There were slightly over 130 participants in the championship girls race for the Champs Sports Cross Country Championships in Kenosha, Wisconsin- making it one of the leanest fields in meet history. Perhaps, the frequent sponsorship name change over the past few years may have played a part, nevertheless, the quality of entrants was at a premium.
Sophia Kennedy (Sr., Indy Park Tudor) boldly took the lead and held it for the first two miles in 5:31 and 11:09. But leave it up to Tatum David (Sr., Olney Richland County IL) to make a strategic move in the wooded area and emerge at the third checkpoint ahead of the field in 16:44. It would be a decisive victory by eight seconds over Kennedy in 17:16.
|1||Tatum David||12||Olney (Richland County)||17:16.30||0|
|2||Sophia Kennedy||12||Park Tudor High School||17:24.50||0|
|3||Paityn Noe||12||Ballard High School||17:35.40||0|
|5||Helen Sachs||10||Holland West Ottawa||17:44.80||0|
|6||Nicki Southerland||11||Delta High School||17:46.30||0|
|7||Katie Clute||12||Olmsted Falls||17:49.40||0|
|8||Sara Mlodik||11||D. C. Everest||17:50.50||0|
|9||Gretchen Farley||12||Park Tudor High School||17:50.70||0|