Who was the top girls distance runner this past decade?

What Is This?

Over the next few weeks Milesplit Kansas will be rolling out brackets broken down by discipline. Fans can vote for who they think is the top athlete in each discipline. In the end, we will be crowning the top track and field athlete in the state of Kansas as selected by the fans. This poll is for the best girls distance runner of the past decade. Cross Country titles or medals were not considered for this poll, strictly track.

The Setup

We've selected 16 girls (800m, 1600m, 3200m) and ranked them 1-16, based on times, state placing, state qualifying, and placed them in a bracket of head-to-head matchups where your poll votes will determine who advances.


Athletes included are from the period between 2010 and 2019. The selection (Which was extremely tough) again based on top times, state titles and state qualifying. Their times had to have ranked them in the top 100 for each event. The final cut to 16 was based solely on their combined times, state titles, state qualifying and rankings. Pr's listed are taken from our database.

How This Works

Athletes are seeded 1 through 16 based on times and ranking. After each round, the runner with the most votes in their matchup will advance to the next round. Voting will end at 2 p.m. CT for each round. You may vote on Ks.MileSplit.com. Be sure to spread the word to advance your favorites into the next round!

Matchup 1

Cailie Logue
School: Girard/Iowa State Univ.
Year: 2017

Cailie is the most decorated female distance runner in the bracket. She was an 11X state distance qualifier, an 11X state medalist and a 9X state champion. Cailie pulled the triple both her Jr and Sr years and is the Class 4A state record holder across the board, 800/1600/3200. HS pr's of 2:12.27/4:44.09/10:09.97. She now runs at Iowa State.


Alli Cash
School: Shawnee Mission West/ Univ. Oregon
Year: 2013

Before there was Logue, Born and Venters there was Allie Cash. Allie was a 6X state distance qualifier 6X state medalist and a 5X state champion....in just 3 years!! her senior year she could not compete at the state meet due to an injury. HS pr's of 2:13.61/4:45.63/10:32.00. Went on to run at the Univ of Oregon.