Whether there was a race to be run and won, a shot to be put or a hurdle or bar to be jumped over, Midcoast high school student-athletes did it all during the 2011 outdoor track-and-field season in the spring.

And for their efforts, an impressive 59 student-athletes proved to be a cut above the rest this season as VillageSoup unveils its annual track-and-field notables.

This year’s notables include Rockland’s Bethany Berry, Rebecca Picard, Billy Kelley and Jared Meklin; Camden Hills’ Emily Lopez, McKenzie Meservey, Kaitlyn York, Brittany Bowman, Lily Kassen and Caleb Pease; Belfast’s Lexi Nelligan, Kelsey Grass, Abbie Wessels, Emily Violette, Maddy Cummings, Kelsey Grass, Ally James, Jane Ouillette, Venesa Roberts, Jake Campbell, Luis Mauser, Lani Eversage, Nasic Oliphant, Will Hurley, Ben Lowe, Mike McFadden, Tucker Morehouse, Chapin Lamont, Michael Nichols, Curtis Warren, Marcus Riley, Dylan Webster, Adam Heroux and Tyler Baker; Mount View’s Christine Larrabee, Hayleigh Kein, Anna Piotti, Seth London, Curtis Griffin, Mitch Ryan, Colby Blanchard, Kris Ravin and Owen Freeman; Medomak Valley’s Gwen Moiles, Elise Wallace, Julie Ennamorati, Jessica Prescott, Ellen Tuttle, Deering Genthner, Stefan Nichols, Jonathan Hendrickson-Belloguet, Mike Gilman, Yannick Price-Prevot, Nelson Tolman and Ian Rixon; Georges Valley’s Dakota Smith; North Haven’s Charlie Jones; and Islesboro’s Gerard Scherr and Jason Hatch.

VillageSoup will name notables in all high school varsity sports where there are at least two Midcoast teams in that season playing an official varsity schedule. Student-athletes who will be considered for notable distinction can come from Belfast Area High School, Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockland District High School, Medomak Valley High School, Georges Valley High School, Vinalhaven High School, North Haven Community School, Islesboro Central School, Mount View High School and Searsport District High School.

Outdoor track and field is offered at Camden Hills, Belfast, Medomak Valley, Mount View, Rockland, Islesboro and Searsport. Independent student-athletes from Georges Valley and North Haven also are consider.

In the spring, VillageSoup names notables in boys and girls tennis, baseball, softball and outdoor track and field.

In naming notables in a sport, VillageSoup is not trying to highlight every potentially deserving student-athlete from a given team, only to highlight the most consistently strong performers during a particular season in a particular sport. Obviously, with any such list of notables being subjective, not all those initially considered ultimately will make the final list of notables.

In addition, there usually is at least one representative from each school in a given sport, but that is not always the case. From that point, the rest of the notables could be a mix of student-athletes from many schools, or weighted heavily on one or two schools. Obviously, the more success a particular team has will, in some respects, dictate the number of potential notables it receives.

In most sports, the nomination process for a sport begins with the VillageSoup sports department polling area coaches to provide a list of what they feel are each respective team’s premier players for that season, not necessarily for a high school career. The notables are based on individual performances, although the strength of a team’s season may impact how many players from a specific team are selected.

A nomination only guarantees each candidate’s consideration, not ultimate notable status. While the input of each coach is weighed heavily with each candidate, the final decisions are made by VillageSoup Sports Director Ken Waltz and Associate Sports Director Mark Haskell.

Again, not all potential notables will ultimately become VillageSoup’s notables. Only those nominated by coaches and ultimately selected by the VillageSoup sports staff.

The selection process is somewhat different for track and field because the times and places attained by local student-athletes are not subjective, but concrete and tell exactly how they stack up with the competition. Thus, coaches are not involved in the selection process for notables for that sport.

In track, student-athletes who reached state qualifying standards were selected notables, as were those who finished first in one or more individual events at the league championships, or were members of a relay team that finished among the top six in the state meet.

At the state Class B championship meet, the Waterville boys (111 points) and girls (145.50) won their respective championships, while among local girls teams, Belfast (13 points) finished 13th, Mount View (12 points) 14th, Camden Hills (5.50 points) 20th and Rockland (5 points) 25th. Among local boys teams, Belfast (37 points) finished sixth, Medomak Valley (15 points) 12th, Mount View (13 points) 13th and Camden Hills (11 points) 14th.

At the KVAC championships, the Waterville boys (148 points) and girls (181.50) each won their respective league titles, while among local girls teams, Belfast (74 points) finished third), Camden Hills (32 points) fourth, Mount View (27 points) seventh), Rockland (25 points) eighth and Medomak Valley (20 points) 10th. Among local boys teams, Belfast (111.50 points) finished second, Medomak Valley (44 points) fifth, Mount View (37 points) sixth, Rockland (4 points) 12th and Camden Hills (1 point) 13th.

A list of this year’s VillageSoup outdoor track-and-field notables, in alphabetical order, and their accomplishments includes (an athlete’s grade is included if known):

Baker, from BAHS, finished 28th (25.90) in the 200 meters, was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that finished third (45.59) and was part of the 4×400-meter relay that finished fifth (3:37.16) at the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, he finished sixth (11.95) in the 100 meters, 10th (24.83) in the 200 meters, was part of the 4×100-meter relay that finished second (45.22) and was part of the 4×400-meter relay that finished first (3:35.83). Baker also was named first-team all-conference.

Berry, a junior from RDHS, finished seventh (12.94) in the 100 meters, ninth (27.38) in the 200 meters, fourth (33-6.5) in the triple jump and eighth (15-1.25) in the long jump in the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, Berry finished third (13.30) in the 100 meters, third (27.34) in the 200 meters, fourth (33-0.50) in the triple jump and sixth (14-08.50) in the long jump.

Blanchard, a senior from Mount View, finished 10th (5-4) in the high jump at the state Class B championships and also took first-place honors in the same event at the KVACs. Blanchard also was named first-team all-conference, as well as to the league’s all-academic team.

Bowman, a freshman from Camden Hills, finished 10th (5:31.66) in the 1,600 meters and fourth (11:42.07) in the 3,200 meters at the state Class B championships, while also finishing third in both the 1,600 (5:27.20) and 3,200 (12:06.11) at the KVACs.

Campbell, a junior from BAHS, finished sixth (11.58) in the 100 meters, ninth (23.64) in the 200 meters, was part of the 4×100-meter relay that finished third (45.59) and was part of the 4×400-meter relay that finished fifth (3:37.16) at the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, Campbell finished second (11.61) in the 100 meters. Campbell also was named first-team all-conference.

Cummings, from BAHS, was part of the 4×400-meter relay that finished fifth (4:19.58) at the state Class B championships. Also at the KVACs, Cummings was part of the 4×800-meter relay that finished second (10:53.60). Cummings also was named first-team all-conference.

Ennamorati, a junior from Medomak Valley, was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that finished 13th (54.16) and finished 25th (29-4.25) in the triple jump at the state Class B championships, while she finished 12th (14.48) in the 100 meters, eighth (29.37) in the 200 meters, was part of the 4×100-meter relay that finished second (54.50) and was ninth (30-2.5) in the triple jump at the KVACs. Ennamorati also was named first-team all-conference.

Eversage, a senior from BAHS, finished sixth (23.17) in the 200 meters, third (51.00) in the 400 meters, was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that finished third (45.59) and was part of the 4×400-meter relay that finished fifth (3:37.16) in the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, Eversage finished third (23.31) in the 200 meters, first (51.48) in the 400 meters, was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that finished second (45.22) and part of the 4×400-meter relay that finished first (3:35.83). Eversage also competed in the New Englands, finishing 12th (50.89) in the 400 meters. Eversage also was named first-team all-conference, as well as to the conference’s all-academic team.

Freeman, a sophomore from Mount View, finished 16th (137-0) in the javelin at the state Class B championships and finished fifth (147-3) at the KVACs in the same event.

Genthner, a junior from Medomak Valley, finished eighth (11.75) in the 100 meters, 22nd (24.26) in the 200 meters, was part of the 4×100-meter relay that finished 13th (46.95) and part of the 4×400-meter relay that finished 11th (3:48.73) at the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, he finished fourth (11.80) in the 100 meters, fourth (24.0) in the 200 meters, was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that finished fourth (46.32) and part of the 4×400-meter relay that finished sixth (3:52.48).

Gilman, a senior from Medomak Valley, finished 13th (40-1.5) in the shot put and 15th (108-1) in the discus at the state Class B championships, while finishing fourth (43-3.5) in the shot put and seventh (111-4.5) in the discus at the KVACs. Gilman also was named to the KVAC all-academic team.

Grass, a freshman from BAHS, finished sixth (2:27.02) in the 800 meters, was a member of the 4×400-meter relay that finished fifth (4:19.58) and eighth (7-6) in the pole vault in the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, Grass finished first (2:30.40) in the 800 meters, was a member of the 4×400-meter relay that finished second (4:17.24), part of the 4×800-meter relay that finished second (10:53.60) and fourth (7-0) in the pole vault. Grass also was named first-team all-conference.

Griffin, a junior from Mount View, won the state Class B title in the 110-meter hurdles (15.23), finished fifth in the 300-meter hurdles (42.79) and was part of the 4×100-meter relay that finished ninth (46.53). At the KVACs, Griffin finished third (43.10) in the 300-meter hurdles and also was part of the 4×100-meter relay that placed third (46.22).

Hendrickson-Belloguet, from Medomak Valley, finished 24th (24.33) in the 200 meters, was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that finished 13th (46.95), was part of the 4×400-meter relay that finished 11th (3:48.73) and was fourth in the triple jump (40-4.75) at the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, Hendrickson-Belloguet finished seventh (12.02) in the 100 meters, fifth (24.06) in the 200 meters, was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that placed fourth (46.32) and was fourth (39-11) in the triple jump.

Hatch, a senior from Islesboro, finished 14th (127-7) in the javelin at the state Class C championships.

Hill, a senior from BAHS, had an outstanding final season before breaking her collarbone before the state Class B championships. She was considered one of the favorites to win the state title in the 400 meters and triple jump. At the KVACs, Hill finished first (59.57) in the 400 meters and first (34-11.5) in the triple jump. Hill also was named first-team all-conference, as well as to the league’s all-academic team.

Heroux, a senior from BAHS, finished 12th (40-2) in the shot put, 17th (99-10) in the discus and 14th (140-4) in the javelin at the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, Heroux finished eighth (39-6.75) in the shot put, 10th (101-1.5) in the discus and first (156-2) in the javelin. Heroux also was named first-team all-conference.

Hurley, from BAHS, was a member of the 4×400-meter relay that finished fifth (3:37.16) and was part of the 4×800-meter relay that finished fifth (8:47.25) at the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, Hurley finished sixth (2:13.04) in the 800 meters and was a member of the 4×800-meter relay team that finished third (9:06.34).

James, a junior from BAHS, finished second (9-0) in the pole vault at the state Class B championships, while placing first (9-0) at the KVACs in the same event. James also participated in the New Englands in the pole vault, but did not place. James also was named first-team all-conference.

Jones, a senior from North Haven, finished 12th (10:54.75) in the 3,200 meters at the state Class C championships.

Kassen, a freshman from Camden Hills, finished 16th (5:44.86) in the 1,600 meters at the state Class B championships, while placing sixth (5:53.90) at the KVACs in the same event. She also finished eighth (13:19.10) at the KVACs in the 3,200 meters.

Kein, a senior from Mount View, finished sixth (48.92) in the 300-meter hurdles, was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that finished 17th (54.90) and won the state Class B championship (5-0) in the high jump. At the KVACs, Kein finished fourth (13.51) in the 100 meters, fifth (51.38) in the 300-meter hurdles, was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that placed sixth (55.45) and won the conference championship (5-0) in the high jump. Kein also was named first-team all-conference, as well as to the league’s all-academic team.

Kelley, a senior from RDHS, finished 14th (38-9.75) in the shot put at the state Class B championships and seventh (40-0.5) in the same event at the KVACs.

Lamont, from BAHS, finished fourth (11-0) in the pole vault at the state Class B championships, while finishing second (11-0) in the same event in the KVACs. Lamont also was named first-team all-conference.

Larrabee, a senior from Mount View, finished 11th (2:30.68) in the 800 meters, eighth in the 1,600 meters (5:24.54) and was a member of the 4×100-meter relay team that placed 17th (54.90) at the state Class B championships. At the KVACss, Larrabee finished third (2:31.06) in the 800 meters, fourth (5:32.86) in the 1,600 meters and was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that finished sixth (55.45). Larrabee also was named to the KVAC all-academic team.

London, a senior from Mount View, finished 15th (56.13) in the 400 meters and was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that finished ninth (46.53) at the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, London finished second (53.40) in the 400 meters, sixth (24.16) in the 200 meters, fifth (11.81) in the 100 meters and was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that finished third (46.22). London also was named first-team all-conference.

Lopez, a sophomore from Camden Hills, finished 20th (28.82) in the 200 meters, 15th (1:05.44) in the 400 meters, was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that finished 16th (54.85) and was sixth (4-10) in the high jump at the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, Lopez finished fifth (28.76) in the 200 meters, fifth (1:05.35) in the 400 meters, was part of the 4×100-meter relay that finished third (54.53) and placed second (4-10) in the high jump. Lopez also was named first-team all-conference.

Lowe, from BAHS, was a member of the 4×800-meter relay team that finished fifth (8:47.25) at the state Class B championships and was part of the 4×800-meter relay that finished third (9:06.34) at the KVACs.

Mauser, a freshman from BAHS, finished 11th (4:44.17) in the 1,600 meters at the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, Mauser finished fourth (4:51.25) in the 1,600 meters and fourth (10:37.48) in the 3,200 meters.

McFadden, a freshman from BAHS, was part of the 4×800-meter relay that finished fifth (8:47.25) at the state Class B championships and was a member of the 4×800-meter relay that placed third (9:06.34) at the KVACs.

Meklin, a senior from RDHS, finished 12th (113-4) in the discus at the state Class B championships and finished fourth (116-2.5) in the same event at the KVACs.

Meservey, a senior from Camden Hills, finished eighth (1:03.46) in the 400 meters and was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that finished 16th (54.85) at the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, Meservey finished 10th (29.60) in the 200 meters, sixth (1:05.40) in the 400 meters and was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that finished third (54.53). Meservey also was named to the KVAC all-academic team.

Mike Nichols, a sophomore from BAHS, finished 10th (10-0) in the pole vault at the state Class B championships and fifth (10-0) at the KVACs in the same event.

Moiles, a senior from Medomak Valley, finished 17th (2:36.14) in the 800 meters, was a member of the 4×400-meter relay that finished 20th (4:45.99) and was part of the 4×800-meter relay that finished 10th (11:07.20) at the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, Moiles finished fifth (2:38.46) in the 800 meters, was part of the 4×400-meter relay that finished sixth (4:40.88) and a member of the 4×400-meter relay that placed fourth (11:18.01). Moiles also was named to the KVAC all-academic team.

Morehouse, from BAHS, was part of the 4×800-meter relay that finished fifth (8:47.25) at the state Class B championships, while also being a member of the 4×400-meter relay that finished first (3:35.83) at the KVACs. Morehouse also was named first-team all-conference, as well as to the league’s all-academic team.

Nelligan, a sophomore from BAHS, finished 11th (1:04.82) in the 400 meters, was a member of the 4×400-meter relay that finished fifth (4:19.58) and was 22nd (4-4) in the high jump at the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, Nelligan finished third (1:04.15) in the 400 meters, was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that finished seventh (55.70), was part of the 4×400-meter relay that placed second (4:17.24) and was eighth (13-10.5) in the long jump. Nelligan also was named first-team all-conference.

Oliphant, a junior from BAHS, was part of the 4×100-meter relay that finished third (45.59) at the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, Oliphant finished 23rd (26.15) in the 200 meters, was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that placed second (45.22) and finished 12th (34-8.25) in the triple jump. Oliphant also was named first-team all-conference.

Ouillette, from BAHS, finished eighth (7-6) in the pole vault at the state Class B championships.

Pease, a junior from Camden Hills, finished fourth (11.40) in the 100 meters, fourth (22.93) in the 200 meters and fifth (51.86) in the 400 meters at the state Class B championships.

Picard, a junior from RDHS, finished 13th (8-0) in the discus at the state Class B championships and second (100-4) in the same event at the KVACs. Picard also was named first-team all-conference.

Piotti, a senior from Mount View, was part of the 4×100-meter relay that finished 17th (54.90) and 19th (30-2) in the triple jump at the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, Piotti finished 12th (18.79) in the 100-meter hurdles, was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that finished fifth (55.45) and was seventh (30-10.5) in the triple jump.

Prescott, a sophomore from Medomak Valley, finished 10th (86-10) in the discus at the state Class B championships and 10th (77-9) at the KVACs in the same event.

Price-Prevot, a junior from Medomak Valley, finished 21st (35-11.5) in the shot put at the state Class B championships and third (46-0.50) at the KVACss in the same event.

Ravin, a senior from Mount View, finished 15th (38-9.25) in the shot put at the state Class B championships and fifth (40-9.75) at the KVACs in the same event.

Riley, from BAHS, finished seventh (18-4.25) in the long jump at the state Class B championships and fourth (18-9.5) at the KVACs in the same event.

Rixon, a junior from Medomak Valley, nabbed the state Class B title in the 1,600-meter racewalk with a time of 7:28.73, while finishing second (7:39.96) at the KVACs in the same event. Rixon also was named first-team all-conference.

Roberts, from BAHS, finished 14th (82-1) in the discus at the state Class B championships and ninth (78-3) at the KVACs in the same event.

Ryan, a senior from Mount View, finished 10th (5-4) in the high jump and eighth (37-6) in the triple jump at the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, Ryan finished 11th (34-10) in the triple jump.

Scherr, a senior from Islesboro, nabbed the state Class C high jump championship with a jump of six feet. Scherr also competed in the New England championships, but did not place.

Smith, a senior from Georges Valley, finished 16th (56.34) in the 400 meters and 19th (130-0) in the javelin at the state Class B championships. At the Penobscot Valley Conference championships, Smith finished 22nd (12.72) in the 100 meters, seventh (56.50) in the 400 meters, 13th (26.63) in the 200 meters and third (122-0) in the javelin.

Stefan Nichols, a junior from Medomak Valley, finished seventh (43.44) in the 300-meter hurdles, was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that finished 13th (46.95) and was part of the 4×400-meter relay that placed 11th (3:48.73) at the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, Nichols finished third (44.01) in the 300-meter hurdles, 22nd (25.83) in the 200 meters, was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that finished fourth (46.32) and was part of the 4×400-meter relay that placed sixth (3:52.48).

Tolman, a junior from Medomak Valley, finished 14th (111-11) in the discus at the state Class B championships.

Tuttle, a freshman from Medomak Valley, finished 10th (9:47.29) in the 1,600-meter racewalk at the state Class B championships and fifth (9:37.18) at the KVACs in the same event.

Violette, a senior from BAHS, was a member of the 4×400-meter relay that finished fifth (4:19.58) at the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, Violette was a member of the 4×400-meter relay that finished second (4:17.24) and part of the 4×100-meter relay that placed seventh (55.70). Violette also was named first-team all-conference.

Wallace, a sophomore from Medomak Valley, finished 19th (13-1.75) in the long jump and was a member of the 4×800-meter relay that finished 10th (11:07.20) at the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, Wallace finished 10th (1:06.13) in the 400 meters, fifth in the long jump (14-10) and was a member of the 4×800-meter relay that placed fourth (11:18.01).

Warren, from BAHS, finished 13th (9-6) in the pole vault at the state Class B championships and seventh (10-0) at the KVACs in the same event.

Webster, a senior from BAHS, finished sixth (46-2.25) in the shot put and second (144-10) in the discus at the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, Webster swept first-place finishes in both events, finishing first in the shot put (47-0.25) and first in the discus (143-0). Webster also competed in the New Englands, finishing 18th (137-3) in the discus. Webster also was named first-team all-conference.

Wessels, a junior from BAHS, finished 21st (12:23.36) in the 3,200 meters at the state Class B championships and fifth (12:59.25) at the KVACs in the same event. Wessels also was named first-team all-conference.

York, a freshman from Camden Hills, finished 12th (1:05.06) in the 400 meters and was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that finished 16th (54.85) at the state Class B championships. At the KVACs, York finished 13th (14.49) in the 100 meters, 14th (30.16) in the 200 meters, eighth (1:05.84) in the 400 meters and was part of the 4×100-meter relay that placed third (54.53).

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