Meet the standout performers who earned All-Scholastic honors for their work this season.
Athletes of the Year
Division 1: Peabody
Rocha hasn’t lost a race since cross-country season, when she finished second at nationals. She took home top prize in the mile at every meet: Coaches Elite (4:50.3), Division 1 (4:52.34), and All States (4:49.14), which was a personal best and meet record. (Note: Rocha was also an All-Scholastic Athlete of the Year in the fall.)
Alexander set a personal best at the Coaches Elite meet, clearing 5 feet-8 inches to take home the top spot. She cleared 5-6 three times, winning the Dual County League title and the Division 1 title, and coming in second at All-States.
Allison took home top prize at all the major meets: Coaches Elite (2:55.1), Division 1 (2:57.90), and All-States (2:53.32). She posted the 4th fasted time in the country and broke the Red Raiders school record. She will continue running at Providence College.
The cross-country runner uses her distance strength to leave competitors in the dust. She won the Coaches Elite meet well ahead of the pack at 10:51.77. In the Division 4 meet, she took home the title with a 10:41.13 before winning All-States with in 10:38.12.
Henson recorded the top time in Massachusetts this season (7.14 seconds). She ran a 7.19 to win the All-State title, before coming in second at New Englands (7.16). At the New Balance National meet, she finished in 7th in the 60 meter Emerging Elite (7.84).
New Bedford, senior
Isidor placed first at the Big 3 meet, winning in 8.86. Her star turn happened at the Division 1 meet, where she won in 8.48 and also took home top honors in the long jump (17 feet-6 inches). Isidor capped her season with a second place finish at All-States (8.35) and third place finish at New Englands (8.22).
The Colonials captain opened the season with a third place finish (41.2 seconds) at the Coaches Elite meet. She followed up with second place in Division 1 (40.69) and at All-States (40.45). Jorastchuk will continue running at Dartmouth College.
The three time All-American shattered the previous Division 3 meet record, winning in 10:38.46. At the New Balance National meet, McConville placed second, finishing in 10:17.15, and set New England indoor record in the 5k, finishing third (16:40). She will continue her track career at Dartmouth College.
Piccolo had a prolific winter season. She opened the major meet season winning the 300 (40.53) and 600 (1:34.06) at the Coaches Elite. She then won the 300 and 600 at the Division 4 meet, helping the Bears win the team title. She finished off the season with a win in the 600 at All-States and a second place showing at New Englands.
Scott set a personal-best at the New England meet, finishing third with a jump of 18 feet-1 inch. She came in second at All-States with jump og 17-8.5. The honor roll student also holds the school record in the 55 and 60 meter dashes.
Newton North, junior
Smith broke a 16-year-old school record by two feet with a throw of 41 feet, 4 inches. Her throw of 40-0.5 at the Division 1 meet helped lead the Tigers to the team title. She took second place at All-States (38-10) and New Englands (41-3.25).
4 x 200
Cambridge: Sydney Fisher, Kenlee Presume, Dora Cronin, Anchella Bernard
Bernard, Cronin, Fisher, and Presume spent a lot of time on the podium. They opened the major meet season with a second place finish at the Division 1 Coaches Relays. The Falcons then won the Coaches Elite meet in 1:46.3 and the Division 1 state meet in 1:47.60, helping them clinch a share of the team title. The group won All-States in a season best 1:44.98. The quartet then grabbed fourth place at New Englands (1:45.6) before running in the Emerging Elite section at New Balance Nationals finishing in 16th place.
4 x 400
Lexington: Melissa Solomon, Camila Isern, Robin Gross and Olivia Manickas-Hill
The quartet of Solomon (Fr.), Isern (Sr.), Manickas-Hill (So.), and Gross (Sr.) only finished second once this season and that was at the Division 1 Coaches Relays. From that point on, they owned first place. They finished in 4:04.01 at the Coaches Elite. Their win at the Division 1 state meet in 3:58.51 helped the Minutewomen secure a share of the team title. The group then posted a 3:56.27 at All-States and went on to win at New Englands in 3:56.12, setting a meet and school record.
4 x 800
Whitman-Hanson: Abby Baker, Gianna Cacciatore, Sam Coletti and Rachel Baker
The team of sisters Abby and Rachael Baker (Srs.), Cacciatore (Sr.), and Coletti (Fr.) were consistent all season. They opened the season with a blistering time of 9:28.87, winning the Division 2 Coaches Relays. At the Division 2 state meet, they were one of three squads to break the previous meet record, finishing second in 9:41.72. The three seniors and freshman followed up with a second place finish at All-States and fourth at New Englands. At the New Balance Nationals, the Panthers ran a 9:40.63, a time good enough for 12th.
Coaches of the Year
Division 1: Cambridge
The season was full of titles for Cody. He led his alma mater (class of 1988) to the Greater Boston League title, and punctuated the season with a share of the Division 1 state title with Lexington.
Division 2: Marshfield
In 22 years of coaching, Ryan has a combined 282-100 record leading cross-country and indoor/outdoor track teams. He led his alma mater to the Atlantic Coast League title with a perfect 8-0 record, and the Rams were runners-up at the Division 2 Coaches Relays and the Division 2 state meet.
Division 3: Hingham
After compiling a 30-0 record over five seasons of indoor and outdoor track, the upcoming spring season will be the last for Jewett. In his final winter season, Jewett guided the Harborwomen to a 6-0 record in the Patriot League, the Division 3 Coaches Relay championship, and the Division 3 state title.
Division 4: Ursuline
After being named the 2012 outdoor track coach of the year, Ryan earned the indoor honors after a successful season he credits to his hard working athletes. He coached the Bears to the Division 4 state title. He also coaches cross-country and outdoor track.
Atlantic Coast — Brockton: Rosanna Debrito, Fabiola Garcon, Talia Halliday, Maral Merien, Patricia Monteiro, Nikayla Simpson. Dennis-Yarmouth: Jordan O’Dea, Kayla Ralston, Lisa Torres. Falmouth: Hadley Coker, Lauren O’Neil. Marshfield: Ellen DiPietro, Kate Spitler, Kelsey Sullivan. Norwell: Danielle Griffin, D’Anna Mayers. Plymouth North: Nicole Borofski, Sophie Gorton, Claire O’Donnell. Plymouth South: Alyson Messina. Sandwich: Tori Sivico.
Bay State — Braintree: Allyson O’Rourke, Abigail Randall. Brookline: Katie Hitchcock-Smith. Milton: Molly Dempsey, Andriana Higgins. Natick: Sarah Lagan, Kayley McGonagle, Danielle Mitchell. Needham: Hallie Armstrong, Sarah Armstrong, Margie Cullen, Robin Kelly. Newton North: Meghan Bellerose, Madison Nadeau, Michaela Smith. Walpole: Gina Conti, Maddy Shea. Wellesley: Ally Isley. Weymouth: Nostia Amazan, Ashley Betts, Morgan Fitzgibbon, Jen Kimball.
Big Three — Durfee: Shena Butler, Courtney Cabral, Megan Rocket, Sarah Skillin. New Bedford: Jessica Barros, Melissa Bellefeuille, Lisa Chan, Raybryana Dasher, Alexis Hebert, Melissa Isidor.
Boston City — CASH: Victoria Jackson. Latin Academy: Britney Firmin, DiAndrea Galloway, Catherine Van Even. New Mission: Esther Nkwah. O’Bryant: Melissa Jean, Juleen Lewis, Emily Prado. West Roxbury: Monique McPherson.
Cape Ann — Hamilton-Wenham: Kerry Hull. Ipswich: Jill Calvani, Sarah Keiran, Katie Monahan. Manchester-Essex: Olivia Lantz. Masconomet: Lauren Drohosky, Kaleigh White. North Reading: Emily Murray, Nicole Roberts. Pentucket: Paige Wesolowski. Triton: Kerstin Darsney.
Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Lee Al-Atragchi, Liz Brew, Sophie Brown, Savannah Craib, Christine Davis, Morgan Doan, Brianna Faubert, Maya Jarostchuk. Bedford: Elliana Boebel, Erin Dietz. Boston Latin: Kennedy Barnwell. Concord-Carlisle: Katie Abbott, Isabella Caruso, Margaret Giles, Julia Gregory, Caitlin Lawlor, Maggie Nickerson, Nikita Rajgopal, Megan Ratcliffe, Meg Teitelman, Meg Wilson, Kate Wyeth. Lincoln-Sudbury: Lucy Alexander, Brianna Bisson, Clara Bisson, Morgane Butler, Sydney Clary, Kristin Kimble, Meghan Klapper, Kaileigh Maguire, Catherine Malone, Bryn Miller, Amanda Sifferlen. Newton South: Lucrecia Aguilar, Alekhya Chaparala, Lizzie Fineman, Rebecca Grusby, Anna Rhatigan. Notre Dame (Hingham): Liz Baker, Mary Claire Dachille, Isabella Dimare, Taylor Kennedy, Gabby Kenyon, Mollie O’Leary, Shauna Owen, Amanda Reilly, Elizabeth Tevnan. Waltham: Martine Marrcellus, Katie Meahl. Wayland: Kela Butts. Westford: Kate McCluskey, Emily Ruggiero. Weston: Kayla Lawrence, Katie Marlow-Benedick, Sarah Peters, Abigail Pohl, Brianna Schwartz.
Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Brynna Harum, Allie Luongo, Abigail McNulty, Julia Murphy, Riley Scharland, Teresa Yoder. Bishop Stang: Abby Adams, Danielle DeGrazia, Andrea Rego. Coyle & Cassidy: Megan Hutch. East Bridgewater: Maggie Lydon. Mashpee: Samantha MacRae, Rashida Plummer. Somerset Berkley: Kelsey McGinnis, Haley Monaghan, Morgan Steele.
Greater Boston — Cambridge: Anchella Bernard, Dora Cronin, Sydney Fisher, Maya Halprin-Adams, Jordan Poindexter, Kenlee Presume. Everett: Corrina Reason. Malden: Lauren Benoit, Jacqueline Bouley, Haley Dowdie, Carine Exume, Victoria Hannafin, Korey O’Rourke, Amalia Quesada Nylen. Medford: Christina Lynch. Somerville: Gelynne Berger, Taiji Clark, Melina Garro-Duplisea, Delmy Hernandez, Alison Kaba, Saragrace Magre.
Middlesex — Arlington: Sarah Cassidy, Kay Downey-Wall. Belmont: Julia Lenef. Burlington: Trusha Bhatt, Shauntel Farland, Kaiitlyn Gilberg, Ian Rush, Amber Wilson. Lexington: Paige Campbell, Alex Cox, Mary Domings, Tulie Finley-Moise, Kristen Fiore, Jessie Foley, Camila Isern, Paige Lawler, Olivia Manickas-Hill, Cassie Peterson. Melrose: Olivia Downey, Lilah Drafts-Johnson, Julia Fountain, Ashley King, Shaylyn McCarthy, Shannon Munro, Maddie Oro, Amelia Ragon, Bionca St. Fleur. Reading: Meg Donahue, Kate Mignosa, Jenny Vaccaro, Julia Werth. Stoneham: Meredith Coccoluto, Aly Kruse. Wakefield: Deirdre Beck, Emily Hammond, Lucy Howard, Melanie Miksis, Bridget Rollins. Watertown: Christelle Madou, Keegan Puguay, Lea Strangio. Wilmington: Rachel Alatalo, Alex Bischoff, Cassie Grasso, Kelly Hartsough, Savannah Hubbard, Callie O’Connell, Jackie Parece, Kate Richardson. Winchester: Claire Aalerud, Carrie Abraham, Alex Curtin, Edie Sharon, Jackie Vahey. Woburn: Catherine Cooper, Gina D’Addario, Shannon Gay, Rebecca Lake, Jenny Lee, Adrianna Manzi, Kayla Peary, Molly Persky.
South Coast — Apponequet: Caitlin Rowley, Taylor Ryan, Megan Yarmalovicz. Fairhaven: Kacie Carvalho, Bay Gammons, Ashley Pereira. Greater New Bedford: Melissa Isidor. Old Rochester: Ally Saccone. Wareham: Aliyah Alley, Paige Fehskens.
Tri-County — Archbishop Williams: Serena McNary, Sarah Saccoach, Danielle Sheehan. Austin Prep: Elizabeth Lombardo, Elizabeth McDermott. Bishop Fenwick: Jackie Edgett, Andrea Klos, Nicole Liz, Arianna Maida, Becky Mercurio, Caitlyn Parrott, Julia Pierce, Anette Ruggiero, Abigail Smith, Hannah Smith. Cardinal Spellman: Emily Crowley, Adrianna Forucci. Marian: Devan Egan.
Tri-Valley — Ashland: Carly Muscaro. Holliston: Nicole Kerrigan. Hopkinton: Kaylin Albanese, MaryKate Cavanaugh, Leah Holmes, Melissa Lodge, Lindsay Manning, Mary-Paule Monks, Jessica Scott. Medfield: Kristina Gustafson, Kate Letai, Laura Rimmel, Taylor Worthy. Norton: Amy Pereira, Rebekah Sargent. Westwood: Celia Condrick, Phoebe Fitzgibbon, Samantha Kitchen, Rachel Morrison, Kaitlin Plecinoga, Maddie Radner.