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The Sun’s Girls Outdoor Track All-Star Team

Lowell High senior Quinn Petzold is a member of The Sun’s girls outdoor all-star team. (Christopher Hurley/Lowell Sun)

Abigail Hennessy

Westford Academy

Runner of the Year

Named The Sun’s indoor track and cross country Runner of the Year, Hennessy dominated outdoors. During indoor track, the sophomore was the state’s best 1,000-meter runner (2:53.51) and this past spring she was the state’s best in the 800 meters and mile, posting respective times of 2:11.15 and 4:48.53. She won both at the Division 1 state meet, and won the mile and was part of the first-place 4×800 relay team at the DCL Championship Meet. She is part of outdoor school records in the 800, mile, 4×800 relay and distance medley relay team. In cross country, she was sixth in the state and 20th at Footlocker Nationals.

Abigail Hennessy

Nyrah Joseph

Billerica

Athlete of the Year

Joseph makes her third straight appearance on a Sun All-Star team following volleyball and indoor track, when she was named the Athlete of the Year. She was undefeated in league competition and the MVC League champion in the 100-meter hurdles, and second in the high jump. At the Division 3 state meet, she was second in the pentathlon and the high jump. She became the state pentathlon champion, scoring 3,378 points. She was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles at the New England Championship Meet in a best time of 14.81 seconds, which broke the school record that had been set  in 1986. She was also the winner of the pentathlon at the Loucks Games in New York. Joseph is a member of the BMHS orchestra.

Nyrah Joseph

Petrina Ofori

Alvirne

Ofori was consistently one New Hampshire’s top track performers over the last few years. At the New Hampshire Meet of Champions, she placed fifth in the 100 and 300-meter hurdles, and was part of the eighth-place 4×100 relay team. At the NHIAA Division 1 Championship Meet, she placed second in the high jump, third in the 300-meter hurdles, fourth in the 100-meter hurdles and was part of the 10th-place 4×100 relay team. Her best times were 15.54 in the 100 hurdles, 46.53 in the 300 hurdles, and she cleared 5-4 in the high jump. Ofori will run at Saint Anselm College.

Petrina Ofori

Isabel Bresnahan

Ayer-Shirley

A two-time Division 6 state champ in the 400-meter hurdles (1:05.74) and as part of the 4×400 relay team, Bresnahan, a sophomore, had another stellar season for the Panthers. She was also sixth at the pentathlon competition. Earlier , she was first in the 400, part of the first-place 4×400 relay team and took second in the pole vault at the Mid-Wach E League Championship Meet. At the Meet of Champions, she was ninth in the 400-meter hurdles and part of the eighth-best 4×400 relay team. She also was a member of the National Honor Society and served as class president.

Isabel Bresnahan

Gianna McGowan

Billerica

The freshman completed back-to-back incredible track seasons. This outdoor season success started at the Division 3 state relay meet, where she anchored the winning distance medley relay team and was part of the second-place 4×1600 meter team. She was also third in the two mile at the Weston Invitational, while winning the mile and being part of the second-place 4×800 relay team at the Andover Boosters Invitational. In the two mile, she was first at the MVC Meet, second at Division 3 states and eighth at the Meet of Champions. Her two mile time of 10:48 is the second best in school history, following a 10:43 mark from 1979. In the mile, McGowan was second at D3 and eighth at the MOC. She also competed in the freshmen two mile at the New Balance Nationals. McGowan also plays soccer.

Gianna McGowan

Naomi D’Souza

Chelmsford

Named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year, D’Souza put together one last memorable season for the Lions, competing in mostly the sprinting events. At the MVC Championship Meet, she was second in the 200 and 400-meter runs, and was part of the third-place 4×400 relay team. She went on to the Division 2 state meet and placed third in the 400 (59.02) and seventh in the 200 (26.12), while the 4×400 relay team was eighth. She was scratched from the 400 at the Meet of Champions, but had she run her 59.02 time she would have placed 14th. She will run track at UMass.

Naomi D’Souza

Georgia Brooks

Groton-Dunstable

No stranger to The Sun all-star teams, Brooks made it 3-for-3 this year following cross country and indoor track. At the Mid-Wach C Championship Meet, she won the mile (5:18.61) and two mile. At the Division 4 state meet, she was second in the two mile (11:20.10), eighth in the mile and part of the fourth-place 4×800 relay team. At the Meet of Champions she was 24th in the two mile. In indoor track, she set school records in the mile and two mile, and was a two-time Adidas National All-American. She will run at UMass Lowell.

Georgia Brooks

Norah Kobaly

Littleton

For the third straight year, Kobaly was crowned the Division 6 state champion in the javelin, this time throwing 128 feet, three inches. That came after winning the javelin and discus at the Mid-Wach C Championship Meet, while also winning both events at the District E Meet. She went on to place fourth in the state in the javelin. The team’s MVP was also selected as the LHS Outstanding Career Female Athlete Award, excelling in soccer and basketball as well. Kobaly will continue her track career at the University of Rhode Island.

Norah Kobaly

Savannah Liles

Littleton

A junior captain, Liles was one of the state’s top pentathlon athletes. She was second at the Division 6 Championship Meet and 11th at the Meet of Champions. She set school records in the pentathlon (2,757 points), the 100-meter hurdles (16.4) and long jump (17-8). At the Mid-Wach D Championship Meet, Liles won the 100-meter hurdles and long jump, and was part of the 4×100 relay team, while taking third in the shot put (27-3). At the District E Meet, she was fourth in the hurdles, fifth in the long jump and sixth in the 400 hurdles. She also placed eighth in the long jump and was part of the sixth-place 4×400 relay team at the D6 championship meet. Liles was named to the Principals Academic List all three terms.

Savannah Liles

Quinn Petzold

Lowell

Petzold started her memorable season off at the Division 1 state relay meet as part of the three-time long jump championship team, as well as part of the winning 4×200 relay team. She also won the long jump at the Haverhill Invitational Meet and set a meet record with a leap of 18 feet. At the MVC Championship Meet, she won the long jump and was part of the 4×400 relay team, and also swiped third in the 400. She was the Division 1 state champion in the 400 (56.71), setting a school record, was part of the state champion 4×400 relay team and also finished sixth in the long jump. She was then part of the third-place 4×400 relay team at the MOC, establishing a school-record time of 3:57.50. Petzold was named the LHS Female Athlete of the Year and will attend UC-Santa Barbara.

Quinn Petzold

Britney Ogiegor

Lowell

A senior, Ogiegor was versatile and successful in the 200, the hurdles and as part of the 4×200 and 4×400 relay teams. In the 200, she was the MVC champion and then placed third at the Division 1 state meet. In the 100-meter high hurdles, she was second at the league meet, and then tied a F.A.T. School record in 15.18 seconds and took fourth at the Division 1 Meet. She was part of the winning 4×200 team at the Division 1 State Relay Meet, and then part of the 4×400 relay team which was first at the MVC and Division 1 state meets, and then third at the Meet of Champions. At the New England Meet, she was 11th in the 400 and 18th in the long jump. She will attend UMass.

Britney Ogiegor

Drea Defreitas

Lowell

At the Division 1 state meet, Defreitas was instrumental in the team’s second-place finish, scoring 13 points, which included taking fourth in the triple jump (35-8.50), fifth in the long jump (17-8.50) and fifth in the pentathlon (2,750 points). It was her third year in a row placing in the pentathlon at the D1 Meet. She went on to place 11th in the long jump at the New England Championship Meet. At the MVC Meet, she scored 14 points with third-places in the long jump and triple jump, and a seventh in the 100 meters (13.37). She was also a part of the D1 State Relay 4×200 championship team. A member of the field hockey team, Defreitas will attend Keene State.

Drea Defreitas

Emily Wedlake

Westford Academy

Another talented 10th-grader and a three-season runner for the Ghosts, Wedlake was one of the state’s most consistent runners. She was the Dual County League champion in the two mile and part of the winning 4×800 relay team. At the Division 1 state meet, she was third in the two mile (10:57.20) and fourth in the mile (5:08.91). At the Meet of Champions, she placed seventh in both events with even better times of 5:06.37 and 10:48.43. She has the school record in the two mile and is part of the school-record 4×800 and distance medley relay teams. Wedlake was also Sun All-Star in cross country.

Emily Wedlake

Alin Aydogan

Westford Academy

A strong all-around athlete, Aydogan shined in the heptathlon and pentathlon. In the pentathlon, she was first in the Dual County League Meet, third at the North Sectional Meet, third at the Division 1 state Meet and sixth at the Meet of Champions. She won the shot put (29-9) and the 100-meter hurdles (15.20) at sectionals. In the 100, she won the DCL Championship Meet before finishing fifth at D1 and fourth at the Meet of Champions. She then went on to compete in the heptathlon at the New Balance Nationals. Aydogan, a senior, will compete in track at Carnegie Mellon University.

Alin Aydogan

Mollie Osgood

Wilmington

Fresh off making The Sun’s Indoor Track All-Star team, Osgood put an exclamation point on her terrific career as a high jumper for the Wildcats. She was undefeated in league competition against Middlesex League Liberty Division opponents and then was second at the league championship meet. She won the Division 4 state title and was 12th at the Meet of Champions. Her best jump was 5-4, a school record. She also set the school record during the indoor season of 5-5, including finishing fourth at the MOC and seventh in New England. She is a three-time New Balance National qualifier. Osgood will compete in track at Stonehill College.

Mollie Osgood

Second team

Academy of Notre Dame: Ruthann Ambrose, fr., dist.; Abby Greenwald, fr., hurdles; Lily Beland, 8th, mid-dist. Alvirne: Ava Martin, jr., mid-dist.; Ella Hartson, jr., sprints. Ayer-Shirley: Jordan Kosakowski, sr., relay; Elizabeth Cruz, jr., relay; Emily Churchill, so., sprints/relay. Billerica: Brianna Phelan, sr., mid-dist.; Lily Bower, jr., jumps/sprints; Keira Moore, jr., throws; Hartlie Siegal, fr., dist. Chelmsford: Kate Leonard, so., mid-dist. Dracut: Lindsay Grier, jr., hurdles/sprints; Zoe Clarke, jr., discus/triple jump. Greater Lowell: Joyce Philippe, sr., hurdles. Groton-Dunstable: Catherine Daley, sr., mid-dist.; Allegra Gutermann, jr., high jump. Innovation Academy: Kate Goodrich, fr., hurdles/jumps. Littleton: Erin Regan, jr., dist.; Chabenta Bradshaw, so., sprints/jumps. Lowell: Sabrina Cady, jr., mid-dist.; Ava Conroy, sr., sprints/hurdles; Hannah Laderoute, jr., throws. Nashoba Tech: Destanee Soba, fr., sprints. Pelham: Samantha Tetreault, jr., hurdles; Reese Nicolosi, sr., hurdles. Shawsheen Tech: Makayla Nolan, jr., throws/jumps. Tewksbury: Jaden Kasule, sr., pole vault. Tyngsboro: Margaret Casey, jr., throws; Addison Collins, jr., hurdles/jumps; Isabella Duarte, so., dist. Westford Academy: Sydney Weiss, jr., mid-dist.; Ashley Vinith. jr., hurdles/mid-dist.; Audrey Smagula, jr., pentathlon. Wilmington: Molly MacDonald, sr., javelin; Alexis LeBlanc, so., sprints; Addy Hunt, jr., dist.

Honorable mention

Billerica: Caitlin Donahue, 8th., dist.; Kylie Donahue, 8th., dist.; Taylor Fitzpatrick, sr., dist.; Alyssa Fiorino, sr., mid-dist.; Keelin Foye, jr., throws; Marlayna Carl, so., mid-dist./hurdles; Madison Paskiewicz, 8th, sprints/jumps. Dracut: Abigail Donelan, fr., shot put; Katherine Martel, sr., pole vault; Charlotte McIntosh, sr., relay; Serine Boumedien, jr., relay; Chloe Botsis, jr., relay. Groton-Dunstable: Eliana Lothrop, jr., sprints/jumps; Hannah Mandell, jr., multi; Cassie Prechtl, sr., discus; Lindsay Ketelhohn, sr., hurdles. Littleton: Abby Rose Reid, sr., sprints/mid-dist.; Madelyn Painter, so., pole vault. Lowell: Ella Machado, so., dista.; Serena Nguyen, sr., dist.; Scarlett Park, sr., mid-dist. Nashoba Tech: Sydney Rokita, so., sprints/hurdles. Shawsheen Tech: Kara Clayton, so., hurdles/sprints. Tyngsboro: Brylee Betty, jr.., mid-dist.; Mia Puopolo, so., mid-dist./jumps. Westford Academy: Tara Morris, sr., pentathlon; Rosey Deeks, jr., dist.; Jill Allegretto, fr., sprints. Wilmington: Maddie Krueger, jr., discus.

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