Our #6 returner this XC season is a track star barely known for her XC speed. That should change this year as she looks to improve from 18:14 to sub 18 this XC season. She likely would have done that last year but she did not compete at Foot Locker.
Being a homeschooled athlete means Michaela is unable to run against some of the other top girls in the state but that didn't stop her this outdoor season when she ran a 2:04 state record in the 800. It also shouldn't stop her this XC season and that is why she is ranked so highly in our preseason rankings.