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SteveU's DyeStat  Girls XC Top 25
2008 Individual XC Rankings
By Steve Underwood


The annual DyeStat XC Top 25 series (formerly Foot Locker Favorites and renamed given additional options available now) are national and regional rankings of cross-country runners based on distance-running accomplishments to date, with an emphasis on XC and 3200/2M track results, rather than a projection of how the Foot Locker Finals or NXN Finals will turn out (predictions run later in the season). Early season rankings have significant basis in top returnees from last fall and those who made significant progress as distance runners in track.  As the season progresses, this season's XC results weigh continually heavier.

November 27, 2008 (rank through meets of Nov. 22)

Sveinsson, Thompson confirm status

Chelsey outruns Sarah Andrews in TX; Melanie Thompson over Chelsea Ley again in NJ

  • The NXN South meet saw a great battle between unbeaten Texans Chelsey Sveinsson and Sarah Andrews, with Sveinsson prevailing by six seconds and proving she's been vastly underrated.
  • NJ star Melanie Thompson stayed unbeaten with her NJ Meet of Champs win, this time pulling away from Chelsea Ley long before the finish.
  • Defending Foot Locker champ and #1-ranked Ashley Brasovan stayed unbeaten by cruising to her 4th Florida 4A title
  • Kaylin Mahoney CA had perhaps her best race of the year with the best time of the day in leading Saugus to victory at the Southern Section Finals
  • Laura Tremblay CO made the list with her stirring photo-finish win over Jessica Tonn at NXN Southwest
  • Taylor Wallace OR earned her way back on the list she started the season on, winning the Nike BorderClash.

November 27 - Top 25 Girls

Nov. 27 Rank (previous Nov. 20 rank)

1. (1) Ashley Brasovan, 2009, Wellington HS, FL
 Foot Locker
2. (2) Jordan Hasay, 2009, Mission Prep HS, CA
 Foot Locker
3. (3) Kathy Kroeger, 2009, Independence HS, TN
 Foot Locker
4. (4) Allie McLaughlin, 2009, Air Academy HS, CO Foot Locker
5. (5) Melanie Thompson, 2009, Voorhees HS, NJ 
 Foot Locker
6. (24) Chelsey Sveinsson, 2011, Greenhill HS, TX Both
7. (8) Emily Jones, 2009, Bromfield HS, MA   Foot Locker
8. (6) Sarah Andrews, 2010, The Woodlands HS, TX NXN
9. (10) Emily Sisson, 2010, Parkway Central HS, MO Foot Locker
10. (11) Megan Marisco, 2010, Glenvar HS, VA Foot Locker
11. (7) Alex Dunne, 2009, San Clemente HS, CA  undecided*
12. (12) Courtney Chapman, 2011, Fayetteville-Manlius HS, NY NXN
13. (9) Chelsea Ley, 2009, Kingsway Regional HS, NJ Foot Locker
14. (13) Ashlie Decker, 2010, Dowling Catholic HS, IA Both
15. (14) Stephanie Morgan, 2009, Barnesville HS, OH NXN
16. (HM) Kaylin Mahoney, 2011, Saugus HS, CA  NXN/undecided*
17. (16) Amanda Winslow, 2009, Collins Hill HS, GA NXN
18. (17) Megan Goethals, 2010, Rochester HS, MI Foot Locker
19. (NR) Laura Tremblay, 2009, Thompson Valley HS, CO
20. (18) Katie Flood, 2010, Dowling Catholic HS, IA Both*
21. (19) Jessica Tonn, 2010, Xavier Prep HS, AZ Foot Locker*
22. (20) Emily Lipari, 2010, Roslyn HS, NY
 Foot Locker
23. (21) Brooklyne Ridder, 2009, Cincinnati Oak Hills HS, OH
24. (23) Danielle Menlove, 2012, Jordan HS, UT Foot Locker
25. (HM) Taylor Wallace, 2009, Henley HS, OR Foot Locker
-Dunne not registered for Foot Locker, may choose NXN if qualifies
-Mahoney not registered for Foot Locker, but team is virtual "lock" to make NXN
-Flood expected to choose 1 national meet, depending if team makes at-large
-Tonn ran NXN SW, reported declined individual bid, registered for Foot Locker
-Ridder DNC at NXN, not registered for Foot Locke

Honorable mention
Teeny Adams CA, Rebecca Addison MI,
Alyssa Andrews WA,
Gabrielle Anzalone MI, Elizabeth Apgar CA, Carolyn Baskir NC, Miranda Benzel CO, Jennifer Bergman CA, Kate Borowicz SC,
Juliet Bottorff DE,
Natalie Bower PA,
Liz Brandon ID,
Kelli Budd NE,
Heidi Caldwell NH
Malia Cali LA,
Nicole Carpio FL, Mackenzie Carter NY,
Erin Cawley NY,
Madeline Chambers OH, Aisling Cuffe NY,
Jessica Cygan PA, Jennifer Davidner MA,
Emily Durgin ME,
Lindsay Flanagan IL, Leah Francis AK,
Katie Gillespie OH, Kinsey Gomez ID,
Molly Grabill CA,
Shelby Greany NY,
Kayla Hale FL,
Kaitin Hanenburg CO, Sarah Heuer IL,
Katie Huston AL,
Ashley Isham TX,
Bri Jackucewicz NJ, Brianna Jauregui CA, Rolonda Jumbo AZ, Kristin Kasper MA,
Katie Kellner NJ,
Moira Kenny CT,
Shalaya Kipp UT,
Brittany Koziara FL,
Kat Lautzenheiser VA,
Abbey Leonardi ME, Hannah Luber NY, Annamarie Maag OR, Kaitlin Mahoney CA, Sandra Martinez WA,
Cory McGee MS,
Clare Milne NM,
Madeline Morgan AL, Lauren Mullins NY, Hannah Neczypor OH, Andrea Nelson WA, Alyssa Nielson TX,
Nicole Nielsen ID,
Emily Nist ID,
Stacey Nobles VA,
Kate Norskog NM,
Cassie Opitz MN, Shannon Osika MI, Chelsea Oswald OH, Sarah Pagano NJ,
Kristin Parry CA,
Jamie Piepenburg MN, Haley Pierce DE,
Lizzie Predmore NY, Letitia Propst WV,
Valerie Reina AR,
Diane Robison MO, Samantha Roecker NY, Natosha Rogers CO, Amanda Russell TX, Payton Schutte OR, Morgan Sickels WI,
Katie Sischo NY,
Melissa Skiba CA,
Jillian Smith NJ,
Lauren Smith TX,
Kelsey Smith NV,
Kristin Smith MI,
Kaitlin Snapp KY,
Kim Spano NC,
Jacque Taylor CA, Michelle Thomas OH, Regan Tindell TX,
Jordan Tomecek MI,
Tara Upshaw TX,
Kaitie Vanatta CO,
Taylor Wallace OR,
Kelly Whitley IL,
Danielle Winslow NY, Megan Yohe MO,
Sophia Ziemian PA

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