MaineTrackXC Watch List
Scarborough- The 6 time defending Class A State Champions will be looking to make it a "lucky" seven in 2011. The Red Storm have a strong core of athletes returning. Leading the way is sprinter Nicole Kirk (3rd in the 55m & 5th in the 200m last winter), Kirk is the #2 returner in both events in 2011 & jumper Emilia Scheemaker (2nd in TJ & 3rd in LJ in 2010), Scheemaker is the top returner in the triple and the #3 returner in the LJ, she could also score in the 55m hurdles. Another big threat for Scarborough is Emily Tolman (4th in LJ & 800m), Tolman could drop down to the 400m this indoor season, she was the state runner-up outdoors in that event. Watch out for the Andrea Tolman in the pole vault , she was 3rd last winter, and opened the season at the Bowdoin Relays clearing 9'0. Senior Abby Chick will be looking to contribute to another state championships, Chick was on the winning 4x800 relay, 6th in the 800m, & on the 4th place 4x200m relay team last year. The Red Storm have always been known for strong relays, and that trend should continue.
Mt Ararat- The Eagles were 5th last winter, and return a bulk of their points in 2011, & will get a boost with the return of 2009 High jump champion Colby Gail. Shot Putter Randi London is the defending state champion, she opened her season with a 2nd place at the Bowdoin Relays. Sprinter Madison Prescott expects to be a threat after a 6th place in the 55m in 2010, Prescott is the 4th fastest returner in the event, she also is a strong triple jumper who opened her season with a strong 32-5 performance(#5 returner in 2011). The Eagles have a distance threat in 2010 800m state champion Chloe Emerson, who won the state title last winter out of the 2nd section, while she won't sneak up on anyone in 2011, Emerson will look to repeat her success. With return of Colby Gail, who missed last winter with an ACL injury, Mt. Ararat has another legit state champion caliber athlete. The Eagles should also have some strong relays in 2011.
Thornton Academy- The Trojans were just 5 points away from the top spot in 2010, they had to settle for a strong 3rd. TA is back looking to end Scarborough's impressive streak and get back to the top spot, they won back to back titles in 2003-2004. Despite losing standouts Hannah Wiley, Grace Glynn & Emily Rissala to graduation, TA has a lot of quality athletes back. Shot Putter Abigail Huntress (3rd in 2010) will be looking for her first state title, she opened with a win over the defending champion at the Bowdoin Relays with a throw of 36-11. The addition of distance runner Charlotte Pierce, a transfer from Massabesic, will give them a threat in the distance events. Last year Pierce was 5th in the 2 mile, an dis the #2 returner in 2011. Sprinter Erica Reaser will look to fill the void left by Wiley in the sprints, last year Reaser was 5th in the 400m, and is the #3 returner. Hurdler Kaitlynn Hall finished 6th last winter, she is the 3rd fastest returner this year. TA also should be strong in the high jump with Anna Madore leading the way, Madore cleared 5-0 at the Bowdoin Relays.
Waterville- The Purple Panthers finished just one point, or ,03 seconds away from a state title in 2010, they return a strong team with their eyes on claiming the prize that escaped them last winter. While Waterville graduated some top talent (Lynn Fleming most notable), they have a strong core of athletes returning. Standout Olivia Thurston who won the 400m title as a freshman last year is back to defend, she also was 3rd in the long jump, and is the #2 returner in that event, plus she added a 5th in the triple jump last year. Thurston could run the 55m hurdles this winter as well, she was 4th in the outdoor 100m hurdles. Also look for shot putter Natasha Griffith (4th in 2010) who is the #2 returner in the event, Griffith earned All-New England honors outdoors. Fellow thrower Emily Sakal was 6th last winter. Distance runner Bethany Brown had a strong freshman year, she placed 3rd in the 2 mile last winter; Brown opened her season with an easy win in the mile at Bowdoin Relays. Senior Srah Walker was a scorer in the 2 mile last winter as well. The addition of Alexa Frame to the lineup, strengthens the Purple Panthers. Frame scored in the 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles & ran a leg on the winning 4x400m relay outdoors. Waterville has a lot of scoring potential across several events which should bode well for them.
Bonny Eagle- The Scots came up just short in Class A in 2010 losing by just a point to Scarborough. Leading the Scots will be sprinter Morgan Costa (runner-up in the 55m dash & 4th in the 200m) is #1 returner in the 55m. Morgan missed the outdoor season after she had hip surgery, if she can return to form the Scots will get a big boost. The Dostie sisters are multi talented are cover a wide range of events. Peyton (3rd in 400 & 5th in 55m hurdles) is the #2 returner in both events in 2011. Sister Amber Dostie (3rd in 800m) is the #2 returner in the event. Samanatha Cox (5th in the 800m) gives the Scots another scoring threat. Shot Putter Lindsey Somerset was 9th a year ago. The Scots should have two strong relay teams as well.
Greely- The Rangers finished 3rd last winter, and are looking for a return to the podium in 2011. Shot Putter Katherine Harrington (3rd in 2010) is the top returner in the event this winter. Stella Keck just missed the 55m hurdle final last winter, she's the #5 returner. Sprinters Emily Christensen (6th in 20100 & Anna Whitaker (7th in 2010) return in the 55m dash. Whitaker is also the #6 returner in the LJ. Sarah Fitch (8th in the 800m) is the 6th returner this winter. Cassidy Storey (8th in the SP) gives Greely another scoring option in the event. In the jumps Molly Fotzpatrick (6th in the LJ in 2010) is the #5 returner, Kaley Sawyer (5th in the HJ) is the #3 returner & Abby Bonnevie (5th in the PV) is the #4 returner.The addition of freshman Kirsten Sandreuter gives the Rangers a legit long distance threat. The 4x800 relay was 2nd last year and returns all 4 runners. Greely has a lot options in 2011 which should give them a real shot at returning to the top spot.
Old Town- The Coyotes placed 5th in 2010, and return a couple of standouts plus add a talented freshman that could have them in the mix for the Class B state title. Kayla Brooks (3rd in 55m & 4th in the triple jump in 2010) is the #2 & #3 returner respectively in those events in 2011. Brooks also ran on the 4th place 4x200 team. Another standout is Katie DeShane ( HJ state champ & 5th in the 200m last winter) she will look to defend her HJ title, and is also the #3 returner at 200m. Freshman Tia Jackson could have an immediate impact in the jumps & sprints too. If they can get some other to contribute Old Town will be in the mix in Class B at the end of the year.