If you wanna talk about a stellar calendar year you better start with Ellie Desmond. She may not have won a state title but she has proven she is a national star in the distance races. She enters this XC season as the top state meet returner in Class 5 with a 18:17 best last year.
She will have tough competition in Loudoun County and at States but she is ready for it. That was evidenced clearly with her 4:50 1600 at outdoor states which was then followed by a strong 2:14 800 just a few hours later.
Ellie Desmond is a senior this year and is ready for the state title.