Vote below for the deserving athlete for the title of North Carolina freshman girls cross country runner of the year following the 2021 season. Poll closes at 11:59 PM on Thursday, December 16th.
Check out the field and what they've done this season, then scroll down and cast your vote!
Runners listed alphabetically by last name
Arizona Blankenship - Swain County - 18:33 5000m PR, NCHSAA 1A State Champion
Delaney Horton - Swansboro - 18:32 5000m PR, 4th at NCHSAA 3A State Meet
Allie Kinlaw - Page - 18:30 5000m PR, Metro 4A Conference Champion
Ina Lazarczyk - Cardinal Gibbons - 18:03 5000m PR, 3rd at NCHSAA 4A East Regional, 12th at NCHSAA 4A State Meet
Blane McElroy - Providence Day School - 18:34 5000m PR, 2nd place at NCISAA 4A State Meet
Annie Miller - Metrolina Christian Academy - 18:40 5000m PR, 4th at NCISAA 4A State Meet, Great American Girls Blue winner
Addy Mitchell - Cardinal Gibbons - 18:21 5000m PR, 4th at NCHSAA 4A East Regional
Morgan Pennington - Trinity Academy of Raleigh - 18:37 5000m PR, NCISAA 2A State Champion
Morgan Pollard - Corinth Holders - 18:24 5000m PR, 7th at NCHSAA 4A East Regional
Hannah Rae Shaffer - Cardinal Gibbons - 17:19 5000m PR, 2nd NCHSAA 4A State Meet, Team Regionals Champion