Laverdiere & Matson Top Maine High School Runners in B2B


Luke Laverdiere & Sofia Matson are the top Maine High School Runners in B2B

Complete Results

Defending Class B cross-country champion Luke Laverdiere dominated the Maine high school runners in the 20th Beach to Beacon 10k as the rising senior clocked 32:30 to finish in 33rd overall. His 5:14 mile average was 30 seconds a mile faster than Sam Mills of Biddeford who was the second fastest Maine HS runner at 35:33. The time improved upon Laverdiere's 2016 effort of 36:38. Expect a big fall of out Luke as he looks to repeat as Class B champion & make a run at a New England title.

The aforementioned Mills had a great run clocking 35:33, a good indication he's ready for a breakthrough in his junior campaign. A year ago he was 53rd in the Class A XC Championship running 17:44.80.

Beach to Beacon High School mile champion Sam Russ had a strong double as he ran 35:34 to finish 105th overall. Russ who had an off day at the Class B XC Championship a year ago finishing 79th is poised to have an excellent junior season. A year ago he clocked 37:10 in the B2B.

Falmouth's Connor Piers showed he's ready to challenge for one of the top spots in Class A this fall as the rising senior clocked 35:42, an improvement of 1:41 over a year ago. Piers placed 12th in the Class A State meet in 2016.

 Running the same time was Scarborough sophomore Connor Coffin, who broke 10 minutes outdoor in the 3200 as a freshman in the spring. He'll be looking to improve on his 15th place effort at the Class A State meet a year ago.

Boys top 10 High School Results

 33   1/177  M1519   32:30*   32:30  5:14 Luke Laverdiere           17 M     93 Yarmouth ME 
103   6/177  M1519   35:40    35:33  5:44 Sam Mills                 16 M   1127 Biddeford ME
105   7/177  M1519   35:38    35:34  5:44 Sam Russ                  16 M   4697 Damariscotta ME   
110  10/177  M1519   35:48    35:42  5:45 Conner Piers              17 M   4915 Falmouth ME 
111  11/177  M1519   35:50    35:42  5:45 Connor Coffin             15 M   3776 Scarborough ME   
139  16/177  M1519   36:22    36:14  5:50 Anthony Chase             17 M   2624 Gorham ME
149  19/177  M1519   36:48    36:41  5:55 Aiden Willey              15 M   6164 Standish ME
157  21/177  M1519   37:05    36:58  5:57 Evan Desmond              17 M   3740 Caribou ME
230  29/177  M1519   38:57    38:38  6:13 Joe Harrington            17 M   2521 Portland ME
247  33/177  M1519   38:59    38:50  6:15 Mason Rosborough          16 M   7955 Windham ME


Incoming freshman Sofie Matson from Falmouth impressed as she was the top Maine high school runner in the field by over a minute. Matson is expected to be one of the top runners in Class A this fall, and should contend for a state title given her 39:09 effort at Beacon to Beacon, which is back to back 19:34.5 5k's.

Another incoming freshman Lila Gaudrault of Cape Elizabeth showed excellent form as she ran 40:29 good for a 6:31 mile average over the 6.2 mile distance. She ran a 42:49 as an 8th grader a year ago.

Greely's Carolyn Todd improved on her 42:17 time from a year ago as she finished in 41:28. Todd finished 4th in the Class B state meet and 13th in the New England meet in 2016. She'll be competing in Class A this fall for the Rangers.

Another incoming freshman Karley Piers of Falmouth had a strong run of 42:31 to finish as the fourth Maine High School runner. Piers is expected to make an immediate impact for the Yachtsmen this fall.

Maine Coast Waldorf rising senior Olivia Skillings put in a solid effort of 43:22 to round out the top 5. Skillings finished 4th in the Class C State meet in 2016.

Girls top 10 High School Results

266   1/62   F0114   39:18    39:09  6:19 Sofie Matson              14 F    565 Falmouth ME 
351   2/62   F0114   40:34    40:29  6:31 Lila Gaudrault            14 F   1472 Cape Elizabeth ME 
407   4/148  F1519   41:46    41:28  6:41 Carolyn Todd              16 F   6516 Cumberland Foreside ME
500   5/62   F0114   42:33    42:31  6:51 Karley Piers              14 F   4881 Falmouth ME
572   9/148  F1519   43:42    43:22  6:59 Olivia Skillings          17 F   2378 North Yarmouth ME
701  14/148  F1519   44:52    44:31  7:10 Christine Toy             16 F   6352 Standish ME
718  15/148  F1519   45:20    44:42  7:12 Bethany Sholl             17 F   2121 Scarborough ME
805  16/148  F1519   45:54    45:24  7:19 Kelsey Kennedy            16 F   1473 Cape Elizabeth ME 
836  18/148  F1519   46:05    45:44  7:22 Micaela Ashby             15 F   2030 Brunswick ME
857  19/148  F1519   46:12    45:52  7:23 Isabella Pols             17 F   5592 Brunswick ME


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