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Other candidates for S.J. Sr. Female Athlete of the Year

Here are the other girls who were in the running for senior female athlete of the year.

Here are the other girls who were in the running for senior female athlete of the year.

Michelle Brown, Seneca. Brown was a three-time winner in the 400 meters at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions. The Inquirer girls' track and field performer of the year for the last two seasons, Brown also won the 200 and 400 in the Group 3 state championships, was second in the 100, and anchored the second-place 1,600-meter relay team that clinched the team title. Brown, who was also the indoor-track Meet of Champions winner in the 400, has earned a track scholarship to Notre Dame.

Marielle Hall, Haddonfield. During the cross-country season, Hall was the Group 2 state champion and placed third in the Meet of Champions. In spring track, Hall was a double state champion, winning the 800 and 1,600 meters in Group 2. She placed fourth in the 800 during the Meet of Champions. Hall will attend the University of Texas on a track scholarship.

Chelsea Ley, Kingsway. Ley won the Group 3 state cross- country title and the Meet of Champions crown. She placed seventh in the Foot Locker National Cross-Country Championships in San Diego, earning all-American honors. During her cross-country and track careers she was a six-time state Group 3 champion and an 11-time South Jersey champion. She has earned a track and cross-country scholarship to the University of Virginia.

Kelsey Mitchell, Eastern. A two-time Inquirer South Jersey field hockey player of the year, Mitchell was a first-team National Field Hockey Coaches Association all-American as a senior. This season she tied a single-season state record with 69 goals, and is New Jersey's career scoring leader with 171. A member of four state champions and three Tournament of Champion winners, Mitchell has received a field hockey scholarship to Iowa.

   - Marc Narducci