Coming in at #5 on our Pre-Season NCISAA XC Countdown are the Lions of Asheville Christian!
Rising freshman Holly Lanter already has tons of experience under her belt. She was the focal point of Asheville Christian's runner-up team at last season's 3A State Meet where she was 5th overall. Another rising freshman will be a key to this team's success in Ella Jane Osada. Osada was 18th in the state meet last season. Chloe Gilbert and Isabel Inman will bring the senior leadership to this group as they are the lone upperclassmen on the top six. Cecilia Young and Hannah Malloy both had standout freshman campaigns and are primed this season to move up in the pack closer to Osada and Inman. This Asheville Christian team runs six deep that could be in their top five any given race, which is a huge plus and relieves a lot of pressure on the team as a whole. Their 1:27 1-5 split is barely not the best in the whole state, being less than a second more than the fastest split among contending teams. Sadly, we did not get a full track season so we did not get to see a lot of these young runners in peak track condition.
|4||Asheville Christian Academy (NC)||162|
|1) Holly Lanter||20:02.10||16|
|2) Chloe Gilbert||20:16.60||23|
|3) Ella Jane Osada||20:40.10||31|
|4) Isabel Inman||21:07.00||40|
|5) Cecilia Young||21:29.50||52|
|Average Time: 20:43.06 Total Time: 1:43:35.30 1-5 Split: 1:27.40|
|6) Hannah Malloy||21:46.20||60|
|7) Lilian Johnson||24:13.20||156|