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GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW: Area's top individuals led by Belf

Solid runners all over Oakland County

Audrey Belf of Birmingham Seaholm is accustomed to running alone in races.

Allysen Eads is the lead runner for Farmington Mercy.

Oakland County’s Top 40 Girls

1.Audrey Belf, Birmingham Seaholm — Next heir to Oakland County’s line of elite distance runners

2. Jessica Goethals, Rochester — Has arrived as a state-caliber distance runner

3. Rachel Barrett, Milford — If she’s healthy, can run with the best in the state

4. Rachel DaDamio, Birmingham Seaholm — Will fight to the finish line in her races

5. Jackie Feist, Birmingham Groves — All-around athlete can run long sprints and distances

6. Marissa Dobry, Birmingham Seaholm — Made an impact as a freshman last year

7. Nicole Hanson, Clarkston — Has a leading role if the Wolves are to be successful

8. Tessa Fornari, Waterford Our Lady of Lakes — Sophomore only beginning to tap her ability

9. Abby Green, Troy — Has already won one invitational this season

10. Julia Demko, Birmingham Seaholm — Likes to pack run with her teammates

11. Lauren Miller, Troy — Senior has experience and racing acumen

12. Danielle Bentzley, Birmingham Seaholm — Has worked her way into the heart of Maples’ lineup

13. Mackenzie Gammons, Bloomfield Hills — New school, uniforms gives her a new lease on life

14. Sarah Hale, Waterford Mott — Steady and consistent for the past couple of seasons

15. Lauren Bos, Royal Oak — Was on the cusp of qualifying for state last year

16. Katlyn Pizzo, Clawson — Only a freshman but watch her go

17. Hannah Lonergan, Novi — Looking for a state qualifying berth this season

18. Darcy Kimberlin, Walled Lake Northern — Getting better every season

19. Danielle Carr, Lake Orion — Could be Dragons’ leading runner, but she’ll have competition

20. Lynsie Gram, Clarkston — May need a few more races to really get going

21. Paige Arney, Ortonville Brandon — Beginning to find her stride as a solid cross country runner

22. Allyson Eads, Farmington Our Lady of Mercy — The Marlins’ top runner missed a trip to state by a second last season

23. Allysa Byndas, Milford — Ready to make her senior year a memorable one

24. Elizabeth Jenkins, Bloomfield Hills — Feeling groovy with solid early season performances

25. Nicole Kowalchick, Stoney Creek — A year off may benefit Cougars’ top runner

26. Jennifer Rogers, Farmington — Will be the Falcons’ top flyer this season

27. Hannah Long, Oxford — Not too far behind her teammate

28. Lina Erlingis, Milford — Has gotten better from being around her teammates

29. Claire Nord, Troy Athens — Showing signs of making a big push on the course

30. Madison Paquette, Milford — A key factor if Mavs are to be successful this season

31. Sabrina Smith, Oxford — Having a good time running with her teammates

32. Savannah Schaefer, Waterford Mott — An important of the Corsairs’ division title aspirations

33. Eve Hemingway, Milford — Looking forward to a fabulous season

34. Caroline Kletzien, Rochester Adams — Has to take the reins as lead runner for Highlanders

35. Claire Ford, Cranbrook Kingswood — Learned a lot from her former teammate Jemma Howlett

36. Erin Womack, Lake Orion — Will be an important part of Dragons’ success

37. Miranda Reinhart, Lakeland — Has taken over as Eagles’ leading runner

38. Lauren McGrath, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep — Will shoulder the responsibility as team’s leading runner

39. Maggie Schneider, Holly — Was Bronchos' top finisher at Holly Invite

40. Nicole Clover, Lakeland — KLAA races toughen her up

How They’ll Finish


Kensington Conference

Central Division

1. Northville; 2. Salem; 3. Livonia Stevenson; 4. Novi; 5. South Lyon; 6. South Lyon East

South Division

1. Livonia Churchill; 2. Livonia Franklin; 3. Plymouth; 4. Canton; 5. Westland John Glenn; 6. Wayne Memorial

Lakes Conference

North Division

1. Waterford Mott; 2. Walled Lake Northern; 3. Lakeland; 4. Walled Lake Western; 5. Walled Lake Central; 6. Waterford Kettering

West Division

1. Milford; 2. Brighton; 3. Howell; 4. Pinckney; 5. Hartland; 6. Grand Blanc

Flint Metro League

1. Linden; 2. Lapeer West; 3. Fenton; 4. Ortonville Brandon; 5. Holly; 6. Lapeer East; 7. Clio; 8. Flint Kearsley; 9. Swartz Creek

Last Updated: 9/15/2013 5:08:18 PM EST

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