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Deerfield's Beauregard-Breton is Girls XC Gatorade Player of the Year

The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN RISE, today announced Ariel Beauregard-Breton of Deerfield Academy as its 2010-11 Gatorade Massachusetts Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year. Beauregard-Breton is the first Gatorade Massachusetts Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year to be chosen from Deerfield Academy.

The 5-foot-5 senior raced to the Division I New England Private School Track Association individual championship this past season with a time of 17:55, setting a course record and leading the Big Green to third place as a team. The 2010 Canterbury Invitational champion, Beauregard-Breton also captured 10th place at the Foot Locker Northeast Regional championships, crossing the line in 18:28 to qualify for nationals. She was the fastest Massachusetts runner at the national Foot Locker Cross Country Championships, earning 17th place with a time of 17:59.

Beauregard-Breton has maintained an 88.7 average in the classroom. An accomplished and award-winning artist, she has volunteered locally on behalf of multiple charity-fundraiser initiatives. She will attend the University of Pennsylvania this fall, where she will compete in track & field and cross country.

She joins Gatorade Massachusetts Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year Emily Jones (2009-10, 2008-09 & 2007-08, The Bromfield School) as athletes who have won the cross country award since its inception in 2007.