The Preseason MileSplit50 Top 25 Girls Rankings Countdown


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School: Emerging Elite (MA)

Year: 2024

2022 Notable Finishes: Won Champs Northeast Regional; Runner up at Champs Sports Nationals; Second at USATF U20 Cross Country Championships; 10th in the world at World U20 Cross Country Championships; New Balance Nationals Indoor champion in 5K, two mile and was third in the mile; USATF U20 champion in 3K; Second at NACAC U23 Championships in 1,500m; Pan American U20 champion in 1,500m and 3K

Analysis: Shea competed in just four cross country races this past fall. She won the Champs Northeast Regional before finishing as the runner-up at nationals with a 16:55 personal best, good for a 165 speed rating. 

Later, she finished second at the USATF U20 Cross Country Championships in the 6K and led Team USA to a third-place team finish at the World U20 Cross Country Championships this past February. Shea completed the 6K course in 21:48 and crossed the line as the 10th fastest girl in the world.

As the spring season unfolded, Shea won the two-mile at Brooks PR with a personal best of 9:53. She ended her season with a second-place finish at the NACAC U23 Championships in Costa Rica with a 4:14 in the 1,500m. At the Pan American U20 Championship, she earned two gold medals in the 1,500m and 3K.

Shea finished her season with a 4:37 in the mile to be U.S. No. 4 and 9:53 in the two mile to be U.S. No. 1.

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