Saucony Elite 50 Individual Girls Rankings Week 3

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Saucony Elite 50 Individual Girls | Week 3

*Editor's Note: The Saucony Elite 50 refers to the top-50 individuals in the country (25 boys and 25 girls).  

Sarah Baxter, CA, continues to lead the rankings with her dominate performances this year, but the rest of the top ranks have changed dramatically.  Elise Cranny travelled to the Rocky Mountain Shootout and took down collegiate competition, running a time of 20:39 for 5.8k at altitude, showing that she is for real.  Alexa Efraimson won big at the Nike Pre-National meet in Oregon, and Taylor Werner moves to #4 after a dominate win at the Hancock Invitational.

But perhaps the biggest story is the emergence of freshman Lauren Gregory from Fort Collins, CO.  Lauren has battled the best in Colorado this year and finally came up with a big win over #10 Katie Rainsberger at the Titan Thunder Invite.  Lauren is the real deal, so keep a watch on her as the season progesses.  

There are also a few new additions to the rankings with Courntey Smith (Unionville PA) running #2 All-Time at McQuaid in NY, and Anna French (Wayzata MN) leading her team to victory with a close 2nd place finish to #7 Jordyn Colter at the Roy Griak Invite.  Finally, a pair of sophomores made it in after running quite well on Saturday.  Destiny Collins (Great Oak CA) was 3rd fastest at Woodbridge behind Baxter and Williams and Mady Clahane (Cumberland Valley PA) ran 17:28 on a course that Foot Locker champ Aisling Cuffe hadn't broken 18 minutes on and in the process took down 2012 Foot Locker finalist Amelia Paladino (University WV) by 30 seconds.  And Paladino is good this year, running very fast at the Spiked Shoe Invite at Penn State, with the 2nd fastest 5k time on the course.

Makena Morley, Foot Locker finalist from Bigfork, MT, is also in with a big 3 mile time this weekend and Caroline Alcorta, VA, continues her tear of the state, winning big again at Maymont.    

Anna Rohrer and Mary Cain have been taken out of the rankings until they toe the line in an XC race this season.

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!

Rank Time Year Name School State
1 15:57 3.0M Sr. Sarah Baxter Simi Valley CA
2 20:39 5.8k Sr. Elise Cranny Niwot CO
3 17:28.63 Jr. Alexa Efraimson Camas WA
4 16:47.20 So. Taylor Werner Ste. Genevieve MO
5 17:22 3.0M Sr. Anna Maxwell San Lorenzo Valley CA
6 17:45 Fr. Lauren Gregory Fort Collins CO
7 17:47.2 Jr. Jordyn Colter Cherry Creek CO
8 17:18.7 Sr. Caroline Alcorta West Springfield VA
9 17:35.9 So. Hannah DeBalsi Staples CT
10 17:31.80 So. Katie Rainsberger Air Academy CO
11 16:20 3.0M Jr. Marissa Williams Palisades Charter CA
12 16:20 3.0M Sr. Tessa Barrett Abington Heights PA
13 16:43.42 3.0M Jr. Makena Morley Bigfork MT
14 17:54.52 Jr. Annie Heffernan St. Ursula Academy OH
15 17:32.14 Sr. Abbie McNulty Bishop Feehan MA
16 16:46.2 3.0M Sr. Courtney Smith Unionville PA
17 17:02.8 Jr. Audrey Belf Seaholm MI
18 17:57.4 Jr. Lucy Biles Herriman UT
19 17:59.9 Jr. Anna French Wayzata MN
20 16:54.6 3.0 Sr. Kennedy Weisner Elk County Catholic PA
21 17:15.50 Jr.  Allie Ostrander Kenai Central AK
22 16:53 3.0M Sr. Sarah Feeny Ogden UT
23 16:28 3.0M So. Destiny Collins Great Oak CA
24 17:28 So. Mady Clahane Cumberland Valley PA
25 17:38 Sr. Fiona O'Keeffe Davis CA