Class A Girls Pre-Season Team Watch List


When we put Albany's returning numbers into our team score projector for the section 6A meet it's a toss up between with West Central for second place behind Staples-Motley. The Huskies return all seven from last year including top runner Kristine Kalthoff who ran a 19:25 last year. Senior Rachel Neu also broke 20 minutes last fall and was part of a top four who finished around 30 seconds apart at sections. Having a fifth runner capable of going under 21 minutes is the key for many class A state meet hopefuls and Albany is among them if they hope to earn that trip. They have runners close to that accomplishment already and it's worth tracking the Huskies progress towards that goal.


1) Kristine Kalthoff 19:25.5
2) Rachel Neu 19:47.7
3) Abbie Christen 20:51.5
4) Grace Rieland 20:56.0
5) Emily Spanier 21:23.6
Average Time: 20:28.86 Total Time: 1:42:24.30 1-5 Split: 1:58.10
6) Elizabeth Johnson 21:58.9
7) Abby Kalla 22:22.2