The Preseason MileSplit50 Top 25 Girls Rankings Countdown


22. Elizabeth Leachman

- - -

School: Boerne Champion (TX)

Year: 2026

2022 Notable Finishes: 20th at UIL Cross Country State Championships; Seventh in two mile at Nike Indoor Nationals; UIL state champion in 1,600m; Third at Nike Outdoor Nationals in two mile.

Analysis: Leachman began to tap in to her potential as the 2022 season progressed.

During cross country, she set a season's best of 18:16 and then finished 20th at the UIL Cross Country State Championships. She competed in one indoor race last winter, which resulted in a seventh-place finish at Nike Indoor Nationals in the two mile with a personal best of 10:31. 

As the 2023 spring season arrived, Leachman began to finish with top-place finishes. As a freshman, she won her first UIL state title in the 1,600m with a new best of 4:47. She set another personal best of 10:17 in the 3,200m at her district meet. 

As she competed on the national stage, Leachman finished third overall at Nike Outdoor Nationals in the two mile with a U.S. No. 6 performance of 9:57. She was the top-ranked freshman and was one of seven girls in 2023 to break 10 minutes at this distance. 

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