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Girls cross country preview: Top O.C. runners to watch

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

OCVarsity’s girls cross country preview for 2015:

TOP O.C. GIRLS RUNNERS TO WATCH

Amanda Gehrich, Tesoro, Sr.: The Titans star thrives in big moments, as she did in her state championship-winning performance in the 1,600 meters last spring.

Ashley Licata, Capistrano Valley, Sr.: She is the front runner of the Cougars machine that has finished as the county’s year-end No. 1 the last two seasons.

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GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW

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Stefanie Ortega, Segerstrom, Sr.: She performed well in the Division 2 state finals with a seventh place finish as a junior. Ortega placed third in the Sweepstakes race at the Orange County Championships.

Shannon Mac Kellar, Esperanza, Jr.: She is looking to add more titles to her resume after winning the Division 3 race at the Clovis Invite last year. The Aztecs look to return to state behind their rising star.

Pearl Shoemaker, Laguna Beach, Sr.: Shoemaker had a solid track season, emerging as one of the county’s top milers. She has state meet credentials, and if the Breakers are going to get there again, they will need her. The senior has received recruiting interest from USC.

Kathryn Kaloroumakis, Dana Hills, Jr.: She came into her own toward the end of her sophomore year, parlaying a strong performance at the CIF-SS Division 1 Finals into a trip to the state meet. She won the sophomore grade-level race at the Laguna Hills Invite last year.

Cassie Durgy, Huntington Beach, Sr.: She had a strong track season, qualifying for the state meet in the 800 meters. Durgy committed to run for UCLA in August.

Lucina Vincent, El Dorado, So.: One of the county’s most promising freshmen a year ago. Vincent won a Division 3 title at the Mt. SAC Invite, and she improved her time on the course in the CIF-SS Prelims and Finals. She was the North Hills League champion.


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