McKenzie Long, who will compete for the Ohio State Buckeyes next year, occupies the 24th position due, in part, to her excellent performances at last weekend's VA Showcase in Lynchburg. The senior finished 3rd in the 55m race and 2nd in the 200m event with times of 7.07 and 24.38. Long posted a stellar 6.97 result in her 55m prelims race. She's currently ranked 1st in Ohio and 10th in the country in the 200m and 3rd in the state and 21st in the U.S. in the 60m.
Jaydan Wood, who is ranked 26th on the MileSplit 50 list, also excelled at the VA Showcase, as the junior was 3rd in the 500m race and 9th in the 300m event. Wood has shown outstanding range this season and she's proven to be a threat to win any race that she enters. Her current state rankings are: 400m - #1, 800m - #5 and 60m - tie for #12.