The State Division 1 girls race at the MIAA All State Finals in Westfield, MA. Pictured is Makayla Paige from Tewksbury Memorial High School in front of Kate Connolly from Natick High School and Emma Kerimo from Concord Carlisle High School. These three girls placed highest among 2019 returning runners in the MIAA All States Division 1 race.
Below is our rankings for the division with the top 5 fastest returning girls runners from the 2018 divisional weekend. The rankings take the top 5 girls from each divisional championship race and score them against the other divisions to find which division has the fastest top 5. Make sure to check out which boys division has the fastest top five here.
Taking home first place for the fastest 5 returning girls from the 2018 divisional championship weekend is the Eastern Division 2 girls. These girls combined for just 48 points led by a two-three finish from Kate Connolly from Natick High School and Emma Kerimo from Concord Carlisle High School. These two girls would go on to finish third (Connolly) and fifth (Kerimo) in the division 1 race at the MIAA All State Finals - which makes them the top 2 returners from the race this year. Both of these girls are also going into their Junior year, so they are looking to lead their division, and all of Massachusetts, for the next two years.
Representing the smaller schools of western Massachusetts in our second place position is the Western Division 2 girls. Led by the top ranking girl on our list, Emily Boutin of Pope Francis, who ran a 18:19.00 at the Western Divisional Championships. Furthermore, the Western Division 2 top 5 girls is made up of two rising Sophomores, Grace Elliot of Lenox Memorial High School and Josie Smith of Mount Greylock Regional High School. With a lot of young talent leading this division, the Western Division 2 girls are looking to be a threat for the years to come.
Coming in third for our division with the top five fastest girls is the Eastern Division 3 girls, just 8 points ahead of the Central Division 2 girls. The top two girls in these rankings from the Eastern Division 3 section are Olivia Jones of Hopkinton High School and Ava Duggan Milton High School finishing with the 5th and 6th fastest times from the 2018 divisional weekend. A bit further back in third is Makayla Paige from Tewksbury Memorial High School, who did not have the best divisional weekend last year. However, Paige bounced back the following weekend at the MIAA All State Finals with a 7th place finish in the division 1 race. Only heading into her Junior year, Paige joins Hopkinton and Duggan in leading the impressive division this upcoming season.
Make sure to check out the rest of the rankings of the divisions with the fastest top 5 below. Further down is the breakdown of each division's top 5 runners from the 2018 divisional weekend, and below that is the links to each divisions' top returning runners.
Below is the breakdown of each division's top 5 runners from their respective 2018 divisional championships meet, their times at said meet, and the place they scored in our divisional ranking. For each division's returning runners rankings, make sure to check the links at the bottom of the article.
|1||Emily Boutin||11||Pope Francis||18:19.00||1|
|10||Grace Elliot||9||Lenox Memorial High School||19:03.00||10|
|12||Ellen Huth||10||Lenox Memorial High School||19:09.00||12|
|21||Josie Smith||9||Mount Greylock Regional High School||19:21.00||21|
|23||Jackie Wells||10||Mount Greylock Regional High School||19:24.00||23|
Other divisional rankings we have done thus far: