The Preseason MileSplit50 Top 25 Girls Rankings Countdown


12. Zariel Macchia

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School: William Floyd (NY)

Year: 2025

2022 Notable Finishes: NYSPHSAA cross country state champion; Runner up at Garmin RunningLane Cross Country Championships; Sixth at Champs Sports National Cross Country Championships; 19th at World U20 Cross Country Championships in Bathurst; Second in the 3K and third in the 1,500m at NYSPHSAA State Championships; Third in both the mile and 5K at Nike Outdoor Nationals; Second in 3K and seventh in 5K at USATF U20 Championships

AnalysisMacchia had an exciting sophomore season as she won her first New York Cross Country State title and was the runner up at RunningLane Cross Country Championships.

After she finished sixth at the Champs National Cross Country Championships, Macchia earned her spot to compete for Team USA at the World U20 Cross Country Championships. She clocked a time of 23:05 for 6K to finish 19th in the world and was the fourth-fastest member of the team. 

During the outdoor season, she was third at Nike Outdoor Nationals in the mile and 5K with lifetime bests of 4:47 (U.S. No. 37) and 16:17, respectively.

At the USATF U20 Championships, she was second in the 3K and seventh in the 5K. As an underclassman, she clocked a 10:17 for U.S. No. 34 in the 3,200m.

MileSplit50 Girls National Rankings Countdown



25Aug. 29 -- Jessica Jazwinski
24Aug. 29 -- Mary Bonner Dalton
23Aug. 29 -- Ella Hagen
22Aug. 29 -- Elizabeth Leachman
21Aug. 29 -- Helen Sachs
20Aug. 30 -- Andie Aagard
19Aug. 31 -- Emily Wisniewski
18Sept. 1 -- Sophia Rodriguez 
17Sept. 2 -- Rachel Forsyth
16Sept. 3 -- Isabel Allori
15Sept. 4 -- Nicole Humphries
14Sept. 5 -- Samantha Humphries
13Sept. 6 -- Nicki Southerland
12Sept. 7 -- Zariel Macchia
11Sept. 8 -- Anna Callahan
10Sept. 9 -- Alyssa Sauro
9Sept. 10 -- Allie Zealand
8Sept. 11 -- Isabel Conde De Frankenberg
7Sept. 12 -- Payton Godsey
6Sept. 13 -- Jane Hedengren
5Sept. 14 -- Hanne Thomsen
4Sept. 14 -- Abby Faith Cheeseman
3Sept. 14 -- Sadie Engelhardt
2Sept. 14 -- Bethany Michalak
1Sept. 14 -- Ellie Shea