Ailish O'Brien


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Grace Wheelan

Name: Grace Wheelan
Hometown: Wellesley, MA
High School: Wellesley High School
Graduation Year: 2023
High School Coach:
Date of Birth: August 4, 2005
Height: 5'1"
GPA: Available upon request
SAT/ACT: Available upon request

Emerging Elites Enrollment

6 Seasons: Winter 2020-2021
  Fall 2020
  Summer 2020
  Spring 2020
  Winter 2018-19
  Fall 2018
Ailish O'Brien


Ever since early elementary school, Grace has always loved to run. In addition to running, Grace played various sports throughout her athletic career, including soccer, field hockey, swimming and diving, gymnastics, and skiing. After running with various recreational teams in elementary school, Grace was excited to start competing for her middle schoolís track team in sixth grade. In seventh grade, she decided to try longer distances, competing for her school cross country team and focusing on the mile during the spring track season. Going into eighth grade, Grace wanted to increasingly focus on running. She trained with emerging elites for the fall and winter of her eighth grade year, which helped her return to the track for her final middle school season as a much improved runner. Grace started her first high school cross country season as her teamís number 5 runner. Grace finished her season as the top runner on her team at Divisionals and All States, where she placed 9th and 23rd overall and 1st and 3rd among freshmen, respectively. She improved her 5k time by over 1.5 minutes, ending the season with a PR of 19:25. She was recognized as a Metrowest Daily News, Boston Globe, and Boston Herald All Star. Grace continued her momentum into the indoor track season, where she focused mainly on the 1 mile. At the Division 2 championships, Grace ran a PR of 5:18, placing 5th, then returned to the track later that night to participate in her teamís 4x800 relay, which also took 5th, helping their team win the meet. She qualified for the All State Meet as an individual and in her relay, as well as qualifying for New Balance Nationals Indoor and Outdoor in the freshman mile.

Grace Wheelan's Reaction After Her 2 Mile Victory in a Dual Meet with Needham

Grace Wheelan Named Bay State Conference Fall 2 Girls All-Star

High School Performances

Events 7th 8th Fresh. Soph. Junior Senior HS PRS
400m       65.1     65.1
800m   2:43   2:24.4      2:24.4
1000m (Indoor)     3:14.95       3:14.95
1000m (Outdoor)       3:13.6     3:13.6
Mile (indoor)     5:18.48       5:18.48
Mile (Outdoor)   6:03   5:16.5     5:16.5
1.5 Mile (XC)   9:57         9:57
2 Mile (Indoor)     11:57.80       11:57.80
2 Mile (Outdoor)       11:42.1     11:42.1
3K       10:55     10:55
3K (XC)     12:15       12:32.5
5K   23:00 19:25.6       19:25.6

Awards & Recognition

  Bay State Conference 2 Mile Champion- 2020
  5th at MIAA Indoor Track Division II Championship Mile- 2020
  New Balance Nationals Indoor and Outdoor Freshmen Mile Qualifier- 2020
  Boston Globe League All Star- 2019
  Boston Herald League All Star- 2019
  Metrowest Daily News All Star- 2019
  Bay State Conference All Star- 2019
  23rd at All States- 2019
  7th at Bay State Conference championships- 2019
  9th at MIAA Eastern Mass Division 2 Championship- 2019
  5th place at Frank Kelly Freshman/Sophomore 3k- 2019
  1st Place at 2019 Bob McIntyre Twilight Invitational
  Qualified for Middle School States in 400, 800 and 1 Mile- 2019

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