Last season: ranked No. 5
Postseason: Fifth in Class 3A state title meet
Outlook: The Bulls have an abundance of talent, including senior Erin Causey and junior Meghan Anderson. With a move to Class 2A, they’ll look for their third state title in four years.
2. River Hill
Last season: No. 4
Postseason: Fourth in Class 3A state title meet
Outlook: Junior Allison Krein should be one of the state’s best runners again, and she’ll lead a group of Hawks that can contend in Howard County and Class 3A.
3. Archbishop Spalding
Last season: Unranked
Postseason: IAAM A Conference champion
Outlook: The Cavaliers return their top two finishers — junior Elizabeth Voigt (fifth) and senior Alie Kamm (seventh) — from last year’s squad that won the IAAM A Conference title.
Last season: No. 3
Postseason: Second in Class 3A state title meet
Outlook: Three Eagles underclassmen placed in the Top 12 of the Class 3A state title meet last fall, led by Shreya Nalubola’s third-place finish. They’ll be even better this season.
5. North Harford
Last season: No. 8
Postseason: Sixth in Class 3A state title meet
Outlook: After winning last year’s Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference title, the Hawks hope to compete at the state level with senior Megan Tidey and junior Regan Davis leading the charge.