High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Veteran Memorial

Eye on POY: Massachusetts Girls Cross Country

January, 3, 2012
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The cross country season may have concluded, but the search for Gatorade State Girls Cross Country Runners of the Year is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated. These state meet winners made a case in their respective classifications, but did they do enough on and off the course this past season to capture the prestigious statewide honor?

Catarina Rocha
Junior, Peabody (MA)

2011 Team postseason standing: Ninth (Division 1)
2011 State meet finish (Place—time): First—18:12

2011 Foot Locker regional (Place—time): Third—18:19.95
2011 Foot Locker nationals (Place—time): Seventh—17:37.3

Jordan O'Dea
Junior, Dennis-Yarmouth Regional (South Yarmouth, MA)

2011 Team postseason standing: Sixth (Division 2)
2011 State meet finish (Place—time): First—18:35

2011 Nike Cross Nationals regional (Place—time): 19th—19:25.8

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