2013 Girls’ Outdoor Track All-Scholastics

Athlete of the Year Amanda Henson crossed the finish line to win the 100 meter dash.
Winslow Townson/ for The Globe
Athlete of the Year Amanda Henson crossed the finish line to win the 100-meter dash.

Meet the standout performers who earned All-Scholastic honors for their work this season.

Athlete of the Year

Amanda Henson


A junior, Henson is the only girl in the history of the All-State meet to have won both the 100 and 200. She broke the 100 record (12.05) and 200 (24.42) at the All-State meet and was undefeated. She also won both events at the Division 1 meet.


Bryanna Allison

Lowell, senior

The Providence College-bound senior won the mile titles at the All-State, Division 1, and Merrimack Valley Conference championships. She had a personal best and school record time of 4:54.53. Allison will leave holding six school records with the relay team and five individual.

Grace Ashworth

Lowell, senior


Ashworth was part of one of the most successful years in Lowell track history. She won the Division 1 pole vault title and finished second at the All-State meet, each time clearing 11-0. The MVC All-Conference athlete will attend Ohio State.

Madison Braz

Plymouth South, senior

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A two-year captain, Braz holds the school record for shot put and discus. She won the Division 1 title with a distance of 126-6 and the All-State title at 124. She is a two-time Atlantic Coast League All-Star and weill attend St. Michael’s.

Hannah Chapman

Andover, sophomore

Just a sophomore, Chapman won the Division 1 triple jump title with a distance of 37-2, a school record at Andover and the longest jump this season in EMass. Chapman also does long jump and finished sixth at the All-State meet at 16-11.

Ellen DiPietro

Marshfield, junior

DiPietro is a four-time Division 2 state champion. She won the Atlantic Coast League, Division 2 and the All-State championship in 2013, clearing 5-6 at the state meets. She was the 2013 New Balance Indoor Nationals emerging elite champion and also an honor-roll student.

Mackenzie Gray

Governor’s Academy, sophomore

The Governor Academy sophomore won the the ISTA and NEPSTA title in both long jump and triple jump, setting new personal records in the process. She also took second in the ISTA and NEPSTA 100 hurdles and 4x400 relays.

Kendall Ham

Governor’s Academy, junior


The school record holder in the 100, 200, and 4x100 relay, Ham took home four medals at New Englands this year. She took first in the 100 and 200 at the ISL championships. With a year to go, she’s already committed to Bucknell to play soccer.

Sierra Irvin

Hingham, sophomore

Only a sophomore, Irvin was 2013 All-State champion in 400 meters with a time of 56.82 seconds and also won the Division 3 title. She was second at the New England meet. An honor roll student, she also runs cross-country and winter track.

Catarina Rocha

Peabody, senior

Cross-country runner of the year, indoor track runner of the year, and outdoor state champion in the 2-mile, Rocha had a senior year few will ever match. This spring she won the 2-mile at the Division 1 and All-State meets, clocking a 10:34.25 at states.

Alexandra Saccone

Old Rochester, senior

Saccone was Division 4 champion in 400 and 100-meter hurdles. At the All-State meet she won the 400 hurdles title in 1:02.50 and was second in the 100 hurdles (14.78). She also holds all school records in hurdle events. Saccone will attend Boston University.

Karina Shepard

Dracut, junior

Running the 800, Shepard won the Division 2 and All-State titles, clocking a 2:09.29 at states. She was undefeated in the regular season and finished seventh in the 800 at Nationals. At Andover Invitational, she set meet records in the mile and 4x800.

Michaela Smith

Newton North, junior


Smith took first place in the Division 1 meet with a distance of 41-2, then finished second at the All-State meet at 41-7.5. Along the way she broke school records for indoor and outdoor shot put. She’s also an honor roll student.

Bionca St. Fleur

Melrose, senior

The Temple University-bound senior placed first at All-State meet in long jump at 18-3.75, a personal best. She also won the Middlesex League title in the 200 and league all-star honors. The Melrose captain was also an honor roll student.

Sima Suon

Lowell, senior

Suon was the Division 1 champion in the javelin with a personal best and school record throw of 125-6. She was the top EMass finisher at the state meet with a fourth-place throw of 122-6. She will attend UMass-Lowell.


4 x 100


The Raiders started by winning the Division 2 relays, breaking the school record with a time of 50.00 seconds. They improved their time in subsequent meets, running a 49.80 at the coaches invitational and a 49.57 at the Division 2 meet. At All-States they earned first place in a blistering time of 49.13. Rachel Walsh opened the races, followed by Emily Ryan and Leigh Barnhill, and Ally Isley anchored them.

4 x 400


Led by seniors Julia Jones and Ashley Bjorkman, along with junior Maddie Oldow and sophomore Mikaila Amerantes, the Hornets had an impressive run through the spring season in the 4x400 relay. The quartet bested the competition at All-States, in the Division 2 meet, and in the Hockomock League meet. Amerantes also holds the school record in the long jump and 800, while Jones finished first at the Hockomock meet in the 400 hurdles.

4 x 800

Newton North

Lead by senior Meghan Bellerose,juniors Evie Heffernan, Elizabeth Koch, and Maeve Greeley, and sophomore Sonya Jampel, the Tigers took home first place in the 4x800 relay at All-States and came in second at the Division 1 meet. Greeley, Bellerose, and Heffernan all compete in cross country for the Tigers while Jampel competed at the cross-country skiing nationals in Alaska. Koch was also a member of the soccer team.

Coaches of the Year

Tim Patterson

Division 1: Lowell

In his 10th year of coaching, Patterson led his team to a 4-1 record in the Merrimack Valley Conference, second place in the Division 1 championships and second at All-States. A Lowell High graduate, Patterson credited a ‘‘tremendous senior group.’’

Rick Kates

Division 2: Notre Dame (Hingham)

After earning Coach of the Year honors last spring, Kates and Notre Dame of Hingham were even better this year, winning the Division 2 title for the first time ever. A member of the MSTCA Hall of Fame, Kates also teaches physics.

David Jewett

Division 3: Hingham

If you’re going to step down, follow the lead of Dave Jewett. The Hingham coach led the Harbormen to titles at the Division 3 Relays, Division 3, and All-State meets. This comes after a winter in which Hingham won the relays and Division 3 meet.

Sotirios Pintzopoulos

Division 4: North Reading

A North Reading alum, Pintzopoulos and the Hornets finished second at the Division 4 meet. In his seventh year at North Reading, he is 38-29 overall after going 4-4 in the competitive Cape Ann League. He received same honor in 2007.


Atlantic Coast — Dennis-Yarmouth: Emma Harney. Marshfield: Ellen DiPietro. Plymouth South: Madison Braz.

Bay State — Brookline: Alia Buckner, Rhyana Freeman, Katie Hitchcock-Smith. Dedham: Unity Jean-Louis, Ellen Masalsky. Milton: Molly Dempsey. Natick: Krystal Kearns, Sarah Lagan, Kayley McGonagle, Danielle Mitchell. Needham: Sarah Armstrong, Margie Cullen, Robin Kelly. Newton North: Meghan Bellerose, Maeve Greeley, Annie Greene, Evie Heffernan, Maddie Jacks, Sonya Jampel, Elizabeth Koch, Michaela Smith. Walpole: Gina Conti, Maddy Shea. Wellesley: Leigh Barnhill, Tessa Broholm, Ally Isley, Emily Ryan, Rachel Walsh. Weymouth: Nostia Amazan, Ashley Betts, Meagan Deane, Jen Kimball, Kristin Leone.

Big Three — Brockton: Reana Allen, Azariah Boyd, Celina Canuto, Danika Clarke, Dominique Coley, Maral Merien, Patricia Monteiro, Silvana Rodrigues, Nikayla Simpson, Kiana Weary. Durfee: Courtney Cabral, Yani DeAraujo, Joe Henine, Sarah Skillin. New Bedford: Jessica Barros, Ellie Bucknell, Lisa Chan, Raybryana Dasher, Melissa Isidor.

Boston City — Burke: Kirina Laryea. CASH: Victoria Jackson. Latin Academy: Britney Firmin, Ashley Lewis, Leigha Mills, Imani Pressley, Catherine Van Even. New Mission: Ambar Mateo, Esther Nkwah. O'Bryant: Kiana Daley, Juleen Lewis. Snowden: Maria Lewis. South Boston: Sirania Reid, Daitannah Smith, Marika Thompson.

Cape Ann — Amesbury: Isabel Prussman. Hamilton-Wenham: Emily Weigand. Ipswich: Marissa Cain, Michaela Hedderman. Lynnfield: Lexi Buonfiglio. Masconomet: Lauren Drohosky, Cat Hosman. North Reading: Cole Godzinski. Pentucket: Ali Attenasio, McKenna Killian. Triton: Kerstin Darsney.

Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Charlene Anderson, Jessica Rega. Arlington Catholic: Nikki Doherty, Sarah Maimone, Serena McNary, Janelle Solviletti. Bishop Fenwick: Carolyn Claveau, Colleen Corcoran, Rose Fantozzi, Jennifer Jordan, Andrea Klos, Nicole Lizotte, Arianna Maida, Sydney Packard, Kaleigh Price, Hannah Smith. Cardinal Spellman: Abbie Cooke, Adrianna Forucci, Abby Hogan. Marian: Devan Egan, Maria Schwab. St. Mary's: Carol Dimaiti, Tia Foglietta, Zuzu Haefner.

Catholic Conference — Fontbonne: Erin Leonard. Mt. Alvernia: Grace Jessiman. Notre Dame (Hingham): Liz Baker, Abby Concannon, Elizabeth Constantino, Julia Conte, Isabella Dimare, Taylor Kennedy, Gabby Kenyon, Julia Marshall, Mollie O'Leary, Shauna Owen, Amanda Reilly, Gabby Sillari, Elizabeth Tevnan. Ursuline: Meghan Cochrane, Meghan Grela, Ashley Haughton, Amy Piccolo, Merissa Wright.

Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Sophie Antonioli, Maggie Bettez, Lily Blackshaw, Sophie Brown, Katie Chen, Christine Davis, Morgan Doan, Emileigh Glode, Kristi Leslie, Max Rasmussen, Ariel Tian, Henry Zhou. Bedford: Samuel Bradford, Erin Dietz, Savannah Fox Tree McGrath. Boston Latin: Kennedy Barnwell. Concord-Carlisle: Isabella Caruso, Margaret Giles, Maila Kodas, Caitlin Lawlor, Maggie Nickerson, Nikita Rajgopal, Megan Ratcliffe, Meredith Robertson, Meg Teitelman. Lincoln-Sudbury: Lucy Alexander, Brianna Bisson, Morgane Butler, Sydney Clary, Ariel Keklak, Meghan Klapper, Katie La Scaleia, Nick Santangelo, Jeff Zaccardo. Newton South: Kayla Burton, Alekhya Chaparala, Lizzie Fineman, Rebecca Grusby, Lizzie Walkes. Waltham: Maria Baras, Cassis Desrochers, Eva Frimpong, Courtney Greene, Julia Kern, Katie Meahl. Wayland: Margaret Hojlo. Westford: Ashley Craig, Emily Ruggiero. Weston: Read Allen, Patty Atkinson, Kayla Lawrence, Emma Marlow-Benedick, Katie Marlow-Benedick, Abigail Pohl, Zoe Snow, Edom Wessenyeleh.

Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Jacqueline Cutillo, Liz Hannon, Madeline Harmon, Brynna Harum, Meaghan Luongo, Abigail McNulty, Julia Murphy, Anne O'Toole, Teresa Yoder. Bishop Stang: Abby Adams, Danielle DeGrazia. Coyle & Cassidy: Alaina Clark, Krista Fernandes. Martha’s Vineyard: Shavenae Anderson, Maggie Riseborough. Somerset Berkley: Cassidy Cabral, Cassie Graca, Kelsey McGinnis, Jen Mitton, Haley Monaghan, Morgan Steele.

Greater Boston — Cambridge: Anchella Bernard, Sydney Fisher, Yemisi Gebenebor, Maya Halprin-Adams, Kanisha Jeantilorme, Jordan Poindexter, Kenlee Presume, Ariela Schear, Mia Smith. Everett: Elsbeth Colson. Malden: Lauren Benoit, Jacqueline Bouley, Haley Dowdie, Carine Exume, Victoria Hannafin, Tiffany Wong, Annie Wooley. Medford: Patricia Healion. Somerville: Melissa Baptista, Gelynne Berger, Delmi Hernandez, Alison Kaba, Saragrace Magre.

Hockomock — Attleboro: Shelby Cuddeback, Elizabeth Gulino, Brianna Robitaille. Canton: Mellyn Costello. Foxborough: Liz Holmes, Andrea Marcotte, Katherine Tamulionis. Franklin: Lauren Hagen. King Philip: Gianna Bender, Katherine Lukes, Ellery Lyon, Abby Seaburg, Olivia Weir. Mansfield: Mikaila Amerantes, Ashley Bjorkman, Sami Carey, Kelsey Ferreira, Julia Jones, Maddie Oldow, Rachel Stier. Milford: Siaina Campbell, Sarah McTiernan, Keilan Nova. North Attleborough: Melissa Beaupre, Sydney Bennett, Stephanie Dubuc, Kristina Harding, Rachel Stevens, Katie Wells. Oliver Ames: Christina Franciosi, Michaela Lievi. Sharon: Jessica Chabot, Samantha Kaplan. Taunton: Melessa Malcolm.

Merrimack Valley — Andover: Hannah Ameen, Rachel Annino, Hannah Chapman, Sydney Gillis, Cassandra Kobelski, Miceala Soucy. Billerica: Katie Mulkerin. Central Catholic: Madison Arndt, Taylor DePalo, Katie Equi, Alexa Poulin, Kylie Regan. Chelmsford: Michelle Jaquint. Dracut: Becky Colfer, Karina Shepard, Kaylee Shepard. Haverhill: Riley Gilmore, Jackie Solomine. Lowell: Bryanna Allison, Grace Ashworth, Danielle Crawford, Melanie Fitzgerald, Leyshla Gonzalez, Hannah Laughlin, Alexa McGuire, Ileana Meacna, Kaley Richards, Sima Suon. North Andover: Catherine Flaherty. Tewksbury: Jess Amedee, Chelsee Porcaro, Kelly Quigley.

Middlesex (Freedom) — Burlington: Gam Dhliwayo, Kaitlyn Gilberg, Danielle McFadries, Stephanie McFadries, Jazmine Smith, Sara Walsh, Amber Wilson. Melrose: Krista Bertoli, Annalisa DeBari, Olivia Downey, Lilah Drafts-Johnson, Julia Fountain, Sarah McDonald, Carolyn Ragon, Chantelle Sayegh, Bionca St. Fleur. Stoneham: Carli Buono, Aly Kruse, Grace Macura, Sarah Muolo, Lauren Olton. Wakefield: Deirdre Beck, Sarah Crump, Nicole Galli, Emily Hammond, Lucy Howard, Katelyn Manning, Melanie Miksis, Shannon Quirk, Bridget Rollins. Watertown: Casey Halle, Christelle Madou, Lea Strangio. Wilmington: Michelle Barnes, Kate Cowden, Julia Gake, Kelly Hartsough, Savannah Hubbard, Callie O'Connell.

Middlesex (Liberty) — Arlington: Sarah Cassidy. Lexington: Alex Cox, Mary Domings, Tulie Finley-Moise, Kristen Fiore, Jessie Foley, Robin Gross, Camila Isern, Lucy Lang, Paige Lawler, Olivia Manickas-Hill, Melissa Solomon, Jakiya Taylor, Emmy Wheaton. Reading: Abby Allardi, Alison Bradley, Kate Starble. Winchester: Claire Aalerud, Carrie Abraham, Edie Sharon, Jackie Vahey, Ellie Ward. Woburn: Catherine Cooper, Gina D'Addario, Kelly Garrity, Shannon Gay, Rebecca Lake, Adrianna Manzi, Kayla Peary, Molly Persky, Haley Rafferty.

Northeastern — Beverly: Kendel Davy, Nicole Demars, Julianna DeVitt, Mary Cate Flaherty, Kristina Frangos, Caitlin Harty, Nicole Kirsch, Kristen O'Connor, Kyra Richardson, Madison Shropshire, Rachel Spencer, Katie Wheatley. Danvers: Lexy Bean, Ashley Brooks, Angela Caldrone, Sophia Cawlina, Catalina Dominick, Meghan Kellard, Xanthi Pantazelos, Corinne Previte, Erin St. Pierre. Gloucester: Megan Clark, Bianca Giacolone, Elizabeth McCormack, Hannah Pastagal. Lynn Classical: Rebecca Potter, Anna Wargo. Marblehead: Anna Barrell, Lily Cummings, Paige Ferrucci, Mimi Goetz, Kathleen Huber, Carlyn McGrath, Janaya Randall, Kelly Roland, Monica Thorne. Peabody: Sam Allen, Cynthia Aroke, Lauren Barrett, Hayley Dowd, Katie Gallo, Sarah Hozman, Macayla Lachance, Heather MacLean, Catarina Rocha, Pam Zabala. Revere: Caitlyn Caramello, Lindsay Gurska, Comfort Toglan. Salem: Joy Lima. Swampscott: Aisling Dennehy, Nancy Do, Vy Le, Melinda Wilson. Winthrop: Christa Vaccaro.

Old Colony — Barnstable: Amanda Henson.

Patriot — Hingham: Kate Criscitiello, Olivia Cundari, Emily Falvey, Jane Freda, Katherine Freda, Sierra Irvin, Julie McConville, Julia Noble. North Quincy: Emily Bryson, Maya Umoren. Pembroke: Anna DeVitto, Breagh Fitzgerald, Katie Freitas, Jess Gratzer, Julie Holbrook, Caroline Leung. Whitman-Hanson: Abby Baker, Rachael Baker, Megan Brain, Samantha Coletti, Nicole Galewski, Samantha Richner.

South Coast — Apponequet: Emma Leombruno, Caitlin Rowley, Kaleigh Swainamer, Megan Yarmalovicz. Bourne: Liz Fulp, Stacie Tonello. Dighton-Rehoboth: Veronica Delaney, Jordan Reed, Mia Rogers. Fairhaven: Bay Gammons, Ashley Pereira, Emma Robidoux. Greater New Bedford: Jennifer Miranda. Old Rochester: Lexi Afonso, Ally Saccone, Paige Santos, Hannah Walsh. Seekonk: Lucy Belt, Kailin Deleo. Wareham: Aliyah Alley, Caitlyn Berger, Paige Fehskens, Madison St. Julien.

Tri-Valley — Ashland: Kassidy Campbell, Carly Muscaro. Bellingham: Meg Edwards, Sarah Edwards. Holliston: Kylie Lorenzen, Madison Ward. Hopkinton: Shelby Aarden, Jillian Larry, Melissa Lodge, Lindsay Manning, Jessica Scott. Medfield: Taylor Worthy. Medway: Julia Cassidy. Westwood: Phoebe Fitzgibbon, Rachel Morrison.