Four B-CC girls made this year's cross country all-freshman team, and that was before Caroline Beakes joined the team. Beakes won the Devil Takes the Hindmost in 19 laps, 30:07 with a 20:08 5k split. It was still surprising when she outright won the county 3200m title in 11:24.62. She placed second at the outdoor state meet in a personal best 11:20.19.
Claire Beautz broke the Poolesville school record in the 3200m when she finished 3rd at the outdoor 2A State Championship in 11:21.28. She ran under 12:00 in the 3200m over a half dozen times including a 3rd place finish at the rainy outdoor county championship meet in 11:35.61.
Clare Severe caught fire at the end of the season. She placed second at the county championship in the 800m in 2:19.77, the fastest time by a MoCo freshman in three years. She won the 4A West Region title in the 1600m in 5:07.10, the fastest outdoor 1600m by a MoCo freshman dating back at least seven years.
She is the third Eckerstrom to come through Northwest and unlike her two older sisters, Dana Eckerstrom went straight to the sprints. She ran on a lot of relays, but when the end of the season came around, she dropped under 60 seconds in the open 400m in three consecutive meets including a ninth place time of 58.74 at the 4A State Championship Meet.
Julia McDermott jumped over 16 feet in the long jump in each of her last three meets including a 4th place finish in the county and 3rd place finish in the region. At the state meet, she had a monster jump of 17-04.50 to finish seventh. She also contributed to the 4x100 and 4x200 relays and had a season best triple jump of 33-10.25.
The Academy of the Holy Cross had its highest finish at the WCAC Championship in years partly due to the emergence of Lauryn Perpall. Perpall dropped a season best time of 12.54 in the 100m dash to finish fourth in the WCAC. It was the second fastest 100m time by a MoCo freshman this year.
Lisa-Anne Barrow led all county freshman this year in the 55m hurdles, 100m hurdles, and long jump. Her 55m hurdle time of 8.50 is the fastest by a county freshman in the Mocorunning database by over a quarter second. She won ISL titles in the 100m hurdles (15.63) and long jump (17-05.50), breaking the 15 year old meet record in the long jump.
Lucy Srour rolled with her momentum from cross country season right to a 1600m indoor state title with a time of 5:15.38. She dropped her time down to 5:10.14 outdoors where she finished second at the outdoor state championship. She also clocked times of 11:35.78 and 2:22.79 in the 3200m and 800m respectively.
We didn't know much about Martha Sam when she dropped a time of 12.79 in the 100m at the Katie Jenkins Invitational. She proceeded to qualify for the state championship in the 400m and drop a season best time of 58.65. It was the fastest 400m time by a county freshman this year.
After a fifth place finish in the high jump at the county championship meet, Naja McAdam cleared five feet at the regional and state championship meets, the only county freshman to do so this year.
Kennedy Knight led all Montgomery County freshman this year in the 55m, 100m, 200m, and 300m. She is the fastest MoCo freshman in the 100m, 200m, and 300m since Olivia Ekpone's freshman season in 2008. Indoors, she qualified for the state meet in the 55m and 300m and had season best times of 7.47 and 42.12. Outdoors, she won the 100m at the Meade Stampede Invitational (12.44) and ran a season best time at the Darius Ray Invitational (12.10). She won the 4A West Regional title in the 200m with a personal best time of 24.82 and went on to place fourth at the state championship. Her coaches/parents explain that Kennedy's first passion is music. She writes music and once performed the national anthem at the AAU Junior Olympics. The Knight family is moving to a northern suburb of Dallas, Texas over the summer and Kennedy will attend Allen High School, home of a 5000+ student body and the largest high school football stadium in Texas designed for only one team.
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