The winner is the University of Wisconsin!!
Westley said Wisconsin was the perfect for her.
"I always had a dream of going to a big school,'' said Westley. "I can't wait to be part of a big team. Both academically and athletically, it was everything I wanted. The facilities were outstanding and details given to student athletes impressed me from the start, but most importantly the dynamics of the team and the connection I had with Coach Jill (Miller) was what ultimately lead me to my decision.''
Westley, wo plays basketball in the winter, burst on the running scene when she finishied fourth as a sophomore at the 2016 NJ XC Meet of Champions in 18:48.
She proved that her performance wasn't a fluke when she won the 3,200 at the 2017 Outdoor Meet of Champions in 10:35.41.
Then as a junior last year, she smashed the course record at Greystone Park with a time of 17:23 when she captured the North Jersey, Sec. 2 Group 3 XC title. Then, despite illness at the State Group 3 and M of C races, Westley still placed sixth at the M of C 18:31, and capped her campaign by placing 11th at the Nike Northeast Regional.
Last spring, Westley won her second straight 3,200 at the M of C in a PR of 10:30.06, ran a PR of 4:59.05 in the 1,600, and earned All American honors by placing third in the 5K at the New Balance Nationals in 17:03.95.
And her senior XC season has gotten off to a very fast start.
Westley dropped a Holmdel Park PR of 18:05, No. 18 in course history, when she won her race at the Shore Coaches Invit. on Oct. 6. She followed that up by placing third in 12:23.4 over 2.5 miles, the 10th fastest time in course history for a NJ runner, in the Eastern States Championship race this past Saturday at the Manhattan Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park.
Westley said there are a lot of people who have helped her reach this memorable moment in her life.