XC Watchlist: Elizabeth Labun Hampden Academy

XC Watchlist: Elizabeth Labun - Hampden Academy

Athlete Name: Elizabeth Labun

School: Hampden Academy

Year of Graduation: 2015

2013 State Meet Finish: 9th in Class A  20:08.96


Tell us how your summer training is going?

My summer training is going very well! I've been following the schedule that my coach gave me and I have run some road races as well.

What are your goals for the upcoming season?

My goals are to run under 19:00 minutes in the 5k, qualify for the New England Championship, and have a lot of fun and be successful as a team.
How long have you been running and how did you get started?

Will you be competing anywhere out of state this season?

I hope to qualify to run in the New England Championship this year.

How long have you been running and how did you get started?

I have been running since 5th grade. My dad had been training for a marathon and I had asked if I could go on a run with him.
What is your favorite course to run in Maine?

My favorite course is Belfast because it's a very fast course.

What is the toughest course to run in Maine?

The toughest course is MCI which is located at a ski hill.
What meet during the regular season do you put extra emphasize on to compete well at?

I like to put the most emphasis on the Festival of Champions in Belfast. It's such an exciting race with so many people who can help push you toward a personal best!

What is your favorite cross country race so far in your high school career & favorite cross country memory?

My favorite race was the New England Championship last year. It was so neat to be able to run with girls from other states! My favorite cross country memory was when my team won the Eastern Maine Class A championship in 2012.

When you are not running what is your favorite thing to do?

When I'm not running I love spending time with my friends, canoeing and shopping.

Favorite quote?

"Be completely humble and gentle, be patient, bearing with one and other in love." - Ephesians 2:4
What shoes do you train in?

I train in the Nike Lunarglide 5.

What shoes do you race in?

I race in Asics spikes.

What professional athlete would you most like to meet?

I would love to meet Kara Goucher. I love her book Running for Women.

What is something that most people don't know about you?

I used to be a cheerleader!


More on Labun

Milesplit Profile


Personal Bests

  • 1,600 Meter Run5:29.94
  • 2.x Mile Run (CC Short Course)18:58.67
  • Two Mile Run12:08.85
  • 3,200 Meter Run11:54.53
  • Three Mile Run20:00.35
  • 5,000 Meter Run19:32.85
  • One Mile Run5:44.28