The lack of a full 2020 outdoor track and field season will add to the suspense for this upcoming cross country season. While drastic leaps in performances cannot be accurately predicted, we took a look at who could likely make elite moves on the cross country course this fall.
Disclaimer: Individual classes [1A, 2A, 3A, 4A] could and will likely look very different this season with the opt in option given by the FHSAA. This scouting report is based off all the current 1A member schools and individuals.
Here is the scouting report for FHSAA 2A girls.
- Eleanor Tymorek
- Maxine Montoya
- Elizabeth Csikai
- Lily Henne
- Avery Fronrath
- Isabella Pawloski
- Mahdere Yared
Potential Break-out Performers
Saint Andrew's Ellie Tymorek is back for her senior season after racing a 17:47 PR to finish second over in last year's state meet. She comes into this season with the fastest returning 5k time on the Apalachee Regional Park course and will be the one to beat for the individual title this cross country season.
At the front of the pack expect to see Bolles trio Maxine Montoya, Elizabeth Csikai, and Ella Mickler setting the standard for the 2A team title. These three ladies lead the Bolles squad as they begin their quest to potentially defend their state title from last season with an impressive 44 second 1-5 split and team average of 18:34 heading into the regular season.
Lilly Henne and her Montverde Academy team will answer the call for competition against Bolles with her 18:24 season best from last season. Henne goes into her junior season with the capability of going sub 18 minutes, as proven by her 2018 season. She's taken off her 2020 track season, but expect to see the Montverde girls push to the front with their predicted 19:21 team average.
Don't sleep on The King's Academy girls this season. Avery Fronrath and Mia Rodriguez lead this team with their sub 19 minute 5k PRs and if their fourth and fifth runners can dip below 20 minutes on the ARP course this season, we could very well see them put pressure on Montverde.
Not to be forgotten, Satellite High school and Bishop Verot, should be on your watch list. With great base building this summer, it will be very interesting to see what these teams can accomplish this season. Bishop Verot in particular comes into the 2020 season with a pack strong, 52.67 1-5 split. It will be exciting to watch if Vikings can dip their five all under the 20 minute barrier this season.
Keep your eyes on Cristal Gomez, Emma Hencock, Katie Hibbard, Paige Jazczack, and Sierra Stocker as well this season. All five ladies are capable of dipping under the 19 minute barrier to break out this season and could find their way to the top 15 in class 2A.