District of Columbia Girls Track & Field AOY: Page Lester

District of Columbia Girls Track & Field AOY: Page Lester

Gatorade State Player of the Year

District of Columbia Girls Track & Field AOY: Page Lester

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The Gatorade State Girls Track & Field Athletes of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.

For the complete list of Gatorade State Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Page Lester

THE BASICS

School: National Cathedral School
Grade: Sophomore
Height: 5-foot-5

Athletic achievement: The distance talent captured a pair of individual titles at the Independent School League/Mid-Atlantic Conference championships this past season. Lester won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:18.57 and the 1600-meter run in 4:57.7. An accomplished triathlete, she also broke the tape in the 1600 at the Draper Invitational, clocking a 5:01.77.

Academic excellence: Lester has maintained a 3.51 GPA.

Exemplary character: An accomplished vocalist in her school’s chorus, she has volunteered locally on behalf of the Latino Student Fund and the Nation’s Capital Swim Club.

THE PRAISE

“Even as an opposing coach, it was a joy to watch Page Lester compete,” said Jason Dwyer, head coach at the Potomac School. “She was unrivaled this year, and yet I never saw her ease up during any race. She was also classy about competition and was very well respected by the other athletes in the league.”

THE FUTURE: Lester will begin her junior year of high school this fall.

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