The junior emerged as the one to beat in the state early on. She ran 17:56 and took home the win at Friday Night Lights with a powerful back half to the race.
Kaitlyn Estep - Without Limits Triangle/Cary Christian
Only in 7th grade, Estep is ready to run with the best of them. She clocked a NC No. 1 this season and NC Middle School all-time No. 1 mark of 17:46 to win the Wilmington Beach Blast.
Notorious for the middle-distance races, Bell proved she was an all-around runner with a huge 2nd place run (18:00) at Friday Night Lights.
Welsh had the run of her life and it resulted in a 3rd place finish in the Championship girls race at Friday Night Lights. The junior ran 18:09, which was a huge personal best.
Obremski finished 2nd at the Wilmington Beach Blast and clocked NC No. 2 time on the season, 17:52.