Matson Ready To Compete Against the Best At Footlocker


Matson Ready To Compete Against the Best At Footlocker

Falmouth sophomore Sofie Matson the two time defending Class A state champion qualified for the Footlocker National Championship with a strong 8th place effort in the Footlocker Northeast race at famed Van Cortlandt Park two weeks ago. With her qualification she becomes the eight girl in state history to qualify for the prestigious race which will take place at Balboa Park in San Diego, California.

Sofie is the first Maine qualifier since Greely's Kristin Sandreuter in 2013. Kennebunk's Abbey Leonardi a three time qualifier for the event has the best finish for a Maine female with her fourth place finish in 2011. Leonardi finished 22nd as a sophomore so that is something the Matson will be shooting for against a talented field.

The footlocker field has 40 competitors, 10 each from the the four regions (WEST, MIDWEST, SOUTH & NORTHEAST).

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RACE SCHEDULE

Girls Race - 9:15 AM PST (12:15 PM EST)
Boys Race - 10:00 AM PST (1:00 PM EST)


Maine Athlete History at Footlocker National Championships

YEAR

NAMEHIGH SCHOOL

PLACE

TIME

1979

Todd HewsWaterville

10

15:33.0

1985

Susannah BeckWaynflete

5

17:20.6

1986

Laura DuffyKennebunk

14

17:55.0

1993

Molly DinanGreely

18

18:18.0

1994

Gladys GanielNarraguagus

6

17:25.9

1995

Matt LaneYarmouth

4

15:26.5

1996

Parker PruettSumner

29

16:38.0

1997

Louie LuchiniEllsworth

11

15:59.0

1998

Louie LuchiniEllsworth

2

15:23.8

2002

Ben TrueGreely

9

15:16.1

2003

Ben TrueGreely

5

15:02.0

2009

Abbey LeonardiKennebunk

22

18:11

2009

Emily DurginCheverus

37

18:41

2010

Abbey LeonardiKennebunk

16

17:57

2011

Matt McClintockMadison1515:31.3

2011

Abbey LeonardiKennebunk417:35.3

2013

Josef Holt-AndrewsTelstar10 15:29.1

2013

Dan CurtsEllsworth1915:43.5 

2013

Kirstin SandreuterGreely 2018:07.2


Flashback to the 2011 Footlocker Girls Race



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