Saucony Elite 50 Individual Girls Rankings Week 4

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Efraimson (in yellow) showed the poise of a collegiate veteran in kicking down Emma Bates at the Dellinger Invite. (Photo Robert Rosenberg /

Saucony Elite 50 Individual Girls | Week 4

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

Well, who saw this jaw-dropper coming?! Alexa Efraimson (Camas WA) threw down this weekend at the Bill Dellinger Invite, beating a talented field of collegiate stars and recording a 16:35 5k best.  Alexa looked like a veteran as she sprinted past Emma Bates (Boise State) at the line.  Some notable scalps include Amy-Eloise Neale, Katie Flood and Katie Knight.  The performance was enough to vault her to US#1 in the country.  Sarah Baxter continues to hold the #2 spot, but Elise Cranny (Niwot) gave it a run, recording a 16:45 win on a course she ran 17:56 on last year!

A big add to the rankings is Stephanie Jenks (Linn-Mar IA) who finished 7th in the Dellinger race with a fine 16:57 clocking, and debuts at #14.  Stephanie ran 17:31 in a collegiate race at the adidas XC Challenge on 9/21 and then finished 4th in the D2 race at Roy Griak in 22:06.6 for 6k.  She is not running for her HS this year but is nonetheless on our radar.  Also making her rankings debut is Lauren Brasure (Rockford MI) who won the Portage Invitational in MI over Annie Heffernan (OH) who was ranked #14 at the time.

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 16:35 Jr. Alexa Efraimson Camas WA
2 15:57 3.0M Sr. Sarah Baxter Simi Valley CA
3 16:45 Sr. Elise Cranny Niwot CO
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 16:57 So. Stephanie Jenks Linn-Mar IA
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 17:25.8 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 17:36 Sr. Lauran Brasure Rockford MI
23 16:53 3.0M Sr. Sarah Feeny Ogden UT
24 17:49.2 Jr. Annie Heffernan St. Ursula Academy OH
25 17:28 So. Mady Clahane Cumberland Valley PA