Lily Jin

Name: Lily Jin
Hometown: Wellesley, MA
High School: Wellesley High School
Graduation year: 2024
High School Coach: Cassandra Short
Date of Birth: November 24, 2005
Height:  5'1"
Weight: 101 lbs
GPA: Available upon request
SAT/ACT: Available upon request

Emerging Elites Enrollment

6 Seasons: Summer 2021
  Winter 2021-22
  Spring 2022
  Summer 2022
  Fall 2022
  Winter 2022-23


Coming off of a strong freshman outdoor track season with her high school, Lily first joined Emerging Elites the summer before her sophomore year in 2020. Lily had always loved competitive running ever since middle school, but after her first summer with EE, Lily began to realize the importance of quality training.

In her sophomore XC season with her high school, Lily was again the fastest runner on the team, consistently finishing out top in every dual meet and invitational. Lily’s season highlights included winning the MSTCA Twilight 5k Invitational with 18:59, then winning the MIAA Divisional Championships with an improved time of 18:39, and then placing top 6 at MIAA All-States with a 5k PR of 18:30, helping her team place third. After her sophomore XC season with her school team, Lily ran the Eastbay Northeast Region XC Championships with EE, running the 5k course at Van Cortlandt for the first time in a time of 20:02.

Lily made the decision to transition completely to training with Emerging Elites for the 2022 indoor track season. Her decision and subsequent hard training paid off when she qualified for New Balance Indoor Nationals in the Mile with a PR of 5:03 and in the 5k, in which she ran a 18:04 PR.

Lily got a further taste of national competition during the outdoor season, qualifying for the 2 Mile at Nike Outdoor Nationals with a 3000m time of 10:04. At Hayward Field, Lily ran the EE Mile and the Championship 2 Mile, and in the latter, she got a PR of 10:49.01 which broke her school record.

Lily chose to continue with Emerging Elites for the summer before her junior year, and will also run for EE during the 2022 XC season. She hopes to continue to improve her times and delve deeper into the world of competitive running!

Lily challenged herself to her first 5000m outdoors at the Tracksmith Twilight 5000m on August 12 at MIT. She was rewarded with a new 5000m PR of 17:42, which was her first time breaking 18-minutes!

Continuing to find new events, Lily took on the Boston 10K for Women for her 10km road debut. Along with her Emerging Elites teammates, Lily ran a very strong 38:39 for 23rd place overall.

For her 2022 cross country debut, Lily ran the Women’s Championship 5K at the Mayor’s Cup hosted at Franklin Park. Lily ran a really strong race and finished in 18:58 for the fastest high school time of the day and the fastest high school time at Franklin Park for the 2022 season!

Besides running, Lily enjoys reading, baking, and spending time outdoors with her family and friends—all while listening to Spotify, of course. She aspires to be an overachieving student, an active participant in climate action and community service, and a trilinguist!

Events Fresh. Soph. Junior Senior PRs
 800m (o) 2:26.1     2:26.1
 800m (i)     2:15.47   2:15.47
 Mile 5:09.87 5:03.70 4:57.41   4:57.41
3K (o)   10:04.84     10:04.84
 2 Mile (o) 11:37.9 10:49.01     10:49.01
5K (Track)   18:04.79 17:42   17:42
5K (XC) 19:44 18:30.8     18:30.8
6K XC Franklin Park     23:24   23:24

Athletic Awards & Recognition

2022 New Balance Indoor Nationals Qualifier- Mile, 5000m
2022 Nike Outdoor Nationals Qualifier- 2 Mile
2021 Boston Globe Cross Country All-Scholastic
2021 Winner of Bob McIntyre Twilight Invitational
2021 Winner of MIAA Divisional 1B Championship
2X Boston Globe Cross Country All-League (2020, 2021)
2X Bay State Conference Cross Country All-Star (2020, 2021)
2X MetroWest Cross Country All-Star (2020, 2021)
2021 Bay State Conference Track & Field All-Star
2021 MetroWest Track & Field All-Star

Academic Awards & Recognition

2022 2x Silver Medalist in Speech & Interview Events at National Academic Decathlon Competition
2022 Recipient of Scholastic Art & Writing Silver Key Award
2022 Recipient of Underclassman Department Award
2021 2x Recipient of Underclassman Department Award (History and Music)

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