Sydney Thorvaldson (16:23) Defeats Brynn Brown (16:50) at High School Cross Country National Invite in Lubbock, Texas
December 4, 2020
The much-anticipated cross country battle today between two of the top three women’s high school cross country runners in seniors Sydney Thorvaldson (Wyoming) and Brynn Brown (Texas) at the High School Cross Country National Invite in Lubbock, Texas turned into a blowout win for Thorvaldson as Thorvaldson won by more than 26 seconds in 16:23.85 as Brown ran 16:50.14.
H/T to messageboard poster tj who pointed out that Thorvaldson might have benefited from the fact that Lubbock, TX is at a little bit of altitude (3,200 feet) and Thorvaldson lives at 6,800 feet of altitude.
The #1 ranked girl in the country according to the Tully Speed ratings this year, junior Jenna Hutchins of Tennessee,sat this one out as she’s expected to take a crack at Katelyn Tuohy‘s 15:37.12 high school 5000 track record in coming weeks. Hutchins might have gone for it last night at the Track Meet in California but organizers were worried if a high schooler ran in the pro race that the meet could potentially be shut down as it was permitted as a professional sporting event.
In the boys race today, 10th grader Tayson Echohawk of Orem, Utah got the win in 15:25. Top 10 Results appear below. Full results here.
Talk about the meet on our fan forum. MB: LCU High School National Invite – December 5th; Brynn Brown vs Sydney Thorvaldson (and others) .
Watch a race replay on milesplit.
Top 10 Girls Results
1 Thorvaldson, Sydney SR Unattached 16:23.85 2 Brown, Brynn SR Unattached 16:50.14 3 Barnett, Mia SR Crescenta Canda 17:08.86 4 Atkinson, Sophie SR Unattached 17:12.20 5 VanderKooi, Abby JR Unattached 17:34.22 6 Hansen, Carlee SR Unattached 17:50.82 7 Bass, Abigail SO Melissa HS 18:32.59 8 Clarke, Adele 11 Celina 18:45.00 9 Spears, Hannah JR Unattached 18:54.04 10 Beus, Lydia 10 Orem 19:11.45 1
Top 10 Boys Results
1 #166 Echohawk, Tayson 10 Orem 15:25.60 1 2 #169 Jacobs, Cameron 12 Orem 15:34.04 2 3 #210 Alonzo, Isaac SR Unattached 15:34.50 4 #168 Holdsworth, Jayden 12 Orem 15:34.99 3 5 #183 Tauch, Lucas SR Simple Athletics 15:40.32 6 #204 Dameron, Bronson Timpanogos XC 15:40.54 4 7 #205 Douglas, Luke Timpanogos XC 15:44.43 5 8 #232 Reina Corona, Alfre SR Unattached 15:45.63 9 #170 Knight, Taylor 12 Orem 15:47.79 6 10 #208 Moffitt, Britton Timpanogos XC 15:49.74 7 Previous Coverage:High Schooler Brynn Brown Runs Second-Best 3200 In US HS Girls’ History