Just as we were starting to get excited to see what Alexa Efraimson could possibly do to top her historic first three years of high school, Efraimson decided on Monday that she will be taking a much different path in her development onto the next level. Prior to the start of her senior year of high school, the 4:07 1500 meter runner Efraimson turned pro by signing a contract this week with Nike. Since her high school career and amateur athletic status is officially over, MileSplit is counting down Efraimson's dozen greatest high school running moments in chronological order over the last 3 years.
The first program of its kind to identify, recognize and award the future stars and faces of the sport, Hoka One One and MileSplit will showcase the best underclassmen runners of high school cross country this fall.
Rumors are swirling on Monday night through social media that high school distance running phenom Alexa Efraimson of Camas High School in Washington may be turning pro and forgoing her senior year of high school eligibility. If the rumors turn out to be true then Efraimson would be following in a similar path as Mary Cain took this past year when she signed a contract to run professionally for Nike.
A list of the top 100 fastest girls returnees in the state of Washington for the upcoming 2014 cross country season based on 5K performances in the MileSplit database from the 2013 cross country season.
A list of the top 100 fastest boys returnees in the state of Washington for the upcoming 2014 cross country season based on 5K performances in the MileSplit database from the 2013 cross country season.
Who are the top 10 high school girls in the nation that we are most excited to watch compete this season in cross country? See below who we think is the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the very top tier of returning distance runners to watch for this fall in the biggest national meets of the season.
A list of the top 25 fastest returning girls cross country teams within the states of the NXN Northwest Region including Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.