Few days (if any) can match what happened this past Saturday for R.I. cross-country athletes. Down in North Carolina, the smallest state may have made the biggest impact at the Great American X-C Festival. La Salle Academy, ranked No. 2 according to MileSplit's national poll, captured the featured Race of Champions event with a slim eight-point victory over second-place Mariatta, Ga. If that wasn't enough, the girls' team took runner-up honors in the ROC race and the boys of Bishop Hendricken took the top prize in the seeded Invitational race. About a 1,000 miles north of the Great American,Cumberland earned the spotlight at Maine's Festival of Champions. For the fourth time, the Clipper boys copped the team title. The opening act for the Blue and White occured in the girls' event where junior Amy Laverty broke the tape a winner. Teamwise, the Lady Clippers were second overall. Lastly, defending state champion Emma McMillan of Barrington, achieved gold in Thetford, Vt., with a dominating triumph at the Wood Trails Run.
Boys Seeded Race FOC
Boys Unseeded Race
Fast, wet, and muddy make for traditional running conditions for Maine's biggest cross country race, Maine XC Festival of Champions. Even though it wasn't perfect running conditions, there were still fast times posted with the top 35 boy runners under 17 and the top 28 girls running under 20.
Check out our pre-meet FOC coverage with the girls virtual meet based on seeds, and also 5k times from 2014 season.
We've broken the results down a bit further from the Festival of Champions, check out the Maine only, Class A,B,C results for boys.
Let's take a look at the top individuals that will be competing in the Festival of Champions (FOC).
Each week, Julian Pelzer will give insightful information about the upcoming meets in the WMC.
Check out our Girls Festival of Champions team preview.
Boys Freshman Race FOC
We've broken the results down a bit further from the Festival of Champions, check out the Maine only, Class A,B,C results for girls.
Let's take a look at the top girls individuals that will be competing in the Festival of Champions (FOC).
Cumberland takes boys' title for the fourth time at Maine event. Clippers' Laverty captures girls' race.
Check out our Boys Festival of Champions team preview.
Check out our pre-meet FOC coverage with the boys virtual meet based on seeds, and also 5k times from 2014 season.
Amy Laverty Cumberland, RI FOC Champion Interview
Girls Freshman Race FOC
Festival of Champions week is here, all week long we will be previewing the meet to get you ready for the largest one day sporting event in the state of Maine. Today's feature is the top 25 performances all-time for boys & girls.
Jacob Terry Scarborough HS Interview, 3rd place FOC Seeded 16:00
Aaron Willingham Mt Blue Interview, 6th place 16:13
Follow our live Twitter feed from Belfast today for the Festival of Champions (FOC)
Hannah Steelman Orono HS Seeded girls runner-up, 19:03.65
Luke Laverdiere Yarmouth HS Interview
Nick Neveu Merriconeag Waldorf Boys Freshman winner interview
Maddy Doyle Marshwood HS 3rd place FOC seeded, 3rd place 19:04.7
Anna Slager Gorham Freshman FOC Champion Interview
Want to know who the individual & team champions have been from each year of FOC, well we've got the list for you.
Sean Laverty Cumberland,RI Interview
Sam Nishi FOC Champion Interview
Mitchell Morris Cape Elizabeth interview, 4th place boys FOC, 16:06
Ahmed Musse Lewiston HS Boys Unseeded winner Interview 18:27.81
Isaiah Harris Lewiston HS Interview
Ashleigh Hartford Monmouth Academy Girls Unseeded Runner-up interview
Photo galleries from all 6 races from the Maine XC Festival of Champions by MaineTrackXC(via MileSplit)
Watch the Boys Seeded race from the Maine XC Festival of Champions (via MileSplit)
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