From season-long observation, Jessica Cickay is a front-runner. Go out hard and make everyone else try to catch you. And it worked to perfection through an undefeated season, until dehydration on a hot day caught up with her, along with Madia, as she was passed at the line in the AAA state championships.
Just as Jessica Cickay took a page from Stephanie Madia's normal race plan, Andy Weilacher did, too. Going out at the back of the lead pack, and coming on after the mile. "I went out slower in the first mile than I have all year to hopefully have something left for the next two, and have a good finish."