The Class of 2020 girls has quite a diverse group of runners in the top of the rankings. A home schooled student, class AA, and class AAA runner are your top three and the mixture continues into the top ten with four more class AA, two more class AAA, and a class A runner. The Class of 2020 will be a difference maker come November.
Ashlyn Liddle of Parlor Grove Christian Academy Home School leads the group of juniors with a stellar 18:27.64 from the KTCCCA Meet of Champions. With the adjustment to the home school rules for participation in KHSAA sanctioned events this year (see article), we could see Ashlyn participating in more meets with the top runners in the state. Stay tuned on this young lady to see where she lands in the landscape of cross country in Kentucky.
Franklin County has a star in Molly Stigers. She is the school record holder in the 5K (according to the Milesplit database) as well as the 3200m and 1600m on the track. Her 10th place finish at the 2017 cross country state championship will look to be a launching point for her first state championship. She will have to compete with the likes of Victoria Dotson and Maggie Schroeder, but she has shown the ability to go low. Now it is time to do it at the meet that will decide the state champion.
duPont Manual places THREE juniors in the top 10 returning Class of 2020 runners. The returning state champions had a big loss in Alena Sapienza-Wright and Kathleen Simms, but the next crop of elite runners is ready to go. This group is led by Myecia Bright, but Taylor Boggess and Kati Hoerig are not far off (19:03 and 19:37 respectively). Watch the Manual girls as they chase down the repeat state championship.