4A Girls XC By Rankings


The rankings are a big fan of the girls from Battle Mountain.

In this article, we'll look at 4A Girls cross country this fall three different ways: 1) by marks of returning runners from last fall, 2) by 1600 times from this spring, and 3) by 3200 times from this spring.

Each of these three methods has advantages and disadvantages.

Using returning marks from last fall, we're using cross country times to project cross country times. There's a lot of merit to doing it that way. But, you get some out-of-state marks when you do that and there's not really any control for easier and more difficult courses. 

Using 1600 times from this spring, you control for course variability and you pick up most--but not quite all--of the returning cross country runners. There still are a few problems with out-of-state marks, but less so than with cross country marks where half the state heads off to Arizona in November.

Using 3200 times from this spring, you get closer to the actual cross country distance than you do with 1600 times, but you eliminate more potential cross country runners from the analysis. Not everyone, and especially not every girl, runs the 3200 in the spring. 

So I present all three analyses for you to help fill out the picture. We'll go short on commentary on the articles in this series because the numbers should stand up and speak for themselves, for the most part.

Below, you will find the top 15 teams in the state by each means of ranking. It's up to you to decide what it all means for this fall. And, remember, none of this takes into account incoming freshmen...

By Fall, 2016, Cross Country Times

1Battle Mountain High School (CO)56
1) Elizabeth Constien18:10.603
2) Lizzy Harding18:12.064
3) Naomi Harding18:19.086
4) Alex Raichart19:02.2018
5) Kaela Fahrney19:16.2025
Average Time: 18:36.03 Total Time: 1:33:00.14 1-5 Split: 1:05.60
6) Grace Johnson19:25.5531
7) Megan Bamford19:50.0046
2Air Academy High School (CO)102
1) Tatum Miller17:42.301
2) Lilliana Hamilton18:43.2014
3) Mackenzie Moss19:11.0022
4) Sophia Braza19:11.4023
5) Ella Jane Urschel19:47.2042
Average Time: 18:55.02 Total Time: 1:34:35.10 1-5 Split: 2:04.90
6) Paige Embaugh19:53.8050
7) Jessica Luedtke21:51.10172
3Durango High School (CO)192
1) Madeleine Burns19:08.0021
2) Abby Scott19:19.4027
3) Anna Smagacz19:19.7028
4) Bekah Moenning19:45.8039
5) Mary Fenberg20:22.5077
Average Time: 19:35.08 Total Time: 1:37:55.40 1-5 Split: 1:14.50
6) Kiara Hamlin20:34.9086
7) Julia Peterson21:13.50130
4Palmer Ridge High School (CO)219
1) Anna Busath19:47.0040
2) Shelby Wood19:47.0041
3) Madeleine Bonneau19:49.0043
4) Nicole Phaneuf19:49.0044
5) Aubrey Wood19:54.6051
Average Time: 19:49.32 Total Time: 1:39:06.60 1-5 Split: 7.60
6) Katie Cole20:11.9068
7) Emily Gentry20:23.2078
5Golden High School (CO)237
1) Rachel Goodrich18:27.079
2) Mary Fox18:37.6512
3) Madelynn Gerritsen19:24.0030
4) Maricel Mequi20:29.2881
5) Grace Searls20:55.83105
Average Time: 19:34.77 Total Time: 1:37:53.83 1-5 Split: 2:28.76
6) Mya Baker21:34.04153
7) Andrea Doyle22:32.00209
6Evergreen High School (CO)242
1) Tomah Whitney18:56.1816
2) Bri Teegarden19:44.0038
3) Kristina Schreiber19:57.8455
4) Rachel Harris20:03.9864
5) Carlee Trindl20:12.4269
Average Time: 19:46.88 Total Time: 1:38:54.42 1-5 Split: 1:16.24
6) Jaden Phillips20:37.7590
7) Kate Lisle21:07.10122
7Centaurus High School (CO)255
1) Riley Geldean18:28.0010
2) Helen Gover19:32.0033
3) Brooke Calvo19:34.0035
4) Katie Hooten20:07.0066
5) Allison Macdonald20:59.00111
Average Time: 19:44.00 Total Time: 1:38:40.00 1-5 Split: 2:31.00
6) Kira Biener21:00.20115
7) Grace Armstrong21:29.00149
8Thompson Valley High School (CO)302
1) Kenadi Krueger18:21.007
2) Izze Johnson19:43.0037
3) Madeleine Boyles20:29.0080
4) Gracy Roitsch20:33.0084
5) Julia Lundgren20:42.0094
Average Time: 19:57.60 Total Time: 1:39:48.00 1-5 Split: 2:21.00
6) Josie McCauley20:59.00112
7) Emily Black21:11.00126
9Silver Creek High School (CO)329
1) Lauren Zoe Baker19:16.0024
2) Cami Fischmann19:52.0049
3) Kylie Morgan19:59.0056
4) Alyssa Morgan20:32.0083
5) Hanna Burns21:02.00117
Average Time: 20:08.20 Total Time: 1:40:41.00 1-5 Split: 1:46.00
6) Kate Eggen21:10.66124
7) Abby Fostveit21:25.00145
10Pine Creek High School (CO)412
1) Sarah Bassett19:32.0034
2) Klara Aspelin20:15.0071
3) Hannah Burkett20:27.0079
4) Sophia Jung20:59.00110
5) Brooke Coleman21:03.00118
Average Time: 20:27.20 Total Time: 1:42:16.00 1-5 Split: 1:31.00
6) Nadine Almasri22:27.70205
7) Sydney Wasson22:41.00218
11Eagle Valley High School (CO)416
1) Joslin Blair18:19.005
2) Avery Doan18:41.8513
3) Alissa Barry20:40.0092
4) Katy Grewe21:18.02136
5) Janeth Chavez21:48.94170
Average Time: 20:09.56 Total Time: 1:40:47.81 1-5 Split: 3:29.94
6) Maddlyne Schenck22:06.00188
7) Jenna Applegate23:27.06264
12Niwot High School (CO)418
1) Maggie Smith19:07.0019
2) Joelle McDonald19:21.0029
3) Jeri Wilcox20:18.0073
4) Caitlin Hyers21:21.00140
5) Elise Gillett21:36.00157
Average Time: 20:20.60 Total Time: 1:41:43.00 1-5 Split: 2:29.00
6) Grace Martinson21:46.00163
7) Claire Jepson21:53.80176
13Windsor High School (CO)464
1) Morgan Hykes19:27.0032
2) Kyndel Anderson20:00.0057
3) Brooke Shrader20:02.0061
4) Madalyn Younger21:22.00141
5) Evelyn Moyer21:52.74173
Average Time: 20:32.75 Total Time: 1:42:43.74 1-5 Split: 2:25.74
6) Shelbie Jones22:16.00197
7) Ansley Kary22:20.00202
14Cheyenne Mountain High School (CO)476
1) Anna Warmack19:42.0036
2) Jensen Enterman19:55.0052
3) Emily Chaston19:57.0054
4) Sedona Ray21:43.90160
5) Anneliese Markus21:52.90174
Average Time: 20:38.16 Total Time: 1:43:10.80 1-5 Split: 2:10.90
6) Anya Joyce21:54.90179
7) Ashley Alvarado21:57.00180
15Glenwood Springs High School (CO)484
1) Erica Diemoz19:50.6548
2) Sedona Kellogg20:37.2189
3) Claudia Hirons20:42.6895
4) Elle Murphy21:03.47120
5) Emily Worline21:15.50132
Average Time: 20:41.90 Total Time: 1:43:29.51 1-5 Split: 1:24.85
6) Payton Bonsack21:15.78133
7) Serena Richardson21:30.77151


If you were paying attention last fall, it will not shock you in the least to see Battle Mountain, Air Academy, and Durango heading up this analysis. Battle Mountain and Air Academy were established solid teams, and Durango became a very solid team over the course of the season.

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