How Many Will Go Sub-5 For Girls?
During the 2016-17, we had an impressive five girls break five minutes for the mile. This year that total has potential to be even larger, we're thinking at least seven could dip under the milestone on the indoor boards. The top returner is Natick's Grace Connolly, who finished sixth at the New Balance Nationals with her all-time best of 4:52.38. Three other sub-5 runners from last winter are also back with Milton's Bridget Mitchell (4:56.06), Tewksbury's Rachel Sessa (4:57.16) and Wellesley's Margaret Donahue (4:59.13). Who else do we feel can join this elite group? There's Littleton's Sarah Roffman, who is coming off a very successful inaugural cross-country season. Roffman just missed the mark last year when she ran 5:00.03. Lucy Jenks, Newton South's outstanding ninth-grader from last year, clocked 5:02.69. Newton South's Caroline Barry (5:05.01) and potentially Littleton's Kaitlyn Roffman (5:08.35) are two others that have an outside shot.