Heidi Nielson and Brynn Brown have proven to be national level girls in both cross and track
Last year's freshman girls class was a monster group of freshmen as a whole. From cross country all of the way through track season, the 2021 girls were not only some of the state's best runners, but also some of the nation's best.
The class won several state medals from UIL 6A to UIL 3A and even down to SPC and TAPPS and from cross country down to the 800m.
So many girls of the 2021 class have continued to be dominant through this past cross season. There is no shortage of talent in the class and no doubt the girls will continue to make their presence felt for the next two plus seasons.
The 2022 class is not slouch either. This cross country season, they demonstrated their depth and ability as well. With 15 girls to run under 18:30, four under 18:00 and even one under 17:00 in the 5K, the 2020 girls have shown they are equally as strong in cross country as the 2021 class.
Check out the comparison and the graph to see how the classes compare and to see what things could look like for the 2022 girls on the track. Here are some quick points of the 2021 class of distance girls. (**Keep in mind the Class of 2021 did not run McNeil Inv.)
XC freshman class comparison
Sub 19:30 5K (2022 - 78 > 2021 - 67), Sub 19:00 5K (2022 - 30 < 2021 - 34), Sub 18:30 5K (2022 - 15 < 2021 - 19), Sub 18:00 5K (2022 - 4 > 2021 - 3) Sub 17:00 5K (2022 - 1 > 2021 - 0)
Class of 2021 on track
5,000m - Two sub 17:00 on track
3200M - 11:20 and under (18), 11:10 and under (13), under 11:00 (7) including a 10:31 and 10:36
1600M - 5:20 and under (36), 5:10 and under (17), under 5:00 (4)
800M - 2:20 and under (20) , 2:16 and under (8), including a. 2:09, 2:11, and 2:12