2019 Girls XC Power Rankings: Week Five

The Urbana girls rolled at the Cougar Challenge on Saturday, placing five runners in the top eight. Was it enough to maintain their top ten ranking? (Photo by Craig Amoss)

After ranking our top 50 teams before the season we will post updated top 25 rankings at the beginning of every week!

Maryland's top teams went head-to-head once again this past weekend, this time down in North Carolina at the Great American XC Festival. Howard flexed their muscles, taking down Severna Park even without their number one runner, Amanda Eliker. The Walter Johnson girls move up the most within the top ten behind Jenna Goldberg and Ella Gaul's performances at Great American. The Wildcats bested the Northern girls in the Maryland merged results from Great American.

The South Carroll girls are our biggest week five risers, coming off two strong showings in the past week. They came within one point of taking down the 2A favorites from Liberty on their home course at the Crossfire Invitational, then finished third at a highly-competitive Westminster Invitational at which the top three teams were separated by just nine points.

1. Howard High School Lions (hold)

Finished 11th at Great American XC Festival (race of champions)

2. Severna Park High School Falcons (hold)

Finished 14th at Great American XC Festival (race of champions)

3. Broadneck High School Bruins (hold)

Finished 2nd at Arundel Invitational

4. Walt Whitman High School Vikings (hold)

Finished 3rd at Great American XC Festival (seeded race)

5. Walter Johnson High School Wildcats (up 3)

Finished 4th at Great American XC Festival (seeded race)

6. Bel Air High School Bobcats (down 1)

Finished 1st at Chesapeake Divisional Championships; finished 5th at Paul Short Run (brown race)

7. Northern-Calvert High School Patriots (down 1)

Finished 15th at Great American XC Festival (race of champions)

8. Hereford High School Bulls (down 1)


9. Liberty High School Lions (hold)

Finished 1st at Crossfire Invitational; finished 1st at Westminster Invitational

10. Dulaney High School Lions (up 1)

Finished 12th at Paul Short Run (brown race)

11. Urbana High School Hawks (down 1)

Finished 1st at Cougar Challenge

12. Leonardtown High School Raiders (up 1)

Finished 1st at Arundel Invitational

13. Towson High School Generals (down 1)

Finished 2nd at Westminster Invitational

14. South Carroll High School Cavaliers (up 6)

Finished 2nd at Crossfire Invitational; finished 3rd at Westminster Invitational

15. Calvert High School Cavaliers (down 1)

Finished 7th at Paul Short Run (white race)

16. Thomas S. Wootton High School Patriots (down 1)


17. Maryvale Prep High School Lions (down 1)

Finished 7th at Gettysburg Invitational

18. South River High School Seahawks (down 1)

Ran at Great American XC Festival

19. Montgomery Blair High School Blazers (down 1)


20. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Barons (down 1)

Finished 21st at Great American XC Festival (seeded race)

21. Centennial High School Eagles (hold)

Finished 4th at Westminster Invitational

22. Stone Ridge of the Sacred Heart High School Gators (hold)

Finished 3rd at Crossfire Invitational

23. C.H. Flowers High School Jaguars (hold)

Finished 2nd at Cougar Challenge

24. Sherwood High School Warriors (previously unranked)

Finished 10th at Great American XC Festival (red race)

25. Middletown High School Knights (hold)

Finished 4th at Crossfire Invitational

The next five: Atholton High School, Academy of the Holy Cross High School, Holton-Arms High School Panthers, Huntingtown High School Hurricanes, Arundel High School Wildcats