MaineTrackXC Freshman Girls 2010 Rewind
The impact of the 2010 freshman class was huge, the class accounted for 8 of the top 30 performances on the season. On the season 7 freshman girls ran under 20 minutes, highlighted by the 19:08.9 from Shannon Conley (Cheverus) at the Class A state meet. Conley showed she'll be one to watch over the next three years finishing 4th in the Class A state meet, and then nabbing All-New England honors via her 19th place finish. In Class B Brittany Bowman (Camden Hills) had a strong first year as well placing 3rd in the Class B state meet, and the 10th fastest time in the combined. Bowman would go on to finished 39th in the New England meet. In Class C Carsyn Koch (Washburn) emerged on the scene in the post season, winning the Eastern Maine and State titles by impressive margins. This was even more impressive given Washburn hasn't fielded a XC program in a long while. In addition to Bowman in Class B, there were 3 more freshman who finished in the top 9. Aleeta Looker (Ellsworth) 4th, Kirsten Sandreuter (Greely) 5th, Abby Hersom (Rockland) 9th. In Class C Koch's teammate Carmen Bragg notched a 3rd place finish. These are just a few of the talented freshman in the 2014 graduating class.
Shannon Conley- Freshman of the Year
Shannon Conley pictured above had a great freshman year. Not only did she clock the fastest 5k time for all freshman, 19:08, she also added a win in the freshman race at the Festival of Champions, a 4th place finish at the Western Maine Regional to earn first team all-conference in the SMAA, a 4th place finish in the Class A state meet, and finished it off with a 19th place at the New England meet to earn All-New England honors. In addition Shannon was a member of the Class A team champion and 4th place team at the New England at Cheverus. Conley's 19:08 at the state meet gave her the 7th fastest time for 5k in the state for 2010.
2. Carsyn Koch Washburn
Carsyn Koch (Washburn) pictured above (photo by Dan Grossman-mapleleafphotos.com) burst onto the running scene in the post season. Koch flew under the radar most of the year because she didn't race much, and combined with the fact she was playing soccer as well for her small school. Carsyn made a statement with her win at the Eastern Maine Regional, when she won by over a minute, and clocked the 13th fastest time between the three classes. She would continue her success at the State meet a week later, crushing the field by 1:12 to win the state title. This despite having played significant minutes in a semifinal soccer game the night before, Koch's time of 19:36 was a personal best & good for the 11th fastest time for all three classes. Her performance qualified her for the New England meet where she would continue to impress finishing 45th, and the 7th fastest performer from Maine. What can we expect next year from Koch with a year of experience under her belt? the sky's the limit.
3. Brittany Bowman Camden Hills
Brittany Bowman (Camden Hills) pictured above (photo by Dan Grossman-mapleleafphotos.com) had a strong year on the trails that culminated with the 2nd fastest 5k time for a freshman on the year, 19:31.73 at the Class B state meet. Bowman finished 3rd at the Class B state meet, finishing as the top freshman from Class B as well as the 10th fastest time on the day. Brittany also added a runner-up finish in the freshman race at the Festival of Champions, the KVAC Class B title season & a 4th place finish at the Eastern Maine Regional. Bowman finished off her freshman campaign with perhaps her finest race of the season, a 39th place finish at the New England Championship meet.
Top 20 Freshman Girls Performances 2010
Top 10 Class A Freshman
Top 10 Class B Freshman
Top 10 Class C Freshman
Top 20 Freshman at the State Meet in 2010
1 Shannon Conley FR Cheverus 19:08.90 --
2 Brittany Bowman FR Camden Hills 19:31.70 --
3 Carsyn Koch FR Washburn 19:36.50 --
4 Aleta Looker FR Ellsworth 19:36.90 --
5 Kirstin Sandreuter FR Greely High School 19:45.40 --
6 Kiera Murray FR Cheverus 19:54.80 --
7 Teresa Murphy FR Brunswick 19:59.00 --
8 Abby Hersom FR Rockland 20:09.20 --
9 Olivia Erickson FR Mount Desert 20:33.90 --
10 Emmie Cox FR Mt. Ararat 20:36.10 --
11 Heather Evans FR York High School 20:38.00 --
12 Laura Broderick FR Kennebunk 20:45.40 --
13 Nora Hubbell FR Mount Desert 20:50.20 --
14 Carmen Bragg FR Washburn 20:54.00 --
15 Kristen Glennie FR Bonny Eagle 20:59.80 --
16 Maggie Painter FR Mount Desert 21:06.60 --
17 Audrey Jones FR Winslow High School 21:24.20 --
18 Sabrina Levesque FR Brunswick 21:27.90 --
19 Paige Klausky FR Mount Desert 21:35.40 --
20 Emily Lobosco FR Cape Elizabeth 21:37.40 --