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Women’s Newcomers

Abbey Leonardi Twelve-time Maine state champion - four in cross country and eight on the track - brings her considerable talents across the country to TrackTown USA. A Foot Locker nationals qualifier.

Fresshm FFreshman man Kennebunkport, Maine Kennebunk High School Distance Personal Bests 3,000 Meters - 9:47.64, New Balance Boston Twilight, Boston, Mass., 5/15/10

Prep: Undefeated in state championship meets all four years at Kennebunk High School. Capped her senior year with wins at 1,600 and 3,200 meters. Began senior season by capturing her fourth consecutive Maine state A cross country title to earn her fourth straight girls Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year honors for Maine. Is the first female runner ever to win four straight cross country titles in Maine. Finished second for the third year in a row at the Foot Locker Northeast Regional and went on to take fourth at the Foot Locker nationals in San Diego in 17:35.3. On the track, won four state titles at 1,600 meters, three at 3,200 meters (2010, 2011, 2012) and one at 800 meters as a freshman in 2009. Hit 1,600 meter prep best of 4:51.57 as a sophomore in 2010. Timed her PRs in both the two miles (10:26.59) and 1,500 meters (4:36.71) at the 2010 New Balance Nationals. Also set prep PR in the 3,000 meters as a sophomore at the New Balance Boston Twilight (9:47.64). After winning the 1,600 and 3,200 state titles as a junior in 2011, went on to win the 3,200 at the New England Championships in a personal-best 10:19.09. High School Bests: 1,500 Meters - 4:36.71, 2010; 1,600 Meters - 4:51.57, 2010; Mile - 4:56.22, 2010; 3,000 Meters - 9:47.64, 2011; 3,200 Meters - 10:19.09, 2011. Personal: Major is undeclared.

Ashley Maton Two-time Oregon 5A 1,500 meter state champion for track powerhouse Summit High School. Talented middle distance runner who is just beginning to scratch the surface of her potential.

Frresshm Freshman man an Bend, Ore. Summit High School Middle Distance

Prep: Two-time 1,500 meter Oregon state 5A champion for Summit High School. Captured the 2012 title as a senior in 4:37.57 after running a prep best 4:27.38 earlier in the season at the Jesuit Twilight Invitational. Also took fourth in the state at 800 meters and had the anchor leg on the runner-up 4x400 meter relay. Won the 1,600 for the first time as a junior and was the 800 meter runner-up (2:14.88) to help Summit win the state title in 2011. Ran a top 1,500 meter time of 4:34.80 at the Jesuit Twilight Invitational earlier in the year. After the prep season, she qualified for the 2011 U.S. Junior Track and Field Championships in the 1,500. In cross country, had a pair of top-10 finishes that helped Summit claim back-to-back state titles. Was the 5A runner-up to teammate Megan Fristoe as a senior in 2011, and was 10th as a junior the year before. Also a NXN Nationals qualifier in the fall of 2011. High School Bests: 800 Meters - 2:14.88; 1,500 Meters - 4:27.38, 2012. Personal: Major is undeclared.

Personal Bests 1,500 Meters - 4:27.38, Jesuit Twilight Invitational, Portland, Ore., 5/4/12


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