XC Top Ten Team Countdown: Girls' No.6 Providence Day School

Coming in at No. 6 on the pre-season countdown are the Chargers of Providence Day School

They were runner-up at the 2021 NCISAA 4A cross country state meet, and they return four of their seven that competed. Two of those returners include Blane McElroy and Carly Arrington.

McElroy, a rising sophomore, was runner-up at the state meet and was Providence Day's top finisher. 

Arrington, who is a year older than McElroy, was right on her tail and finished in 5th place. 

Their No. 5 and No. 6 runners from the state meet return as well. Cameron Tucker was 18th and Ashlyn Adams was 24th. 

On the track, however, Arrington really shined this spring. At the NCISAA DI state meet she took home 4th in the 800m, 3rd in the 1,600m, and 3rd in the 3,200m. Adams was also in the 1,600m and 3,200m and placed 15th and 8th respectively.

McElroy did not compete in track and field in 2022. 

The X-factor for Providence Day School is going to be rising junior Morgan Boonshaft. We haven't seen Boonshaft since the 2021 outdoor season, where she won the NCISAA DI 1,600m and 3,200m state championships as a freshman.

She has has a cross country personal best of 17:56.90 from the 2020 Hare & Hounds Invitational. 

If she can return to form, that rockets these Chargers to the top of the entire state, not just the NCISAA. 

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