Stoneham High School

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Athletic Hall of Fame




Hall of Fame Inductees - Class of 2008



Maura McCusker
1999 - Soccer, Indoor & Outdoor Track


Among the many records Maura McCusker has held just may be the amount of records she has held. The 1999 Stoneham High graduate, a multi-sport, multi-all-star athlete was an Honorable Mention Middlesex League All-Star in soccer her senior year but it was as an indoor and outdoor track athlete that she made her mark.

A Middlesex League All-Star her sophomore (300 meter, 400m), junior and senior (600 meter, 400m, 800m, LJ, TJ) year, she was named both a Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic for indoor (600 meter) and outdoor (800 meter) track as a senior and for outdoor was also named Boston Globe All-Scholastic Runner of the Year as a senior.

She broke a school record for the 600 meter for indoor track and then broke that record a week later, to hold the school, state and New England record as well as the league record for the 1000 meter race. She ran in the 800m in Nationals, finishing fourth as an All-American in that meet. McCusker set the 600m MA high school all time best, Class C state record, All State record, Reggie Lewis Facility record. In outdoor track, McCusker led her team to two consecutive State Titles, in the process setting the 200 meter, 400 meter as well as the 800 meter record. In indoor she held the 300 meter, 400 meter, 600 meter, 800 meter record and team pentathlon record. For her efforts she garnered Middlesex League MVP for indoor and outdoor track her senior year.

After graduating from Stoneham High Maura attended Colgate and then Georgetown University where she continued to star in track, setting the Colgate records in the indoor and outdoor 800 meter and the indoor 1000 meter. At Georgetown, McCusker won the 800m and ran on the winning 4 x 800m relay at the ECAC Championships. She was a member of the indoor school record-setting Distance Medley Relay (ran 800 leg, at Div. I Nationals, earning All-American Honors).

Since graduating from Georgetown, McCusker has given back to amateur athletics, first as an assistant girls track coach at Stoneham and now as a second year coach of boys track at Reading High where she teaches English.


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