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THE WINNER: Daniel Grosvenor
School: Montpelier (Vt.)
Athletic achievement: He raced to the Division 2 individual state championship this past season with a time of 16:39.3, leading the Solons to fifth place as a team. Grosvenor finished 10th at the New England Cross Country Championships and captured 13th at the Foot Locker Northeast Regional championships. He earned victories at the Essex Invitational, the Woods Trail Run and the Northern Vermont Athletic Conference Mountain Division Championships.
Academic excellence: Grosvenor has maintained a 4.0 GPA.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally as an elementary school mentor and a wilderness safety instructor. He has also served on his school’s student council.
“Daniel had an extraordinary 2011, his first year running cross country, and he made significant improvement this year as a senior,” said Montpelier coach Tim Noonan. “He was committed, enthusiastic and a hard worker throughout the season.”
THE FUTURE: Grosvenor remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.