Donahue would have to be considered the favorite. The talented junior owns the fastest time among the 14 competitors. She clocked a best of 4:57.86 for the mile to finish third at the recent New England Indoor Championships. She won the Emerging Elite division at the New Balance Nationals last month in 4:58.07. Last year she was third at the outdoor state meet with a then-best of 4:58.94.
Barry could certainly contend up front. Her forte is the longer distances where she has a PB of 10:56.10 for two miles. But the Lion senior has also proven she can run a competitive mile. She ran her best of 5:02.16 to place fifth at last year's All State Meet and this past winter had a season best of 5:05.02 to finish second to teammate Lucy Jenks at the Division I State Meet.
Corcoran is primarily a middle-distance specialist with bests of 2:18 for 800m and 1:38 for 600m. She's only run the mile on a few occasions and generally has been in the 5:30 range.
Gavish has potential to secure a top-three finish. She had a strong cross-country season where she placed eighth overall at the All State Meet. She also clocked her all-time best for the mile during the indoor season where she was second at a Bay State Conference meet with a time of 5:11.02.
Here's someone that could challenge with the lead pack. The sophomore standout came on strong this indoor season, improving on her mile best by more than 30 seconds with a 5:06.75 effort at the Division 2 meet where she placed second overall. Cooley also dipped under 5:10 at the New England Championship, placing eighth overall in 5:09.94.
Last year as a ninth-grader Jackson cruised to a best of 5:19.82 at the Weston Twilight Invitational. She nearly matched that this indoor season where she was timed in 5:19.93 at the Dual County League Championships.
This junior improved on her mile best by nearly 20 seconds when she finished fourth at the Tri Valley League Championships with a best of 5:25.91.
Fleming, another tenth-grader for the Red Hawks, ran an outdoor best of 5:27.07 as a freshman in 2017. This past winter she placed second at the Division 2 meet and was fourth at the Bay State Conference where she was timed in an all-time best of 5:26.14.
Girard is among a handful of sophomores toeing the line. During the cross-country season she had a best of 19:46 for 5K. She has only competed in the mile on a limited basis, hovering in the 5:40 range.
Other competitors in the field include Ashland teammates Alexandra Chrisafiedeis and Lauren Umholtz, Framingham's Clara Small and Paige Fisher, Brookline's Alexandra Bardon and Boston Latin's Sarah Lawton.