Chapel Hill are your defending NCHSAA 3A State Champions in XC and return the majority of that team from last year. Katherine Dokholyan and Clare McNamara are the top 2 returners in the 3A division and they placed 2nd and 3rd respectively at the state meet last fall. Dokholyan was very strong on the track running 5:00.95 and 11:24 at the state meet last fall. Dokholyan is just headed into her junior year and should be a dominant force in NC over the next two years. McNamara is a senior and had a big year in XC last season. She's improved every year going from 31st to 12th to 3rd place finishes at the state meet. Her and Dokholyan will provide a strong 1-2 punch for Chapel Hill this season.
Maeve Gualtieri-Reed has improved steadily throughout her career and had a great end to her track season. She placed 10th at the outdoor state meet running a PR of 5:17 in the 1600. She was 21st last XC season at the state meet and it was her first season cracking Chapel Hill's top 7. Grace Tate was 6th at the outdoor state meet in the 3200 and 5th indoors. She seems to be better at the longer distances but still holds a 1600 PR of 5:23. She had a break out year on the XC course and became much more consistent running in the low 20s to mid 19s throughout the season.
They have a load of depth that will be fighting for a top 7 spot this fall. Madi Marvin was 8th outdoor in the 800 where she ran 2:22 and also ran 5:26 for the 1600. Marvin came up huge at the end of last season finishing 12th at the state meet and 4th at the regional meet. Marvin holds a PR from 2014 of 19:36 and should be an all-state contender at the end of the season. Maggie Springer, Lilly Crook, and Milly Ames will be strong contenders to battle for a top 5 spot this fall. Chapel Hill was known for their depth last season and had 16 girls under 21 minutes last season. Anna Stouffer is someone who looked promising at ASU Team Camp #2 where she was their #2 girl. She holds a PR from her sophomore season on 20:06 and looks to be in even better form than that heading into this season.