2022 - 2023 MAINE
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
RUTH
WHITE
RUNNER
ORONO HS
ORONO, MAINE
JUNIOR
HEIGHT: 4-FOOT-8
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 18:02.52
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP (INDIVIDUAL)
1ST
MAINE FESTIVAL OF CHAMPIONS
1ST
NEW ENGLAND CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
17TH
CHAMPS SPORTS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
“Ruth White continued to showcase why she is one of the elite competitors in Maine prep history, securing another Class C state title and repeating as the New England Championships winner. She qualified for her first national final and placed in the top 20 at the Champs Sports Championships in San Diego.”
Erik Boal
editor at DyeStat.com

Athletic Excellence


The state’s returning Gatorade Player of the Year, the 4-foot-8 junior won the Class C state title for a second straight time this past season, clocking an 18:02.52 and leading the Riots to back-to-back championships as a team. White won nine races, including repeat victories at the Maine Festival of Champions and the New England Cross Country Championships. She also finished fourth at the Champs Sports Northeast Regional Championships and took 17th in her debut at the Champs Sports National Championships.

Academic Achievement


White has maintained an A average in the classroom. She will begin her senior year of high school this fall.

Exemplary Character


A member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society, White is the president of the Orono High Key Club. She has volunteered locally as a coach with the Orono Track Club USATF Youth Program and the Orono Youth Ski Farm Program, relying on her extensive experience as a competitive Nordic skier.