Mount Vernon Street resident Maeve Westover, senior co-captain of Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart varsity cross-country team, closed her four-year career hoisting Eastern Independent League and New England Championship trophies.
Westover’s team swept the season with a 16-0 overall and a 10-0 league record highlighted with four perfect meets. Westover, who repeatedly broke course and team records, closed her four-year NCDS career the way she started it, finishing first for the team in every race she ran. The first NCDS runner to cross the finish in both Championships, she placed second overall (19:42) in a field of 118 in the November 1 EILs and fourth overall (20:03) in the Nov. 9 New Englands. Held at St. George’s School in Rhode Island. One hundred sixty-eight girls, representing 24 independent New England high school teams, competed in the D-III 5K event. This is the first time in program history that varsity cross country won both the EIL and the NEPSTA Championships. Westover was voted an All-New England and an All-EIL runner and the Newton Country Day Most Valuable Player.
Varsity rowers sophomore Caroline Diggins of West Cedar Street and senior co-captain Karen Baldwin of Pinckney Street competed in the New England High School Regional Championships on Lake Quinsigamond and finished in first place for gold medals in their respective First Varsity and Second Varsity boats. Both rowed in the Head of the Charles Regatta and finished 14th and 34th, respectively, among 85 international boats, guaranteeing the team two boat numbers for the 2014 Head of the Charles.