The three girls captured in the DeAnna Turner photo above from the Oct. 12 Clovis Invitational lead the CA rankings for 5000 meters.
Those times are all from the race depicted above, the Girls Sweepstakes race on the Woodward Park 5K course in Fresno used also for the CIF-State Championships.
How fast was that course a few weeks past in ideal early-fall weather? Welp, 14 of the top 20 ranked times for 5K were produced that day.
Taking it a step further, all three of those gals -- Corie Smith of Buchanan (CS), Alexandra Klos of Vista del Lago (SJ) and Harper McClain of St. Helena (NC) -- each rank among the top 21 nationally.
This article ranks the top 25 girls for 5K by CIF division. Unlike the boys version that was published earlier this week, there are no defending State Meet champions among the five leaders here. The closest, Riley Chamberlain of Del Oro (SJ), ranks second in D-III. Defending State D-I champion Tori Gaitan of Great Oak (SS) ranks sixth. Defending D-V champion Audrey Suarez of Mayfield (SS), ranks eighth. (The 2018 champions in D-II and D-IV each graduated.)
Check out the top 25 lists on the pages below and explore deeper into the rankings by clicking the link at the bottom of each chart.