The Mocorunning.com Girls All-Freshman Team is composed of a Freshman of the Year and the next ten talented young athletes with the most potential to be future stars. Results from indoor and outdoor track were used to assess the freshmen for this team (cross country season has its own All-Freshman Team). Additional bright young athletes are included as honorable mention.
All girls selected were competitive at the state championship or the WCAC championship. All ended the season with a top 6 mark in the county. There are 8 combined county titles, 6 combined state titles, and 5 All-America honors between the freshman of the year and the ten girls on the first team.
Freshman of the Year Olivia Ekpone (Wootton) - Olivia Ekpone has not lost a race in an individual event since the Nike Indoor National Championship Meet in March where she earned three All-America honors. In her first year of high school track, she went undefeated against Montgomery County competition, racking up five county titles and four state titles. She led her team to two consecutive team county titles. She has personal bests of 7.05 in the 55m dash, 11.68 in the 100m dash, 23.98 in the 200m dash, 39.49 in the 300m dash, and 54.18 in the 400m dash.
Teju Adewole (Our Lady of Good Counsel) - Adewole had an immediate impact for Good Counsel, placing sixth in the 100-meter dash at the WCAC Championship. She had a season best 100-meter dash time of 12.61 and a season best 200-meter dash time of 26.63.
Chinyelu Asher (Academy of the Holy Cross) - Asher was Holy Cross's lone point scorer at the WCAC Championship, finishing second in the 3200 and third in the 1600. She did her best work indoors where she earned All-American status in the freshman mile with a time of 5:15.72. She also clocked a county best 3200m time for all of indoor and outdoor season with her run of 11:05.11 at the Private School Invitational.
Alex Doll (B-CC) - No county athlete topped Doll's full mile time of 5:02.53 during the indoor or outdoor season. She surprised people by scaring Morgane Gay at the Montgomery Invitational and went on to win the county, regional and state titles in the 1600-meter run. She earned All-American status in the freshman mile at Nike Indoor Nationals.
Britt Eckerstrom (Northwest) - Eckerstrom focused on the 1600 during indoor track where she finished second at the state championship in a PR 5:12.99. Outdoor track marked the third time in three seasons where she finished second in the state, this time in the 3200-meter run. She was the outdoor county and regional 3200 champion with a season best time of 11:11.38.
Thea LaFond (Kennedy) - LaFond led all county athletes in the triple jump all season long. She won the county triple jump title and had a personal best jump of 37-10. She placed 4th in the county in the 100-meter hurdles and qualified for the outdoor state championship in the triple jump, long jump and 100-meter hurdles.
Sarah McMillian (Blair) - McMillian remained hidden away from the county in dual meets and relay meets before bursting onto the county scene by placing fifth in the 200 and 400 at the Montgomery County Championship Meet. She qualified for the state championship in both the 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash.
Tessa Morrison (Whitman) - Morrison developed throughout the indoor season before becoming an impact athlete during outdoor track. Her 400-meter time of 58.03 at the Viking Invitational ranks her sixth in the county this year. She placed sixth in the 400-meter dash at the Montgomery County Championships and contributed to the 9:16.22 4x800 relay which placed second at the state championship.
Le'Quisha Parker (Northwood) - Parker burst onto the track scene this outdoor season at the Meade Invitational. She won the state title in the 200-meter dash and ended the season ranked third in the county in the 100-meter dash and second in the county in the 200-meter dash.
Serenah Polite (Winston Churchill) - Polite ended the season ranked in the top 8 in the county in the 100-meter hurdles and the triple jump. She qualified for the state championship in both events and placed fourth in the state in the triple jump with a personal best jump of 34-05.75.
Jade Whitaker (Our Lady of Good Counsel) - Like her freshman teammate Teju Adewole, Whitaker had an immediate impact for Good Counsel. Whitaker placed third at the WCAC Championship in the 400-meter dash. She had personal bests of 57.94 in the 400-meter dash and 25.92 in the 200-meter dash.
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