2015 Girls’ Cross Country All-Scholastics
Division 1: Ariel Keklak, Lincoln-Sudbury
The senior was the individual All-State Division 1 champ (17:25.15), the Dual County League champ (18:16), and finished second in the EMass Division 2 meet (17:34.41). She was seventh at the Northeast Regional (17:52.7).
Division 2: Sarah Edwards, Bellingham
The senior won the individual All-State Div. 2 title (18:12.58), the individual EMass Div. 5 championship (18:42.22), and was named the Tri-Valley League MVP. Edwards finished 29th in the Foot Locker Northeast Regional.
Sarah Armstrong, Needham, senior
The Bay State League All-Star finished fourth at the EMass Division 2 meet (18:07.21) and 11th at the All-State Division 1 championships (18:25.14). She finished second at the Bay State League championships (17:32).
Grace Connolly, Natick, freshman
Connolly was fifth at the EMass Division 2 meet (18:13.85) and seventh at the All-State Division 1 meet (18:01.89). She won the MSTCA Coaches Invitational (18:15.80) and was fourth at the Bay State Conference meet.
Margie Cullen, Needham, senior
Cullen won the individual EMass Division 2 title (17:30.37) and finished third at the All-State Division 1 meet (17:33.77). She also won the Bay State Invitational (17:45.90) and the Bay State Conference championship (17:26).
Julia Curtin, Beverly, sophomore
Curtin was undefeated in the regular season, including wins at the Frank Kelley Invitational (17:43.55) and the Northeastern Conference meet (18:25). She was third at the EMass Division 2 meet and runner up at All-States.
Rebecca Grusby, Newton South, senior
Grusby led her team to the EMass Division 1 championship with a second-place finish (18:25.54) and to a third-place finish at the All-State Division 1 meet, where she was fifth. She was second at the Frank Kelley Invitational.
Abigail Long, Bishop Feehan, junior
Long won the EMass Division 3 championship in 18:23.38 and was sixth at the All-State Division 1 meet (17:49.80). She was second at the Bay State Invitational (17:52.69) and qualified for the Nike Cross-Country Nationals.
Clare Martin, Newton South, junior
Martin won the individual EMass Div. 1 championship and the Bay State Invitational, and was fourth at the All-State Div. 1 championships. This summer, Martin will compete in the Junior Olympics and the Bay State Games.
Bridget Mitchell, Milton, sophomore
The Bay State Conference All-Star was third at both the All-State Div. 2 and the EMass Div. 4 championships (18:52). She finished second in the Twilight Invitational and third in the Bay State Conference championships.
Colette O'Leary, Milton, junior
O'Leary won the individual EMass Div. 4 championship (18:46) and was fourth at the All-State Div. 2 meet (18:24). O'Leary was third at the Twilight Invitational (18:09) and fourth at the Bay State Conference championships (18:17).
Kaley Richards, Lowell, senior
Richards helped her team qualify for the All-State Division 1 championship with a third-place finish at the EMass Div. 1 championships (18:45). At the All-State meet, she was 12th. Richards will run at UMass-Lowell next year.
Sarah Tully, Wayland, junior
Tully finished fifth in the All-State Div. 2 championships (18:27), second in the EMass Division 4 meet (18:49.29), and fourth in the Dual County League championships (19:03). She also competes in outdoor track and Nordic skiing.
Abby Walsh, Beverly, junior
Walsh was sixth at the Div. 2 meet (18:38) and ninth at All-States (18:24). She finished second at the Bay State Invitational (18:48), fourth at the Frank Kelley Invitational (19:17.14), and third at the Northeastern Conference meet.
Coaches of the Year
Division 1: Cullen Hagan, Billerica
The Indians went 9-1 and were co-champions in the Merrimack Valley Conference, third in Division 2 at the EMass meet, and sixth at the All-State Division 1 meet. Cullen was also named the MVC Coach of the Year.
Division 2: Thomas Shaw, Milton
Led by two All-Scholastic runners and an experienced coach, the Wildcats won the Division 2 state championship. Shaw has been coaching for 12 years, including indoor and outdoor track at Ursuline.
Atlantic Coast — Dennis-Yarmouth: Linny Clancy, Carly Couglin, Martene Jamiel, Sydney McCann, Tori Richards. Falmouth: Julia Moskal. Marshfield: Jessie Spitz, Nicole Van Logtenberg. Nauset: Olivia Bois, Madaket Nobili, Callie Schadt. Sandwich: Emily Duryea.
Bay State — Brookline: Lizzy Filine. Milton: Bridget Mitchell, Colette O'Leary, Elise O'Leary. Natick: Grace Connolly. Needham: Sarah Armstrong, Margie Cullen, Julianna Donovan, Daniella Pascucci, Maddi Terry. Newton North: Einat Gavish, Victoria Spitaels, Rose Teszler. Walpole: Alyssa Murphy. Wellesley: Lauren Andrews, Eve Driver, Hanna Reiders. Weymouth: Kacie Higgins, Kelly Higgins.
Big Three — Brockton: Aryana Abreu, Sansha Alexis, Chaylese Jefferson, Domonique Lammers, Patricia Mulinge, nadine Pascal. New Bedford: Ruby Ferro.
Boston City — Boston Community Leadership Academy: Shaylin Chaney-William, Samantha Henderson. West Roxbury: Jahphiah Gilliard.
Cape & Islands — Sturgis East: Katie Rheinhardt, Caroline Sullivan. Sturgis West: Katie Kane, Brianna Newell, Emma Schnieder.
Cape Ann — Amesbury: Lauren Fedorchak, Hailee Gibadlo, Molly Rains. Georgetown: Grace Sousa. Hamilton-Wenham: Olivia Horgan, Grace Moroney. Ipswich: Emily DeMarco. Manchester Essex: Eve Feuerbach, Holly Fossa, Evelyn Lantz. Triton: Madeline Quigley.
Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Shannon Kelley, Kelly Matthews, Abigail Ryan, Jaclyn Shuttleworth. Arlington Catholic: Olivia Bowman, Alexandra Kay, Chloe Stubblebine. Austin Prep: Stephanie Casaletto. Bishop Fenwick: Meghan Carney, Kate DelTorchio, Christine Deschenes, Sydney Packard. Cardinal Spellman: Erin Carpenter, Ava Nardelli. Lowell Catholic: Emily Williams.
Catholic Conference — Fontbonne: Lauren Donovan, Christina Pierotti. Mt. Alvernia: Cinzia Presti. Notre Dame (Hingham): Makenzie Lanagan, Caitlin Rodway, Abigail Rouleau. Ursuline: Kaia Corthell, Katherine Ferrara, Erin Grela, Delia Ryan.
Commonwealth — Greater Lawrence: Suheiry Pereyra, Nilsa Sosa. Northeast: Salma Akki. Notre Dame (Tyngsborough): Abby French, Abby Morelli, Katie Valin. Whittier: Emmy Mei, Emily O'Brien.
Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Sara Mitchell. Bedford: Sabine Galvis. Boston Latin: Sarah Kiamie. Concord-Carlisle: Eline Laurent. Lincoln-Sudbury: Alexa Babick, Elizabeth Concannon, Ariel Keklak, Nicole Kerrigan, Nancy Lucier. Newton South: Caroline Barry, Katie Collins, Rebecca Grusby, Clare Martin. Waltham: Taylor Pinzone. Wayland: Rachell Hall, Sarah Tully. Westford: Jillian Howard.
Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Megan Carmody, Emily Dold, Colleen Donahue, Abigail Long, Delaney Lynch, Lauren Magill, Brenna Thibodeau. Bishop Stang: Mary Lyn Sullivan. Coyle & Cassidy: Rachael Johnson, Alexa VanVoorhis.
Greater Boston — Malden: Rachel Eaglin, Jasmine Gray, Deborah Kibazo, Manel Soltani, Gillian Willcox.
Hockomock — Canton: Catherine Song. Foxborough: Lindsey Nelson. Franklin: Nicole Clermont, Kate Hartnett, Brittany Robinson, Sabrina Roche. King Philip: Erin Quinn. Milford: Jenise Madden. North Attleborough: Anna Roberts. Oliver Ames: Elizabeth Peckham, Olivia Timbone. Sharon: Carly Ryter, Ariadne Tolay. Taunton: Amanda Baptiste.
Mayflower — Bristol Aggie: Maggie Mann. Diman: Sydnee Midura. Sacred Heart: Erin Carberry, Melinda White. Upper Cape: Olivia MacFarlane. West Bridgewater: Maggie Allen, Libby DeAngelo, Victoria Hurst, Caitlin Kaprelian, Devyn McCarthy, Kathryn Pleach, Alison Wyman.
Merrimack Valley — Billerica: Sarah Burns, Abby Fisher, Andrea Ponte. Chelmsford: Sophia Haywood, Shannon Lustiber. Dracut: Nicolet Chapman, Abby Custrumbes, Rachael Flores. Haverhill: Jillian Lemieux, Jenna Solimine. Lowell: Alexandrea Richards, Kaley Richards. Methuen: Azia Kalil. North Andover: Kim Carroll, Lily Voke. Tewksbury: Lily Robinson.
Middlesex — Belmont: Leah Brams, Sara Naumann. Lexington: Hayley Gambone, Hannah Geller, Paige Lawler, Grace Leightheiser, M. Barrett Tzannes, Alex Wolf. Melrose: Elizabeth Hirsch, Tara O'Shea. Stoneham: Jessica Brown. Wakefield: Abigail Harrington, Gillian Russell, Jordan Stackhouse. Watertown: Elizabeth Powderly, Janaki Thangaraj. Wilmington: Elisabeth Olson. Winchester: Tarvis Hintlian. Woburn: Sarah Kenton, Toni Rabasco.
Northeastern — Beverly: Julia Curtin, Ashley Foley, Abby Walsh. Gloucester: Carly Curcura, Christina Jones. Marblehead: Sarah Oliver. Peabody: Emily Christensen, Jessica Ostrowski.
Old Colony — Barnstable: Madelyn McCartin. Bridgewater-Raynham: Emily DeBruin, Inayah Paul, Courtney Sullivan. Dartmouth: Caitlyn Demers, Rachin Gin, Maddie Lynch.
Patriot — Duxbury: Katie Cass. Hanover: Erin Flynn, Stephanie Flynn, Jordan Laprise, Joy Replogle. Hingham: Kiley Aymar, Charlotte Ide, Paige King. Pembroke: Alison Bonwitt, Aly Coyle, Mariah Duffy, Shakira Henriquez, Elizabeth Marshall, Charlotte Nagle, Emma Tarnantino, Sarah Tormey, Grace Valeri. Plymouth North: Jordan Callahan, Sam Curtin. Plymouth South: Jillian Callahan. Quincy: Abby Murphy. Scituate: Katie Milligan. Silver Lake: Emma Wick. Whitman-Hanson: Sam Coletti, Abbie Newman, Nicole Norve.
South Shore — Carver: Mary Chisholm, Meaghan Nickerson, Chelsea Pierce, Katelin Rudnick. East Bridgewater: Brooke Bessette, Emily Bonner, Bailey Greiner, Marissa Ortega, Peri Snow. Cohasset: Emma Morris. Monomoy: Margot Dery. Norwell: Kelly Burtch, Kiley Decker, Anna Fairfield, Reiley Gilmour, Ellen Marchetti, Liz Sheedy, Hailey Studley. Rockland: Genesis Rojas.
Tri-Valley — Bellingham: Sarah Edwards. Hopkinton: Julia Burdulis, Kerry Driscoll, Abigail Fischer, Jane Stilwell. Medfield: Julie Letai. Norton: Katie Bradley. Westwood: Ashley Walker.
How we picked the team
The All-Scholastic girls' cross-country team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues. Text by Tyler Blint-Welsh.