2016 Girls’ Track and Field All-Scholastics

Brooke-Lynn Williams (right) was named Athlete of the Year while Brianna Duncan (left) earned All-Scholastic honors this season.
Brooke-Lynn Williams (right) was named Athlete of the Year while Brianna Duncan (left) earned All-Scholastic honors this season.(Keith Bradford/Globe Staff)

Athlete of the Year

Brooke-Lynn Williams, Norton, junior

Williams proved once again she’s the fastest sprinter in the state. The junior won the 100 at the State Coaches, Division 4, and All-State meets. She also won the 200 at the Division 4 meet and was second at All-States.


Cynthia Aroke, Peabody, senior

One of the top hurdlers in the state, Aroke won the 400 hurdles at the All-State meet in 1:02.68. The NEC All-Star also finished second in the 100 hurdles at All-States and won the 100 hurdles at the Division 1 meet.

Skylar Barthelmes, Dartmouth, senior

Barthelmes had another All-Scholastic season. During indoor season she was the state shot put champion. This spring she won the All-State title in the discus at 135-10. She also won the shot put title at the Division 2 meet.


Margie Cullen, Needham, senior

After winning the mile and 2-mile titles during the indoor season, Cullen moved outdoors and dominated the 2-mile. She won the All-State title and the Division 1 meet. A National Honor Society student, Cullen will attend Georgetown.

Brianna Duncan, Cambridge, senior

In a school with a history of great track names, Duncan may just be the best ever. She finished her career with nine individual All-State titles. At the Division 1 meet, she won the 100, long jump, and the triple jump.

Sarah Edwards, Bellingham, senior

Edwards started the year as the Globe’s Division 2 cross-country Runner of the Year and finished it as a state outdoor champion. Edwards won the 800 at the All-State meet as well as the Division 4 and State Coaches meets.

Chloe Eressy, Dennis-Yarmouth, junior

The Atlantic Coast League All-Star proved to be the top shot put athlete in Eastern Massachusetts. At the All-State meet she finished second in 41-0. She also won the Division 4 title with a throw of 40-4.


Caitlyn Halloran, Hopkinton, sophomore

After finishing first in the Division 3 pentathlon with a meet record 2,955 score, Halloran went on to win the All-State meet with another record of 3,028. She was also named the Outstanding Athlete at the Freshman-Sophomore meet.

Ashley Lewis, Latin Academy, senior

After earning All-Scholastic honors indoors in the 600, Lewis appears again after claiming titles at the Boston City League meet as well as the state championship in the 400. She is also a Globe Scholar-Athlete.

Natalia Phillip, New Mission, senior

Phillip was a double winner in the discus and shot put at the Boston City League meet as well as the Division 4 meet. Ranked No. 2 in her class, the team captain and class valedictorian will attend Bryn Mawr College.

Rachel Sessa, Tewksbury, sophomore

Sessa won the All-State mile title, finishing in 4:53.94. The MVC All-Conference runner also won the Division 3 title. Sessler also set a school record in finishing third in the 1600 at the New England championships.

Madelyn Sessler, Plymouth South, junior

After winning the 55 hurdles All-State title in the indoor season, Sessler stepped outside and won the 100 hurdles at the Division 2 and All-State meets this spring. The Patriot League All-Star ran a 14.78 at the All-State meet.

Julia Valenti, North Reading, senior

A repeat state champion, a repeat All-Scholastic appearance for the talented Hornet senior. Valenti won the pole vault at 12-4 after taking the title at 11-9 as a junior. Also a Globe/Phelps Scholar-Athlete, she will attend Dartmouth.


Devan Walsh, Danvers, senior

Walsh dominated the javelin during the outdoor season for the Falcons. She won the All-State title at 137-4 and also won the Division 3 meet with a throw of 130-5. The Northeastern Conference All-Star will attend Trinity.

Alyssa Zee, Ashland, junior

Zee’s rivalry with Norton’s Brooke-Lynn Williams was one of the highlights of the season. She beat Williams by .02 in the 200 at the state championship. Zee also won the 200 at the State Coaches meet and at New Englands.


4 x 100: Isabelle Winkelman, Rachelle Parker, Anna Jordahl-Henry and Ally Isley (Wellesley)

The team won the Division Relays title in 49.48, the Division 2 title in 49.01, and the All-State title in 48.45. Isley is the senior, and will continue her running career at Williams College. Winkelman is a junior and was the Bay State 100 hurdles champion. Parker is a sophomore and ran the second leg of the relay, and Jordahl-Henry is a freshman who also plays volleyball.

4 x 400: Alexis Belash, Josie Cousineau, and sisters Colette and Elise O’ Leary (Milton)

The Milton girls saved their best for last and won the title at the All-State meet. Belash also runs cross-country and will attend the University of Vermont. Colette and Elise joined Belash in winning the 4 x 800 at the New Englands. Cousineau also plays soccer. Led by this group, Milton won the Division 3 team title.


4 x 800: Emily Bulczynski, Rebecca Grusby, Hannah Fraser and Clare Martin (Newton South)

The Newton South team saved its best for last in winning the All-State title in 9:19.78. The Lions took fourth at the Division 1 meet. Grusby, a senior and headed to Johns Hopkins, is the leader, finishing as a 12-time Dual County League All-Star. Martin, a junior, ran the anchor leg and won the 800 at New Englands. Fraser and Bulczynski are both sophomores and DCL All-Stars.

Coaches of the year

Division 1: Peter Comeau, Andover

Comeau has gone from Andover grad (class of ‘84) to decorated Andover coach. The Golden Warriors finished 6-0 in the Merrimack Valley Conference, then took second in the Division 1 Relays and won the Division 1 state meet.

Division 2: John Griffith, Wellesley

Wellesley was the Bay State Herget champ, finishing 5-0. Led by Griffith, the Raiders then won the Division 2 Relays and the Division 2 state meet. He’s 39-7 over eight years and calls this year’s team his best ever.

Division 3: Thomas Shaw, Milton

Shaw began the school year earning Coach of the Year honors in cross-country and he finishes with an outdoor track honor. Milton was second at the Division 3 Relays but won Division 3 as well as tying for the All-State title.

Division 4: Sotirios Pintzopoulos, North Reading

You could say it’s been a good year for Pintzopoulos. He follows up an indoor season in which he was Division 5 boys’ coach of the year by winning the Division 4 girls honors this spring after capturing the Relays and state meet.



Atlantic Coast — Dennis-Yarmouth: Adriana Cericola, Chloe Eressey, Michelle Healy, Katie Holmes, Emma Joseph, Sydney McCann, Julia Paini, Angela Riveria. Marshfield: Meg Beauliue, Isabela Cunio, Alyssa Doust, Gabbi Forte, Marina MacKinnon, Kayla O’Connell, Katie Olson. Nauset: Ellie Hartman, Madaket Nobili, Neilly Rose, Callie Schadt. Sandwich: Halle Tickell, Elizabeth Wegman.

Bay State — Braintree: Isabella Tonetti. Brookline: Patricia Douglas. Dedham: Elizabeth Balzarini. Milton: Alexis Belash, Josie Cousineau, Jesse Iwuala, Abigail Jean-Baptiste, Bridget Mitchell, Colette O’Leary, Elise O’Leary, Calvin Wang. Natick: Grace Connolly, Kassidy Gallagher. Needham: Sarah Armstrong, Margie Cullen. Newton North: Cristina Galvagno, Sydney Hurwitz, Alexia Perides, Liana Reilly, Roxy Wint. Norwood: Sinead O’Brien. Walpole: Hannah Perkins. Wellesley: Ally Isley, Anna Jordahl-Henry, Joanna Kennedy, Rachelle Parker, Isabelle Winkelman. Weymouth: Kelsey Gunther, Kacie Higgins, Kelly Higgins, Jackie Schneider.

Boston City — Latin Academy: Grace Battite, Britney Firmin, Dao Kelly, Ashley Lewis, Stephanie Sanchez. New Mission: Shaylin Chaney, Natalia Phillip. O’Bryant: Nisa Holley, Juleen Lewis. Snowden: Emily Cerff. West Roxbury: Chloe Fenton, Hirmine Francoise, Jahphiah Gilliard, Jenese Love, and Jade Sledge.

Cape Ann — Amesbury: Michaela Hal loran, Isabel Prussman. Hamilton-Wenham: Daniela Garcia, Anna Murphy, Fiona Worsfold. Ipswich: Emily DeMarco, Michaela Hedderman. Masconomet: Greena Gangi. North Reading: Julia McDonald, Julia Valenti. Pentucket: Caroline Modlish. Triton: Paige Kacherian.

Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Meagan Donovan, Ruth Labranche, Julia McRoberts. Arlington Catholic: Nikki Doherty. Austin Prep: Izzy Achad, Maeghan Braciska, Stephanie Casaletto, Emily Hickey, Bridget Kelley, Liz May, Vicky McDermott, Caroline Russell. Bishop Fenwick: Jack Bowers, Christine Deschenes, Grace Foley, Emily Graumann, Sydney Packard. Cardinal Spellman: Adrianna Forcucci, Patrice Haney, Noelle Moliere, Claire O’Brien, Molly Richardson. St. Mary’s: Larisa Bogomolov, Marnelle Garraud, Diana Hallisey.

Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Emma Bartle, Samantha Cannarozzi, Courtney Craib, Samantha Friborg, Stella McDermott, Sara Mitchell. Bedford: Sabine Galvis, Cameron Rackey. Boston Latin: Chloe Booker, Katelyn Pease. Cambridge: Brianna Duncan, Will MacArthur, Khadija Romain. Concord-Carlisle: Sarinnagh Budris, Margot Ehrenthal, Claudia Koontz, Eline Laurent, Maggie Nickerson, Jhanel Potts, Sarah Reichheld, Valerie Reiling, Kara Wilson, Meg Wilson. Lincoln-Sudbury: Alexa Babick, Marielle Faucher, Meghan Garrett, Shannon Johnson, Nicole Kerrigan, Jenna King, Marie Nevils. Newton South: Allie Arruda, Caroline Barry, Alana Bojar, Emily Bulczynski, Katie Collins, Hannah Fraser, Rebecca Grusby, Calene Lazare, Clare Martin, Caraline Pham, Sabrina Stacks, Lizie Walkes. Waltham: Melanie Cano, Amanda Concetti, Janiah Marrero, Ivory Nava, Melissa Nicolas. Wayland: Sarah Tully. Westford: Meline Almasian, Nicole Camara, Nicole Fondots, Jackie Harding, Katherine Pawlak. Weston: Christiana Dryden, Emma Marlow-Benedick, Katie Marlow-Benedick, Alia Thompson, Samantha Thompson.

Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Hannah Bruno, Megan Carmody, Julie Grimes, Amanda Kelly, Molly Lahiff, Erica Larkin, Anne Leahy, Abigail Long, Kathleen O’Neil, Brenna Thibodeau; Bishop Stang: Mary Lyn Sullivan, Jenna Piatelli. Coyle and Cassidy: Rachel Johnson, Olivia Smith. Martha’s Vineyard: Ashlee Moreis, Madison Moreis, Cierra Torres. Somerset-Berkley: Natalie Knight, Kathryn Sullivan, and Breanna Wood.

Greater Boston — Everett: Naella Bond, Ashley Hernandez, Sabrina Moretta. Malden: Cleverina Cong, Rachel Eaglin, Aigul Fitzgerald, Jasmine Gray, Genny Murphy, Allie Russo, Shataeya Smith, Marie Sylvian, Gillian Wilcox. Medford: Jasmin Bell, Youventha Raymond. Somerville: Alice Egar, Jackie Eloi, Youdine Felix, Loudes Jean-Louis, Melissa Sanon.

Hockomock — Attleboro: Quincy Harding. Canton: Hannah Link, Catherine Song. Foxborough: Meredith Cronin, Lexi Quinn, Shraeya Srinivasan. Franklin: Nicole Clermont, Kate Hartnett, Jessica Kroushl, Brittany Robinson, Sabrina Roche. King Philip: Erica Layne, Hannah McNeil. Mansfield: Angela Corkery, Kelly Crawford, Emily Gerraughty, Julia Harrison, Amanda Mangano, Kathryn Rowe, Rachel Stier, Lauren Waters, Caitlin Whitman. Milford: Aleye Momodu. North Attleborough: Nicole Boulanger, Rachel LaBonte, Emily Peters, Annie Roberts. Oliver Ames: Chi-Chi Akanegbu, Gabby Eldridge. Sharon: Shira Stoller, Angela Wallace. Stoughton: Sara Volmar. Taunton: Mariah O’Gara, Jillian Purtell.

Mayflower — Tri-County: Morgan Gould. West Bridgewater: Emma Beddard.

Merrimack Valley — Andover: Casey McCarroll. Billerica: Vanessa Atttaya, Abby Fisher, Alyssa Harris. Chelmsford: Kristin Hohenstein, Claire Markey. Dracut: Kendra Kukulski, Emily McMeniman, Julia Sanborn, Mikaylah Schwartz. Lawrence: Tate Jordan, Rama Sisay. Lowell: Melanie Fitzgerald, Lynn Jean, Kinesha Lewis, Alicia Polak, Sophia Vergados. Methuen: Wileshka Samuel. North Andover: Trinity Tapper. Tewksbury: Christine Baptiste, Sara Catanzano, Ashley Colarusso, Christine Jean, Holly O’Leary, Kendall Paolella, Tatum Pecci, Lauren Polimeno, Emily Sessa, Rachel Sessa, Krista Stracqualuris, Devyn Vetis.

Middlesex (Freedom) — Burlington: Carolyn Bonetti, Kylee Glennon, Julia Hovasse, Shelia Joyce, Mikenna Mattson, Avyanna Monroe, Nina Nguyen. Melrose: Emily Donovan, Elizabeth Hirsch, Anne Morrison, Haley Moss. Stoneham: Marielle Avola, Lindsey Duhamel, Lydia Hamilton, Gianna Lanzillo, Emily Manfra, Emily Simpson. Wakefield: Eadeen Beck, Sarah Buckley, Julia Derendal, Abigail Harrington, Allee Purcell, Sam Ross. Watertown: Elizabeth Powderly, Katherine Tolman. Wilmington: Danielle Baldi, Kaila Bavin, Julia Gake, Emma Garrity, Alexcia Luna, Heather Niemiec, Elisabeth Olson, Taeya Peroni, Jamie Shanning, Kate Thompson.

Middlesex (Liberty) — Belmont: Ally Bailey, Rachel Berets, Danielle Kelly, Meggie MacAulay, Sara Naumann, Katrina Rokosz. Lexington: Alexandra Cox, Jessica Foley, India Johnson, Reid Nichols, Rebecca Pion, Ellery Plansky, Kesinia Sortor, Jessica Wang, Alexandra Wolf. Woburn: Cayla Barretto, Ashley Garvey, Ali Hurley, Kat Turner, Sidney Young.

Northeastern — Beverly: Julianna Devitt, Cassie Wahl, Abby Walsh. Danvers: Olivia Bryan, Devan Walsh. Gloucester: Carly Curcura, Sierra Rudolph. Lynn Classical: Devyn Astuccio, Agnes Bangura. Marblehead: Sarah Caulfield. Peabody: Sophia Anderle, Amanda Andrews, Cynthia Aroke, Nene Onwuogu. Salem: Giovanny Guzman. Saugus: Haley Dennis. Swampscott: Michelle Connor.

Old Colony — Dartmouth: Skylar Barthelmes.

Patriot — Duxbury: Katie Cass. Hanover: Emma Buckley, Niamh Kenny. Hingham: Alexandra Colby, Zoe Dainton, Sarah Endyke, Megan Hogan, Erin Hurley, Paige King, Amy Kirk. North Quincy: Melody Umoren. Pembroke: Charlotte Bosworth, Breagh Fitzgerald, Emily Hall, Carliegh Messner, Tess Nagle, Maddie Schalager, Emma Tarnantino, Sarah Tormey, Julianne Watts. Plymouth North: Jordan Callahan, Kourtni Cole, Kate Fischer, Elizabeth Marshall, Jackie Sullivan. Plymouth South: Jaiden Andrews, Jillian Callahan, Meghan Gallerani, Tessa Harkenrider, Miranda Murphy, Maddie Sessler. Quincy: Nicole Jorgensen. Scituate: Julia Cuneo. Silver Lake: Ashley Arroyo, Samantha Davis, Ari Levenson. Whitman-Hanson: Sam Coletti, Alexandra Santos.

South Shore — Abington: Alexis Lapointe. Carver: Katrina Millman, Ari Rozen, Rebecca Scheufele, Allison Tougas, Monica Walcek. Cohasset: Kate Gibbons, Maeve Humphrey, Ari Jarvis, Ciara Redfearn, Maria Waters. East Bridgewater: Molly Barry, Nicole Bartlett, Katy Czarniak, Emily McCormack, Serenity Sands. Mashpee: Allison Kondracki, Katie Wellington. Monomoy: Tara Berry, Tori McCormick. Randolph: Kiara Felix, Zulecia Monterio. Rockland: Lily Matson, Arianna Roosa.

Tri-Valley — Ashland: Alyssa Zee. Bellingham: Sarah Edwards. Hopkinton: Caitlin Halloran. Norton: Brooke-Lynn Williams.

How we picked the team

The All-Scholastic girls’ track team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues. Text by Bob Holmes. Photos by Mark Lorez.