Eight laps is a lot of real estate to make gains, and quite a few within the Top 200 from 2019 took full advantage.
Two made leaps of over two minutes, which is an insane margin - that's nearly a lap and a half... That's longer than Blur's "Song 2."
Charlize Valdez takes the cake here, and by a big margin.
The Ignacio sophomore clearly put in some work, because she went from a 15:12 personal best her freshman year to 12:34 and an 11th place finish at the State meet this year.
Equally impressive is the fact that she held a 12:50 PR heading into State, then dropped another 16 seconds.
Grace Hall was a clear No. 2 here, coming in with a jump of 2:17.
The Delta sophomore had a nearly identical PR to Valdez (12:36.46), while a year ago she was a 14:51 2-miler.
Coming in No. 3 was perhaps one of the breakout distance stars of the 2018-2019 season.
Samrawit Dishon made a 1:30 leap from her 2018 PR, which was already a modest 12:24. This year the Niwot junior ran one of the fastest 3200s in the state - a stellar 10:53 to finish second at State.
Editor's Note: List compiled using the Top 200 marks from 2019.