor Champ, 4:46 full mile
2Sha'Carri RichardsonDallas Carter (TX)SprintLSU3-time state champion, AAU Jr. Olympic champion, 3rd at Prefontaine, 2nd at Brooks 100
3Titiana MarshThomas Dale (VA)JumpsGeorgia10-time state champion, 2 indoor/outdoor NBN silvers in LJ/TJ
4Kynnedy FlannelAlvin (TX)SprintsTexas3-time state champ, 11.35 100m, 23.34 200m
5Rebecca StoryCS Knoxville (TN)DistanceStanford9-time state champion across track and XC, ran for Team USA at Edinburgh XC
6Emily SloanRock Canyon (CO)HurdlesOregon4-time state champion, 2nd Brooks PR 100mH 2016, 3rd NBNO 2017, 1st Great Southwest
7Bailey LearFrisco Heritage (TX)SprintsUSCBrooks PR 400m Champion, TTFCA Champion,
8Kennedy SimonWestlake (GA)SprintsTexas4-time state champion, 4th at Brooks PR 400 in 2017, AAU Club Nat. Champ 400
9Lanae Tava-ThomasRush Henrietta (NY)SprintsUSC2-time USA Jr. Olympic Champ, 8-time state champ
10Olivia Theis Lansing Catholic (MI)DistanceMichigan3-time state champ, Foot Locker qualifier, silver at NBNO in 2-mile, 4:50.10 1600
11Gabrielle WilkinsonFriends Central (PA)DistanceFlorida5-time AAU Jr. Olympic champ 800, 2:06, 4:52.85 1600m, 4:53 mile
12Jacqueline Gaughan Exeter (NH)DistanceNotre Dame6-time state champ, 4:39.77 1500m, 9:43.97 3000m, 16:48 5K, Foot Locker Qualifier
13Annie HillGlacier (MT)DistanceColorado6-time state champ, Brooks PR 1-Mile Champ 2016, 2:09 800m
14Abby SteinerDublin Coffman (OH)SprintsKentucky7 outdoor titles, 5 indoor titles in Ohio
15Lydia OliverePadua Academy (DE)DistanceVillanova11-time state championi in Delaware, 4:56 1600m, 10:30 3200, 17:02 5K
16Gianna RaoPonaganset (RI)ThrowsPenn State2-time state champ, 4th at NBNO Hammer, 2nd NBNI In Weight
17Briana GambrellAthens (PA)Jumps4-time state champ, 20-8.5 LJ, 11.96 100
18Molly BornShawnee Mission NWDistanceOklahoma State6-time state champ (2 in XC), 16:49.30 PB in 5K, 4:48 1600m PB
19Lauryn HallSparkman (AL)SprintsUNC3-time state champ, 11.55 100m, 23.68 200m
20Anne ForsythAnn Arbor Pioneer (MI)DistanceMichigan1-time state winner, NBNO outdoor silver mile, 4:47 full mile, 2:12 800m, 16:50 5K
21Maddy DennerOak Ridge (CA)DistanceMichigan1st at CIF 1600 4:44, 10:15.18 3200m
22Ashley Seymour Bullis (MD)SprintsSan Diego StateNBNO 100m 6th, 11.48 100m, 23.67 200m
23Katherine Lee Shoreham-Wading River (NY)DistanceGeorgetownNXN qualifier, NXR champ, 1-time XC champ, multiple NY medalist in track
24Britten BowenAnn Arbor Pioneer (MI)Jumps2-time state champ, 13.40 100mH, 11.58 100m
25Alyssa BrewerCalifornia High (CA)Mid-Distance2-time state CIF champ, 2-time Brooks PR 800m finisher
26Rylee BowenSonoma Academy (CA)Mid-DistanceDuke2:11/4:43.92/7:00.7 2K Steeple/10:13.20, 6th at CIF XC
27Alyssa AldridgeMainland Regional (NJ)DistanceGeorgetown7-time Group Champion, 2-time XC Meet of Champs titlist, 4:51/10:27.44
28Sielle KearneyTraverse City (MI)DistanceNorthwestern4-time XC medalist, multiple state track medalist
29Imani CarothersGwendolyn Brooks (IL)JumpsGeorgia6-time state champion, 19-9 LJ, 42-10 TJ, 13.72 100mH
30Quinn OwenMarcus (TX)HeptathlonArkansas1-time state champion, 4:47 1600m, 2:11 800m, 10:25.71 3200m
31Akira RhodesMallard Creek (NC)HurdlesTennessee3-time state champion, NBNI EE title, NBNO 100mH sixth
32Tierra Robinson JonesBishop O'Dowd (CA)Sprints2nd at CIF 400m, 5th at Brooks PR, 53.24 PR in 400m
33Kelly Makin Sunset (OR)DistanceWashington2-time state champion, 2:09 800m, 4:28.96 1500m PB
34Maya EvansLuthern (CO)SprintsTexas A&M5-time state champion, 20-10 LJ PB, 11.79 100m PB
35Dana BakerOlathe North (KS)ThrowsDuke2-time state champion, 169-2 JAV PB, 2nd at NBNO JAV
36Veronica FraleyJunior Striders (NC)ThrowsClemson3-time runner-up at 4A state championships, 170-4 Discus, 47-9.25 Shot put
37Masai Russell Bullis School (MD)HurdlesTexas A&M3-time MAC champion, USA Jr. Nat silver in 400mH, Pan-American Jr. USA member
38Bailey HertensteinNewsome (FL)DistanceIndiana5-time state champion, 2:10.66 800m, 4:54, 10:30.89, Foot Locker Nationals Qualifier
39Kali HatcherSt. Mary's College (CA)JumpsCIF 2nd place TJ, 42-3; 19-4.75
40Maliyah MedleyEl Toro (CA)Sprints4th at CIF 200m 23.73; 3rd at 400m CIF 53.32
41Imagine PattersonSummerville (SC)HurdlesVirginia Tech4-time state champion, 14.30 100mH, 59.16 400mH, USA Jr. Olympic Champ
42Haley HerbergCapistrano Valley (CA)DistanceOklahoma4:49.92 1600, 10:38.45 3200m
43Kenya LivingstonRocky River (NC)JumpsClemson3-time state champion, multiple state medalist, 5-10 HJ PB
44Katie IsenbergerZionsville (IN)JumpsWestern Kentucky (Volleyball)3-time medalist at state, 6-0 HJ'er
45Rylee AndersonSilver Creek (CO)JumpsKansas3-time state champ, 5-10 HJ PB
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Hannah Reale

Shenendehowa (NY)DistanceWisconsin800m 2:07/1600m 4:26.88/3200m 10:00.07
47Clara SavchikNorth Allegheny (PA)DistanceDuke1-time state champ, 4:54 full mile, 9:39.01
48Kiya OviosunSoutheast Guilford (NC)SprintsLSU1-time state champion, 53.53 400m PB, 23.80 200m PB
49Jordynn SlaterLa Pine (OR)ThrowsOregon State3-time state champion, 153-0 JAV PB
50Alonie Sutton Smith Station (AL)JumpsTennessee3-time state champion, 42-2 TJ PB





On The Bubble:

  • Kelcie Simmons, Leonard (sprints):
  • Caroline Timm, Our Lady of Lourdes (mid-distance): Multiple state medalist in NY; 2:08 800m, 4:30 1500m

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