NCRunners XC Countdown Girls Team #9: Providence Day School

The Chargers of Providence Day School come in at No. 9 on our girls pre-season cross country countdown. 

This is a young team up front that is coming off a cross country season riddled with injuries. 

Sophomore duo Morgan Boonshaft and Carly Arrington could very well be the best 1-2 punch in the state in a couple years, but they are no strangers to high-level racing now! 

Boonshaft is the No. 2 returner in the entire state with her 17:56 personal best from Hare & Hounds. Since her time was ran unattached, and not for PDS, that personal best is not accounted for in the team scores. Boonshaft did not run in the 2020 NCISAA cross country state championship due to injury, but she bounced back stronger than ever in track season running a 3200m personal best of 10:48. She also brought home two individual titles to help Providence Day School win the NCISAA DI team state title.

The Arrington sisters of Carly and Tate are ready to make a splash on the NCISAA. Without Boonshaft, the sisters led PDS to a 3rd place finish at the NCISAA cross country state meet. Carly finished 3rd overall behind fellow freshmen Kasey Cone and Allison Hall. Carly was runner-up in the NCISAA 3200m state championship to Boonshaft, and Tate was 5th. 

The only graduate from that top five was No. 4 runner Lindsay Smith. Ashley Horwitz and Mia Streitberger are returning for their senior seasons and, with Tate Arrington, will bring veteran senior leadership to a group that has one goal in mind: NCISAA State Champions.

Providence Day School (NC)531
1) Morgan Boonshaft18:56.3929
2) Carly Arrington19:12.3041
3) Tate Arrington19:52.80104
4) Ashley Horwitz20:15.10139
5) Mia Streitberger20:51.50218
Average Time: 19:49.62 Total Time: 1:39:08.09 1-5 Split: 1:55.11
6) Cameron Tucker21:54.30370
7) Sophia Powell22:24.40441