• James Townsend

Laynie Meredith Named October Student-Athlete of the Month


Laynie Meredith, a sophomore on the St. Patrick School cross country team has been selected as the Portland Beacon and J-Dubb’s Signature Subs Student-Athlete of the month for October 2021.


In his nomination of Meredith, Shamrock head coach Dan Lawless told the Beacon, “Laynie has worked hard at practices all year, she is a leader on the team, always encouraging her teammates. Laynie struggled through a foot injury causing her to have less than expected results in one meet. Laynie was not deterred by this and pushed through to finish the season strong.”


Meredith’s accomplishments for October include:

10/5/21 the second of 3 CMAC meets, Laynie finished in 8th place

10/10/21 Apples to Apples Invitational, Laynie finished in 6th place, 3 seconds from the school record.

10/14/21 Saranac Color Run, Laynie finished in 9th place.

10/20/21 the third CMAC meet, Laynie finished in 7th place, earning first team all-league honors and breaking her own school record by 36 seconds, 20:36.

10/29/21 Laynie placed 5th at the regional meet earning the right to run at States for the second year in a row.


To be nominated for this award, a student-athlete must attend either Portland High School or St. Patrick School, and be a member of a varsity sports program or school-sponsored athletic club at his/her school. Nominations may be made by a member of their high school coaching staff, athletic director, principal, or a school recognized student government organization at his/her school. Nominations are also accepted from The Portland Beacon contributing writers.


The monthly winner is selected by a panel of Beacon contributors. The winner receives a free sub thanks to our sponsor, J-Dubb’s Signature Subs.


Monthly winners are entered into the student-athlete of the year contest. The winner for the year receives a party platter from J-Dubb’s Signature Subs.

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