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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.

October 31, 2008 (rank through meets of Oct. 25)

Mt. SAC provides big boost
California trio makes a statement, but biggest move is by CO state champ McLaughlin
  • Big day for Hasay, Dunne, Grabill - The individual sweeps race at Mt. SAC provided the most fodder for the new rankings.  While Jordan Hasay showed she is right in the mix with the SE stars Ashley Brasovan FL and Kathy Kroeger TN, it was Alex Dunne and Molly Grabill making big moves with their sub-17:00 clockings on the venerable course
  • McLaughlin crushes everyone in CO - Allie McLaughlin CO had been impressive all fall, but hadn't faced a lot of great competition.  But at her state meet, she made obvious to the country what her fans had known for months - she's the real deal.  Her 17:05 5K won the D5 race by more than a minute and was best of the day by 43 seconds.  Given that she was underrated before, she moves way, way up into the top five.
  • NJ showdowns loom - Since Melanie Thompson NJ "lost" out on the overall time battle to Chelsea Ley NJ in the Shore Invite (they were in different races), the Voorhees star and defending MOC titlist has been on a mission, winning the Eastern States race at Manhattan and setting two big course records since.
  • Moving on the radar - Megan Goethals MI doesn't get to race anyone out of state, but her results in Michigan are getting too good to ignore.  She has beaten defending state champ Shannon Osika and run a series of 17:00s, including a 17:10 at her region meet that beat three top state returnees.

October 31 - Top 25 Girls

Oct. 31 Rank (previous Oct. 17 rank)
1. (1) Ashley Brasovan, 2009, Wellington HS, FL
2. (2) Jordan Hasay, 2009, Mission Prep HS, CA
3. (3) Kathy Kroeger, 2009, Independence HS, TN
4. (19) Allie McLaughlin, 2009, Air Academy HS, CO
5. (4) Sarah Andrews, 2010, The Woodlands HS, TX
6. (5) Chelsea Ley, 2009, Kingsway Regional HS, NJ
7. (8) Melanie Thompson, 2009, Voorhees HS, NJ
8. (14) Alex Dunne, 2009, San Clemente HS, CA
9. (7) Emily Jones, 2009, Bromfield HS, MA 
10. (6) Emily Sisson, 2010, Parkway Central HS, MO
11. (12) Megan Marisco, 2010, Glenvar HS, VA
12. (9) Courtney Chapman, 2011, Fayetteville-Manlius HS, NY
13. (10) Katie Flood, 2010, Dowling Catholic HS, IA
14. (11) Danielle Winslow, 2011, Queensbury HS, NY
15. (22) Molly Grabill, 2011, Rancho Bernardo HS, CA
16. (13) Stephanie Morgan, 2009, Barnesville HS, OH
17. (15) Amanda Winslow, 2009, Collins Hill HS, GA
18. (25) Megan Goethals, 2010, Rochester HS, MI
19. (24) Danielle Menlove, 2012, Jordan HS, UT
20. (16) Jessica Tonn, 2010, Xavier Prep HS, AZ
21. (17) Chelsey Sveinsson, 2011, Greenhill HS, TX
22. (18) Kim Spano, 2009, North Mecklenburg HS, NC
23. (20) Kat Lautzenheiser, 2010, Midlothian HS, VA
24. (21) Lindsay Flanagan, 2009, Lake Park HS, IL
25. (HM) Lizzie Predmore, 2012, Shenendehowa HS, NY

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,
Kelli Budd NE,
Malia Cali LA,
Nicole Carpio FL, Mackenzie Carter NY,
Erin Cawley NY,
Madeline Chambers OH, Aisling Cuffe NY,
Ashlie Decker IA,
Leah Francis AK,
Kinsey Gomez ID,
Shelby Greany NY,
Kayla Hale FL,
Kaitin Hanenburg CO, Ashley Isham TX,
Bri Jackucewicz NJ, Brianna Jauregui CA, Kristin Kasper MA, Shalaya Kipp UT,
Brittany Koziara FL,
 Emily Lipari NY,
Hannah Luber NY,
Kaitlin Mahoney CA,
Cory McGee MS,
Madeline Morgan AL, Andrea Nelson WA, Nicole Nielsen ID, Shannon Osika MI,
Chelsea Oswald OH, Sarah Pagano NJ,
Kristin Parry CA,
Haley Pierce DE,
Brooklyne Ridder OH, Diane Robison MO, Samantha Roecker NY,
Natosha Rogers CO, Katie Sischo NY,
Melissa Skiba CA,
Jillian Smith NJ,
Lauren Smith TX,
Kristin Smith MI,
Jacque Taylor CA,
Regan Tindell TX,
Jordan Tomecek MI,
Tara Upshaw TX,
Kaitie Vanatta CO,
Kelly Whitley IL,
Sophia Ziemian PA

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