Annalyssa Crain dropped about 5 seconds from last year
This year's sectionals were hot and humid due to the rain the days before and then the heat rolling back in almost immediately after. This effected many runners times in negative ways, but some were still able to drop massive times off of their 2017 sectional finishes. This could also be due to just general improvement from last year to this year. For the most part, it seems this weather, and overall racing strategy affected the top ranked athletes the most, as they did not improve much, if any, on their times from last year. See if you made the top 500 ranks now.