"The bone in my toe was collapsing, so they had to take the dead bone out and they took a bone graph from my heel," said Wesolowski, after placing second in September at the Barnhart Invitational — her first cross country invitational.
About a year after her surgery, on Oct. 8, she won the Gettysburg Invitational in a time of 18:07, breaking the course record by 17 seconds and beating the runner-up by 34 seconds.
"I haven't had many kids that are more determined than she is and a lot of them wouldn't have been able to overcome those things and come back in the amount of time that she did," Duvall said. "That's what separates her is that determination."
She also won the Spiked Shoe Invitational and was second at the Class 2A state cross country championship meet in a time of 18:42.2.
She was one of three in the top 10 for the state champion Bulls. The others included Emily Konkus (fourth) and Kelly Shearer (seventh).
Indoors, Wesolowski, who will attend Delaware University in the fall, won Baltimore County and regional titles in the 1,600 and 3,200 and was second in the state meet in the 3,200 and third in the 1,600.
Duvall praised her endurance and was especially impressed with her in longer runs.
"The longer the race the better. She would win a lot of those," Duvall said. "If we had a 10K in high school I don't think she would be beat because she is just able to maintain that tempo for so long."
Erin Collins was dandy on the diamond and court
North County Female Co-Athlete of the Year Erin Collins will play softball at Rutgers University after a phenomenal spring season.
Collins batted .656 with 42 RBIs and 29 runs scored and eight home runs.
She ended her prep career with a Hereford school-record 24 homers.
She batted for the cycle against Kenwood and didn't strike out the whole season.
On the mound, she went 15-3 with wins over Eastern Tech and Lansdowne.
In the second round of the Class 2A state playoffs she struck out 17 and pitched a no-hitter against Loch Raven.
In 108 innings she had a 1.08 earned run average and struck out 181.
"Erin is the type of player who makes others around her better," coach Laura Blama said. "She mentors younger players, showing them how to perfect their footwork, play a bad hop, or improve their bat swing."
She was an All-County first team selection for all four of her varsity seasons.
In volleyball, Collins helped the Bulls win four straight regional titles and she played in four state semifinals.
"She was probably the most significant player we had all-around on our volleyball team," coach Dave Schreiner said. "She was our our outside hitter and she led us in serving percentage, so we depended on her for points there and we also depended on her for her hitting."
She had eight kills in the Bulls loss to Rising Sun in the 2016 state semifinals and averaged 4.65 kills and 2.45 aces per match.