Distance Running 360: How Did 2017-18 Class 1A Girls Do?

Emma Argo works the anchor leg of the 2018 2A state 4x800 championship 

Below are the 2017 top 25 Class 1A cross country all-state placers. We chronicled their indoor and outdoor track seasons into the equation.

1. Emma Argo (Jr., Eureka) 17:34- Ran 11:45i indoors as a season-best 3200 but never concentrated on any particular individual race. Argo anchored her team to a second place finish in the 2A 4x800 final.

2. Ailey Mitchell (So., Shelbyville) 17:46- Clocked 5:29.91i to place 11th at the Illinois Top Times; only 12:18.80 for 3200m  

3. Frankie Chaidez (Fr., Elmhurst Immaculate Catholic) 17:47- 11:39.82i and 5:29.05i at Top Times; 12:24.98 outdoors but no appearance at the state meet

4. Karlie Hey (Fr., Sterling Newman Central Catholic) 17:48- Earned two all-state finishes: 4th- 3200 (11:37.12) & 9th in 1600- personal best 5:15.87 in prelim

5. Fran Hendrickson (So., Champaign St. Thomas More) 17:59- 7th in state 800 w/ 2:18.72; 3rd in state 1600 w/5:15.32
6. Caroline Jachino (So., Pleasant Plains) 18:00- 4th in state 1600 (5:16.14); state runner-up in the 3200 (11:30.22)
7. Faith Houston (Sr., St. Joseph-Ogden) 18:03- no state meet appearance; 2:29 for 800m; 13:37.41 for 3200m
8. Veronica Hein (So., Decatur St. Teresa) 18:03- 15th state/3200m (12:13.45)

9. Mia McLain (So., Benton) 18:04- 5:21.37 for 1600; 12th state/3200m (11:44.57)

10. Natalia Martino (Fr., Winnebago) 18:05- No state meet appearance; High Jump 4'8"; 2:29.35 (800m)

11. Kirsten Huffman (So., Jacksonville Routt) 18:05- 7th state 3200 (11:43.63)

12. Breanna Chandler (So., Freeburg) 18:06- Did not compete in track & field

13. Caroline Bachert (Fr., Tolono Unity) 18:08- No state track appearance; 11:52.83/5:28.73 for 3200/1600

14. Josie Mendell (Fr., Herscher) 18:09- No state track appearance; 5:53/1600m

15. Madison Franseen (Jr., Rockford Christian) 18:09- Ran 5:28.93i

16. Alex Gomez (So., Rock Falls) 18:11- 12:09.27 for 3200m; 5:29.94/1600m; ran on 4th place 2A state championship 4x800 relay

17. Lydia Roller (Fr., Staunton [Coop]) 18:13- 5:17.04 for 1600m; 11:14.78- 5th place in state 3200m
 
18. Eden Rainbolt (Fr., Kankakee McNamara) 18:16- Competed in state 3200 and placed 18th (12:19.96)

19. Caroline Gwaltney (So., Williamsville) 18:18- Did not run track (competed in club swimming)

20. Laura Krasa (Sr., Judah Christian) 18:19- State Champion in 3200 and earned top season time of 11:10.61 from the indoor season

21. Jordan Harmon (Jr., Tolono Unity) 18:23- Did not run track and field 

22. Carsen Forte (Fr., Elgin Harvest Christian Academy) 18:23-  State runner-up in the 800m with a time of 2:15.23; 1:00.63 for 400m; anchored 6th place 4x800 relay at state

23. Lizzy Freidinger (So., Tremont) 18:24- Ran on state championship 4x800 relay (9:44.07)

24. Nygia Pollard (Sr., Elgin Harvest Christian Academy) 18:24- 11:18.06 PB in 3200; 3rd in state (11:35.92), 16th in state prelim 1600 (5:37)

25. Evelyn Atkins (Fr.,Tolono Unity) 18:25- 5:48/2:32 pb's for 1600 and 800



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