VOTE CA Girls Cross Country Runner of the Week


Allura Markow of Dana Hills held off Brynn Garcia of JSerra to win the Dana Hills Invitational, a performance that earned her MileSplitCA Girls Cross Country Runner of the Week honors. (Raymond Tran photo)

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Congratulations to last week's top vote-getter, Allura Markow of Dana Hills (SS)!!

Markow, a senior, held off a strong challenge to win her home showcase, the Dana Hills Invitational, running the iconic 3-mile DHHS campus course in 16:38.30 to win the invitational race by 1.5 seconds. 

Markow received 50 percent of the votes in a statewide poll. Paige Quigley, a senior at St. Francis (SJ) 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. Some weeks, like this past weekend, top invitationals may warrant multiple representatives in our top seven Runner of the Week choices.

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

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

Phoebe Benun (Santa Monica/SS) - The sophomore was the fastest on the course at the Palos Verdes Invitational, running the iconic 2-mile layout in 12:29.7 to win the Varsity No. 1s race by 4.9 seconds.

Ashlyn Boothby (Scotts Valley/CC) - This junior was the fastest girl at the Artichoke Invitational, running 13:25.0 over the 2.3-mile layout at Half Moon Bay to win her Varsity Girls division race by more than 18 seconds. 

Lyla Fedio (Redondo Union/SS) - The junior rolled to the fastest time of the day at the Central Park Invitational, running 17:17.8 on the 3-mile course in Huntington Beach to win by more than 28 seconds. 

Kayla Giddings (San Marino/SS) - The sophomore was the fastest girl at the Bellarmine/Sacred Heart Invite, running 19:46.7 over the modified 3-mile course at Griffith Park in Los Angeles to win by more than 42 seconds. 

Gioana Lopizzo (La Costa Canyon/SD) - The junio won the Girls Sweepstakes race at the Temecula Twilight meet, running 16:40.50 on the 3-mile course at Galway Downs to win by 12.30 seconds. 

Cameron Macias (Clovis West/CS) - This freshman rolled at the Golden Eagle Invite, running 18:25.33 on the 5K course at Woodward Park in Fresno to win the Varsity Girls race by more than 44 seconds. 

Louisa McNatt (McClatchy/SJ) - The senior was a 13-second winner at the Tom Laythe Invitational, running 19:04.62 over the 5K course at Willow Hills in Folsom. 



California Girls XC Runner of the Week (Sept. 26-Oct. 1)

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