Two of the top returning 3A runners from the 2018 state meet kicked off their careers at Great Mills last fall. Cooper Brotherton (above) placed ninth at the state meet and finished sixth in the 3200 this spring. Fellow freshman Sophie Chan did not run track, but was equally impressive during the fall, finishing 10th at the SMAC Championships and 11th at states. (Photo by Craig Amoss)
There are plenty of powerhouse girls teams this year in the 3A classification, and it shows in these rankings. The defending champions from Northern have three of the top five returners (individual champion Oakley Olson transferred from Huntingtown to Northern during the winter) and five girls on the list. Bel Air has four girls, and C. Milton Wright has three.