Girls Athlete of the Week: Ellie Gonzalez, Catholic, cross country

  • Ellie Gonzalez, Catholic cross country runner, is The Baltimore Sun's Girls Athlete of the Week for Nov. 14, 2012.
Ellie Gonzalez, Catholic cross country runner, is The Baltimore… (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore…)
November 13, 2012

The standout junior captured her second straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland cross country championship on Nov. 5, finishing in 18 minutes, 19 seconds for a comfortable 40-second win over runner-up Hannah Mansbach of Glenelg Country. As a sophomore last year, Gonzalez emerged as one of the area's finest distance runners. Last season, she set a meet record with a time of 17 minutes, 59 seconds to win her first IAAM cross country title. She followed that with conference championships in the 1600- and 320-meter races in both the indoor and outdoor track seasons. Last year, she earned All-Metro first-team honors in all three seasons.

Others considered: Cassidy Babin, Archbishop Spalding, soccer; Danielle Baker, Glenelg, field hockey; Jenna Caldwell, Fallston, field hockey; Emily Clinch, Atholton, field hockey; Brittany Lang, Oakland Mills, cross country; Kelly Patterson, Archbishop Spalding, soccer

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