VOTE: North Carolina XC Girls Sophomore of the Year

Hannah Rae Shaffer - Cardinal Gibbons

Shaffer won the NCHSAA 4A East Regional in NC No. 8 17:52.82. She went on to place 4th at the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. She also won the Hare & Hounds Invitational and was 4th at Friday Night Lights. Her season best is NC Sophomore No. 1 on the season.

Annie Miller - Metrolina Christian Academy

Miller was runner-up at the NCISAA 4A State XC Championship. She also picked up 3rd place finishes at both Hare & Hounds and Wilmington Beach Blast, on top of a 4th place finish at Union County Championships. Her personal best of 18:00.96 is NC Sophomore No. 2 this season.

Caroline Barton - Carolina Day School

A break-out season for Barton, she captured the NCISAA 2A State XC Championship. Her time of 18:28.30 from the state meet is NC Sophomore No. 4 on the season. She also got the win at the CAA Conference Championship. On top of those two wins, she was 9th at NCRunners Elite and 8th at Hare & Hounds. 

Ina Lazarczyk - Cardinal Gibbons

When Shaffer went down to injury, Lazarczyk really stepped it up for Cardinal Gibbons. She ran a best of 18:02.00 at the XC Invitational in Virginia, leading Cardinal Gibbons to the team victory. She won the CAP 6 Conference Championship and placed 3rd at the NCHSAA 4A East Regional. She capped off her season with a 14th place finish at the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. Her best is NC No. 15 and NC Sophomore No. 3 on the season.

Allie Kinlaw - Page

Kinlaw won the Metro 4A Conference Championship in 18:51.86. She ran 18:29.07 to win the Guilford County Championships. She also won the Hagan Stone XC Invitational, the adidas XC Invitational race, and was runner-up in the Friday Night Lights invitational race.

Noelle Houlihan - West Henderson

After an 8th place finish at the NCHSAA 3A West Regional, Houlihan took home 2nd at the NCHSAA 3A State Championship. She was also runner-up at the Mountain 7 Conference Championship. Her best of 18:31.00 is NC Sophomore No. 6 this season.

Sarah Fassinger - Reagan

Fassinger placed 13 at both the NCHSAA 4A Midwest Regional and NCHSAA 4A State Championships. She also was 4th at the CPC Championship. At Hare & Hounds, she was runner-up in a personal best time of 18:33.10.


VOTE: North Carolina Girls Sophomore of the Year