Athlete Of The Week: Rhiannon Vos

By: Brad Joyal

Topics: Athlete of the Week

Monomoy junior Rhiannon Vos. BRAD JOYAL PHOTO

Monomoy junior Rhiannon Vos ran into the school’s record books when she set new school records in the girls outdoor track and field mile and two-mile runs.

After breaking the previous girls school record of 5:38.9 in the mile with a time of 5:27.41 during the regular season, Vos improved on her time Monday at the divisional championship, where she ran a 5:21.7 mile at Westfield State to qualify for the state championships.

Vos will also compete in the two-mile at the state championships after posting a new school record of 11:37 this spring, a full 28 seconds faster than the previous school record of 12:05. In addition to running in both events at the state championships, Vos will also take part in the Meet of Champions back at Westfield on Thursday.

“I am excited to be running in the Meet of Champions in the two-mile because I will have the opportunity to compete with some of the best high school athletes in Massachusetts,” Vos said. “I also look forward to seeing other fellow Cape Cod athletes who have qualified, as I have gotten to know some of them over the last few months.”

Monomoy girls track and field coach Mary Hemeon said Vos is extremely dedicated, as evidenced by her being selected as a team captain this spring as a junior.

“She is driven, focused and consistent in her training,” Hemeon said. “She has a positive attitude and is a true leader, always willing to work with the rookie members of the team. Rhiannon has consistently taken first place in the mile and two-mile races in the majority of our league meets for the last two years.”

Added longtime Monomoy coach Don Bates, “Regarding boys and girls distance runners over my 40-plus years of coaching, Rhiannon is one of the best. I’m very proud of her.”

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