The Con Edison Westchester Scholastic Sports Award Program recognizes the ‘Scholar Athlete of the Week’
“The Con Edison Scholar Athlete of the Week”
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CON EDISON’S WESTCHESTER SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Haley McLean
This week’s winner of the Con Edison’s Westchester Scholar Athlete of the Week is Haley McLean, a Senior on the Ursuline School Cross Country Team. Competing at the Section One Class A Championships at Bowdoin Park on Saturday 11/9 Haley placed 8th with a personal best time of 19:46 — 2nd fastest of any runner from Westchester/Putnam in the four races won — only 1 second behind the winner of Class C. Haley’s performance qualified her for the NYPHSAA Championships in Plattsburgh on 11/16/19 — the second time she has qualified for XC States. Her performance led her Ursuline Team to a 3rd place finish in Class A the best in school history. Just an outstanding race for Haley — making her the 8th fastest athlete from Ursuline on this most difficult course.
On Saturday 10/26 competing at the Westchester County Championships at Croton Point Park Haley placed 3rd in a field of almost 200 athletes to lead Ursuline to a Westchester Championship only the 4th time in school history and the first since 2008. Her leadership among her six other teammates in the Varsity was just incredible. The Team won by over 40 points in a field of 35 schools! Her time of 18:39.30 was a New Ursuline School Record, 15th fastest among all seniors in NYS for 5000m and 3rd Senior in Section One! Just a remarkable performance!
Yesterday at Van Cortlandt Park competing at the Section One League 2B Championship Haley once again led Ursuline to a Team title. Haley’s time of 15:39.45 for the 2.5 mile course at VCP is the 3rd fastest of any Westchester athlete this season and the 11th fastest by anyone from Ursuline in the 30 year history of the cross country team program.
Haley’s performances maintained Ursuline’s #14 ranking among all Class A schools in NYS and moved the team to a #16 rank among all Classes A-B-C-D. Haley also has the fastest time in the County for 3 miles at 18:15.20.
Examples of leadership, citizenship and character include Co-Captain or the 2018-2019 Indoor track season and for the 2019 Outdoor track season, Co-President of the Parkinson’s Awareness Club and Member of the National Honor Society. Haley has mentored many of our young runners each season and has been a NYS Scholar Athlete 10x — every season she has competed for Ursuline.