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AztecBuff

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Per the below, looks like lacrosse has possibly received a commitment for 2023 from 5'3" midfielder Emily Dodd, who plays club lax with ELEV8 Lacrosse in Calgary, Alberta. (Unless I'm forgetting someone, this is the 1st international commit I can remember for lacrosse.)

Welcome and congrats to her!



Can't find much else on her (pretty common for international commitments I've found in other sports), but she does have a HUDL page -

 

AztecBuff

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Per the below tweet (looks to be from her club program), looks like lacrosse may have its 4th (that I know of) commitment for the frosh class of 2023. She is Natalie Myslinski, a 5'5" multi-position*** student athlete who attends and competes at Clarence (AKA Clarence Central) HS in Clarence (Upstate a little east of Buffalo) New York, as well as playing with the Monster Elite Lacrosse Syracuse club.
(***One of the recruiting pages linked to below has her playing every position except goalie in lacrosse. In addition, looks like she was also already named an all-state field hockey player as a sophomore.)

Welcome and congrats to her!


A few lax links I could find on her:

A recruiting page with some basic info and highlight videos - https://iwlca.sportsrecruits.com/athlete/natalie_myslinski1

Another recruiting pages, also with video, with this one also listing some of her accomplishments, recruit profile, etc. - https://www.connectlax.com/profile/NatalieM15

High school stats (the only season they have for her is from a few years ago when she was in 8th grade. Don't know if the pandemic has wiped out their last 2 seasons or ???.) - https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/natalie-myslinski/dnOWC6bSEeiAxKkkK9HIDg/girls-lacrosse/stats.htm

The latest of many highlight videos on Youtube (many others on this same ConnectLAX acct., and a few others findable via search.)-

 

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would not mind Ann going up to Canada and getting talent. Sanchez has been very successful up there
 

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Per my main source (https://www.milesplit.com/signings?year=2022&sortBy=college&collegeSearch=university+of+colo ) for track and field commits (and supplemented by the below tweet and linked articles), looks like women's cross country has picked up its 1st 2 2022 commits, and women's track and field its 2nd and 3rd. The 2 new distance runner commits are:

  • Caroline Mehlhorn, who attends and competes for Montgomery HS, Montgomery Township, New Jersey and
  • Addy Wiley, who's at Huntington North HS in Huntington, Indiana.
Welcome and congrats to them!



A little more on both:

Ms. Mehlhorn:
(With her best results being in the longer track events, and her winning every (5K) cross country race she ran last season, I'd GUESS she looks like a longer distance prospect.)
Her prep results to date:
Cross country - https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Athlete.aspx?AID=14107389
Track and field - https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Athlete.aspx?AID=14107389

An article from a week or so ago about her commitment - https://nj.milesplit.com/articles/305108/montgomerys-mehlhorn-commits-to-the-university-of-colorado

Ms. Wiley:
Her prep results to date:
Cross country - https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Athlete.aspx?AID=15550659
Track and field - https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Athlete.aspx?AID=15550659

Webpage after she was named Indiana's girls 2021 Gatorade track and field player of the year - https://playeroftheyear.gatorade.com/winner/addy-wiley/38650

Article from a few hours ago about her commitment - https://www.wane.com/high-school-sports/huntington-norths-wiley-commits-to-university-of-colorado/
 
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Before updating all my recruiting lists in front of tomorrow's start of the signing period for the 2022/23 freshman class, wanted to take a look at my normal sources to see if there were any late news of additional verbal commitments. I've found one (in https://www.milesplit.com/signings/43824 and confirmed in the below Instagram post) and, as normal this late in the process, it's another track and field athlete, specifically men's distance runner Conner Wingfield, who currently attends and competes for Daniel Boone HS in Gray, Tennessee.

Welcome and congrats to him!


His prep results to date:
Cross country - https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Athlete.aspx?AID=13965001
Track and field - https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Athlete.aspx?AID=13965001&L=0
 

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Found another commitment I missed for the freshman class of 2022/23. It is for lacrosse, and is midfielder Mary Carson, who attends New Albany HS in the city of the same name in Ohio. She also looks to play in the Resolute Lacrosse club program in Columbus. (Sources showing her being committed to the Buffs are https://www.connectlax.com/collegeteam/womens-d1-at-university_of_colorado_boulder and https://www.insidelacrosse.com/recruiting/commitments/girls?class=2022&league=6 .)

Welcome and congrats to her!

A couple quick links I could find for her:

High school stats (Shows the 2020/21 season only) - https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/mary-carson/Z7F2SBN0EemAy__L_vT5eg/girls-lacrosse/stats.htm

 

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Well, looks like I missed another verbal commitment, this time in soccer. Per Topdrawersoccer (and confirmed on an Instagram post I found from early September, looks like Buff soccer obtained a 2022 commitment from midfielder Juliauna Hayward. (From earlier lists of theirs, looks like she was previously committed to Duke.) She attends and plays at Legacy HS in nearby Broomfield, and also plays club ball with Real Colorado.

As far as I can remember, Ms. Hayward might be Topdrawersoccer's highest ranked soccer student-athlete to commit to the Buffs, at least since I've started following recruiting, as they have her ranked nationally at #6 overall and as the #2 ranked midfielder.

Welcome and congrats to her!

A few links I could find for her:

Her Topdrawersoccer page - https://www.topdrawersoccer.com/club-player-profile/juliauna-hayward/pid-112540

Her high school stats (only for last season so far.) - https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/julianna--hayward/LhqzMUA6-EO2X16zovMfoA/girls-soccer/stats.htm

Per https://chsaanow.com/news/2021/7/22/all-state-girls-soccer-teams-for-season-d.aspx , she was named 2nd Team All-State after last season. (At least per the Maxpreps link above, she only played in 6 of her team's 11 matches, but still tallied 10 goals and 6 assists.)

 

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If Juliauna signs with the Buffs, it is an absolute coup for Sanchez. I've seen her play on a number of occasions. She is an absolutely dynamic player, and very well respected by top players & coaches nationally. CU has struggled to recruit the best HS players from Colorado for a while, although we end up with our fair share of Colorado transfers coming back home, but getting Juliauna to Boulder should help raise the chances other top CO players will look to Boulder as a viable top-tier option.
 

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If Juliauna signs with the Buffs, it is an absolute coup for Sanchez. I've seen her play on a number of occasions. She is an absolutely dynamic player, and very well respected by top players & coaches nationally. CU has struggled to recruit the best HS players from Colorado for a while, although we end up with our fair share of Colorado transfers coming back home, but getting Juliauna to Boulder should help raise the chances other top CO players will look to Boulder as a viable top-tier option.
I had a father of a HS soccer player that has accepted a D1 scholarship to play elsewhere say “Sanchez is a snob for coastal recruits, particularly California. He ignores the talent in his own state” (or something to that effect).

I chalked it up to sour grapes.

Thoughts?
 

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I had a father of a HS soccer player that has accepted a D1 scholarship to play elsewhere say “Sanchez is a snob for coastal recruits, particularly California. He ignores the talent in his own state” (or something to that effect).

I chalked it up to sour grapes.

Thoughts?
I've heard the exact same thing. Colorado is absolutely loaded with female soccer talent, but Sanchez doesn't give them the time of day. I know two players who committed to top-5 programs out of state, both felt like Sanchez gave them a cold shoulder. One of them would have been a CU legacy (both parents went to CU and are GIANT CU fans) who would have 100% given CU a long look.
 

Bmixer

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If it such a cold shoulder given by Sanchez, how come so many transfer back to CU. Not saying it is not true, I do not know anything about it. It just seems that for all the smoke about how Sachez gave them the cold shoulder they transfer back to him. IMO sounds like Colorado high school football players that expect Cu fall over them because they are in state wether or not they really deserve that type of attention.
 

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If it such a cold shoulder given by Sanchez, how come so many transfer back to CU. Not saying it is not true, I do not know anything about it. It just seems that for all the smoke about how Sachez gave them the cold shoulder they transfer back to him. IMO sounds like Colorado high school football players that expect Cu fall over them because they are in state wether or not they really deserve that type of attention.
I don't have a daughter, so I can't speak to the specifics. And I agree that many transfer back, so that is certainly a conundrum. But if you're comparing Colorado girls soccer talent to Colorado high school football talent, you don't know the landscape well.

Also, both of these girls were highly recruited by top national programs, both signing with programs FAR more successful currently, and historically than CU.

Just sharing what I've heard from two top Colorado players and their parents who have had direct contact with him. Neither was a fan.
 

Bmixer

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so the kid going to Ohio St and Oklahoma to play football are not going to top schools. I get that Colorado has high talent in soccer and CU should be getting some but how much is due to CU not offering full rides ships for olympic sports and that these kids really want to leave the state for awhile. I am not defending Sanchez because I do not know what he does or does not do, but there is always more to the story and after following football recruiting for years and basketball recruiting I don't buy that the Sophia Smiths and J. Howell's of the world did not get recruited by Sanchez. It his his job to evaluate players and go from there. With a state of over 40% transplants, many have allegiances other places and they go there. Ali Palangi had an interview a few weeks ago and her parents were CU alums and she did not want to go to CU till she visited. Just because the parents are Cu alums does not mean that the kids want to go there. I know at 17, I did not want to go anywhere near my parents or sisters colleges
 

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Soccer is a headcount sport so all scholarships are full. Some issues may be that certain players are insistent on positions and we may be full at that position. I find it hard that Sanchez ignores talent locally as he moved up the ranks from smaller schools that had to primarily recruit local talent and his assistants are local guys as well. College recruiting is finicky.
 

Bmixer

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I don't have a daughter, so I can't speak to the specifics. And I agree that many transfer back, so that is certainly a conundrum. But if you're comparing Colorado girls soccer talent to Colorado high school football talent, you don't know the landscape well.

Also, both of these girls were highly recruited by top national programs, both signing with programs FAR more successful currently, and historically than CU.

Just sharing what I've heard from two top Colorado players and their parents who have had direct contact with him. Neither was a fan.

Soccer is a headcount sport so all scholarships are full. Some issues may be that certain players are insistent on positions and we may be full at that position. I find it hard that Sanchez ignores talent locally as he moved up the ranks from smaller schools that had to primarily recruit local talent and his assistants are local guys as well. College recruiting is finicky.
then why would Sanchez say in his press conference this year that they do not offer full ride ships.
 

AeroBuff99

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then why would Sanchez say in his press conference this year that they do not offer full ride ships.
Sorry was mistaken, VB, Tennis, and Gymnastics are headcount. Soccer gets 14 Full Equivalents. And surprise rowing gets 20 equivalents (seems a bit out of proportion for the number of participants).
 

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Once again per Milesplit (my main source for track and field/ cross country commitments), and somewhat confirmed via the below tweet- looks like the women's team has picked up a commitment from local distance runner Sierra Parks, who currently attends and competes for Niwot HS.

Welcome and congrats to her!


Her HS results-

At Niwot:
Cross Country - https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Athlete.aspx?AID=18456421&L=0
Track and field - https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Athlete.aspx?AID=18456421

At Broomfield HS (Prior to 2021):
Cross Country - https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Athlete.aspx?AID=13989455
Track and field - https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Athlete.aspx?AID=13989455&L=0
 

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Once again per Milesplit (my main source for track and field/ cross country commitments), and somewhat confirmed via the below tweet- looks like the women's team has picked up a commitment from local distance runner Sierra Parks, who currently attends and competes for Niwot HS.

Welcome and congrats to her!


Her HS results-

At Niwot:
Cross Country - https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Athlete.aspx?AID=18456421&L=0
Track and field - https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Athlete.aspx?AID=18456421

At Broomfield HS (Prior to 2021):
Cross Country - https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Athlete.aspx?AID=13989455
Track and field - https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Athlete.aspx?AID=13989455&L=0
Cool story bro: I ran for the HS Twitter account that posted the tweet.

More to the point, I guarantee my running back in the day would have never generated something tweet-worthy.
 

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Per the below tweet from what I assume is his local newspaper (and the accompanying article), looks like the men's track and field and cross country teams have picked up a new 2022 frosh class commitment in Reese Kilbarger-Stumpff, who currently attends and competes for Columbus North HS in Columbus, Indiana.

Welcome and congrats to him!



Direct link to the article linked to in the above tweet - https://www.therepublic.com/2021/11...lorado/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

His prep results:
Cross country - https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Athlete.aspx?AID=10757239
Track and field - https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Athlete.aspx?AID=10757239&L=0
 

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Just noticed from one of my main sources for lacrosse commits (https://www.insidelacrosse.com/recruiting/commitments/girls?class=2023&league=6) there are a couple 2023 student-athletes who have committed to the Buffs in the last few months not yet mentioned in this thread. (In addition to the above link, also found some confirmation on their commitments from the below Instagram posts from their club teams.):

  • Attacker Bella Reece, who becomes the 2nd 2023 commitment from (2021 4A State Champion) Evergreen (CO) HS. She also competes with the Team 180 lacrosse club.
  • Attacker Teagan Ryan, who attends Somers High School in Somers (Westchester) NY, and also plays with Prime Time Lacrosse. (Her hometown is listed in one of the recruiting pages as Katonah.)





A little more on them:

Bella Reece:

A few recruiting pages-
https://iwlca.sportsrecruits.com/athlete/bella_reece (Includes some highlight videos.)

HS stats - https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/bella-reece/q_uD54LWJky_UqyBecZazw/girls-lacrosse/stats.htm
(She was tied for the team lead in goals (47) and 3rd in points (53) on her team, while also looking to be the one who took by far the most draws.)

Teagan Ryan:
Recruiting pages-
 

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Per the below tweet from, I assume, her club team, looks like lacrosse has obtained its 7th commit (at least I know about) for the class of 2023. She is Attack, Midfield, and Draw player Aidan Carr, who attends and competes for Thompson Valley HS in Loveland CO, while playing club ball with Summit Lacrosse.

Welcome and congrats to her!


A little more I could find on her:

A couple recruiting pages (both with video highlights) -

Article from her hometown (Loveland) newspaper after they named her their area's Player of the Year - https://www.reporterherald.com/2021...n-route-to-rh-player-of-the-year-distinction/

Her HS stats - https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/aidan-carr/Ks0ieJIBs0q343HlXl1vIQ/girls-lacrosse/stats.htm
(Per Maxpreps' overall stats for Colorado (https://www.maxpreps.com/list/stat_leaders.aspx?gendersport=girls,lacrosse&state=co ), she already was 3rd in points (78) and 4th in goals (56) in the state last season as a sophomore.)
 

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The soccer team announced a late addition, Scottish forward Leila Lister, to next season's (2022) frosh class.

OFFICIAL welcome and congrats to her!


Direct link to article - https://cubuffs.com/news/2022/1/25/soccer-buffs-add-lister-for-the-fall.aspx

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BOULDER – Head coach Danny Sanchez added another piece to the Colorado 2022 soccer roster with the announcement of the signing of forward Leila Lister on Tuesday

Lister will join the Buffs in the fall, coming over from the United Kingdom. She will be the fourth international student-athlete on the roster for 2022, joining Jenny Beyer (Germany), Hannah Duguid (Canada) and Ellen Jones (UK).

"We feel that Leila has the tools and drive to have a real impact on our program," Sanchez explained. "She is a natural goal scorer who is in a fantastic training environment with the first team at Reading FC. We look forward to getting her to Boulder this summer."

Lister, who made her WSL debut for Reading FC in December, had scored six goals in five games with the U/21 squad before her call-up. Lister has led her academy team in scoring the last three seasons. She has also played at the UEFA European Qualifiers in October for Scotland's U19 team and participated in England's ID camp in the 2020/21 season.

Previously, Lister was the captain of the Independent Schools FA U16. She also helped Tilehurst Panthers FC win the U14 National Cup.

Lister chose Colorado over offers from Illinois, Louisville and LSU amongst others. She joins an incoming class that has been ranked No. 8 in the country by Top Drawer Soccer.
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Page with a log of recent matches her teams played in - https://www.flashscore.com/player/lister-leila/Ym9V5xDO/
 

AztecBuff

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Per the below, women's track and field has picked up a new formal commitment for next (2022/23) season. She is Riley Burkey, who per her high school results (see results below) I'd guess is going to be a multi-eventer with the Buffs. She currently attends and competes for Boerne Champion HS in Boerne (looks to be a little north of San Antonio) Texas.

Welcome and congrats to her!



Her track and field results - https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Athlete.aspx?AID=14772163&L=0
 

AztecBuff

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Per the below tweet, looks like the tennis team has picked up its 2nd commitment for the 2022 frosh class; she is Anya Nelson, who currently competes with and gets coaching at the Universal Tennis Academy (UTA) - Blackburn facility (in the Altanta Georgia area).

Welcome and congrats to her!



A couple links with her rankings and or results on the court:


 

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The men's golf team announced today its 3rd commitment for next academic year (2022/23). He is Robby Keilch, who is from Newport Beach, CA and attended Mater Dei HS in Santa Ana.

OFFICIAL welcome and congrats to him!

Article - https://cubuffs.com/news/2022/3/1/edwards-adds-third-recruit-to-mens-golf-22-class.aspx

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BOULDER — University of Colorado men's golf coach Roy Edwards has added to his 2022 recruiting class, as he has signed Robby Keilch from Newport Beach, Calif., to a letter-of-intent.

As a senior at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, a year ago last spring he led his team to the 2021 Trinity League Championship and CIF Division 1 title. He took the "gap" year off between high school and college but competed in several amateur events, and with some very impressive results.

"The extra year provided by taking a gap year has afforded me extra time to truly evaluate what I wanted for my next step in my golf career and educational focus," Keilch said. "After evaluating many schools and their educational opportunities, I decided on CU for several reasons.

"CU is a top-notch university with an excellent school of business, which will be my area of focus," he said. "The highly competitive schedule played by CU will afford me the opportunity to compete against some of the best college players in the country on a regular basis. I believe the playing and practice facilities rival the best programs in the country and along with a highly talented roster, I am confident that Coach Edwards and Assistant Coach (Derek) Tolan will bring out the best of us as we pursue both conference and national success."
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"We're really excited to add Robby to the '22 class and to our team starting this fall," Edwards said. "He's shot some of the lowest rounds in Southern California junior golf of any player in recent memory, and did so some very good courses. He used the gap year to really take advantage of it in a positive way and we feel really fortunate to add him to the class."

Last November, Edwards signed Hunter Swanson, a senior at Denver's Northfield High School and Ty Holbrook, a senior at Granbury (Texas) High School, both of whom have extensive prep and amateur resumes.

(His last name is pronounced "kelch" … the i is silent.)
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Per the below article, sounds like another potentially very good addition to the soccer team for next (2022) season. She is forward (and defender) Emerson Layne, who played her HS ball at Loveland HS before committing to TCU before last season, but I can't see where she ever played for them.



Direct link to article - https://cubuffs.com/news/2022/4/5/soccer-buffs-add-colorado-native-layne.aspx

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BOULDER—Head coach Danny Sanchez continued to add to his roster, announcing the signing of forward Emerson Layne on Tuesday.

"Emerson is a great addition to our 2022 recruiting class," Sanchez noted. "She is a very dynamic attacking personality that can play numerous roles. We feel Emerson can have a real impact as a freshman with our squad."

Layne, a Fort Collins, Colo., native, adds to the already stacked class of '22, joining previous commitments from Coco Thistle (Encinitas, Calif.), Sophia Petrov (Chino Hills, Calif.), Josie Master (Corona Del Mar, Calif.), Mallory Allen (Austin, Texas) Juliauna Hayward (Thornton, Colo.), and Leila Lister (Reading, UK).

Rated as a four-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer, Layne played her club career with Real Colorado. Layne was the 2020-21 ECNL U18/19 Northwest Conference Player of the Year and was a member of the 2020-21 ECNL U18/19 All-America Team. She's also ranked No. 82 in the IMG Academy Top 150.

Internationally, Layne participated in numerous U15 US National Team camps. She was also invited to YNT Regional ID camps and an iD2 Selection.

The Buffs continue with spring action this week, to Lincoln, Neb., to take on the Huskers on Saturday.
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Per Milesplit (https://www.milesplit.com/signings?year=2022&sortBy=college&collegeSearch=university+of+colo), one of my main sources for cross country and track and field commits, looks like the women's cross country and track and field teams have added a commitment for next (2022/23 academic) year. She is middle distance/ distance runner Emma Hadley, who currently competes for and attends Canyon HS in Anaheim, California.

Welcome and congrats to her!

Her prep results (requires a free subscription to see much history.) -
Cross country - https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Athlete.aspx?AID=14091626
(Finished 9th, 10th and 9th place at what I assumed is an always stacked California State Championships as a freshman, sophomore and senior, respectively. (Junior year was cancelled in CA due to Covid-19.)

Track and field - https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Athlete.aspx?AID=14091626
(Looks to have mainly concentrated in the middle distances (800M/1600M) in high school.

Article after she was named by the region's main newspaper Orange County's girl's cross country runner of the year after this past season - https://www.ocregister.com/2021/12/...ons-emma-hadley-is-the-oc-runner-of-the-year/
 
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