2007 Montgomery All-Gazette girls cross country team -- Gazette.Net


Athlete of the Year

Britt Eckerstrom

Northwest, Freshman

Exploded on scene, taking first at regionals (19:07), county-best second at 4A states (19:18) and third at counties (18:37).

Coach of the Year

Steve Bettis

Churchill, Seventh year

Guided Bulldogs to both county and regional titles, and placed team in county-best fourth position at 4A state meet.

First team

Taylor Colbert, Damascus, Jr.

Shook off tough county meet to place second at regionals, ninth at states..

Morgane Gay, Whitman, Sr.

Repeated as county champion, then took second at regionals and sixth states.

Louise Hannallah, Churchill, Sr.

Capped stellar career by placing second at counties and third at regionals and states.

Debbie Isen, Whitman, Sr.

Gave Vikings one-two punch with Gay, placing 10th or higher in all three postseason meets.

Erin McManus, Churchill, Sr.

Helped lift Bulldogs to county and regional titles, placing fifth at counties and regionals.

Aimee Moore, Quince Orchard, Jr.

Overshadowed by boys’ success, Moore placed seventh at counties, eighth at regionals.

Jessie Rubin, Wootton, Soph.

Started postseason by taking fourth at county meet and took seventh at regionals.

Veronica Salcido, Wootton, Sr.

Veteran finished season by placing fifth at 4A state meet in 19:37.

Abby Spitler, Gaithersburg, Soph.

Raced way to sixth at counties and grabbed 11th at regionals and 12th at states.

Addie Tousley, B-CC, Soph.

Young runner won 3A West Region title and placed third at 3A states.

Honorable mention

Kathy Aherne, Northwest, Sr.; Stephanie Bardon, Good Counsel, Sr.; Anna Bosse, Blair, Walter Johnson, Fr.; Maryam Fikri, Churchill, Soph.; Alexandra Giedd, Churchill, Soph.; Stephanie Joson, Quince Orchard, Soph.; Luyang Liu, Richard Montgomery, Sr.; Iona Machado, Wootton, Sr.; Becca Stinner, Northwest, Sr.; Courtney Whalen, Magruder, Sr.