Gatorade 2020 - 2021: Player of the Year

Girls Track & Field - Massachusetts

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Ellie Shea

Height: 5-FOOT-3
Press Release

Peak Performance


“Ellie is a phenomenal athlete. I haven’t seen a runner of her caliber in our Middlesex League in quite some time. She’s incredibly driven and you can see it in her expression as she races. She’s there to fight.”
Rebecca Trachsel
Head Coach - head coach of Lexington High
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Athletic Excellence

The 5-foot-3 freshman set a state record in the 2-mile with a time of 10:10.49 at the USATF New England Mini Meet on June 5, which ranked as the nation’s No. 3 mark among prep competitors in the event in 2021. A Middlesex League Outdoor Track All-Star, her third-place finish in the mile of 4:45.42 at the Boston Boost Games ranked No. 13 nationally. She was the Massachusetts Middle School state champion in the 800-meter run and 1,500-meter run as a seventh-grader in 2019.

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Academic Achievement

Shea has maintained a 3.99 GPA in the classroom. She will begin her sophomore year of high school this fall.

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Exemplary Character

Shea has volunteered locally at a food pantry, and she has donated her time to a non-profit farm in Maine, where her extended family spends time during the summer.