We've looked at the best open 400m and 800m splits of the top returners in the girls 5K heading into the 2018 cross country season to determine what we may see out there on grass, dirt, trails and everything else. Keep in mind, our statistics are based on times we have in our system and the lists are calculated based on current times from the past season.
So who's got the best kick?
Based on data we've polled, the athlete with the best kick is none other than Athing Mu, who just finished up a sterling season on the track at the AAU Junior Olympics and owns the top open 400m and 800m times of these lists. However, the Trenton Central athlete only ran in one cross country event last season.
If we're looking at frequency of races compared to the top sprint finish of the spring season, two names jump to mind. Abigail Lynch, a sophomore for a rising Brownsburg (IN) High School squad that could make some noise in 2018, has broken both 60 seconds in the 400m (57.08) and 18 minutes in the 5K (17:46.40), making her one of the top athletes in her state in 2018. In
In the 800m, Ripley (WV) High School's Victoria Starcher should be in line for another big breakthrough after qualifying for Foot Locker Nationals in 2017 and finishing 29th. The West Virginian has the fastest 800m (2:07.42) in comparison to her 5K (17:28.00).
Check out all the times below.
400m Kick - 800m Kick