4A Girls Pre-Season Rankings #2

These are subjective rankings (not computer generated) they take into account returning team rankings, team rankings in the 1600 and 3200 from outdoor track, and a school's "Improvement Rating."  Improvement Rating is a metric developed by researching the improvement in a team's final place at State from 2011-2013. Each category is given rank points and added up coming to a final point total. Some squads made up for high point totals, getting ranked higher by virtue of number of returners (top 7) and by fastest returning XC team average.  Not all XC runners do Track (Soccer mostly) which can affect Outdoor team rankings, but generally not the top 5-7 teams)                           

                           4A Girls Pre-Season Rankings #2

                 

After a tough finish to their 2013 campaign to defend their title. St.Pius is going to be a big factor in 4A this season favored for a return to the Podium. Star runner Margaret Crawford has graduated, but 5 of the top 7 are back giving the Golden Lions ammunition for a run at Marist. Pius X had a great 2014 Outdoor distance season rating 1st ahead of Marist. No doubt everyone will have to take it up a notch, but that's why we run the races...Rebecca Entrekin is the top returner aftter placing 6th at State w/ a pr of 19:18 at Region (Clinton Farms) She also burned down an 11:37 3200 last Spring. Their returning 2-7 runners have a pr Split of :34 which is outstanding. Top runners in that tight bunch are Rachel Pyden, Emma Jayne Braxton, Katie Glenn and Lucey O'Brien. 

   
St. Pius X (GA) 86
  1) Rebecca Entrekin   19:18.71 9
  2) Rachel Pyden   19:52.76 15
  3) Emma Jayne Braxton   20:00.15 18
  4) Katie Glenn   20:04.82 21
  5) Lucey O'Brien   20:11.65 23
  Average Time: 19:53.62 Total Time: 1:39:28.09 1-5 Split: 52.94
  6) Mary Hathaway Lipscomb   20:22.78 30
  7) Sarah Marshall   20:27.50 32

 

Important Data:
 
2013 XC Returning Ranking: 2nd
 
2014 Outdoor Returning Team 1600 Ranking: 1st
 
2014 Outdoor Returning Team 3200 Ranking: 1st
 
3-Year Improvement Plan: 10th
 
Returns 5 of top 7 (2-4,6,7)
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