Katherine Dokholyan (Chapel Hill) might be a surprise at the top of this list, but is certainly deserving after having a monster season over 800 & 1600 meters. She kicked off her season with a Mile PR at the Adidas Raleigh Relays Dream Mile Qualifier where she took third converting to 4:57.41 for 1600 meters. She also proved to be one of the top 800 meter runners in North Carolina running 2:14.64 helping lead her Chapel Hill teammates to their schools first ever 4x800 State Title!
Isabel Zimmermann (Reagan) emerged as a dominant distance runner winning two outdoor and one indoor individual state title this season over 1600 & 3200 meters. She also was very solid in the 800 running 2:17.50 while it wasn't one of her focuses this season. Two other seniors in the top 5 are Emme Fisher (West Carteret) and Janay Hall (South View), both rank higher in the 800, but are very solid 1600 meter runners as well. Fisher was the NCHSAA 3A Sate Champion this season over 800 meters.
Sarah LaTour (Cuthbertson) is the #2 underclassman on this list behind Dokholyan. This year we saw LaTour figure out how lethal her kick is as she was able to dominate her competition over the final 400 all throughout the season. Her 800 seasons best is only 2:18, but I expect that time to drop substantially if she decides to race one fresh next year.
Girls Combined 800/1600 Rankings