Mason Alum and Distance Phenom, Angela Bizzarri, Inducted Into LaRosa's HOF


At the annual LaRosa's Awards on Sunday, former Mason running star Angela Bizzarri was inducted into the Buddy Larosa Hall of Fame along with 5 other former HS athletes.  A four-time state champ in the 3,200 in track, Bizzarri finished with eight state track championships and became the first Comet to qualify for state in four events in track. Bizzarri also earned a pair of state cross country titles before going on to the University of Illinois where she was a NCAA champion in cross country and a nine-time All-American.

Bizzarri will become the 16th athlete in LaRosa’s history to be inducted in her first year of eligibility.

“My coaches (at Mason) were able to make it something I really enjoyed,” Bizzarri said. “I have a lot of memories of celebrating with teammates. Running cross country was fun, running the 4x800 relay was fun, but I think it’s because I liked the team-based events.

“I enjoyed athletics. It was something I wanted to sustain in as I went on.”

Now, Bizzarri runs for fun when she has time while finishing medical school.

(Article content compliments of Mason Sports Information Director, Dan Hilen)