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Madison Relyea named to Capital District Sports Women of the Year Class of 2021

SCHENECTADY, NY – Madison Relyea, a senior at Mayfield High School, has been named as one of the 10 scholastic award recipients for 2021 by the Capital District Sports Women of the Year.

Madison, who competes in cross country, Nordic ski and track & field, will be recognized at the Capital District Sports Women of the Year Awards Gala on Monday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m. at the GE Theatre at Proctors in Schenectady. Ticket information will be posted soon.

The Capital District Sports Women of the Year (CDSWOY) honors the best and brightest female student athletes from high schools and colleges in the Capital District of New York State. The student-athletes will be recognized for their achievements in academics, athletics, and community service. More information is provided at the website,

Academically, Madison is a member of the National Honor Society and is consistently on the Academic Excellence List at Mayfield High. She received the Russell Sage College Student Sage Scholarship and has represented Mayfield at Student Leadership Conferences. Her teams are always on the NYS Scholar-Athlete Teams lists. Madison was named the University Scholar-Athlete in recognition of outstanding academic record and accomplishments by St. Lawrence University.

Athletically, Madison competed at the state level in cross country each season from 2016 through 2019 (the states were not held in 2020). She competed in the Federation and Regional championships in her sophomore and junior seasons. She won the individual league championship every season since 2016 and won the individual sectional title in 2018 and 2019. In Nordic ski, Madison won the individual sectional championship in 2019 and 2020 and competed in the states each season since 2016. She was #2 in the state in 2019 and #1 in 2020. On the track, Madison has five records at Mayfield High, including the 800, 1500, 2000 steeplechase, 3000 and part of the 4 x 800. This season, she had two sectional first place finishes (4 x 400 and 4 x 800) as well as two second place finishes (2000 steeplechase and 1500). In 2019, she won four events at the league championship meet and took first place in the sectionals in the 1500 and second place in the 800. She joined her teammates for second and fifth place performances in relays that season. In her sophomore season, she won the 1500 at the state qualifiers for small school runners and was fifth for small competitors in the event at the state championships.

Madison’s community service includes volunteering at a local stable grooming horses and cleaning stalls. She also mentors young horseback students. Madison has organized fun runs for community youth to promote an active lifestyle, and has also volunteered at kayak/canoe poker events to benefit the local hospice.

CDSWOY will announce the next student-athlete recipient on June 21 and Mondays and Wednesdays through July 21. The final announcement will be made on Friday, July 23. A total of 10 high school and two college female student-athletes will be honored.

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