Captured the Class 4 state championship last season with a personal-best time of 18 minutes, 21.6 seconds, on 5-kilometer Gans Creek course in Columbia. Jackson was St. Charles West's first cross country state champion and her performance was the third-fastest time regardless of class at the 2020 state meet. She won five titles and didn't finish outside of the top 10 in seven races.
Lily Jackson, senior, St. Charles West
Angelynn Kanyuck, sophomore, Waterloo
Burst onto the stage with six individual victories as a freshman. Kanyuck ran a season-best 18:34.8 at the Highland Regional on a 3-mile course. Picked up a victory in the Mississippi Valley Conference meet and finished third in the Class 2A Olney Sectional.
Julia Ray, junior, MICDS
Won six individual titles last season and finished her sophomore campaign with a fourth-place finish in the Class 5 state meet. She posted one of the area's fastest 5-kilometer times of 18:16.21. As a freshman in 2019, she won the Class 4 individual title and led MICDS to its first team state title.
Peyton Schieppe, senior, O'Fallon
The reigning Post-Dispatch All-Metro girls cross country runner showed her immense talent after two injury-plagued seasons. The senior posted the area's fastest time of 17 minutes and 53 seconds at the Southwestern Conference meet. She won three individual titles and was runner-up in both the Granite City Regional and Class 3A Normal Community Sectional.
Grace Tyson, junior, Lafayette
Was a huge component for the Lancers picking up the third team state championship in program history and first since 2015. She led the way for a loaded Lancers team that won six team titles. Individually, she finished as a runner-up in the Class 5 state meet with a personal-best 18:10.6.