All-Berkshire girls cross-country team

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All-Berkshire team

GRACE ELLRODT

SENIOR, LENOX

A senior captain for Lenox, Ellrodt provided the veteran leadership necessary on a championship team. Part of the Lenox pack that made up the final five Millionaires who placed in every meet, Ellrodt solidified a strong lineup throughout the year.

At the Berkshire County Championships, Ellrodt finished eighth overall (21:34), and followed that up by finished in 21st at the Western Mass. Division II championship meet (20:43). Ellrodt finished in 123rd at the state meet (20:41).

MARION HUTH

FRESHMAN, LENOX

Another freshman for Lenox that had a solid season, Huth is part of the future for the Millionaires. In her third season with the team, Huth was a presence in the top six for Lenox, and improved steadily as the season went on.

At the Berkshire County Championships, Huth finished sixth (21:25). In the state Division II championship meet, Huth finished in 62nd overall (20:02).

LIZ JARCK

SENIOR, LENOX

The heart and soul of the team according to Lenox coach Jeanne Teasdale, Jarck capped her senior season with a Western Mass. team championship in Division II. Jarck was in the pack of runners that compromised the last placing spots for the Millionaires, Jarck was a six-year runner for Lenox.

Jarck finished 20th at the Berkshire County Championships (22:23), then finished 20th at the Western Mass. D-II race (20:37).

EMMA JOURDAIN

JUNIOR, LENOX

Jourdain was one of three Lenox runners that competed for the No. 1 spot on the team. A junior, Jourdain was steady for the Millionaires that used strong final stretches to finish amongst the top runners from race to race.

Jourdain was the top Lenox finisher in the final two races of the season, as she finished second at the Western Mass. Division II race (18:44) and eighth at states (18:52) in D-II.

TATE MORRISON

FRESHMAN, LENOX

Morrison, a freshman, came out for cross country for her first time in 2015, and the early results show Morrison will have a bright future on Berkshire courses. Morrison was consistently in the top five for Lenox throughout the year.

Morrison finished fifth at the Berkshire County Championships (21:25), then finished 16th at the Western Mass. Division II meet (20:24) and was Lenox's fifth finisher on the championship-winning team. At the state meet, Morrison finished 54th in D-II (19:54) and was the fourth Millionaire to finish.

ALICE NAJIMY

SOPHOMORE, LENOX

Najimy was a secret weapon for Lenox in team scoring throughout the season. Typically Lenox's No. 4 runner, Najimy's consistency helped the Millionaires to a Western Mass. championship in Division II this season.

Najimy finished fourth at the Berkshire County Championships (20:50), and was the third Lenox finisher at the race. At Western Mass., Najimy finished 14th (20:17) overall and was Lenox's fourth finisher that day. At states, Najimy finished in 121st (20:40).

MAGGIE SORRENTINO

FRESHMAN, LENOX

Sorrentino hit the ground running for Lenox in her freshman season, mixing it up with two other Millionaire runners as the No. 2 finisher for the team. While Sorrentino ran well in the regular season, it was in the final three meets of the season that Sorrentino excelled.

At the Berkshire County Championships, she finished third overall (19:55), then she finished fourth overall (18:53) at the Western Mass. Division II meet and was the third Lenox finisher on the Western Mass. championship team. At the state meet, she finished in 17th (18:52) and was the second Lenox finisher as the team went on to finish second overall in D-II.

EMILY TIBBETTS

SENIOR, LENOX

One of the senior leaders for Lenox this season, Tibbetts always seemed to step up on the big stage for the Millionaires. Tibbetts was a lock to finish in the top three for Lenox every race, and she had several turns as the top Lenox finisher at events.

The big highlight for Tibbetts came at the Berkshire County Championships, where she finished first (19:33) to lead Lenox. At Western Mass., she finished third in Division II (18:53) as the Millionaires. The following week at the state championships, Tibbetts finished in 27th (19:16) and was the third Lenox runner to cross the finish line.

JAMIE BARTHE

FRESHMAN, HOOSAC VALLEY

The Hoosac Valley freshman had a solid season for the Hurricanes as the No. 1 runner. A top 10 runner in the county, Barthe also had solid runs in the postseason.

At the Berkshire County Championships, Barthe finished ninth overall (21:42). At the Western Mass Division II race, Barthe finished 24th (20:59).

HANNAH FLYNN

SOPHOMORE, MONUMENT MOUNTAIN

The sophomore Spartan was a solid No. 3 runner for Monument Mountain throughout the season.

At the Berkshire County Championships, Flynn finished in 10th (21:47). She finished out the season with a 33rd-place finish at the Western Mass. Division II championships, running the course in 21:30.

GRACE PHAIR

FRESHMAN, MONUMENT MOUNTAIN

The younger of the Phair sisters, Grace was a solid runner for the Monument Mountain girls all season, and her times only progressed as the season wore on.

At the Berkshire County Championships, she was the first girl from outside of Lenox or Mount Greylock to finish, coming in seventh (21:26). At the Western Mass. Division II meet, Phair finished in 19th overall (20:37), and she followed that up placing 119th at the state D-II meet (20:40), edging her sister by .03 seconds to be the top Spartan finisher.

MERYL PHAIR

JUNIOR, MONUMENT MOUNTAIN

The most consistent Monument Mountain runner this season, Phair was routinely the top finisher for the Spartans. Her coach, Chris Unsworth, said Phair was a runner he could bank on for recording a low score this season.

At the Berkshire County Championships, Phair finished 13th (21:56) overall. She finished 17th overall at the Western Mass. championships (20:35) in Division II, and she followed that up with a solid run at the state championships, where she finished 120th (20:40) in Division II.

MARGO SMITH

FRESHMAN, MOUNT GREYLOCK

The All-Berkshire MVP for the season, Smith was a consistent presence atop Greylock and the county's A-list of runners. Smith won five of the seven regular-season meets she entered.

At the Berkshire County Championships, Smith finished second overall (19:41). At the Western Mass. Division II meet, she finished in eighth (19:33). At the state championships, Smith shaved 21 seconds off her Western Mass. time to finish 24th overall (19:12).

ELLIE WILLIAMS

SENIOR, MOUNT GREYLOCK

The senior leader for the Mounties this year, Williams helped set the tone for Greylock's season. With teammate Margo Smith always near the top of the pile, Williams was the pace-setter for the rest of the team, according to Greylock coach Larry Bell.

Williams finished 14th at the Berkshire County Championships (21:59), then finished 27th at the Western Mass. Division II meet (21:11). At the state championships, Williams finished 139th (21:01) and was the third Mountie to cross the finish line at Stanley Park.

GABRIELLE ORLANDO

FRESHMAN, WAHCONAH

The lone Division I runner to make the All-Berkshire list, Orlando had a stellar season to lead the Wahconah girls.

At the Berkshire County Championships, Orlando finished in 11th (21:48). At the Western Mass. D-I championships, Orlando finished in 20th (20:58), and she finished in 146th at the state D-I meet, running the course at Stanley Park in 20:55, three seconds faster than her Western Mass. time.


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