Look Ahead: Who Are Potential COROS MileSplit50 Girls AOYs?

* Elizabeth Leachman, Avery Lewis and Adaejah Hodge are potential COROS MileSplit50 Athlete Of The Year nominees for the outdoor season

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Some athletes across the country are in the thick of the outdoor season. Others are coming off nationals and are gearing up to take their talents to the outdoor oval.

We saw note-worthy performances over the last couple of months, which is giving us an early prediction on who could potentially be the top girls athlete of the spring season. 

Before we know it, the COROS MileSplit50 Athlete Of The Year will be named.

Who are the girls that can be ranked No. 1 for the spring 2024 season?

Check out the athletes below who we think could finish up being on top.

* Boerne Champion's (TX) Elizabeth Leachman at Nike Indoor Nationals

Photo Credit: Derrick Dingle / MileSplit

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Elizabeth Leachman, the COROS MileSplit50 Indoor Athlete Of The Year, put together two national high school record-breaking performances for both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

To kick off 2024, Leachman broke the record in the 3,200m with a 9:43.74 in mid-February in Texas. Then two weeks later in New York City at Nike Indoor Nationals, the sophomore clocked 15:28.90 to win the title and shatter Katelyn Tuohy's record of 15:37.12. 

She doubled back in the two mile and Leachmen went 9:44.16, which is the second-fastest indoor performance in history. 

On Thursday, Leachman will contest the outdoor 5K at the Texas Relays, where she could go after the national record of 15:25.93. If the young star accomplishes this feat, she will become the 11th girl to break 16 minutes for 5K on the outdoor oval. 

It's safe to say that Leachman is in momentum going into the outdoor season and the sky is the limit for her. 

* Adaejah Hodge clocks an 11.26 at the 2023 Florida Relays in the 100m

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The Montverde Academy (FL) senior is an individual who knows how to compete under pressure.

Coming off the indoor season, Adaejah Hodge claimed the New Balance Nationals Indoor title in the 200m and was the runner-up in the 60m as she went 22.96 and 7.22, respectively. The Georgia recruit ended her indoor campaign as the fastest girl in the 300m with a 36.97, which puts her No. 4 all-time in the history books.

Throughout the indoor season, Hodge showcased that she's more than a short sprinter, but she was able to step up to the quarter distance.

She was a part of the national high school record-breaking 4x400m this season as she gracefully owned the lead off leg. Hodge clocked a 400m best of 54.57 to kick off the year. 

Hodge enters her senior outdoor season as the second-fastest returner in the sprints. She holds wind-legal personal bests of 11.11 in the 100m and 22.60 in the 200m.

Her next race will be at Florida Relays this weekend in the 100m. 

* At the OSAA 6A State Championships, Mia Brahe-Pedersen clocked the fastest time in the nation in the 100m at 11-flat

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Since 2023, Mia Brahe-Pedersen of Lake Oswego has posted many of the nation's fastest times.

It was just a few months ago when Brahe-Pedersen posted a 7.22 in the 60m and 22.92 in the 200m in her season debut. 

Brahe-Pedersen unfortunately, suffered an injury that prevented her from competing the rest of the indoor season.  

Before she claimed the Nike Outdoor Nationals in the 100m and 200m last spring, she claimed the OSAA Class 6A State Championships in both sprint events, pocketing times of 11-flat and 22.65.

She decided to forgo competing at the USATF U20 Championships so she could challenge herself and gain experience of toeing the line against the world's best at the senior Outdoor Championships. She was the only high school athlete to make it to the finals in both the 100m and 200m where she was seventh and eighth, respectively. 

Her resume speaks for itself. If Brahe-Pedersen is healthy, she could be an individual who could continue to rewrite the record books and push herself to the top of the leaderboard. 

The Southern California recruit is entered to compete at Florida Relays in the 100m this weekend, which will be her first race since January. 

* Sadie Engelhardt claimed the 1,500m title with a U.S. No. 6 all-time mark to win The TEN

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Sadie Engelhardt of Ventura (CA) has caught national attention as she posted some of the fastest marks in history.

Now as a junior -- and a NC State commit -- she continued that momentum throughout the year.

So far this spring, Engelhardt took down a professional field at The TEN in the 1,500m, where she went 4:09.70 to claim the No. 6 all-time performance in high school history. A week later, she posted a new personal best in the 800m as she clocked a 2:03.48 to win the APU Meet of Champions to be the current leader in this event.  

This shouldn't come as a surprise as her indoor season was full of personal bests and all-time marks.  Engelhardt clocked a No. 4 all-time high school performance in the 1K where she went 2:41.00 and then she went No. 3 all-time in the mile with a 4:34.45. 

* Avery Lewis claimed the PTFCA Indoor State Championship title with a 20-8.75 leap

Photo Credit: Ryan Comstock / MileSplit

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Even though she hasn't debuted her outdoor season yet, Avery Lewis returns as the top long jumper in the country with a wind-legal mark of 20-9.5 from New Balance Nationals Outdoor. 

The Friends' Central (PA) senior already earned five indoor and one outdoor national title in the sprints and jumps during her high school career. 

This season, the Southern California signee is riding some major momentum. 

She won the Nike Indoor National title in the 60m with a 7.31 and was fourth in the 200m in 23.69, which was a new personal best for her. Even though she finished 10th in the long jump, in arguably one of her best events, she rebounded at adidas Track Nationals and was able to put together a 20-8.5 performance to claim the title. 

Lewis concluded her indoor season with a new long jump personal best and nation-leading mark  of 21-6 from the PTFCA Indoor Track Carnival. In the sprints, she landed at U.S. No. 4 in the 60m with a 7.26 lifetime best and No. 11 in the 200m. 

Lewis is a triple threat as she can out-jump and out-sprint the majority of the nation's competitors. This elevates her to be one of the top contenders for the athlete of the year award this spring.