JoJo Quarzo named Gatorade XC Girls POY for Pennsylvania

Brownsville Area senior Jolena Quarzo was named the Gatorade Pennsylvania Girls Player of the Year for the 2022 cross-country season.

In December - we named Quarzo the PA MileSplit Athlete of the Year after her stellar 2022 campaign. 

Our Full List of 2022 XC Season Award Winners

She was dominant all year and won the Red, White, and Blue Classic, The PIAA Foundation 2A race, the 2A WPIAL Championship, the PIAA 2A State Championship, and eventually a Northeast Regional Championship. 

Watch Quarzo run to the 2A State Title Above

Early in the Cross Country Season, Quarzo committed to NC State University, alleviating a lot of the traditional stress that senior student-athletes experience. With a significant stressor checked off, she could focus on her role as a student-athlete and excel in all facets. She currently maintains a 3.96 weighted GPA in the classroom.

She was spectacular this past season. If she was entered in a race - she was the favorite. She displayed her prowess with her ability to dictate races from the front and control the outcome almost every time she toed the line. She is well-deserving of this honor.

Gatorade selects and awards each state's top girl and boy in each sport with their Player of the Year Award. Each state winner is automatically nominated for consideration for the National Player of the Year Award.

JoJo Quarzo's Career Stats:

Personal Records High School
800 Meter Run2:20.43
1600 Meter Run4:54.08
3000 Meter Run9:48.80
3200 Meter Run10:19.41
5000 Meter Run16:57.85
800 Meter Run2:20.01
1600 Meter Run4:59.67
One Mile Run4:59.15
3000 Meter Run9:50.46
3200 Meter Run10:28.67
Two Mile Run10:32.48
5000 Meter Run17:17.10