Team Breakdown: PIAA District 10 Girls

D10-AA Girls - Team Breakdown

The Fairview girls squeaked out a three-point state title in 1A last season, but the road to repeat will have to go through a different classification this season. Fairview moved to 2A when the PIAA restructured its classifications for the start of the this school year.

But Fairview is equipped to battle with anyone, regardless of classification. All seven girls are back this season, led by Maddison Hayes and Halle Myers, the rising sophomore duo that went 1-2 in D10-A last year. Look for the defending 1A state champs to make some noise in 2A this year.

District 10 AA, however, is loaded with talent already. Villa Maria Academy won its sixth straight D10-AA title last season and will be going for seven straight this fall. Before taking third at states last year, Villa Maria won three straight 2A state crowns. It loses two strong runners from last year's top seven, but Villa Maria always knows how to rebuild and will certainly contend for a district title and a state crown again this season. Leah Prischak was 16th at states last year and she will move into the No. 1 runner role this season.

General McLane earned the second state qualifying spot last season and then took 12th at states. McLane loses just one girl from its '17 top seven. Devyn Bayle was third in the district and then 14th at states last season, and she'll be back for her junior year.

Oil City, third at districts, will look to get in the states conversation this season. Olivia Mumford is coming off a strong freshman season, and this is a team that can contend with the top squads. Warren Area and Corry Area also have the potential for a high finish in D10-AA this season.

District 10 Class AA is arguably the strongest 2A district in the state this season, so the race to the top two will be a fierce one. One thing's for sure: making it out of District 10 Class AA means a shot at a very high finish in Hershey.