Meet the standout performers who earned All-Scholastic honors for their work this spring.
Runner of the Year:
Carla Forbes Newton North, Junior
Forbes capped off a brilliant season with two national titles, winning the triple jump in a New England record 42-9.5 and the long jump. The junior has dominated the field events all season, capturing state titles in the long jump (19-1) and the triple jump (40-0).
Lucy Alexander Lincoln-Sudbury
Alexander was the top EMass performer in the high jump this season, capturing the Division 1 title with a leap of 5-5.25. She followed that with a third-place finish at All-States, and another third at New Englands where she leaped 5-5. She also won at the State Coaches meet.
Elizabeth Bray Wakefield, Senior
Bray was unmatched in the shot put this season, including an impressive 8th-place finish at nationals. She was the All-State champion with a toss of 41-7, after winning the Division 3 state title and the State Coaches meet championship earlier in the spring.
Stephanie Brown Newton North, Senior
Brown captured the State Coaches (10-6) and Division 1 (11-0) titles and finished second at All-States, clearing 11-0. She was the All-State champion in 2010. She is also a member of the swim team, and indoor track teams. Brown will attend Dartmouth in the fall.
Vanessa Clerveaux Brockton, Senior
Clerveaux was one of the top sprinters in the state this season and easily the top short distance hurdler. She captured the All-State title (14.36), Division 1 championship (14.19), and the State Coaches title (14.08) this season. She also finished second at the New Englands in 14.32.
Nikki Dempsey Norwell, Senior
Dempsey captured the 100-meter title in the Division 4 meet in 12.79 but she saved her best performance for the long jump. After finishing second at the Division 4 meet and sixth at All-States, the South Shore League All-Star won the New England title at 18-0.
Jen Esposito Mansfield, Senior
Esposito finished her year in style, taking third place at the nationals. She also won the Division 2 title with a meet record time of 1:01.98 and then won the All-State title as well. An indoor track champion as well, she will attend Elon University.
Nicole Genard Somerville
Genard had the top throw in the state this year with her winning toss of 139-10 at the Division 1 meet. She also won the State Coaches meet at 120-9. She finished the season undefeated but was unable to compete in the All-States because of graduation.
Meghan Grela Ursuline, Junior
Grela set the Division 4 record in the 800 with a 2:13.53 after capturing the State Coaches title in the 800. In the All-States, she ran a 2:15.80 to take home second place. A Catholic Conference All-Star, she is also an indoor track team member and honor roll student.
Liz Holmes Foxborough
Only a freshman, Holmes burst onto the scene this year capturing the Division 3 title in 5:03 and then bettered that with a 5:00.23 performance at All-States that gave her second place. She was the freshman indoor national champion in the mile with a 4:55.
Maya Jarostchuk Acton-Boxborough
Jarostchuk took home plenty of hardware this season, winning the Dual County League title, the Division 1 title in a school record 56.85, and the All-State title in 57.36. She is a DCL All-Star in soccer, and also runs indoor track for the Colonials.
Rebecca Robinson Arlington, Senior
Robinson dominated the indoor season at the 300, and she didn't skip a beat in moving to the 200 in the spring. She was the Division 2 champion (24.82) and the State Coaches champion (24.78) before capping the season with the All-State title (24.74). She is also a soccer all-star.
Briana Robitaille Attleboro, Senior
Making a return appearance on these pages after earning All-Scholastic honors during the indoor season, Robitaille swept the Division 1 meet (12.13) and the State Coaches meet (12.09). The Hockomock All-Star punctuated her season and stellar career with a win at All-States, finishing in 12.31.
Catarina Rocha Peabody
Rocha makes her third All-Scholastic appearance this year. Rocha bested the field at the Division 1 meet, running in 11:03.43. She followed that up with a win at All-States in 10:45.50. She was the Globe's cross-country runner of the year and an indoor All-Scholastic in the mile.
Emily Stark Middlesex, Senior
Stark’s 9:56 in the 3K was the fastest recorded in Massachusetts in 2012. The senior captain has been the ISL champion in the 1,500m and 3,000m for the past three years and holds the New England record in the 1,500m and 3K. She plan to attend Yale University.
Jackie Vahey Winchester, Junior
The state discus champion, Vahey swept Division 2 and All-State championships this spring tossing a 123-08 in the All-State meet. She was also the Middlesex League champ in the discus and shot put. A National Honor Society member, she also competes in indoor track.
Relays: 4 x 100 — Brockton
The Brockton relay team of (left to right) Vanessa Clerveaux, Nikayla Simpson, Milan Neville, and Talia Halliday was an unbeatable group this spring, winning the State Coaches Invitational (48.84), Division 1 (48.73), and All-State titles (48.94). All four earned Big Three Conference All-Star honors and Clerveaux also was state champion in the 100 hurdles. None of this was surprising considering the Boxers also dominated the winter season in the 4x200 and Clerveaux was the winter Runner of the Year.
Relays: 4 x 400 — Mansfield
After winning the Division 2 state title the Hornets proved to be the best 4x400 relay team in EMass this season with their second place finish at all-states. At All-States it was the freshman Amerantes who got off first, followed by Oldow who helped the relay team set a meet record at the Division 2 race. All-scholastic Esposito ran third. The squad was anchored by Jones. For the year they also won the Hockomock title in the 4x400.
Relays: 4 x 800 — Hamilton-Wenham
This fearsome foursome ran a blistering 9:18.23 at the All-State meet to capture the top spot and earn a trip to nationals. Phelan the Cape Ann League's two-mile champion, got out quickly to start. Blatchford, who finished eighth in the 800 at All-States, kept up the pace in the second leg. Running third was Duffy in place of Wiegand, who ran at the Division 4 meet. Closing out the race was Senning, the CAL champ in the 400 and runner-up in the 800. She was able to finish with a burst and hold off Newton North by six seconds for the win.
Coaches of the year:
Coach of the year: Myles Eldridge Foxborough
Foxboro had one of its best seasons ever led by Eldridge and a group of young runners with a great future. In his four years Eldridge has overhauled the program and this spring the Warriors finished third in the Division 3 meet.
Coach of the year: Dan Goldner Acton-Boxborough
The Colonials had their best outdoor season in school history, finishing undefeated in the Dual County League for the first time since 1985. Under Goldner's guidance, A-B also won the league meet for the second straight year. They finished second in the Divison 1 state meet.
Coach of the year: Rick Kates Notre Dame (Hingham)
One of the more dominant programs in any league in any sport, Kates led Notre Dame to its 24th straight Catholic Conference title this year with another undefeated dual meet season. He has amassed 300 wins in 25 years and is a member of the MSTCA Hall of Fame.
Coach of the year: Thomas Shaw Ursuline
In just his second year, Shaw helped lead Ursuline to a second-place league finish and seventh in the Division 4 meet. He also coaches cross-country and indoor track at Ursuline after spending six years as an assistant at Milton. A track and cross-country runner, he graduated from UNH in 1998.
Atlantic Coast — Dennis-Yarmouth: Eliza Bowes, Jordan O'Dea, Kayla Ralston. Falmouth: Lilly Josephs, Lauren O'Neil, Erin Womboldt. Marshfield: Ellen DiPietro, Olivia Gaeta, Darcy Gilligan, Jocelyn Hubbard, Kayla Joyal, Kelsey Sullivan. Nauset: Molly Crowell, Coralea Geraniotis, Jenny Leyton. Plymouth North: Nicole Borofski, Claire O'Donnell. Plymouth South: Maddie Braz, Aly Messina, Lauren Richards, Cassandra Stout.
Bay State — Brookline: Rhyana Freeman, Amanda Jew. Dedham: Ellen Masalsky. Milton: Molly Dempsey. Natick: Hanna Carson, Danielle Mitchell. Newton North: Meghan Bellerose, Stephanie Brown, Carla Forbes, Lucia Grigoli, Evie Heffernan, Allie Hurwitz, Kayla Prior, Kayla Wong. Norwood: Amy Duggan. Walpole: Gina Conti, Erin McCarthy, Maddy Shea. Wellesley: Carly Daniel, Karla Ganley, Emily Ryan, Carlijn Wagenaar. Weymouth: Nostia Amazan, Molly Barker, Ashley Betts, Melissa Darling, Jen Kimball, Julie Tevenan.
Big Three — Brockton: Vanessa Clerveaux, Dominique Coley, Cydney Franks, Arianna Freeman, Talia Halliday, Jaqueline Milan, Patricia Monteiro, Milan Neville, Chidera Oneyirziri, Nikayla Simpson. Durfee: Andrea Dupont, Camila Rodriguez, Sarah Skillin. New Bedford: Jessica Barros, Melissa Bellefieulle, Naguida Gomes, Olivia Leahy, Aubrey Williams.
Boston City — Brighton: Ester Nkwah. Latin Academy: Monique Cox, Britney Firmin, Roxlind James, Ashley Lewis, Imani Pressley. Madison Park: Amber Edwards. O'Bryant: Jamila Jones, Emily Prado, Adrienne Thornton. South Boston: Daitannah Smith, Marika Thompson.
Cape Ann — Hamilton-Wenham: Maggie Abbott, Kerry Phelan, Emily Senning. Ipswich: Sarah Keiran. Lynnfield: Scout Benson. Masconomet: Claire Dew. North Andover: Samantha Barron, Julia Mehlman. North Reading: Emily Murray, Lauren Witzgall. Triton: Kerstin Darsney.
Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Katherine Dunford, Jessica Rega, Sarah Saccoach. Arlington Catholic: Becca Gonsalves, Stephanie Kelley, Sarah Maimone, Serena McNary. Bishop Fenwick: Carolyn Claveau, Rose Fantozzi, Jessica Giglio, Nicole Lizotte, Arianna Maida, Jessica Patnaude. Cardinal Spellman: Elizabeth Jordan, Emily Marchisio. Marian: Jules Amann, Devan Egan, Emma Hazen, Sarah Lagan, Maria Schwab. St. Mary’s: Brianna Anderson, Chandler Cappozzi, Carol Dimaiti, Suzanne Haefner.
Catholic Conference — Fontbonne: Brianna Foley. Mt. Alvernia: Teddi Cowden. Mt. St. Joseph: Michaela Foley. Notre Dame (Hingham): Ali Blacom, Abby Concannon, Isabella DiMare, Kaleigh Erickson, Elizabeth Hanley, Marypat Henry, Sarah Jaklitsch, Tori Kenyon, Anne Nonnamaker, Shauna Owen, Amanda Reilly, Meghan Steeves, Elizabeth Tevnan, Kelsey Whitaker. Ursuline: Sarah Bent, Meghan Greala, Meghan Grela, Amy Piccolo, Maddie Wolfe.
Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Liz Brew, Kial Church, Ellen Conway, Savanna Craib, Rachel Davidson, Christine Davis, Brianna Faubert, Randi Fries, Emileigh Glode, Alison Grover, Maya Jarostchuk, Kristi Leslie, Lauren Ng, Amanda Oka, Olivia Saunders, Rui Tanimura, Ariel Tian, Sarah Toulmin, Sierra Zambarano. Bedford: Savannah Foxtree McGrath. Boston Latin: Kennedy Barnwell, Maggie Hughes, Wilhelmina Moen, Denise Yoon. Concord-Carlisle: Kelseagh Budris, Dakota Dray, Julia Gregory, Caitlin Lawlor, Karolyn Nyholm, Lacy O'Sullivan, Margaret Perko, Nikita Rajgopal, Megan Ratcliffe, Meg Tietelman. Lincoln-Sudbury: Lucy Alexander, Brianna Bison, Sidney Clary, Marika Crowe, Meri Kohler, Katie La Scaleia, Dory Lustig, Sarah Mepham, Bryn Miller, Leah Potter. Newton South: Lucrecia Aguilar, Emily Caggiano, Alekhya Chaparala, Hannah Friedman, Anna Rhatigan, Kyra Visnick. Waltham: Eva Frimpong, Z'hane Goode, Courtney Grenne, Michelle Kelleher, Julia Kern, Katie Maehl, Olja Rapic, Emma Scalisi, Jenny Sexton, Emily Williams. Wayland: Hallie Cramer, Maggie Hojlo, Carolyn Jones, Molly Pierce. Westford: Andrea Bert, Ashley Craig, Katie Pietras, Lexi Popp, Laura Shapiro. Weston: Josephine Bichara, Olivia Brackett, Julia Kee, Kayla Lawrence, Abigail Pohl, Brianna Schwartz, Zoe Snow, Charlotte Walmsley, Edom Wessenyeleh.
Greater Boston — Cambridge: Anchella Bernard, Dora Cronin, Brianna Davis, Maya Halprin-Adams, Emma Payne. Everett: Maeve Kernan, Jaclyn Steeves, Katelyn Steeves. Malden: Lauren Benoit, Jackie Bouley, Haley DeFillipis, Haley Dowdie. Medford: Katherine Ellersick. Somerville: Gelyne Berger, Lorenza Ettiene, Nicole Genard, Pristine Mei, Michel-Le Meranda, Emma Youte.
Hockomock — Attleboro: Briana Robitaille. Canton: Victoria Tondre. Foxborough: Liz Holmes, Kayla Sepe, Haley Sykes, Katherine Tamulionis. Franklin: Alex Giese, Caroline Knous, Kendall Knous. King Philip: Ellery Lyon, Stacy Wojcik. Mansfield: Mikaila Amerantes, Sami Carey, Jen Esposito, Kelsey Ferreira, Molly Jensen, Julia Jones, Maddie Oldow. North Attleborough: Melissa Beaupre, Sydney Bennett, Natasha Gavilanez, Kristina Harding, Samantha Kroll, Nicole Sarkis, Rachel Stevens. Oliver Ames: Laura Daley, Michaela Lievi, Candace Steadman. Stoughton: Jade Paul.
ISL — Governor’s Academy: Mackenzie Gray, Jackie Ham, Kendall Ham, Siobhan McDonough. Middlesex: Isabella Hoch, Emily Stark. Milton Academy: Kate Ballinger. St. George’s: DJ Wilson. Thayer: Julia Barron, Isabelle Dunne, Giovanna Pickering, Erin Purcell-Maillet, Erin Richardson, Kayla Rorke.
Mayflower — Blue Hills: Kristin DeSouza, Bryanna Eklund, Brianna Fuertes, Jasmine Hernandez. Bristol-Plymouth: Grace Anderson, Bethany Parris. Holbrook: Elisa Morgan. Sacred Heart: Erin Bracken, Bethany Faiella, Katelyn Foley. Southeastern: Aronize Byrd, Luis Hernandez, Christal Lake, Natalie Rivera. West Bridgewater: Charlotte Allen, Frankie Sheedy, Alison Wyman.
Merrimack Valley — Andover: Rachel Annino, Courtney Comeau, Sydney Gillis, Catherine Haut, Cassandra Kobelski, Maggie Mullins, Micaela Soucy, Natlie Wagner. Billerica: Katie Mulkerin, Jess Turinese, Steph White. Central Catholic: Madison Arndt, Hannah Carey, Erin Carroll, Katie Equi, Lanie Jowett, Leanne Kent, Jamie Maffeo, Ashleigh Marks, Danny O'Connell, Alexa Poulin, Kylie Regan. Chelmsford: Emily Louis. Haverhill: Riley Gilmore, Haylee Krenzer, Jackie Solimine, Bridget Twomey. Lawrence: Aneisha Berrioz. Lowell: Bryanna Allison, Grace Ashworth. Methuen: Eladia Cespedes. Tewksbury: Jess Bridle, Sarah Hogan, Kelly Quigley, Sara Semenza.
Middlesex (Large) — Arlington: Rebecca Robinson. Winchester: Jackie Vahey.
Middlesex (Small) — Wakefield: Elizabeth Bray.
NEPSAC — Norwell: Nikki Dempsey.
Northeastern — Beverly: Kendall Daly, Caitlin Harty, Nicole Kirsch, Kristen O'Connor, Madison Shropshire. Danvers: Ashley Brodo, Angela Caldarone, Catreida Dominick, Meghan Kellard, Xanthi Pantazelos. Gloucester: Fiona Davis, Bianca Giacalone, Audrey Knowlton, Elizabeth McCormack, Kacie Quinn, Elle Wierbicky. Lynn Classical: Carla Altena, Saffie Bangura, Jen Gaudet, Kristin Lauria, Rebecca Potter, Anna Wargo. Lynn English: Manyi Enow, Phallika Mon. Marblehead: Lily Cummings, Cailin Daley, Paige Ferrucci, Mimi Geetz, Heather McLean, Janaya Randall, Kelly Roland, Selina Variam. Peabody: Samantha Allen, Lauren Barrett, Sarah May, Catarina Rocha, Pamela Zabala. Revere: Caitlyn Caramello, Racquel MacDonald, Nikki Nelson, Comfort Toglon. Salem: Dasha Corpuz, Joy Lima. Saugus: Breana Evans, Ashley Firth, Rebecca Krasowski. Swampscott: Nancy Do, Haley Irwin, Melinda Wilson. Winthrop: Ashely Jurovich, Alyssa Mackey, Carley O'Keefe, Amy Sena, Lexi Vaccaro.
Patriot — Hanover: Elizabeth Dowling. Hingham: Abbie Barrett, Gabriella Candelieiri, Molly Clark, Katelyn Elinoff, Jane Freda, Sierra Irvin, Caroline Leonard, Julia Noble, Meghan Patrolia. Middleborough: Keleigh Grinham. North Quincy: Emily Bryson, Maya Umoren. Pembroke: Katie Freitas, Jessica Gratzer, Caroline Leung. Scituate: Phoebe Ryan. Silver Lake: Kaitlin Burgess, Sierra Gonsalves, Ali Supple. Whitman-Hanson: Abby Baker, Rachael Baker, Gianna Cacciatore, Mel Collins, Nicole Galewski, Samantha Richner.
South Coast — Apponequet: Taylor Ryan, Megan Yarmalovicz, Crystal Yeates. Case: Aly Kern, Molly McMahon, Ashley Motta. Dighton-Rehoboth: Jordan Reed, Mia Rogers, Morgan Zabinski. Fairhaven: Bay Gammans, Ashley Pereira, Emma Robidoux, Katie Wordell. Greater New Bedford: Stephanie Antoine, Jasmine Burris. Old Rochester: Morgan DaSilva, Gabby Kondracki, Ally Saccone, Paige Santos, Hannah Walsh. Seekonk: Lucy Belt, Vanessa Noelte, Elizabeth Tavares. Wareham: Aliyah Alley, Caitlyn Berger.
Tri-Valley — Ashland: Hannah Daly, Kayla Dawkins, Carly Muscaro, Alexis Smith. Bellingham: Colby Hall, Alana Kelley. Dover-Sherborn: Olivia Cannon, Chandler Wood. Holliston: Kylie Lorenzen, Stephanie Paolillo. Hopkinton: Shelby Aarden, Hannah Krueger, Melissa Lodge, Lindsay Manning, Jessica Scott. Medfield: Cassidy Baird, Kristina Gustafson, Kayla McKenzie, McKenzie Smith, Sally Todd, Taylor Worthy. Medway: Julia Cassidy, Emily Doucette, Hayley Marsh. Millis: Catrina Peros. Norton: Kassidy Campbell, Emma Ethier, Amy Pereira. Westwood: Sam Kitchen, Liz Ralph