Meet Preview: Mooreville XC Invitational

High School Girls

2021 champion: Brookelyn Morgan (Tupelo High School) | 19:05

Meet / Course record: Brookelyn Morgan (Tupelo High School) | 19:05

No. 1 seed: Anna Caroline Crouch (Saltillo High School)

The Rundown:

Anna Caroline Crouch of Saltillo is coming off a second-place finish at the 2022 TCPS Twilight. Crouch is the only girl in this race with a PR under 20 minutes for the 5K.

Close behind Crouch is Hannah Sanders of Mooreville with a PR of 20:02. Sanders will have a slight advantage in this race on her home turf.

Crouch and Sanders faced off at the 2022 TCPS Twilight, separated by only five seconds. Perhaps even a more remarkable statistic: They were within two seconds of each other at this same meet last year.

RESULTS: 2021 Mooreville XC Invitational

With a win on the line, the battle between Crouch and Sanders is one to look forward to.

Some other significant competitors in this race are Maggie Irwin, Anna Bishop Powell, and Emma Ruffin. It will be a close fight between these three to fill out the top five, and they could make a push against Crouch and Sanders.

Maggie Irwin, Oxford High School

Here is our pick: This is a very tough one to call, as they are both very similar and are seemingly right next to each other in every race.

Sanders and Crouch are 1-1 so far this season.

This one seriously could go either way, but just because Sanders will have the home course advantage and crowd on her side, we're going to go with her to take the win and Crouch in a close second.