Salute to Seniors: Hannah D'Orso (Kennebunk HS)

What was your most memorable meet?

My most memorable meet was probably the state meet of my senior season of track. At this meet, I placed 6th in the 1600 with a new PR of 5:14 and later in the day, I placed 3rd in the 800 with a new PR of 2:21. During the final meets of my senior year, I was running times that I had dreamed of since freshman year. It was an amazing experience to actually achieve the goals I had carried with me through high school and look back on how far I've come as a runner.

Who would you consider your biggest competition?

The biggest competition I faced senior year was probably from Bonny Eagle. Getting to race against such a strong team has definitely pushed me to do better during meets.


What was your greatest accomplishment?

I have had a very satisfying high school running career so it's hard to say what accomplishment is most meaningful to me. One of my greatest achievements was running a 5:14 mile at states for indoor. After this race, I could barely walk and really felt I had put all of my effort into competing. Not only was this race a great indicator of the effort I had put in over the season, it also showed me how much improvement I have made over the past four years which was a great feeling.


If you could do it all again, what would you change?

If I could change anything, I probably would have taken training a little more seriously my first year of high school.


What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?

I never really had to deal with any serious injuries throughout high school that interfered with a season. Instead, the biggest obstacle I had to overcome in order to be successful was mental, not physical. The biggest obstacle was getting mentally prepared for races, especially the big post-season meets.