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School: Bishop Chatard (IN)
Notable Finishes: Won the IHSAA State Cross Country Championship; third at the Team Nationals Midwest Regional Championships; runner up at the Garmin RunningLane Cross Country Championships
Analysis: At her second appearance at the IHSAA Cross Country State Championships, Cridge was able to upgrade from an eighth-place finish two years ago to now a champion during the 2021 season.
She continued her cross country season with a bronze finish at the Team Nationals Midwest Regional Championship.
At the Garmin RunningLane Cross Country Championships, Cridge crossed the finish line with a huge smile on her face as she earned a runner-up finish with a personal best of 16:22.81 for 5K.
Even though she raced one 3,200m race this outdoor season, Cridge returns as one of the top returners on the course.
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)|