The Preseason MileSplit50 Top 25 Girls Rankings Countdown

School: Mercer Island (WA)

Year: 2027

2022 Notable Finishes: Two-time World 14-year-old age group record holder; LHU Pennsylvania Middle School XC Championship winner; Seventh at Garmin RunningLane Cross Country Championships; USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country champion; 17th at USATF National Cross Country Championships; 9th at Nike Indoor Nationals in mile; Runner up in two mile at Nike Indoor Nationals; adidas Track Nationals champion in 5K; Third at Brooks PR in mile; Sixth at Nike Outdoor Nationals in two mile

AnalysisRodriguez is the only freshman on the preseason national rankings because of what she accomplished in 2022. 

To begin her cross country season, she competed in the gold championship race at RunningLane Cross Country Championships, where she was the seventh-fastest competitor and finished with a new personal best of 17:55. She then became a USATF National Junior Olympic champion for 4K with a time of 14:03. She followed with a 6K effort of 21:42 at the USATF National Cross Country Championships, where she finished 17th overall.

Her year didn't end there. She would go on to set multiple age group World Records. At Nike Outdoor Nationals, she smashed her own 14-year-old World age group two mile record with a time of 10:12. In June, she broke her age group world record in the 5K with a time of 16:22 on the track. Her marks landed her at U.S. No. 16 and No. 29, respectively, among high school girls across the nation.

Rodriguez enters her freshman season with personal marks of 2:17 in the 800m and 4:50 in the mile. 

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