Girls Cross Country

Stanford The Next Stop For Westhill’s Howlett

STAMFORD — Claire Howlett, the Westhill senior who has made a meteoric rise in three years from a track novice into one of the nation’s top high school distance runners, announced last week that she will be attending Stanford next year on a scholarship.

Howlett, who finished second at last week’s FCIAC cross country championships, was leaning toward Stanford during her search, and said her decision was sealed after a trip to the school earlier this month.