The Preseason MileSplit50 Top 25 Girls Individual Rankings


No. 3 - Karrie Baloga, Cornwall (NY)

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School: Cornwall (NY)

Year: 2023

Notable Finishes: Third place finisher at the NYSPHSAA New York State Cross Country Championships; winner of the NY Federation Championships; fifth at the Eastbay Northeast Regional meet; fourth-place finisher at the Eastbay Cross Country Championships

Analysis: During the cross country season, the Colorado commit won the Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational with a lifetime best of 16:52 in the 5K. She grabbed another victory at the NY Federation Championships after she was third at the state championships.

When she faced national competition at the Eastbay Cross Country Championships, she finished fourth. This year, Baloga comes back this season as the top returner. 

Her success continued through the indoor season as she became the state champion in the 3K. At the New Balance Nationals Indoor, she finished sixth in the mile and fifth in the two-mile with bests of 4:43 and 10:15 respectively.

The outdoor season quickly came around and Baloga embraced the distance events. 

In her second race of the season, she competed at the Penn Relays in the 3K and set a lifetime best of 9:31.

Baloga shined brightly in the 2K steeplechase throughout the outdoor season as well. She ran the sixth fastest all-time performance in this event with a personal best of 6:32 at the New York Outdoor Championships. 

This event even took her to Colombia to represent the USA at the World U20 Championships. She punched her ticket to Worlds with a second-place finish at the USATF U20 Championships in the 3K steeplechase with a 10:27. She, later on, finished 11th at worlds. 

MileSplit50 Preseason Girls Individual National Rankings Countdown



25Aug. 25 -- Ciara O'Shea, Madison Central (KY)
24Aug. 25 -- Abby Faith Cheeseman, The Webb School (TN)
23Aug. 25 -- Emily Bush, Saratoga Springs (NY)
22Aug. 25 -- Hannah Kaercher, Fayetteville-Manlius (NY)
21Aug. 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)
5Sept. 9 -- Irene Riggs, Morgantown (WV)
4Sept. 9 -- Lily Cridge, Bishop Chatard (IN)
3Sept. 9 -- Karrie Baloga, Cornwall (NY)
2Sept. 9 -- Ellie Shea, Emerging Elite (MA)
1Sept. 9 -- Kate Peters, Lake Oswego (OR)