A solid work ethic, strong leadership role, and natural skills have helped place Weston Girls’ Outdoor Race Track Julia Rosenberg into one of the top female runners in the state.

Being academically strong didn’t hurt either, and helped Rosenberg become a student of the sport.

“Julia is a great leader on and off the track,” said Weston trainer Matt Medve. “She’s one of the best students in Weston and she has a great attitude towards that when it comes to improving as a runner.

“She already set the school record this season in the mile in 5: 03.14. I’m sure she will continue to improve in both the mile and the 800, where she hopes to perform at a high level too. “

Rosenberg, selected as the GameTimeCT Top 25 Player To Watch for the outdoor season, showed off her skills before the pandemic. During the 2019-2020 indoor season she finished third in the 1000 (2: 56.10) at the New England Meetings, at the State Open she won the 1000 (2: 59.69), in the M class she won the 1000 (2: 58.99)) and ran one stage of the 4 × 200 relay (1: 49.48) and one stage of the 4 × 400 relay (4: 06.45). In the same season she won the 1000 (3: 00.22) at the SWC meeting.

“It was definitely difficult to miss last year’s outdoor season and most of this year’s indoor seasons,” said Rosenberg. “But with everything that has happened, this season is much more special and important for all of us.

“We have big goals as a team and I hope that I can end my final high school season with a good result, both individually and as a team.”

Rosenberg committed to running in Vanderbilt.