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School: William Floyd (NY)
Notable Finishes: Ninth at NYSPHSAA - New York State Championships; second at the Eastbay Northeast Regional meet; 12th at Eastbay Cross Country Championships
Analysis: Macchia was one of the top freshmen in the country last year as she competed in a handful of invitationals and earned titles along the way.
At the state NYSPHSAA Class A New York Cross Country Championships, she finished ninth overall.
Heading into the postseason, she was second at the Eastbay Northeast Regional meet and was 12th at the championship, finishing as the top underclassman. She will return this season as the fourth fastest competitor.
Her season continued as she earned a gold medal at the Nike Indoor Nationals in the two-mile with a personal best of 10:17 and a seventh-place finish in the mile at New Balance Nationals Indoor.
During the outdoor season, she was second at the Trials of Miles: Track Night NYC in the high school mile with a lifetime best of 4:47.47. She also earned a silver medal at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor in the two-mile with a lifetime best and a US No. 10 performance of 10:08.50.
MileSplit50 Preseason Girls Individual National Rankings Countdown
|25||Aug. 25 -- Ciara O'Shea, Madison Central (KY)|
|24||Aug. 25 -- Abby Faith Cheeseman, The Webb School (TN)|
|23||Aug. 25 -- Emily Bush, Saratoga Springs (NY)|
|22||Aug. 25 -- Hannah Kaercher, Fayetteville-Manlius (NY)|
|21||Aug. 25 -- Sydney Sundgren, Buchanan (CA)|
Aug. 26 -- Anna McNatt, McClatchy (CA)
Aug. 27 -- Nicki Southerland, Delta (IN)
Aug. 28 -- Olivia Williams, Acalanes (CA)
Aug. 29 -- Brooke Wilson, Valor Christian (CO)
Aug. 30 -- Bethany Michalak, Air Academy (CO)
Aug. 31 -- Mia Prok, Niwot (CO)
Sept. 1 -- Sophia Kennedy, Park Tudor (IN)
Sept. 2 -- Rachel Forsyth, Ann Arbor Pioneer (MI)
Sept. 3 -- Lauren Ping, Valley Christian (AZ)
Sept. 4 -- Izzie Sullivan, Fayetteville-Manlius (NY)
Sept. 5 -- Tatum David, Olney (IL)
Sept. 6 -- Isabel Conde De Frankenberg, Cedar Park (TX)
Sept. 7 -- Arianne Olson, Holland West Ottawa (MI)
Sept. 8 -- Sadie Engelhardt, Ventura (CA)
Sept. 9 -- Zariel Macchia, William Floyd (NY)
|5||Sept. 9 -- Irene Riggs, Morgantown (WV)|
|4||Sept. 9 -- Lily Cridge, Bishop Chatard (IN)|
|3||Sept. 9 -- Karrie Baloga, Cornwall (NY)|
|2||Sept. 9 -- Ellie Shea, Emerging Elite (MA)|
|1||Sept. 9 -- Kate Peters, Lake Oswego (OR)|