Troxell & Matson Fastest On The Day @ SM Regionals


Troxell & Matson Fastest On The Day @ SM Regionals

Scarborough boys & Bonny Eagle girls in A, York sweeps Class B, while Maine Coast Waldorf boys & Maranacook best in Class C


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Deering senior Alec Troxell was content to sit in the lead pack for the first two miles. Troxell who is known for his signature kick, would have to use it to repeat as Southern Maine Regional champion. He would cross the line first in 16:51.53 the fastest time of the day between the three class races, and considering the A race never really got started until around the 2.2 mile mark, it was an impressive result.

The decisive move came around the 2.2 mile mark as junior Aiden Willey of Bonny Eagle made a huge move that blew open the race. Willey would lead the race heading out of the pain cave, but Troxell was stalking him and making up ground with just under 400m to go.

The defending champion found another gear as he crossed the finish line with both of his hands in the air, with his index fingers showing he was #1. Tristram Coffin of Scarborough also caught Willey at the top of the home stretch as the junior earned a runner-up finish with his 16:55.11, while Willey was rewarded for his gutsy move with a strong third in 16:57.51.

"It was definitely a battle until I caught him." the senior said post-race.

Troxell will be looking to improve on his sixth place state meet finish from last fall next week, "I've been feeling really good training wise, doing a lot of hard speed workouts, so I'm feeling excited for the championship races.

Falmouth senior John Auer secured a low stick for the two time defending regional champion Yachtsmen with his fourth place finish, he finished in a time of 17:03.53. He was followed by Greely senior Luke Marsanskis who ran 17:04.57 for fifth.

Junior Ethan Eickmann of Kennebunk continued his strong fall as he nabbed sixth place with his 17:04.77, improving on his 14th place finish from last fall. Greely senior Matthew Todd closed with a strong last mile to jump up to seventh place (17:14.64).

Senior Jeffery Waters of Massabesic who set the pace through two miles ended up in eighth place as he clocked 17:14.88. He was followed in ninth place by junior Ben Potter of Falmouth who ran 17:22.39, a year ago he finished without any shoes in 76th place,

Rounding out the top ten individuals was Dawson Desrosiers of Thornton Academy who finished strong in a time of 17:24.31.

In the Class A boys team race the Red Storm of Scarborough packed their top 4 runners in the top 13 lead by a runner-up finish from junior standout Tristram Coffin. The Red Storm used a pack mentally for their 2-4 runners on Saturday and it worked to perfection as freshman Zach Barry finished 11th, followed by senior Harrison Osborne in 12th, while sophomore Erik Losacco was 13th. Scarborough sat out one of their top harriers in junior Connor Coffin who has battled some hip issues this fall, he is ready to jump back into the lineup next week at Belfast and hopefully guide the Storm to the Class A title.

Falmouth, the two defending champions ran well for the runner-up finish behind senior John Auer's fourth place effort.

While top ranked Greely struggled a bit in finishing third, the Rangers were without Sam Wilson in the lineup who is usually their third runner. 

Massabesic tallied 131 points for fourth, while Bonny Eagle rounded out the top five teams with 135 points.


Boys Top 30 State Meet Qualifiers

  1 Alec Troxell              SR Deering High School   16:51.63    1
  2 Tristram Coffin           JR Scarborough           16:55.11    2
  3 Aiden Willey              JR Bonny Eagle           16:57.61    3
  4 John Auer                 SR Falmouth              17:03.53    4
  5 Luke Marsanskis           SR Greely High School    17:04.57    5
  6 Ethan Eickmann            JR Kennebunk             17:04.77    6
  7 Matthew Todd              SR Greely High School    17:14.64    7
  8 Jeffery Waters            SR Massabesic            17:14.88    8
  9 Benjamin Potter           JR Falmouth              17:22.39    9
 10 Dawson Desrosiers         JR Thornton Academy      17:24.31   10
 11 Zachary Barry             FR Scarborough           17:26.17   11
 12 Harrison Osborne          SR Scarborough           17:30.75   12
 13 Erik LoSacco              SO Scarborough           17:38.07   13
 14 Mason Rosborough          SR Windham High School   17:41.58   14
 15 Sam Mills                 SR Biddeford             17:45.12   15
 16 Riley Franklin            JR Greely High School    17:47.36   16
 17 Garrett Erickson-Harris   SO Kennebunk             17:49.52   17
 18 Jesse Cadigan             FR Massabesic            17:49.86   18
 19 Joseph Harrington         SR Portland              17:54.66   19
 20 Avery Beale               SR Marshwood             17:56.63   20
 21 Faran Igani               SO Falmouth              17:57.96   21
 22 Douglas Cooke             SR Falmouth              17:58.52   22
 23 Jacob Sladen              SR Gorham High School    17:59.52   23
 24 Jack Pecoraro             JR Westbrook             17:59.56   24
 25 Liam Niles                JR Portland              17:59.68   25
 26 Clifford Robbins-Sennewa  SR South Portland        18:00.03   26
 27 Kade Kelley               SR Falmouth              18:00.06   27
 28 Justin Tomison            JR Bonny Eagle           18:01.02   28
 29 Jakob Saucier             JR Massabesic            18:03.73   29
 30 Elijah Karecki            SO Massabesic            18:05.85   30


Boys State Meet Team Qualifiers

  * 1 Scarborough High School      70    2   11   12   13   32   57   84
      Total Time:  1:27:55.50
         Average:    17:35.10
  * 2 Falmouth High School         83    4    9   21   22   27   51   87
      Total Time:  1:28:22.46
         Average:    17:40.50
  * 3 Greely High School           96    5    7   16   33   35   56   59
      Total Time:  1:29:02.02
         Average:    17:48.41
  * 4 Massabesic High School      131    8   18   29   30   46   50   53
      Total Time:  1:29:54.36
         Average:    17:58.88
  * 5 Bonny Eagle High School     136    3   28   31   36   38   47   88
      Total Time:  1:30:22.73
         Average:    18:04.55
 *  6 Gorham High School          183   23   37   40   41   42   83  118
      Total Time:  1:32:08.97
         Average:    18:25.80
  * 7 Kennebunk High School       199    6   17   45   58   73   76   81
      Total Time:  1:31:46.38
         Average:    18:21.28
  * 8 Portland High School        203   19   25   44   52   63   85  101
      Total Time:  1:32:25.76
         Average:    18:29.16
  * 9 Thornton Academy            267   10   49   55   67   86   92   96
      Total Time:  1:33:57.74
         Average:    18:47.55