Top 13 Heartland Girls With National Aspirations

Top to bottom, the Heartland region is home to some of the best talent on the girls side in the nation. Minnesota has recently dominated the region, and 2018 should be no different. The North Star State took the top eight spots last fall, and return most of those athletes. However, the surrounding states have their own elite athletes, who could contend for top finishes. And based on how deep the region is, it's likely that at least one All-American could fall out of the top five. Luckily, this season Nike has introduced five at-large individual berths, and the Heartland region looks primed to receive at least one of those spots. Yankton Trails is notorious for being scorching fast, so some of the fastest times we'll see all season are likely to be dropped on Sunday. We can't wait to witness how the stacked Heartland region plays out, and see who will advance to Portland in December.