Let's dive into the Girls Leap Of The Year...
Gianna Cicora takes the cake!
The Conifer sophomore sliced a massive 3:21 off her 2022 personal best, going from 22:39, all the way down to 19:17.
What makes Cicora's leap all the more impressive is when you consider that last year she didn't run at the State Championships - this year she finished 20th.
Add that she opened her 2023 cross country season with a 21:55 clocking, and went on to run over 20:30 for her first four races before torching a 19:17 at Desert Twilight.
After that she never looked back - she ran in the 19-minute range the rest of the season (three more races, including State.)
Circora was the lone runner (within the top-300 times run this season) to improve by over three-minutes.
Peak to Peak's Annaka Rudolph was close though!
Rudolph chopped 2:59 off her 2022 personal best, going from 22:26 down to 19:27.
Add that like Circora, Rudolph went from not competing at the State Championships, to finishing 34th this year.