Nike South Inv. Elite Girls Observations

The Nike South Invitational was good with a lot of talent in the fields. In retrospect, one of the most impressive fields was the Elite Girls field.

There were 12 girls who ran 19:30 and under and ten girls teams with legitimate shots to qualifying for the state meet.

Here is what we learned:

- Katy Cinco Ranch stars Heidi Nielson and Sophie Atkinson are off the charts, they go 1-2 once AGAIN.

- El Paso Americas senior Mariana Guzman is tough and aggressive. She will make some noise in Region 1.

- Katy Tompkins has found a heck of a runner in Addison Stevenson. Stevenson transferred in from Alaska last year and made her mark in track as a talented jumper. This is her first XC season and she was fourth this weekend and has a 18:38 PR.

- Kingwood continues to prove they are the best team in Region 3. The Lady Mustangs ran a 19:34 team average this weekend with a 15 second 1-5 split. They're top four scorers this weekend finished in 13-16 place consecutively all within 1.20 seconds of each other.