Who are the top runners coming back this year? Who will make the most impact this fall.
During the next few weeks, MileSplit RI will highlight the athletes (boys and girls) we feel to keep an eye on this season. Among the top 14 boys at last year's state meet, seven are gone to graduation. For the girls, just three have graduated. The competition will be stiff once again. Both of our returning state titlist, La Salle Academy junior D.J. Principe and Barrington senior Emma McMillan will back on the trails with McMillan aiming for a record, fourth consecutive individual crown.
Without further ado...
Burr was one of three ninth-graders that cracked the top seven at last year's state meet, dipping just under 19 minutes with a seventh-place time of 18:55.22. The Bulldog sophomore, who is the younger sister of former Westerly all-stater and 5K record-holder Jackie Burr, continued her success on the track where she excelled in the middle distances. She was third in the 600-meter run at the indoor state meet and was sixth in the 1,500m at the outdoor championships where she was timed in 4:48.24, her fourth time under 4:50.