This fall should be a particularly strong senior class. No surprise, some of the nation's top talents are in their final years with much to prove.
While many across the country have already found statewide success over the last few years, national-level success is up for grabs for many, and two new national title-winners will be named in 2018, too.
The names should sound familiar: Claudia Lane, Kelsey Chmiel, Emily Covert, Quinn McConnell, Meagen Lowe, Fatima Cortes and Kristin Fahy, among others.
View: The Top 1,000 Returning Boys Seniors In XC
Each athlete has their own motivations, though all will have a chance to cement themselves as one of the best in the fall.
Check out the top returning times from these athletes based on last year's performances.
5K - 3 Miles