Frederick County competitors Megan Bertolette (left) of Walkersville and Hayley Ross of Oakdale are both among the top seven returning 2A runners from last fall's state meet. Bertolette is the top returning senior on this list; she has finished 13th, 10th and 13th at the state meet in her first three years at Walkersville. (Photo by Autumn Hoffman)
Oakdale and Poolesville battled to a close finish at last year's state meet. Oakdale used a slightly tighter 1-5 spread to edge the Falcons, 131-132, for the runner-up spot. The two squads could be set for another battle atop the 2A standings this season as they are two of the three teams with three runners on this list. The third, Middletown, finished close behind with 146 points and return their entire top five from last year's state meet.