Whether there was a race to be run, a shot to be put or a hurdle or bar to be jumped, Midcoast high school student-athletes did it all during the 2010-11 indoor track season this winter.

And for their efforts, 17 student-athletes earn the right to be spotlighted this season as VillageSoup unveils its second annual indoor track sports notables.

VillageSoup spotlights student-athletes from high schools in Knox, Waldo and part of Lincoln counties for their efforts through the realm of varsity athletics, with those highlighted experiencing consistently strong seasons and distinguishing themselves as being notable in their particular sport.

This year’s indoor track notables include North Haven’s Charlie Jones; Belfast’s Lani Eversage, Ali James, Jake Campbell, Kelsey Grass, Dylan Webster, Hannah Hill, Adam Heroux, Gracie Sheldon and Emily Violette; Rockland’s Bethany Berry and Abby Hersom; and Mount View’s Seth London, Mitch Ryan, Curtis Griffin, Nate Sigouin and Kris Ravin.

Jones, Eversage, Heroux, Webster, Hill, London, Ravin, Ryan, Sigouin, Violette and Webster are seniors; Campbell, Sheldon, Griffin and James, juniors; and Berry, Grass and Hersom, all freshmen.

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.

In the winter, notables are selected for boys basketball, girls basketball, indoor track, swimming and wrestling.

Indoor track is offered at Belfast, Rockland and Mount View. However, independent student-athletes from Medomak Valley also practiced and participated in meets with Rockland this year.

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 swimming 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 those two sports.

In track, student-athletes who reached state qualifying standards as individuals were selected notables, as were those who finished first in an individual event 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 Falmouth boys (91 points) and Waterville girls (80 points) won team championships, while the Belfast boys (14 points) finished ninth. The Belfast girls (19 points) also finished eighth and the Rockland girls (9 points) finished 18th. Mount View and Medomak Valley boys and girls squads did not score as a team.

At the KVAC championship meet, both the Waterville boys (155 points) and girls (177.50 points) took first-place honors, while the Belfast boys (55.50) finished fourth, Mount View (43.50), fifth; Medomak Valley (11 points), sixth; and Rockland (2 points), ninth. The Belfast girls (75.50 points) finished third, Rockland (36 points), fourth; Medomak Valley (6 points), eighth; and Mount View (3 points), ninth.

A list of this year’s VillageSoup indoor track notables, in alphabetical order, and their accomplishments follow:

Berry, a freshman, qualified for the state Class B championships in the triple jump, where she finished seventh with a jump of 33-3.25. She also qualified for the state championships in the long jump, where she finished 11th with a jump of 14-5.75. Also at the KVAC championships, Berry finished third (32-11.50) in the triple jump and third (7.95) in the 55 meters. She also was a member of the 4×200-meter relay team that finished third (2:02.01) at the conference championships.

Campbell, a junior, qualified for the state Class B championships in the 55 meters, where he finished 13th in the preliminaries with a time of 7.01 seconds and also finished eighth at 200 meters (23.97) at the same meet. At the KVACs, Campbell finished fifth (7.05) in the 55 meters and tied for fourth (24.42) in the 200 meters. He was also a member of the 4×200-meter relay team that finished third (1:43.58) at the conference championships.

Eversage, a senior, qualified for the state Class B championships in the 400 meters, where he placed second in the state with a time of 52.28 seconds and fourth in the 200 meters, timing in at 23.63 seconds. He also qualified for the state championships in the 55 meters, but false started in the finals. Eversage finished fifth (6.89) in the preliminary round, of the event to qualify him for the final round.

At the KVACs, Eversage finished first (52.24) in the 400 meters, second (23.54) in the 200 meters and third (6.98) in the 55 meters. He was also named KVAC first-team all-conference, as well as being named to the league’s all-academic team.

Grass, a freshman, qualified for the state Class B championships in the 800 meters, where she placed eighth with a time of 2:31.89. She was also the third leg of the 4×200-meter relay team that finished fifth in the state with a time of 1:54.97. Also at the KVAC championships, Grass placed second (2:37.24) in the 800 meters, while the 4×200-meter relay team finished second (2:01.45). Grass was named KVAC first-team all-conference.

Griffin, a junior, qualified for the state Class B championships in the 200 meters, where he placed 26th with a time of 25.27. He also qualified for the state championships in the 55-meter hurdles, where he finished ninth (8.83) in the preliminary round.

Also at the KVAC championships, Griffin finished seventh (24.83) in the 200 meters, second (8.76) in the 55-meter hurdles and seventh (7.22) in the 55 meters. He was also a member of the 4×200-meter relay team that finished fifth (1:44.38) at the conference championships. Griffin was named KVAC first-team all-conference.

Heroux, a senior, qualified for the state Class B championships in the shot put, but did not participate in the event. At the KVAC championships, Heroux finished eighth (38-10.50) in the same event.

Hersom, a freshman, qualified for the state Class B championships for Rockland in the mile, where she placed second with a time of 5:29.94. At the KVAC championships in the same event, Hersom also finished second (5:33.66) and was a member of the 4×200-meter relay team that finished third (2:02.01). Hersom, who also competes in the 800 meters, was named KVAC first-team all-conference.

Hill, a senior, proved to be the lone Midcoast student-athlete to secure an individual state Class B title, which she won with her efforts in the triple jump. Hill won the state championship with a jump of 35-8.75, to beat Old Town’s Kayla Brooks, who finished second (35-3.25). Hill also qualified for the state championships in the 55 meter, where she finished fourth with a time of 7.7. She was also the fourth leg of the 4×200-meter relay team that finished fifth in the state championships with a time of 1:54.97.

At the KVAC championships, Hill won the conference title at the triple jump (35-3.5) and finished second (7.76) in the 55 meters. Hill was also named KVAC first-team all-conference and was named to the all-academic team.

James, a junior, qualified for the state Class B championships in the pole vault, where she finished sixth with a height of eight feet. At the KVAC championships in the same event, James finished second overall with a jump of seven feet. James, also one of the state’s top divers, was so named KVAC first-team all-conference.

Jones, a senior and the only member of the island team, competed as an independent this winter. He competed in the mile, two mile and 800 meters in Western Maine Conference meets. He qualified for the state in the mile and two mile, competing in the two mile, an event in which he finished eighth in 10:55.74.

London, a senior, qualified for the state Class B championshi in the 55 meters, where he finished 11th (6.99) in the preliminaries. He also qualified for the state championships in the 200 meters, where he finished 15th (24.71). At the KVAC championships, London placed sixth (7.07) in the 55 meters and tied for fourth (24.42) in the 200 meters. He was also a member of the 4×200 meter relay team that finished fifth (1:51.93) in the conference championships.

Ravin, a senior, qualified for the state Class B championships in the shot put, where he finished 11th with a distance of 40-3. In the KVAC championships in the same event, Ravin finished seventh with a distance of 40-8.5.

Ryan, a senior, took home first-place honors at the KVAC championships in the high jump, clearing the bar at 5-4. He also finished third (37-1.50) at the conference championships in the triple jump. Ryan was named KVAC first-team all-conference.

Sheldon, a junior, qualified for the state Class B championships as the first leg of the 4×200-meter relay team that finished fifth in the state with a time of 1:54.97. Also at the KVAC championships, Sheldon and the 4×200-meter relay team finished second (2:0145) and she was named first-team all-conference.

Sigouin, a senior, qualified for the state Class B championships in the shot put, where he placed ninth with a throw of 41-11.75. Also at the KVAC championships, Sigouin finished seventh (40-8.5) in the same event and was part of the 4×200-meter relay team that finished fifth (1:44.38) in the conference championships.

Violette, a senior, qualified for the state Class B championships as the second leg of the 4×200-meter relay team that finished fifth in the state with a time of 1:54.97. She also qualified for the state championships in the 55-meter hurdles, where she finished 12th (9.93) in the preliminaries. Also at the KVAC championships, Violette finished second (1:06.37) in the 400 meters and was named first-team all-conference.

Webster, a senior, qualified for the state Class B championships in the shot put, where he finished sixth with a throw of 46-5.5. Also at the KVAC championships in the same event, Webster took first-place honors with a throw of 46-5. He was also a member of the 4×200-meter relay team that finished third (1:43.58) in the conference championships. Webster was named first-team all-conference.

Village NetMedia Associate Sports Director Mark Haskell can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at mhaskell@villagesoup.com.