Eastern Regional XC titles handed out

 

Eastern Maine XC Regional recap

Results Class A Class B  | Class C

Photos: Class B (eLiddy) | Class A (Pam Swan)

Videos: Class B Boys

 

 
Before this fall, Camden Hills and Washburn weren't known as cross country powers, as the Windjammers didn't win a race as a team in 2010, while the Beavers didn't even have a squad prior to last fall.
 
Fans of both programs had plenty to celebrate Saturday, as Camden Hills edged Mount Desert Island to claim the Class B championship while Washburn breezed to its first-ever Class C crown on a cool, crisp afternoon at Troy Howard Middle School.
 
MDI and Camden Hills entered Saturday's action ranked 2-3 in the coaches' poll, and the Windjammers took advantage of their strength up front, as Brittany Bowman and Willow Parker finished second and third to thwart the Trojans' strong pack and post a 51-52 victory.
 
The performances of Bowman and Parker, along with 3-4-5 runners Emily Lopez, Lily Kassen and Samantha Morse who came on strong late to finish 10th, 17th and 21st, negated an MDI pack which placed all five of its scoring runners between seventh and 13th place.
 
After learning the Windjammers had won, coach Becky Flanagan raced over to tell her girls, who subsequently squealed and jumped around. 
 
Also qualifying for next weekend's state championships at Twin Brook in Cumberland were John Bapst, Caribou, Waterville and Ellsworth.
 
Bethanie Brown of Waterville cruised to the victory in the individual competition, posting a time of 18:59.74. 
 
In Class C, Carsyn Koch of Washburn was the top individual in 20:28.46 while Carmen Bragg placed fourth as the Beavers overtook Orono 41 points to 56.
 
Koch, who won individual regional and state championships last spring, was exuberant at her team's accomplishment.
 
"We just have so much heart on our team," Koch said. "I think every race every person has surprised themselves with their time." 
 
Mackenzie Worcester, a freshman, was the other Washburn runner in the top 10, finishing seventh.
 
Also qualifying for states were Bucksport and George Stevens Academy.
 
And in Class A, Mount Ararat rebounded from a tough effort at KVACs in cruising past Brunswick, 36-52.
 
Aiding the Eagles' efforts were Kelly Lynch and Emma Wood, who finished 4-5. Joining the Eagles and Dragons in Cumberland will be Mt. Blue, Hampden, Brewer, Lewiston and Bangor. 
 
Lawrence's Erzsie Nagy posted the day's quickest time in completing the course in 18:51.25.
 
 
 
The last time the Bangor boys cross country team captured an Eastern Maine Class A championship, a former Razorback was President and one of the Rams' top runners was a tall, skinny kid named Adam Goode.
 
That was back in 2000. 
 
A generation later, a new group of Rams celebrated their first regional crown in more than a decade and at the center of the group was first-year head coach Goode. 
 
Bangor bounced back from a tough performance at KVAC's last weekend to eke out a 91-103 victory over Mount Ararat at Troy Howard Middle School, becoming the first EM Class A school north of Augusta to win an Eastern Maine championship since Brewer in 2001. 
 
Caribou and Bangor Christian retained their regional crowns in Classes B and C. 
 
In Class A, Jonathan Stanhope was the only Bangor runner to crack the top 10 with his 10th-place run, but four other Rams finished in the top 25 in David Correale (15th), Jonathan Belanger (18th), Jacob Archer (23rd) and Caleb Halvorson-Fried (24th). 
 
Also qualifying for next weekend's state championship meet in Cumberland were Messalonskee, Lewiston, Hampden Academy and Brunswick.
 
Messalonskee's Harlow Ladd posted a winning effort of 16:41.34 over 3.1 miles.
 
In Class B, Caribou edged Ellsworth for the second time in as many weeks, with the Vikings tucking all five scorers in the top 20 to post a 55-59 victory.
 
Two of those runners, Caleb Chapman (4th) and Ron Lund (7th), earned top 10 finishes.
 
Ellsworth was fueled by the effort of individual champ Dan Curts, who won going away in 16:41.90. 
 
Joining the Vikings and Eagles at the state championships will be John Bapst, MDI, Waterville, Winslow, Presque Isle and Medomak Valley.
 
And in Class C, Bangor Christian breezed to a 33-77 victory over second-place Orono, as four Patriots claimed top-10 positions.
 
Sam Proctor led the way with a fourth-place run, and trailing him were teammates Zac Palmeter (5th), Dylan Merchant (7th) and Seth Pearson (8th).
 
Mattanawcook Academy's Matt Guiod posted a winning time of 17:27.54, and also qualifying for states were Guiod's Lynx, Sumner and Central.
 
The top 30 boys and girls individuals in all three classes also qualified for state championship meets.
 
 
Class A Girls  Top 30 State Qualifiers
  1 Erzsebet Nagy             JR Lawrence              18:51.25    1
  2 Teresa Murphy             SO Brunswick             20:34.81    2
  3 Addie Cullenberg          SR Mt. Blue              20:37.98    3
  4 Kelly Lynch               SO Mt. Ararat            20:38.28    4
  5 Emma Wood                 SR Mt. Ararat            20:38.82    5
  6 Kylee Parker              JR Hampden Academy       20:54.32    6
  7 Lauren McNett             JR Mt. Ararat            21:04.17    7
  8 Elizabeth Labun           FR Hampden Academy       21:05.55    8
  9 Olivia Swan               FR Mt. Ararat            21:10.55    9
 10 Madsy Schneider           JR Brunswick             21:16.50   10
 11 Emilia McGrath            SR Mt. Ararat            21:31.70   11
 12 Jasmine Boyle             SR Brunswick             21:35.79   12
 13 Brooke Escoe              FR Brunswick             21:38.60   13
 14 Brennie Radulski          JR Mt. Ararat            21:44.64   14
 15 Kathleen McMahon          SR Brunswick             21:47.94   15
 16 Sarah Tatgenhorst         SO Hampden Academy       21:50.81   16
 17 Faith Shaw                SO Lewiston              21:52.07   17
 18 Katherine Gunther         FR Mt. Blue              21:52.09   18
 19 Alizah Broussard          FR Brewer High School    22:04.60   19
 20 Miranda Monk              SR Bangor High School    22:11.54   20
 21 Allie Rowe                SR Bangor High School    22:14.77   21
 22 Louisa Stancioff          SR Mt. Blue              22:16.34   22
 23 Mana Abdi                 SO Lewiston              22:17.72   23
 24 Michaela Fortin           SR Erskine Academy       22:18.04   24
 25 Courtney King             FR Cony High School      22:18.66   25
 26 Maryam Norton             JR Mt. Blue              22:20.98   26
 27 Emily Howland             FR Brewer High School    22:22.27   27
 28 Roxy Withers              SO Hampden Academy       22:23.28   28
 29 Nicole Court-Menendez     SR Lewiston              22:28.57   29
 30 Emily Roberts             SR Mt. Blue              22:42.06   30


TOP 7 TEAMS QUALIFY FOR STATE MEET
   1 Mt. Ararat High School       36    4    5    7    9   11   14   34
      Total Time:  1:45:03.53
         Average:    21:00.71
   2 Brunswick High School        52    2   10   12   13   15   32   39
      Total Time:  1:46:53.64
         Average:    21:22.73
   3 Mt. Blue High School         99    3   18   22   26   30   37   50
      Total Time:  1:49:49.45
         Average:    21:57.89
   4 Hampden Academy             104    6    8   16   28   46   48   53
      Total Time:  1:50:10.07
         Average:    22:02.02
   5 Brewer High School          159   19   27   35   38   40   44   58
      Total Time:  1:54:12.59
         Average:    22:50.52
   6 Lewiston High School        161   17   23   29   45   47   72
      Total Time:  1:54:20.69
         Average:    22:52.14
   7 Bangor High School          185   20   21   36   51   57   66   68
      Total Time:  1:56:53.58
         Average:    23:22.72

 

 
Class A  Boys  Top 30 State Qualifiers
TOP 30 INDIVIDUALS QUALIFY FOR STATE MEET
  1 Harlow Ladd               SR Messalonskee          16:41.34    1
  2 Benson Worthington        SR Brunswick             16:45.57    2
  3 Andy Reifman-Packett      SR Mt. Ararat            16:53.77    3
  4 Justin Tracy              JR Mt. Blue              17:07.37    4
  5 Mohamed Barre             JR Lewiston              17:13.76    5
  6 Mohamed Awil              JR Lewiston              17:25.31    6
  7 Andrew Closson            SR Hampden Academy       17:28.27    7
  8 Jamie Ross                SO Brunswick             17:30.19    8
  9 Sully Jackson             JR Mt. Blue              17:31.36    9
 10 Jonathan Stanhope         SO Bangor High School    17:34.91   10
 11 Justin LeClair            SR Edward Little         17:35.12   11
 12 Caleb Lord                FR Hampden Academy       17:45.52   12
 13 Nathan MACKENZIE          SO Mt. Ararat            17:46.70   13
 14 Nicholas Hart             SR Messalonskee          17:50.42   14
 15 David Correale            SR Bangor High School    17:55.02   15
 16 Cameron Dick              SR Messalonskee          17:55.97   16
 17 Sam Wood                  SO Mt. Ararat            17:58.50   17
 18 Tristan Walden            SO Brewer High School    17:59.11   18
 19 Jonathan Belanger         SR Bangor High School    18:02.61   19
 20 Ethan Bronson             JR Erskine Academy       18:02.96   20
 21 Jesse Newcomb             SR Oxford Hills          18:03.35   21
 22 Mohamed Mohamed           SO Lewiston              18:06.19   22
 23 Jacob Archer              FR Bangor High School    18:08.26   23
 24 Caleb Halvorson-Fried     SO Bangor High School    18:09.06   24
 25 Jeremy Read               SR Oxford Hills          18:10.79   25
 26 Nick Kopf                 JR Hampden Academy       18:13.16   26
 27 Jacob Schwab              SR Brunswick             18:15.30   27
 28 Andrew Caron              SR Cony High School      18:23.59   28
 29 Brendan Wood              JR Erskine Academy       18:23.81   29
 30 Luke Rand                 SO Brewer High School    18:25.60   30

TOP 6 TEAMS QUALIFY FOR STATE MEET
   1 Bangor High School           91   10   15   19   23   24   40   54
      Total Time:  1:29:49.86
         Average:    17:57.98
   2 Mt. Ararat High School      103    3   13   17   33   37   42   56
      Total Time:  1:29:44.63
         Average:    17:56.93
   3 Messalonskee High School    109    1   14   16   35   43   67   68
      Total Time:  1:29:48.75
         Average:    17:57.75
   4 Lewiston High School        122    5    6   22   41   48   52   63
      Total Time:  1:30:31.99
         Average:    18:06.40
   5 Hampden Academy             136    7   12   26   31   60   65   74
      Total Time:  1:31:08.51
         Average:    18:13.71
   6 Brunswick High School       141    2    8   27   47   57   62   77
      Total Time:  1:30:41.56
         Average:    18:08.32

 
Class B Boys  Top 30 State Qualifiers
  1 Dan Curts                 SO Ellsworth             16:41.90    1
  2 Matt Eager                SR Presque Isle          17:18.05    2
  3 Alex Beals                SR John Bapst            17:29.92    3
  4 Caleb Chapman             SR Caribou High School   17:36.01    4
  5 Nickolas Shuckrow         JR Winslow High School   17:37.07    5
  6 William Fletcher          FR MDI                   17:41.20    6
  7 Ron Lund                  JR Caribou High School   17:44.47    7
  8 Connor Wagner             SO John Bapst            17:50.58    8
  9 Mason Vermilion           SR Medomak Valley        17:56.26    9
 10 Samuel Gachagua           SR Maine Central In      18:03.60   10
 11 Robert Looker             SO Ellsworth             18:05.56   11
 12 Lucas Kinney              SO Caribou High School   18:11.37   12
 13 Jesse Sandstrom           SR Caribou High School   18:11.82   13
 14 Kody Holmes               JR Ellsworth             18:17.44   14
 15 Stephen Kirby             SR Ellsworth             18:23.46   15
 16 Ben Trapani               SO Camden Hills          18:25.79   16
 17 Anselm Scheck             SO Waterville            18:25.85   17
 18 Brayden Beardsley         SO Ellsworth             18:29.00   18
 19 John Wilson               JR NOK                   18:30.29
 20 Ryan Washington           SO Caribou High School   18:31.91   19
 21 Frank King                SO Ellsworth             18:32.62   20
 22 Thomas Cassidy            SO Winslow High School   18:37.23   21
 23 Joseph Bellavia           SO Waterville            18:44.21   22
 24 Blake Pattengale          SR Ellsworth             18:45.55   23
 25 Griffin Davis             JR Winslow High School   18:47.16   24
 26 Jon Sproule               SR MDI                   18:48.12   25
 27 Coral Guerrero            SO John Bapst            18:50.33   26
 28 Saul Nunez                SO Presque Isle          18:52.34   27
 29 Kjetil Rossignol          SR Caribou High School   19:05.03   28
 30 Riley Barth               SO Waterville            19:07.29   29
Class B TOP 8 TEAMS QUALIFY FOR STATE MEET
   1 Caribou High School          55    4    7   12   13   19   28   52
      Total Time:  1:30:15.58
         Average:    18:03.12
   2 Ellsworth High School        59    1   11   14   15   18   20   23
      Total Time:  1:29:57.36
         Average:    17:59.48
   3 John Bapst High School      108    3    8   26   30   41   53   74
      Total Time:  1:32:51.10
         Average:    18:34.22
   4 Mount Desert Island HS      131    6   25   32   33   35   46   55
      Total Time:  1:34:08.47
         Average:    18:49.70
   5 Waterville High School      150   17   22   29   34   48   77   80
      Total Time:  1:35:08.80
         Average:    19:01.76
   6 Winslow High School         173    5   21   24   47   76   85   90
      Total Time:  1:35:42.65
         Average:    19:08.53
   7 Presque Isle High School    179    2   27   38   49   63   64   66
      Total Time:  1:35:32.37
         Average:    19:06.48
   8 Medomak Valley High Schoo   197    9   31   43   45   69   72   84
      Total Time:  1:37:05.08
         Average:    19:25.02


Class B Girls  Top 30 State Qualifiers

  1 Bethanie Brown            JR Waterville            18:59.74    1
  2 Brittany Bowman           SO Camden Hills          19:23.69    2
  3 Willow Parker             FR Camden Hills          20:09.81    3
  4 Aleta Looker              SO Ellsworth             20:22.63    4
  5 Adrienne Carmack          JR John Bapst            20:28.67    5
  6 Lara Bluhm                JR Waterville            20:30.23    6
  7 Caroline Driscoll         FR MDI                   20:36.11    7
  8 Mackenzie Belyea          JR Caribou High School   20:37.39    8
  9 Nora Hubbell              SO MDI                   20:53.43    9
 10 Emily Lopez               JR Camden Hills          20:56.30   10
 11 Olivia Erickson           SO MDI                   21:09.57   11
 12 Maggie Painter            SO MDI                   21:16.30   12
 13 Isabel Erickson           SO MDI                   21:18.83   13
 14 Nerissa Larrabee          FR Caribou High School   21:24.28   14
 15 Naomi Holzhauer           SR Oceanside             21:24.33
 16 Molly Schassberger        JR Winslow High School   21:26.36   15
 17 Lily Kassen               SO Camden Hills          21:28.48   16
 18 Tiana Thomas              JR Waterville            21:31.96   17
 19 Malia Demers              JR MDI                   21:35.99   18
 20 Seraphina Provenzano      FR John Bapst            21:44.91   19
 21 Samantha Morse            FR Camden Hills          21:49.43   20
 22 Mary Carmack              SR John Bapst            21:55.03   21
 23 Ella Scott                FR Camden Hills          21:59.01   22
 24 Haley Lawrence            FR Ellsworth             22:06.26   23
 25 Audrey Jones              SO Winslow High School   22:06.80   24
 26 Amanda Lalime             SR John Bapst            22:07.18   25
 27 Chelsie Oldfield          SR Foxcroft Academy      22:08.58
 28 Riley Simmons             FR Oceanside             22:13.11
 29 Ciara Petrello            SO John Bapst            22:16.32   26
 30 Katelynn Plourde          SR Caribou High School   22:18.68   27

Class B Girls TOP 6 TEAMS QUALIFY FOR STATE MEET
   1 Camden Hills Cross Countr    51    2    3   10   16   20   22   52
      Total Time:  1:43:47.71
         Average:    20:45.55
   2 Mount Desert Island HS       52    7    9   11   12   13   18   29
      Total Time:  1:45:14.24
         Average:    21:02.85
   3 John Bapst High School       96    5   19   21   25   26   32   48
      Total Time:  1:48:32.11
         Average:    21:42.43
   4 Caribou High School         110    8   14   27   30   31   36   53
      Total Time:  1:49:45.34
         Average:    21:57.07
   5 Waterville High School      116    1    6   17   34   58   60   70
      Total Time:  1:49:35.70
         Average:    21:55.14
   6 Ellsworth High School       137    4   23   33   37   40   43   45
      Total Time:  1:51:59.75
         Average:    22:23.95

Class C Girls  Top 30 State Qualifiers
TOP 30 INDIVIDUALS QUALIFY FOR STATE MEET
  1 Carsyn Koch               SO Washburn              20:28.46    1
  2 Nelly Winship             SR Golden Bucks          21:17.38    2
  3 Rowan Wilson              SO Orono High School     21:27.10    3
  4 Carmen Bragg              SO Washburn              21:33.07    4
  5 Jordan Richards           SO Orono High School     21:54.46    5
  6 Marina Mann               SR Lee Academy           22:19.23    6
  7 Mackenzie Worcester       FR Washburn              22:27.56    7
  8 Natalie Murphy            FR Islesboro             22:29.53
  9 Clara Beal                FR Machias               22:44.34    8
 10 Destinee Neureuther       JR Greater Houlton       22:57.10    9
 11 Olivia Ekelund            SR Golden Bucks          23:27.28   10
 12 Nicole Bakeman            SR George Stevens        23:39.73   11
 13 Eva Marie Olsen           FR Islesboro             23:39.86
 14 Emilie Seavey             SO Orono High School     23:50.32   12
 15 Libby Spencer             SO Orono High School     23:51.87   13
 16 Marianne Helton           FR Washburn              24:03.04   14
 17 Madison Cole              FR George Stevens        24:05.67   15
 18 Brandy Carle              SR Calais High School    24:08.93
 19 Cassidy Spencer           SR Fort Kent             24:12.39
 20 Amanda Moir               SR George Stevens        24:13.56   16
 21 Cedar Slagle              FR George Stevens        24:18.16   17
 22 Sierra McDonald           FR Bangor Christian      24:22.99
 23 Lucy Wilcox               JR Limestone / Mssm      24:27.19
 24 Avalon Langevin           SR Golden Bucks          24:30.11   18
 25 Joan Overman              FR Washburn              24:37.90   19
 26 Kelsey Pelletier          SO Fort Kent             24:39.69
 27 Helen Roberts             SR Limestone / Mssm      24:40.54
 28 Mikayla Churchill         FR Washburn              24:44.95   20
 29 Sierra Waite              SO Lee Academy           24:49.78   21
 30 Hannah Heald              FR Washburn              24:56.00   22

 
Class C Girls TOP 4 TEAMS QUALIFY FOR STATE MEET

   1 Washburn District High Sc    45    1    4    7   14   19   20   22
      Total Time:  1:53:10.03
         Average:    22:38.01
   2 Orono High School            61    3    5   12   13   28   33   40
      Total Time:  1:57:14.09
         Average:    23:26.82
   3 Bucksport High School        81    2   10   18   25   26   30   34
      Total Time:  2:00:35.71
         Average:    24:07.15
   4 George Stevens Academy       83   11   15   16   17   24   27   29
      Total Time:  2:01:27.00
         Average:    24:17.40


Class C  Boys  Top 30 State Qualifiers
TOP 30 INDIVIDUALS QUALIFY FOR STATE MEET
  1 Matt Guiod                SR Mattanawcook          17:27.54    1
  2 Tyler White               JR Orono High School     17:39.03    2
  3 Forrest Carle             JR Calais High School    17:49.03
  4 Sam Proctor               JR Bangor Christian      17:52.80    3
  5 Zac Palmeter              SO Bangor Christian      18:03.14    4
  6 River Vogel               SR George Stevens        18:07.87
  7 Dylan Merchant            JR Bangor Christian      18:14.68    5
  8 Seth Pearson              FR Bangor Christian      18:18.22    6
  9 Schuyler Collett          JR Orono High School     18:29.60    7
 10 Brian Westhoven           SO Orono High School     18:37.08    8
 11 Taylor Lee                SR Sumner                18:43.43    9
 12 Micah Wiley               SR Greater Houlton       18:49.24   10
 13 Nick Bragg                JR Washburn              18:54.10   11
 14 Josh Wheeler              JR Mattanawcook          18:55.14   12
 15 Josh Boudreau             SR Central High School   19:11.85   13
 16 Isaac Ocana               JR Mattanawcook          19:12.83   14
 17 Ridge Osgood              FR Narraguagus           19:15.21
 18 Brian Parent              JR Bangor Christian      19:17.08   15
 19 Brandon Wade              JR Sumner                19:32.96   16
 20 Nicholas Lunn             JR Hodgdon High School   19:42.48
 21 Brandon Bourgoin          JR Lee Academy           19:51.68   17
 22 Robin Doyle               SO Golden Bucks          19:59.57   18
 23 James O'Neil              SO Orono High School     19:59.71   19
 24 Brandon Webster           SR Central High School   20:02.07   20
 25 Collin Hill                  Central High School   20:03.74   21
 26 Gavin Rodgers             JR George Stevens        20:07.71
 27 Garrett Sutherland        FR Mattanawcook          20:08.13   22
 28 Jace Schmidt              JR Bangor Christian      20:11.31   23
 29 Kyle Jordan               JR Sumner                20:21.16   24
 30 Michael Ericson           FR Washburn              20:28.03   25


Class C Boys TOP 5 TEAMS QUALIFY FOR STATE MEET
   1 Bangor Christian Schools     33    3    4    5    6   15   23
      Total Time:  1:31:45.92
         Average:    18:21.19
   2 Orono High School            67    2    7    8   19   31   32   35
      Total Time:  1:35:57.92
         Average:    19:11.59
   3 Mattanawcook Academy         75    1   12   14   22   26   42   48
      Total Time:  1:36:13.63
         Average:    19:14.73
   4 Sumner Memorial High Scho   127    9   16   24   37   41   47   54
      Total Time:  1:42:34.06
         Average:    20:30.81
   5 Central High School         128   13   20   21   28   46   58   59
      Total Time:  1:43:30.44
         Average:    20:42.09


Other Media Coverage

Both Lewiston teams, Mt. Blue girls qulaify for states (Sun Journal)

Nagy, Brown make impression at regional (Morning Sentinel)

Eastern Maine cross-country winners (BDN)

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