Saucony Elite 50 Individual Girls Rankings Week 11

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Briana Gess finally let the cat out of the bag, laying waste to a talented field at the NJ MOC. (Photo by Robert Kellert)

Saucony Elite 50 Individual Girls | Week 11

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

#3 Elise Cranny (CO) dominated the girls race at the NXN Southwest regional with a fast 17:03 clocking, winning by 33 seconds over #12 Lucy Biles (UT).  #18 Katie Rainsberger (CO) finished 3rd  with #20 Dani Jones (AZ) just behind in 4th.  

Frosh Briana Gess (NJ) lands in the rankings at #10 after smoking a 17:45 #5 All-Time effort at the storied Holmdel course to cement herself in New Jersey history in her very first Meet of Champions experience.

#1 Alexa Efraimson (WA) cruised to the win in 15:43 at the OR/WA Border Clash meet held on the Nike Campus in Portland, OR.  #25 Ella Donaghu (OR) was 2nd in 16:00 and Hannah Gindlesberger (OR) was 3rd in 16:05.

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 16:35.31 3.0M Jr. Makena Morley Big Fork MT
6 17:15.80 So. Hannah DeBalsi Staples CT
7 16:56 3.0M Sr. Anna Maxwell San Lorenzo Valley CA
8 17:10.40 Sr. Caroline Alcorta West Springfield VA
9 17:26 Sr. Tessa Barrett Abington Heights PA
10 16:57 Fr. Briana Gess Haddonfield NJ
11 17:23.50 So.  Megan Reilly Warwick Valley NY
12 16:53.30 3.0M Jr. Lucy Biles Herriman UT
13 16:57 So. Stephanie Jenks Linn-Mar IA
14 17:17.50 Jr. Hannah Long Eureka MO
15 16:47 3.0M Jr. Samantha Ortega Saugus CA
16 17:47.2 Jr. Jordyn Colter Cherry Creek CO
17 17:02.8 Jr. Audrey Belf Seaholm MI
18 17:31.80 So. Katie Rainsberger Air Academy CO
19 16:39 3.0M Sr. Bethan Knights Northwood CA
20 16:45 3.0M Jr. Dani Jones Desert Vista AZ
21 16:47.8 Jr. Allie Ostrander Kenai Central AK
22 16:20 3.0M Jr. Marissa Williams Palisades Charter CA
23 16:46.2 3.0M Sr. Courtney Smith Unionville PA
24 17:08.70 Sr. Abbie McNulty Bishop Feehan MA
25 16:54.1 So. Ella Donaghu Grant OR
Watch List (Alphabetical Order): Malyka Abramson (IN); Annika Avery (NY); Mackenzie Barry (NJ); Safiya Belbina (TX); Madie Boreman (TX); Lauren Brasure (MI); Bella Burda (NY); Mackenzie Caldwell (IN); Mady Clahane (PA); Destiny Collins (CA); Mary Grace Doggett (NC); Ann Marie Dunlap (TX); Autumn Eastman (VT); Sarah Feeny (UT); Clare Flanagan (MN); Anna French (MN); Hannah Gindlesberger (OR); Lauren Gregory (CO); Bethany Hasz (MN); Megan Hasz (MN); Annie Heffernan (OH); Paige Hofstad (TX); Claire Howlett (CT); Gabriella Karas (KY); Jamie Kempfer (MO); Allie Klimkiewicz (VA); Jessica Lawson (NY); Katie Lembo (NY); Kayla Montgomery (NC); Josette Norris (NJ); Fiona O'Keeffe (CA); Kirsten Olling (MI); Amelia Paladino (WV); Natalie Rathjen (TX); Alyssa Snyder (UT); Sara Tsai (OR); Kennedy Weisner (PA); Kelcy Welch (IN)