Mile Split Magazine Features NSHS Cross Country Runners

Mile Split Magazine:  Highlights of the 2015 Cross Country Season

No. 5 — Best Duo in the State:  Clare Martin and Rebecca Grusby of Newton South

“These two young ladies were certainly the best 1-2 punch in all of Massachusetts this fall season. Prior to this year, Clare Martin was floating under the radar with her 22nd-place finish at Eastern Mass Champs and a 70th-place finish at Footlocker Regionals. Though we did get a good glimpse at her speed when she won the 800 at Outdoor All-States last spring. Meanwhile, Rebecca Grusby was a prominent force in 2014 and we saw big performances from her at eastern Mass, All-States, and Footlocker. Well Grusby must have taken Martin under her wing this summer, as the two were nearly inseparable all fall. At their first real test, the Newton South duo went 2nd and 4th at Twilight Invite and both were under 17:45. A few weeks later at Eastern Mass. Champs, Martin would take the W in 18:16 and Grusby was runner-up in 18:25. Once again this deadly duo would rise to the occasion at All-States and we would see them go 4th & 5th in 17:45 and 17:49. At the final race of the year, Grusby and Martin headed down to the Bronx to take on the region’s best at Footlocker Northeast. Grusby led the way on this occasion and put up a fantastic 15th-place finish in 18:41, while Martin greatly improved on her previous regional finish and took 25th in 18:54. Grusby will certainly be missed next fall, but we expect Martin to keep the light burning bright.”