A little more than a month into the cross country season, we take a look at the top 8th grade girls 5K times in the country.
Holy Trinity Academy's (FL) Carly McNatt has the fastest time in the country for the class of 2023. She also holds the fastest time in the state of Florida for all grades after her 17:45.75 at the flrunners.com Invitational 19. McNatt won the race of champions last weekend at Holloway Park in Lakeland, Florida.
Second on the list is Lauren Ping from Cotter School in Winona, Minnesota. Ping ran 18:15.00 to finish fourth at the Roy Griak Invitational.
Take a look at the full top 1,000 eighth graders in the country below.