High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Mollie Gribbin

Vermont Girls Track AOY: Mollie Gribbin

June, 20, 2012
A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade State Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2012 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For her 50 fellow Gatorade State Girls Track & Field Athletes of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Mollie Gribbin


School: South Burlington (Vt.)
Grade: Senior
Event(s): Sprints/jumps
Height: 5-foot-8


Athletic achievement: The state’s returning Gatorade Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year, Gribbin won four individual state championships at the Division I state meet for a second straight outdoor season and led the Rebels to a second-place finish as a team. She won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.10 seconds, the 200-meter dash in 25:16, the long jump with a leap of 18 feet, 3.25 inches and the triple jump (39-10). Also the triple jump champion at the New England Outdoor Championships, Gribbin concluded her prep track career with 22 individual state titles and 11 state records.

Academic excellence: Gribbin has maintained a 3.82 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: A member of her church youth group, she has volunteered locally as part of fundraising campaigns to benefit leukemia research and as a youth track coach.

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