This should be a three way battle between freshman Carmen Alder (Pinecrest), Sophie Faircloth (Reagan) and Calli Parlier (Apex). We saw Faircloth win the elite Mile at the RHFItPro Elite race ahead of Alder who has run 5:05 this season. Faircloth's 1600 was 5:06.14. Parlier has only run 5:13 this indoor season, but we haven't seen her in any big races, and is well capable of dipping under 5.
Alder, Faircloth and Parlier will double back and battle with Sarah Parrish (Providence) freshman Cora Cooke (Myers Park) and Ainsley Cooper (Reagan) for the 1000 title. Both Alder and Faircloth have broken 3 minutes this season with Parrish, Cooke and Parlier all seeming to be capable of doing so having run under 3:05 this indoor season.
Two of the top seeds in Alder and Faircloth will be possibly on their 4th race if they run the 4x800 and the two events above, making the race wide open for whoever wants it the most. Alder has run 10:50 this season, and freshman Eliza Broce (West Forsyth) will be looking for the win to potentially lock up the team title for the Titans. It'll also feature Emma Kincaid (Grimsley), Lila Peters (Sanderson), Kelsey Vogel (Green Hope) and Katharine Priu (Cardinal Gibbons). There is a ton of young distance talent in this field as a star will emerge in this event.