1 – Grace Blair (Oak Hall) – Blair is the defending 1A state cross country champion, 3200m state champion, 1600m state champion and 800m state champion. She is currently the favorite to win 1A after beating her closes 1A competitor by 7 seconds at the Pre-State meet in Tallahassee.
2 – Sinkenesh Parker (Circle Christian) – Parker was the 3rd place finisher at the 2016 1A state cross country championships. She currently placed 12th at the Pre-State meet with a time of 19:02 and finished as the second 1A runner behind Blair.
3 – Jacqueline Abanses (Citrus Park Christian) – Abanses currently has the fastest time in 1A, having run 18:26 at the Babe Zaharias Twilight Challenge. Abanses recently placed 5th at the Hillsborough County XC Championship meet with a time of 19:17.
4 – Lydia Friedman (Citrus Park Christian) – Friedman was the 7th place finisher at the 2016 4A State Cross Country Championships and was part of the Steinbrenner team state championships. Friedman was the 3rd place finisher at the Hillsborough County XC Championship meet with a time of 19:05.
5 – Jasmine Hincapie (Westminster Academy) – Hincapie is coming off a track season where she placed 3rd in the 3200m at the FHSAA 1A State Championships in a time of 11:16. This season she ran 19:35 at the Spanish River XC Invitational, where she was the top 1A finisher to cross the line.