FALL ALL-MET 2017
The following student-athletes have been selected to The Washington Post’s 2017 All-Met team for girls’ cross-country:
ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Page Lester, Sr., National Cathedral
The Princeton-bound senior finished the regular season undefeated, highlighted by a victory at DCXC Invite in a personal-best 17 minutes 34 seconds. Cruised to her second straight Independent School League title in 17:56 before repeating as D.C. state champion in dominant fashion at Kenilworth Park. A national-caliber triathlete, Lester booked her second straight trip to Foot Locker Nationals by finishing fifth at the Northeast regional.
Olivia Beckner, Sr., South Lakes
Went undefeated in five area races, culminating in a Va. 6A state title in 18:12 on the Great Meadow state course. Ran a personal-best 17:30 5K at the MileStat.com Invitational.
Anna Coffin, Jr., Annapolis
Claimed the Anne Arundel County crown in 17:56.6 and finished second behind Abbey Green at the Maryland 4A state meet.
Julia Ghiselli, Fr., Annandale
Burst onto the local running scene with four first-place finishes and four second-place finishes in eight area races. The Va. 6A runner-up crossed in a personal-best 17:43 to win the Octoberfest Invitational.
Abbey Green, Sr., Walter Johnson
Won her third straight Montgomery County championship in 17:57.2 before claiming a Md. 4A state title in dominant fashion. Placed seventh at Foot Locker Northeast regional to qualify for nationals.
Heather Holt, Sr., Marshall
Battled injury all season long to come back and finish third at the Va. 6A state meet. Qualified for Foot Locker Nationals with a 17:30 5K for seventh place at the Foot Locker South regional.
Natalie Morris, Sr., Loudoun Valley
Took the Va. 4A state crown in 18:16 with a kick at the finish line. Won the Loudoun County championship with a personal best 17:49.2 5K.
Emma Wolcott, Sr., Tuscarora
Va. 5A region C champion led the Huskies to their third state title in four years with a second-place finish in 18:24. Clocked a personal-best 17:44 5K for 12th at the Foot Locker South regional.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Josh Dawson, Northern
Led the Patriots to a Southern Maryland Athletic Conference, Md. 3A South region and 3A state championship in his fifth year as head coach at the Owings school. An art teacher at Northern Middle, Dawson has led the Patriots to back-to-back 3A state titles preceded by a runner-up finish the year before.
Sarah Daniels, Sr., Lake Braddock
Genevieve DiBari, Sr., Stone Ridge
Kamryn Eveleth, Jr., Severna Park
Ava Hassebrock, Jr., Tuscarora
Cady Hyde, So., St. John’s
Abby Sweeney, Sr., Northern
Laura Webb, Jr., Woodbridge
Emily Beyer, Sr., Mount Hebron
Tess Brinkman, Fr., O’Connell
Sarah Coleman, Jr., West Springfield
Heather Delaplaine, Sr., Damascus
Ellie Desmond, So., Broad Run
Ricky Fetterolf, Fr., Loudoun Valley
Isabelle Gulgert, Jr., South Lakes
Ryley Howard, Sr., O’Connell
Olivia Janke, Sr., Broadneck
Chase Kappeler, Jr., West Springfield
Yasmine Kass, Sr., Paint Branch
Allie O’Brien, Sr., Wilson
Brielle Perry, Sr., Lake Braddock
Nelle Ray, Fr., Leonardtown
Nicole Re, Jr., Chantilly
Nandini Satsangi, Jr., Poolesville
Janet Scott, Sr., Walter Johnson
Jasmine Tiamfook, Sr., River Hill
Seneca Willen, Jr., Robinson
Elizabeth Wu, Sr., Madison
Text by Dan Roth