VOTE CA Girls Cross Country Runner of the Week


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Congratulations to last week's top vote-getter, Rylee Blade of Santiago (SS)!!

Blade, proving that she's fully recovered from an injury in the spring, won the Girls Sundown Showdown elite race at the Cool Breeze Evening Invitational, covering the 3-mile layout at Pomona Fairplex in 17:13.50. 

Blade  received 79 percent of the vote in a statewide poll. Avery Peck (Long Beach Poly/SS) was second in the voting.

Each week we will put seven athletes on the line and leave it up to you to select the overall XC Runner of the Week. Our objective each week will be to select top performers from across the state.

Be sure to vote in the MileSplit Picks window below the candidate list. 

This week's candidates (listed alphabetically by last name)

Brooke Butler (Oak Ridge/SJ/Sr.) - She was the fastest girl on the course at the Josh Ruff Memorial Invitational, running 13:01.40 over the 2.1-mile course at Willow Hills Reservoir in Folsom.

Ashlyn Boothby (Scotts Valley/CC/Jr.) - Boothby rolled to a 16:57.00 time to win the Varsity Girls division at the Monterey Bay Invitational on the 3-mile course at Toro Park in Salinas. 

Nicole Bridges (Liberty/CS/Jr.) - She won the Varsity Girls Division at the Morro Bay Invitational, running 18:28.20, the fastest time on the 3-mile course. 

Kamryn Grossman (Valencia/SS/Sr.) - She was the fastest girl on the course at the Rosemead XC Invitational, running the 3-mile campus course in 17:53.00 to win the Senior Girls Division race. 

Makenzie McRae (Huntington Beach/SS/Jr.) - She was the fastest girl on the course at the Laguna Hills XC Invitational, running the 3-mile course in 17:22.80 to win the Junior Girls Division 1 race. 

Hanne Thomsen (Montgomery/NC/So.) - She won the Varsity Girls Division 1 race at the Lowell Invitational, running 15:14.0 over the 2.93-mile course at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. 

Shea Volkmer (Campolindo/NC/Jr.) - Leading an impressive team performance at the Ed Sias Invitational, she won the Varisty Girls Small Schools Division race in 11:57.90 on the 2-mile course at Hidden Valley Park in Martinez.


Vote for California Girls Runner of the Week (Sept. 4-10)